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About Sfax Thyna Intl. Airport

Built in Sfax city of Tunisia, Thyna International Airport was home to the United States Air Force aircrafts during the Second World War and was known as Sfax Air Base in this period. The terminal building of the old airport was renovated and expanded in 1988. The airport's runway was also extended. Thyna International Airport became an important cargo center in the region after the cargo terminal building was opened in 1989. While the runway of the airport was expanded again in 1996, a new control tower was opened at the airport. The new terminal building, whose construction started in 2005 to provide the airport with a new face, was opened with a ceremony in 2007. Thyna International Airport, which hosts flights to important cities in Europe and Africa, welcomes 750 thousand passengers every year.

Getting to the City Center from Sfax Thyna Intl. Airport

You can rent a car at the airport for travelling to the city center from Thyna Airport which is 8 kilometers away from Sfax which is located in Tunisia. You can also get on one of the airport taxis waiting for their passengers in front of the airport terminal. It is possible to reach Sfax city center in about 15 minutes by taxi. Taxi is the most practical and economic transportation option for travelling to the city center from the airport since the distance is close. However, if you want to discover the nearby places or travel to different cities from the airport, you can prefer renting a car. International car rental companies are in the service of Sfax passengers with their offices at the airport. If you need to travel with more than three passengers or if you have heavy luggage, you can prefer using a transfer vehicle for travelling to the center from the airport by making a reservation in advance.

Taxi

You can travel to the city center by finding a taxi without having a problem. In front of Thyna Airport, there are many taxis especially during the hours of flights. Airport taxis generally carry passengers with a fixed fare for certain distances but you can agree on the fare by bargaining with the driver before getting on the taxi if you need to travel to a distant place rather than the city center. The fare that you will pay for travelling to Sfax city center doesn’t generally increase too much. However, you should keep in mind that if you arrive at the airport at a late hour, the amount you need to pay for taxi may be higher. If you want to reduce your transportation costs, you can reach the city center by taxi and then get on a bus in order to travel to other nearby cities. If you can find different passengers travelling to the same destination as you, you can reduce the amount you will pay by sharing your taxi with them. In this way, you can have a comfortable and more budget-friendly travel.

Car Rental

At the airport, you can find the offices of many world-known international car rental companies like AVIS. By visiting one of these offices, you can rent a car in a few minutes and take the road to your destination. Passengers who prefer renting a car for their transportation should have a driver’s license that is valid in Tunisia and other necessary documents. After completing car rental process and receiving your car, you can take the road to your destination. If you don’t know the roads very well, you may take a map with you and reach Sfax city center in approximately 15-20 minutes by following the signs.

Transfer Vehicle

Near Thyna Airport and Sfax city center, there are companies where you can rent private transfer vehicle. By contacting one of these companies, you can make a reservation in advance. In this way, your vehicle will be ready for you in front of the airport terminal at the landing hour of your plane. In this way, you will not lose time and reach your destination in a short time. If you don’t have much information about this issue, you can get information from your hotel or information desks located at the airport terminal. You can ask them to arrange a vehicle for you. The biggest advantage of transfer vehicles is that they have the capacity of carrying 5 and even more passengers. Crowded groups can benefit from this service for travelling to the city center. You can directly travel to the city center by using a transfer vehicle. This is one of the comfortable options. If you make a reservation in advance, you can have a more budget-friendly travel. In addition, if you will be visiting the city in a season that is not very busy, the chance of bargaining will increase.

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017
Getting to Sfax Thyna Intl. Airport from the City Center

The distance between Sfax city center and Thyna Airport is only 8 kilometers. Thanks to this short distance, travelling to the airport from the city center doesn’t cost too much. It is also possible to reach the airport in a short time. You can reach Thyna Airport from the city center in about 15-20 minutes. Taxi is the first choice of the passengers who want to travel to Thyna Airport from the city center. The fares of the taxis, which you can be easily found at any hour of the day in Sfax, aren’t too high. You can directly travel to Thyna Airport by getting on a taxi in the city center. Other transportation alternatives that you can use on this route are car rental and transfer vehicles. There are the offices of some international car rental companies in the city center. In addition to the international companies, there are also local car rental companies offering service for passengers with their budget-friendly costs and fast vehicles. Those who want to have a comfortable travel between Sfax city center and Thyna Airport can prefer transfer vehicles in addition to the abovementioned options. Transfer vehicles are generally more expensive than taxis but if you are not travelling alone, using a transfer vehicle can be more budget-friendly.

Taxi

One of the transportation vehicles that can be easily found in Sfax city center is taxi without doubt. You can comfortably travel to Thyna Airport by calling a taxi to your hotel or your location in the center at any time of the day. However, if you are staying at a hotel that is not very close to the city center, it may be more difficult to find a taxi and it can take time. In such situation, you can arrange a taxi by contacting the closest taxi stand and it can pick you up at the determined hour. In addition, you can benefit from other alternatives like car rental and private transfer vehicle. Before getting on any taxi, you can learn the amount you need to pay for travelling to Thyna Airport and make your decision according to this. However, you should know that the amount you will pay for taxi travel will not be too high since the distance between the city center and airport is not very long. You can also bargain on the fare and reduce your transportation cost while travelling to the airport. Passengers travelling to the airport from distant places can try this method. If you are traveling from Sfax city center, you may not need to bargain since it will not cost too much thanks to the short distance between the airport and city center.

Car Rental

In Sfax city center, some of the international car rental companies like AVIS and local car rental companies offer car rental services for passengers. After renting your car, you can easily reach Thyna Airport terminal by following the direction signs continuing to the airport. If you don’t want to have any problem while receiving your car, make sure to prepare a driver’s license that is valid in Tunisia and other necessary documents. After completing car rental process without any problem, you can arrive at the airport in approximately 15 minutes when you take the road from the city center.

Transfer Vehicle

Transfer vehicle is one of the most comfortable transfer alternatives offered to the passengers travelling to the airport from Sfax city center. You can complete your travel without any problem by getting on the vehicle that will be ready at your door at the determined hour. Transfer vehicles offer service with their private drivers. The biggest advantage of transfer vehicles is that they have the capacity of carrying 5 and even more passengers to the airport from the city center at the same time compared to taxis and rental cars. If you want to benefit from a transfer vehicle for travelling to Thyna Airport from the central parts of the city, you can get in contact one of the transfer companies or make an online reservation in advance. If you will be visiting the city for the first time and don’t have much information about the transfer companies in Sfax, you can ask help from your hotel about finding a reliable company for you.

Airport Information

Thyna International Airport is located a few kilometers of Sfax, a city in Tunisia in the north of Africa. Every year, the airport welcomes a great number of passengers coming to the city with direct or connecting flights from Europe, Asia and Africa. At the airport, there are passenger waiting rooms, information desks and shops where you can do shopping. The airport has also a parking area offering service for the passengers coming to the airport with their own cars. You can buy chocolate, souvenirs and small electronic items before leaving Thyna Airport which is home to many passengers travelling to the city from Europe and other regions especially in peak seasons. If you want to rent a car for travelling to the city center from the airport in a comfortable way, you can visit one of the local or international car rental companies offering service at the airport terminal. In addition, the airport terminal has other services for different needs of the passengers such as private care room or cafe although it is not a large airport.

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2017

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