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Tunisia

Getting there & away

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Land

Algeria

There are numerous border-crossing points, and louages travel between Tunis and various towns in eastern Algeria. For travellers, the southern border crossing between Nefta and El-Oued is the best bet, but check the current situation before heading for Algeria. You reach Nefta from Gafsa and Tozeur, and take a bus or louage from Nefta to the border post at Hazoua.

Libya

Visiting Libya is only an option as part of an organised tour, so transport options will finish at the border, where the tour operators meet travellers by prior arrangement. The coast road from Gabès to Tripoli runs via the border crossing at Ras Ajdir. Louages make the journey from Gabès, Medenine, Sfax, Sousse and Tunis to Tripoli (US$25, 10 hours), and there are several weekly buses from the southern Tunis bus station to Tripoli (US$25, 11½ hours).

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Boat

Boats run from Tunis to Trapani, Naples, sometimes La Spezia, and Genoa in Italy. They also serve Marseilles (France) and Bastia (Corsica).

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Air

There are regular flights, both scheduled and chartered, from Tunisia to destinations all over Europe, but no direct flights to the Americas, Asia or Oceania. Tunis Air (71-330 100; www.tunisair.com; 48 Ave Habib Bourgiba, Tunis) flies to most European destinations.

Other airlines flying to and from Tunisia:

Air France (71-355 422; www.airfrance.com; 1 Rue d’Athénes, Tunis) Hub: Paris

Alitalia (71-331 377; www.alitalia.com; 17 Ave Habib Thameur, Tunis) Hub: Rome

British Airways (71-330 046; www.british-airways.com; 17 Ave Habib Bourgiba, Tunis) Hub: London

Lufthansa Airlines (71-941 344; www.lufthansa.com; Ave Ouled Haffouz, Tunis) Hub: Frankfurt

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