Ile de Jerba Transportation

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    International airport

    by csordila Updated Jan 25, 2009

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    New terminal building

    Djerba has an international airport earlier called Djerba-Mellita, since 1992 Djerba-Zarzis. The new terminal building with a yearly capacity of 4 million passengers, has been put into operation in 2006.
    The airport is situated in the North-West of the Island in a nearly desert like area with a few palm trees. The first impression is certainly not inviting!
    Its location is about 10 kms away from the capital of the island, Houmt-Souk and another ten kilometres from the “Djerbian hotel zone”.

    Tunis Air, Tunisavia, Air Berlin and Air France come into the airport from other parts of Tunisia and the rest of the world. But lots of charter flights cater to the island’s tourists as well.

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    Tourist Train

    by Wafro Updated Nov 1, 2008

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    Our hotel was located 400 meters away from the beach. The hotel management offered the guests the opportunity to take the tourist train to the beach. While we waited for the train we could walk the route 10 times up and down. So forget the train when you are able to walk the route yourself.

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    Camel

    by Wafro Updated Nov 1, 2008

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    Near hotels, on the beaches, you can say everywhere in the “zone touristique” you can arrange a camel trip. Be sure you agree a price before you hop on the back of the camel, otherwise you shall have to bargain very hard for a reasonable price. Never pay more than 10 dinars, although I think this still is overpriced.

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    Taxi

    by Wafro Updated Oct 7, 2008

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    Everywhere in Djerba you’ll find those yellow vehicles. Near the airport, city centres, hotels, bars & restaurants and so on. They will bring you wherever you want to go, as long as you have money. Always start with a resetted meter are a fixed price.

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    Airport

    by Wafro Updated Oct 3, 2008

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    You can find the Djerba Zarzis International Airport near Mellita some 10 km. away from Houmt Souk. There is one runway with a length of 3100 meters. The airport is the starting point for almost every Djerba visitor. Over here you can rent a car, take a taxi or public transport to your hotel/holiday destination.

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    2 ways on/off the island

    by Kid-A Written Jan 7, 2008

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    Remember, causeway = good, ferry = bad :)

    There are 2 options to leave/return to Djerba when traveling by car to see southern Tunisia. In order to get a balanced perspective, we did both. Here are my thoughts. The causeway takes you south toward Zarzis. In my opinion, this is the way to go. Because although the ferry looks as though it is closer to where you want to go on the map, it is not so! You may have to wait an hour or more to catch the ferry across. The traffic backs up and people cut in line, adding to the frustration. The ferry cost us 80 Dinar cents for our small car. I don't know if it costs more for a larger vehicle.

    But basically, the time we thought we'd save by taking the more direct route with the ferry ended up costing us at least an extra hour due to waiting in traffic for the ferry. The causeway is the better option.

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    Renting an auto

    by Kid-A Written Jan 7, 2008

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    This is maybe only valid in winter, during the off-season:

    Just FYI for you, renting a car in Djerba will cost you 70 Dinars per day. And you can talk your way down to 60 Dinars per day if you're renting for more than 3 days. Don't pay more than that!

    Also, they'll give you the car with an empty fuel tank -- that's normal. You aren't expected to fill it up upon return.

    And don't worry about small scratches. Having a dirty, beat up car is a way of life in Tunisia and no one is concerned with you getting a few small scratches while the car is in your care.

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    Bus to Houmt Souk

    by Kid-A Written Jan 7, 2008

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    The bus travels from the end of the tourist zone and back to Houmt Souk every hour during the day. It's easy to catch right outside your hotel, and it costs 1 Dinar or less depending on how far you're going. Much cheaper than a taxi!!

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    Crossing to the Mainland

    by barryg23 Updated Feb 12, 2007

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    Ferry from Ajim to Jorf

    There are two ports in Jerba from where you can cross to mainland Tunisia by ferry. At Ajim in the South-West of Jerba there is a ferry every 30 minutes to Jorf. The crossing is very quick but the ferries aren't too big so be prepared for a wait at Ajim. The second crossing, which we didn't use, is the longer trip from El Kantera, in the South-East of the island, to El Kantera Continent.

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    Tunis to Jerba

    by barryg23 Updated Feb 12, 2007

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    Jerba Airport

    We travelled to Jerba on an internal flight with Tuninter, the internal operator of TunisAir. The flights were very good value and it only took an hour from Tunis to Jerba. The airport at Jerba is a few kilometres outside Houmt Souk, the main town in Jerba. We rented a car at the airport, but should you need public transport your best bet is to take a taxi to Houmt Souk.

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    Cycling in Jerba

    by barryg23 Written Apr 23, 2006

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    Jerba is a fairly small island and a fun ways to get around it is by cycling. We saw plenty of tourists travelling by bike though I'm kind of glad I wasn't cycling in such warm weather. And we were there in March, I imagine it must be a lot worse in summer.

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    Cheap taxi

    by croisbeauty Written Nov 19, 2005

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    Taxi is very cheap in whole Tunisia, use it wherever you go. Approximately 10km of ride cost you less then 2,00 euros. You do not need to order it because they are permanently cruising all over the island, whole day and night.
    Morover, it is the best way for exploring the island and its major historic sights. Taxi-drivers might be very useful guides, but first you have to negotiate the price. I have paid 40 dinars (approx. 15,00 euros) for tour which started at 8:00 AM and ended about 14:00 PM. During that time I have visited entire southern and central part of the island.

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    airplain

    by croisbeauty Written Aug 20, 2005

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    Djerba Zarzis Airport
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    The airport of Djerba is situated in the north-western part of the island, nearby the village of Mellita. It is only about 10km far from the capital of Houmt Souk and about 45 minutes ride by the bus from the Zone Touristique of the island where the most of the hotels are situated.
    The airport itself is completely new and modern construction, most likely the European airports, including the prices in the cafe-bar. A bottle of natural water or esspresso costs the same you'll pay in Frankfurt of Rome.

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    Beware of Car hire

    by Jasoninlondon Written Jan 28, 2005

    We hired a car from Avis and it was disgusting for the price. For four days we had to pay £520 which is four times the price charged in Europe. The car we were provided was old, dented, scratched and had smashed mirrors.

    Very pricey for bad quality!

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    Taxi's

    by kbl Written Jan 22, 2005

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    Taxi

    When travelling on the island, taking a taxi is fast and cheap. When you meet a driver that you're pleased with, ask him his phone number. He will be pleased to drive you around another time. After a while, you can bargain on prices with him and make trips to touristic and other places. Most taxidrivers in Jerba are hidden guides...

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