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Tunis to Djerba

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Tunis to Djerba

Have booked flights to Tunis, but would like to head down to Djerba to relax. Is this feasible with only 6 days as a holiday? Any recommendations for nice quiet seaside places near Tunis in that case?


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1. Re: Tunis to Djerba


Djerba is a bit too Far . I would recommend you to Visit Hammamet.

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2. Re: Tunis to Djerba

To get to Djerba involves a combination of transport.

Train from Tunis to Gabes which is around a 6 hour journey (4 departures a day) then a taxi from the train station to Gabes Louage station to take a shared taxi (allow 2 hours +) to Houmt Souk on Djerba. Part of that journey involves a short ferry ride and sometimes there can be a considerable wait for the ferry due to massive queues. Once there you will then need to travel to the beach hotels if that's where you want to stay so another taxi ride.

It's quite a long haul (I've done it a couple of times) and you need to allow a day to do it with an early start. If you have an afternoon flight departure on your return and there is congestion on the ferry or if the louage waits to fill up before leaving then you stand to miss your flight.

I would recommend either Hammamet or Sousse/Port el Kantaoui. Both of which can be accessed by booking a shuttle bus service from Tunis Airport.

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3. Re: Tunis to Djerba

I agree with last 2 suggestions

Hammamet or Yasmine Hammamet in particular.

Yasmine has some lovely beach hotels to relax and of course short trip into Hammamet Town from Yasmine and also to Nabeul which is worth a visit.

Had you been for a longer stay or had been flying into .Enfidha Airport

I would have suggested Sousse.. or Pek of course

As stated, Djerba from Tunis is a 3 day camel hike !

(pun intented)

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5. Re: Tunis to Djerba

Thanks all, very helpful. I'll leave djerba for the next time!

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6. Re: Tunis to Djerba

You can book a small plane from Tunis to Djerba, they go several times a day. Have a look on Tunisair website. they are reasonably priced, about 90 dinar (return) and it takes less than an hour to fly down there. The weather is normally a little warmer than up north, and i prefer the beaches there.

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