The noddy train runs from Port El Kantaqui. To find the station is quite easy. From the marina walk towards the main square, walk down the right hand side of the fountain and go between a restaurant and a gift shop. The station is at the other side of the car park. During the summer the trains are very frequent, out of season the are about 2 per hour. The cost is 2.5 dinar each way. You will be asked if you want a return ticket but you must return on the same coloured train. It is probably best to get 2 singles as it is only 2.5 dinar (£1.25) each way and you can then get any train. The train is usually waiting for your return in Sousse where it dropped you off.
Taxi and Louage Cars
In addition to buses you can always take a Louage.
white taxi cars that go between two places or city´s from special louage stations and are shared with others, there are no time tables, the car leavs when it is full or if you pay for the empty seats. Warning, many louage drivers drive like crazy and have many working hours and litle sleep behind them. And there is not much room for big people and there luggage in the car. Being born American its allowed for me to say that ;0)
Petit Taxi´s = yellow small taxi cabs.
They are driving around picking up people that hawl then down on the street, I dont think its possible to call a taxi unless u have a cell number to a driver, wich is good to have by the way during the busy summer months when it at times can be hard to find a taxi.
So in the beginning of your stay, if u find a nice, safe , good , honest driver :0) tip him abit extra and ask for his cell number and if he is interested to drive u on a regular basis. In Sousse I know that after 8pm there is an extra night charge to the main fare. think its 30% more. but I am not sure. What I am sure of is that it is against Tunisian Law to drive a taxi without a working/fuctioning Taxameter, so always ask and then also check so that the couter/taxameter is working, if not tell the driver to stop and change cabs, I know I always do. And this especialy aplies to taxis from the airport to your accomodation.
Yellow taxi´s with a blue stripe on them and a taxi sign onmy in arabic is something like a louage but goes between too areas or towns in the regions area, so these can not be taken like a petit taxi (yellow cab) from one adress to the other.
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The 'Noddy train'
These are road-trains which run from Sousse to the purpose-built tourist resort of Port El Kantaoui.
They are called 'Noddy' trains because of 'Noddy', a character in popular UK children's books written by Enid Blyton.
Although they take longer to get back than taxis (because they stop off at various hotels), and they are very bumpy, they do have the huge advantage of being open-sided,. so on a hot day you get a refreshing breeze as you travel.
Trains go roughly every half-hour from the beach end of Avenue Bourguiba, and terminate at the caleche/taxi/road tain stop in PEK, although they will stop at various places on the way if you ask the driver. One-way fare in July 2010 was 2.5 dinar. There are several different operators, so if you buy a return ticket you have to make sure you use the same colour 'train' going back.
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The Tuc Tuc - Tunisian roller coaster
The Tuc Tuc is an experience. Without windows (other than a windscreen), this machine buzzes around through traffic, and stops to pick up extra passengers (to a max of 6). You have to smile, without thinking of the safety or reaching for the seat belt.
You MUST do it (just lock your foot against the door and it will be fine, probably.)
Taxi Sousse-Tunis airport
Two hours drive Tunis airport-Sousse. Taxi for you only about 20 DT (€12). Pre-book the night before if you have an early flight from Tunis-Carthage airport.
You my find heavy traffic getting into Tunis city between 8-9 am.
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Around Sousse by a Cart
To be honest, I never tried this type of transportation in Sousse. I meant to, but there was no time for that. If you find these cabs romantic... don't forget the smell...
The poor horses usually spend the whole day in the heat waiting for a client. I haven't seen them to be fed but I saw the washing procedure.
I suppose you need to bargain with the driver.
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Around Sousse by 'Coloured Train'
Coloured train is similar to Tuk-Tuk but with more seats. The ticket from Sousse to Port El Kantaoui costs 3,50 TD. On stops it is written that it is a two-way-ticket, but I never tried to use the ticket again. If you are getting off on the way, not on the final stop, the ticket may cost less.
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Around Sousse by Tuk-Tuk
Tuk-Tuks are opened vans with 9 seats for passenger travelling the 9km distance from Sousse to Port El Kantaoui and back for 2 TD oneway. It leaves once it is full and this makes it the cheapest way to get to Sousse or Port El Kantaoui, resp, if you are alone. If not, consider taking taxi.
It drives you to your hotel if is on the way Sousse - Port El Kantaoui.
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Around Sousse by Taxi
This is valid for all places in Tunisia: yellow taxis are used inside the town, white once - between towns.
Taking a yellow taxi in Sousse, ask the driver to switch the meter on. He may refuse, then you need to bargain or to get off. There are many taxies, so it is not a problem at all to get one or look for another.
Most of the drivers are polite but there are exceptions. Don't expect that they speak English.
The prices are not very high. I noticed that the initial tax vary but usually it costs 2 TD for 5 km, for example.
While walking through the street if a free taxi passes away it usually beeps to invite to you to take it.
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To Sousse by Train from Tunis
The journey from Tunis to Sousse takes 1h 50 minutes and costs 6.60 TD. There are also two-way tickets with price of 11 TD, but I couldn't buy one because I don't speak French or Arabic.
The train may be full so the most of the people harry up getting on the train, travelling standing is absolutely possible. So, if you see a free seat don't hessitate to take it.
The train was late about 5 minutes. At the departure time there was no train at all so we had to wait for it.
On the way to Sousse there were two local girls who paid tickets to a medial train station but they were caught. Don't try it, the tickets are cheap enough.
taxy is handy as well
You have them cruising all over the turist zone. Prices are fine. Eg. from Medina(Sousse) to Port El Kantoui at night - 6dinars max. You can fix the price with the driver before you take off with him, or watch the taximeter (I did not find the later idea that handy).
It is fun to ride around with this vehicle typical for Sousse. The driver rushes around obviously having his pedal on the gas all the time, and having no windows (shields) for the passangers, so you're likely to be blown away!
It is fun
It is fast (definitely faster than taxi)
It is cheap
It connects you to Port El Kantoui, Souk(Medina) and hotels on that path
Price: 2 dinars per person in 1 direction
Station: one I used as starting point is in the beginning of 'turistic zone' close to Medina (3-5 minutes away by foor) on the sea shore
Sousse to Tunis
The journey from Sousse to Tunis takes about 2 hours by train. There are fairly regular trains between the two towns and it costs about 7 Dinar for a single ticket. Sousse's train station is in the Ville Nouvelle on Boulevard Hassouna Ayachi, about 10 minutes walk from the medina.
Small mini-trains to Port El Kantaoui
Actually, it´s not train but vehicle with wagons, like small train. They start from beach promenade and go to Port el Kantaoui. You can stop in front of Your hotel and go on or off any time, just say Your destination name. Official price is 3,5 din but 2,5 is real to pay.
Public transport is very cheap in Sousse - if you can understand the timetables!. The metro by the harbour goes to local areas such as Monastir for a few pence whist the main train station is not far from the old centre - adjacent to the bus terminal outside the medina walls. I must confess we either walked, used taxis or guided excursions during our short week. Others who took the train to Tunis for a day though said it was quite entertaining - often stopping on requests for locals and not necessarily at a station!
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