Guide to Driving In Tunisia - Drive Safe in Tunisia

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Tunisia and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

90 kph

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motorway speed limit

110 kph

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Drink Drive Limit

 0mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Tunisia on the Right side  
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The currency in Tunisia is TND
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Tunisia 0.61 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Tunisia

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Tunisia?

Driving in Tunisia

Tunisia is an easy country to drive in - until you decide to drive into the desert. Many people think that it's easy but you'll need a 4 x 4 as well as taking plenty of water and extra fuel with you.

The only congested city is Tunis whereas all other Tunisian cities are relatively clear out of peak times.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 197

Police Fire: 198

Police Ambulance: 190

Notes: The service will be in Arabic or French. Emergency services are widely available in the larger towns; however, they can be less reliable in rural areas.

Fuel Prices in Tunisia by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Parking can leave your car open to attacks by thieves so never leave valuables in your car. Despite there being plenty of places to park for free, it’s often safer to use a parking lot or garage, especially an attended one.
 
Paid parking
 
Paid parking can be on wasteland or in parking garages. The cost of parking is low across the country so it’s worth paying just to stay safe.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is done by the police and if you are parked in a dangerous place or obstructing, you may well get towed away.
 
Disabled parking
 
Tunisia doesn’t recognise the European disability scheme but it’s worth having your badge on you as it may help you obtain a more convenient parking place if you can prove your need.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 197

Police Fire: 198

Police Ambulance: 190

The phone number for emergency services in Tunisia is 197 for the police, 198 for fire and 190 for an ambulance. 

What to do in an emergency

If you encounter a problem with your hire car, call the number given to you by the local agent. If driving your own car, find out from your breakdown assistance company at home if they have a local partner and use them.
 
If you are involved in an accident, call the police immediately and await their arrival. If they want to detain you, ask them to contact your embassy for assistance for you. Whilst waiting for the police to arrive, photograph the scene and take details from witnesses. Don’t get involved in arguments with other drivers.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Hello/Welcome - Marhuba
Goodbye - Ma’assalaama
Thank you - Shukran
Yes - Na’am
No - La’
Sorry - Muta’assif
Do you speak English? -  Tatakullum ingleezi?
I don’t understand - Ana maa afham
How much is that? - Bekam?
Where’s the nearest doctor? - Wayn aghrab tabeeb

Tunisia Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Tunisia by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Oct, 2018 0.54 0.61
Sep, 2018 0.54 0.62
Aug, 2018 0.53 0.61
Jul, 2018 0.55 0.63
Jun, 2018 0.53 0.61
May, 2018 0.54 0.62

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Tunisia and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

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