"Getting around buy train and bus" Sousse Off The Beaten Path Tip by Darkswede
Sousse Off The Beaten Path: 17 reviews and 40 photos
Feel like doing a trip around Tunisia on your own? Well why not take the train to Julius Cesars Amfi theater in El Jem, or take the train or louage to the capital Tunis and visit its huge Medina, or the worlds biggest mosaic collection at the Bardo Museum or Concore Carthage like the romans did.
You can do alot on your own ... the transportation network in Tunisia works!!!
Go to the state owned railway´s website and find out where u can go by train and what the time table is for didderen lines.
Sorry to say but the websites English section has been under construction for the last couple of years ;0) So use the French one. Its easy to understand even if you like me dont speak much more than bon jour.
then click on Horaires for the different time tables for different lines, grandes lignes = major or big lines going through the country, and regional lignes for thoses around the Tunis capitol area.
I recomend to take a first class or even better a Comfort class ticket because in these classes the aircondition works better and they are less crowded and the price difference is minimal.
Bus... = not fun anymore after the first 1-2 hours, I did it to Douz (the entrance to Sahara) once and dont think I will do it again all the way from Sousse, 8 hours or so. But OK... you Can take the train (comfort class) to Gafsa and then the bus from there ...
Anyway bus is a functional way of traveling in Tunisia even though the train is more comfortable it does not go to all places of interest.
Before going on a bus trip or a louage trip on your own, contact the office du Tourism in your vacation town and get the latest info on times and prices and hepl with hotel recomendations in your coming destinations. The tourist offices are VERY good and helpful and English is no problemas there. Make sure that u get the phone number and adress to the different tourist offices where u are going as well.
So pack your night bags and get out there and experiance Tunisia the Tunisian way.
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