Sidi Bou Saïd in detail

Flights & getting there

Sidi Bou Saïd is about 17km northeast of central Tunis. The easiest way to get here is to take the TGM train from Tunis Marine (1st/2nd class 1.25/0.7DT, 35 minutes) to Sidi Bou Saïd station.

If you're arriving by taxi and staying in the upper village, ask the driver to drop you 'en haut de la colline' (up the hill) rather than at the main roundabout. A taxi to/from Centre Ville costs around 12DT; a trip to the airport will cost around 10DT.

Parking in the upper village costs 2DT and is often restricted to residents.

It’s a 15-minute, steepish walk from the TGM station to the top of the hill and the centre of the old part of the village.