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There are 4 ways to get from Rome to Tunis by plane, train, car ferry, ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Tunis (TUN)

Cheapest option

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to S. Marinella
  2. Take the car ferry from Civitavecchia to Tunis

2 alternative options

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Palermo to Tunis

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus Station to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
  2. Take the ferry from Palermo to Tunis

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

International flights leaving Italy are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: June 27 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Tunis is to train and car ferry which costs €50 - €85 and takes 24h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Tunis is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs €100 - €300.

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The distance between Rome and Tunis is 600 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Tunis without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 24h 30m and costs €50 - €85.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Rome to Tunis, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Tunis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Tunis is 1h behind Rome. It is currently 11:18 AM in Rome and 10:18 AM in Tunis.

Tunisair and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Tunis Airport.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Tunis. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Tunis.
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  • Distance: 599.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Tunis, Tunisia?

Tunisair and Alitalia fly from Rome to Tunis 3 times a day.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Tunis
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Rome to Tunis
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to S. Marinella
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$10 - $11
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus Station to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Palermo
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators

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