Tunis ferry port in Tunisia is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Marseille, Genoa, Civitavecchia, Palermo & Salerno available. With a selection of up to 20 Sailings Weekly, the port of Tunis connects Tunisia with France, Italy, Rome & Sicily.
Sailing durations range from 10 hours on the Palermo service to 25 hours on the Civitavecchia service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Tunis fare search.
Tunis is the capital of Tunisia. Situated at the end of a large gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), linked to it by the Lake of Tunis and a canal to the port of La Goulette (Halq al Wadi), the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it. From the centre of the city, to the east is the silhouette of the medina and to the north is the suburb of Belvedere. Tunis is a city with a long history. In the 2nd millennium BCE a town, originally named Tunes, was founded by Libyans and also over time occupied by Berbers or Numidians. In the 9th century BCE, the city was taken over by Phoenicians from Carthage. The Berbers took control of Tunis in 395 BCE but it was soon lost when Agathocles invaded Africa and established his headquarters there. When Agathocles left Africa, the Carthaginians took control of the city once again. In 146 CE, the Romans destroyed Tunis (along with Carthage). However, the city was subsequently rebuilt and became an important town.
Tunis Ferry Port is located at La Goulette, 8 miles north of Tunis and can be reached by following the P1 road and then following the signs to the ferry port.
La Goulette (the name of the port) is the second stop after Tunis for the local train that goes along the coast up to La Marsa. The train service is run by the National Train Company, SNCFT. Tunis can be reach from various towns such as Hammamet-Sousse, Bizerte, Tabarka and Dougga.
For more information, visit the SNCFTwebsite.
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Tunis Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Tunis Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!