Libya Transportation

  • Tripoli Medina and harbour
    Tripoli Medina and harbour
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  • Square in front of the airport
    Square in front of the airport
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Libya Transportation

  • Borders: now the embargo is...

    Borders:now the embargo is finished,you can arrive at tripoli or benghazi airports from abroad.The best border to cross is with tunisia,tripoli being quite close to the border,and in tunisia you have many buses from the border to djerba;but the problem is to cross the border alone,that's why I chose to travel by taxi from djerba to tripoli...

  • Transportation tips for Libya

    First of all : a tip for backpackers, still an unusual way of travel in Libya, be carefull, the roads are long, no local busses in the cities, only private mini vans awaiting till the "Van" is completely occupied, or take a local taxi (rather cheap) but discuss about the price first. There are NO trains at all, crossing the country. So untill now,...

  • The previous "Ships" of the desert

    One of the most traditional transport system WAS a camel, usefull for tribes by the nomads and berbers for trading purposes.Nowadays the camels are more a touristic attraction and replaced by 4x4 cars, public and tourist busses, even by motorcyclesYou will see some camel farms and centers, for food production

  • Direct flight from BXL to Tripoli

    Direct flight from BXL to Tripoli by Afriqiyah airwaysI was a little bit concerned about the quality of the Libyan international and national air craftsBut since the international embargo was finished and they could got enough "Spare Parts", only a few years ago, and after my personal experience : Transport to Libya is safe: Flight from Bxl to...

  • Private busses during the Jalu trip

    During our eclipse trip in March 2006 we travelled by private busses. So it was easy to stop everywhere we liked to do so, for taking pictures, having lunch or a toiletstop.All the roads on our way were paved, even deep in the desert around Jalu. So we didn't need landcruisers. We could put our luggage on the top of the bus. Our archaeological...

  • To the Acacus by 4WD

    The first time I visited Libya we made two desert crossings of about 4-5 days. The first from Ghadames to Ghat to the deep south along the Algerian border. The second from Ghat to El Uwainat visiting the spectacular Acacus area.We made the trip with three 4WDs and one pick-up of a touragency, based in Ghadames. The four local drivers were very...

  • Tripoli street map

    As Tripoli is the capitol, you should not have any problem at all to find a taxi. They are in the colours black and white.They are everywhere especially on rush hours and late in the evening.We paid about 3 Dinar (less then 2 Euro) for 1 km.I add the link for the Tripoli street map.

  • Benghazi street map

    If you have to travel to and in Benghazi, many taxis are available at any time of the day and even during a part of the night.If could be easy to have a street map. Here is a good link

  • Libyan airlines

    These are the companies :Afriqiyah Airways ****************** This company connects Africa to Europe, Middle East, and Asia. It is currently flying to Tripoli, Abidjan, Bamako, Benghazi, Brussels, Cotonou, Geneva, Khartoum, Lome, Ndjamena, Niamey, Ouagadougou, Paris It charters Tunisian airplanes and crew to travel into Europe. Friendly crew and...

  • Tourist bus

    The small midi buses used to ferry tourists around were very mediocre. Reasobaly comfortable, the lack the essential ingredient which most tourist buses the world over lack - legroom between the seats! I mostly sat in the back seat in order to be able to stretch my legs out. The roads were much better than I anticipated, mostly well maintained and...

  • 4 x 4 in the Sahara

    It is not so cheap as you schould think, the price of petrol is about 0,10 eurocent for 1 literbut you must pay the driver and his car and they have a lot af damage : tires ...

  • Buses and taxi

    The cheapest way to travel in Libya is by shared taxis , You can trust the drivers.In the Sahara we had a friendly driver for our 4 x 4.He passed through the deser without GPS .

  • No one can imagine the...

    No one can imagine the vastness of the desert or the incredible height of the sand dunec without visiting Libya.It's important to check the pressure of your vehicle's tyres.Safety is the first thing that any tourist or traveller in the desert must keep in mind.

  • There are two ways to get...

    There are two ways to get here. 1)A plane. I would like to visit Libya again, so I checked resent possibilities. The best connection from Europe offers KLM. 2) Take a taxi or minibus from Tunisia. It's well known way. We had our cars, so it was easy to go around.

  • Use a good airline and have a...

    Use a good airline and have a fully flexible ticket. Alternatively use the national airline, but expect changes in their schedule at short notice. Always contact in person/visit the local office of your carrier 24-48hrs before you leave the country and establist a good relationship.Dont drive yourself; get a local driver - ask at hotel. Or fly if...

  • There are different ways to...

    There are different ways to get to libya ...Tripoli intenational airport and benghazi airport are the easiest way..buses are the second easiest way ..u can get to tubroq and then benghazi from egypt...or to tripoli from tunisia....Internal airports are available in Tripoli and BenghaziThe distance between these two major city is around 1000 K.m...

  • AIR: Libya's national airline...

    AIR: Libya's national airline is Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines (LN). Approximate flight time: From Tripoli to London is 6 hours (including stopover time). International airports: Tripoli International (TIP) is 35km (21 miles) south of the city. Bus and taxi services are available to the city (travel time – 40 minutes). Benghazi International...

  • I flew in back in the 80's but...

    I flew in back in the 80's but since they were bombed I think you have to sail in from Malta.4 x 4 for Desert on map to enlarge.

  • I USED A 4X4 FOR THE...

    I USED A 4X4 FOR THE DESERT.Some guys from our job decided to take a short cut when inspecting a pipeline and got lost.They were very lucky that Bedouin tribesmen found them after 3 days.

  • It´s probably best to take a...

    It´s probably best to take a minibus from djerba/Tunisia. Since direct air-connections to Libya are starting very slowly after the Lockerby-embargo, you´ll often find out that your only way into the country is across the border to Egypt or Tunisia

  • Make sure your visa is in...

    Make sure your visa is in order and get your shots up-to-date.Airline travel onlyAlmost no public transportation and what there is is unreliable. Women do not travel alone!!!!!Car Rental or Airline is it!.IN the Sahara, Camel can be arranged


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