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There are 3 ways to get from Istanbul to Tunis by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tunis (TUN)

Train, bus, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Halkali to Kapikule
  2. Take the train from Kapikule to Plovdiv
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Genova Piazza Principe
  4. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Tunis

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tunis

Istanbul (IST) to Tunis (TUN) flights

The flight time between Istanbul (IST) and Tunis (TUN) is around 3h 57m and covers a distance of around 1669 km. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. Services are operated by Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Nouvel Air Tunisie and others. Typically 42 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

42 Weekly Planes
3h 57m Average Duration
$137 Cheapest Price
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tunisia

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Tunisia. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Tunisia.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Tunisia.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Tunisia from June 27.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Tunisia

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Tunisia from June 4.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Tunisia

Limited international flights leaving Turkey began to resume from August 1.

Last updated: May 19 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Tunis is to fly which costs 2.300 ₺ - 7.500 ₺ and takes 3h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Tunis is to fly which costs 2.300 ₺ - 7.500 ₺ and takes 3h 41m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Tunis is 1687 km. The road distance is 5049.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tunis without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 2 days 12h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Istanbul to Tunis, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Tunis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Tunis is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 2:49 PM in Istanbul and 12:49 PM in Tunis.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Tunis is 5049 km. It takes approximately 2 days 10h to drive from Istanbul to Tunis.

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Nouvel Air Tunisie, Aegean Airlines, Libyan Wings and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Tunis Airport.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Tunis. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 1686.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 41m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Tunis, Tunisia?

Tunisair, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines fly from Istanbul to Tunis every 4 hours.

Airlines
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tunis
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tunis
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Istanbul to Tunis via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tunis
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tunis via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Libyan Wings
Website
libyanwings.ly
Flights from Istanbul to Tunis via Tripoli
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tunis via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Train operators
Bus operators
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
24h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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