"The Lezard Rouge" Al Metlaoui Transportation Tip by barryg23
Al Metlaoui Transportation: 1 reviews and 3 photos
The Lezard Rouge is a restored version of the train used by the last Bey (ruler in Ottoman period) in the 19th century. Some of the seats in the carriages are the original 19th century leather seats though you'll have to arrive early to get these. The train travels at 19th century speeds as well and it takes almost 2 hours including stops for the 32km journey. It costs 20 Dinar per person, quite expensive in my view, and the only Tunisians you'll see on board are the staff. There are 5 trips a week at 10am on Tuesday and Thursday and 10.30 on Sunday, Monday and Friday. We booked tickets in advance by calling the number below and most people we spoke to had done the same though I reckon you could show up on the day and buy a ticket then. Ticket sales by phone are not in English. French or Arabic only.
Phone: 76 241 469