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About Gafsa

Located in the middle of Tunisia, Gafsa city is also the capital of the Gafsa Governorate, which has a population of over 300,000. The city of Gafsa, which has a population of over 100,000, is reminiscent of a small town. Unlike other cities in Tunisia there aren’t many historic sites or places to visit.

The city has a desert climate, with hot days and cool nights and very little rainfall throughout the year. There is a historic castle located in the city. The streets are lined with date palm trees and earth tone homes. The historic train station in the city is among some of the sites to see. Since it is not a very touristy city you won’t find many handmade souvenirs but taking home some dates or local food products is a good idea.

Tea in both Gafsa and the whole of Tunisia is quite unique. Here the tea is brewed all day long and served with nuts. There are flights from the Gafsa-Ksar International Airport to Tunisia’s capital city Tunis and other areas. 

Transportation to Gafsa City Center from Airport


Ksar Intl. Airport

Those wanting to travel to central Gafsa from the airport, located in the centre of Tunisia approximately 6 kilometres away from Gafsa, or Ksar Airport, usually prefer taking a taxi or renting a car. If you make an agreement with transfer service that will take you from the airport to the centre once you land, then you can also make use of this. Transport costs in Tunusia and Gafsa are usually not high. This being said, those wanting to make a cheaper journey from Gafsa Airport to the centre can share taxis, or can take one of the public transport vehicles that leave from the stops nearby.


You might prefer to taking one of the taxis waiting outside the terminal to get to Gafsa city centre from Gafsa Airport. There is a distance of 6 kilometres between the two locations. The taxis in Gafsa are usually affordable and budget friendly, and the fact that the airport is so close to the city centre makes it both fast and affordable. You can find out the average cost for the journey by telling the driver where you want to go and asking how much it would cost. The duration of trip from the airport terminal to Gafsa city centre can change depending on traffic and road conditions however it doesn’t usually exceed 10-15 minutes. You might not need to negotiate on the price if you’re going a short distance however if you are going somewhere further out then you can pay less by haggling with the Gafsa taxi drivers.


If you want to take public transport to central Gafsa from the airport then you can make use of the buses and minibuses that wait at stops nearby and at the airport. The cost for taking a bus or a minibus in Gafsa is considerably cheaper when compared with other options but don’t forger that it might be overcrowded and tiring. The buses and minibuses only go to specific locations in the centre so you will have to walk or take a taxi from here to your final destination.

Shared Car

Those wanting to have the comfort of a taxi and the cheapness of taking a bus might prefer to use a carpooling service to make the journey from the airport to central Gafsa. The journey should take no more than 10-15 minutes as with the other options. If you want to use a shared care at Gafsa Airport, then you can take advantage of the suitable prices of this option by finding different passengers travelling in the same direction. Don’t forget to let the driver know the direction you will be travelling and to find out the average costs for the journey.

Airport Service

There aren’t many airport shuttles service options when coming from Gafsa Airport towards Gafsa. You can take a look at private shuttle service providers to find a suitable service by researching online and get picked up in from of the terminal with the car that you reserved. If you’re staying at a hotel in the city centre or nearby the airport then you can find out if the there is a shuttle service offered by getting in touch with them before your journey. Getting from Gafsa Airport to the city centre usually takes around 10-15 minutes. These shuttle services are sometimes offered free of charge or at very reasonable prices for hotel prices.  

Weather in Gafsa

DayMin - Max
SundayMin 27ºC - Max 42ºC
MondayMin 28ºC - Max 38ºC
TuesdayMin 24ºC - Max 36ºC
WednesdayMin 23ºC - Max 36ºC
ThursdayMin 24ºC - Max 37ºC

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