If you love traveling by boat, then that is just another good reason to plan a trip to Tunisia.
It is for sure possible to take straight flights to Tunisia from various destinations in Europe and North and West Africa. Tourists traveling to Tunisia from Australia, Asia, or the Americas will most likely need to change their flight in the Middle East, Europe, or North Africa.
Well, looking to change up the method of travel for your next Tunisia trip? If you feel you’ve worn out the land and air options, consider traveling by sea, instead.
Tunisia is located right at Africa’s Northern base in the Mediterranean – perfectly convenient for arrival by ferry.
If you are looking for ways to getting around Tunisia, please head out to this guide: Traveling Around Tunisia: Transportation Tips.
Those who would like to travel to Tunisia by sea are able to take a ferry to the country from several different seaports around the Mediterranean, mainly in Italy and France. Read on to find out where you can catch a ferry to Tunisia and how frequently they operate.
Taking Ferries to Tunisia from Europe
Those traveling from Europe, more specifically Italy or France are able to take the ferry to Tunisia from several ports in continent. There are several crossings per week across different departure points from Europe to Tunisia.
Different ferry companies operate the routes to Tunisia from Europe, depending on the port of departure.
The average travel times to Tunisia from ports in Europe are as follows:
- Marseille, France: 22 hours
- Sicily-Palermo, Italy: 8-10 hours
- Trapani, Italy: 10-11 hours
- Genoa, Italy: 23 hours
- Salerno, Italy: 23 hours
- Civitavecchia, Italy: 21 hours
Travel times can vary depending on scheduling and weather conditions, but generally-speaking, the fastest crossing to Tunisia from Europe is from the Italian city, Palermo, which usually takes an absolute maximum of 10 hours.
Do I Need a Visa to Travel to Tunisia by Ferry?
Well same rule as if you are traveling to Tunisia by any other means. This depends on citizenship and the period of time they intend to spend in the country. Citizens of a number of foreign countries^, mostly European and North American are able to visit Tunisia without a visa for stays up to 90 days.
Other citizenship holders are required to apply for a a visa for Tunisia to enter the country, regardless the amount of time they intend to stay.
- Transport in Tunisia — Getting There & Around the Country
- Flights to Tunisia — The Complete Guide
- Local Transport in Tunisia — Public Transport in Tunisian Cities
- Traveling to Tunisia Overland
- Traveling Around Tunisia: Transportation Tips
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