£19 - £24
Whether you want to relax at a beachfront resort or are planning to visit historical sites such as the ruins of Ancient Carthage, the underground dwellings of Matmata or the World Heritage-listed El Jem amphitheatre, car hire in Tunisia will put you in the driver’s seat for an unforgettable holiday. If you want to hire a car in Tunisia, you will need to apply for an international driving permit before you depart. You can apply for an IDP at most post offices in the UK and must keep your IDP and national licence with you whenever you are driving in Tunisia. The minimum age for car hire in Tunisia is 21 years old, but drivers between 21 and 25 may need to pay an additional daily premium, depending on the car hire company. To find the best deals on cheap car hire in Tunisia, book ahead of time.
You can usually find car hire locations in Tunisia at the airports or in the bigger cities. Tunisians drive on the right-hand side of the road, and the speed limit in built-up areas is 50 kph (31 mph); it’s 90 kph (55 mph) on main roads and 110 kph (68 mph) on motorways. All occupants of a vehicle must wear a seatbelt. If you are travelling with kids, children under seven years old must use an appropriate child seat, and kids under 12 are not permitted to sit in the front passenger seat. Baby seats and child seats can be reserved through your car hire in Tunisia. There are several toll roads in Tunisia, which you will need to pay for in cash. Road signs are in French and Arabic, so if you are not familiar with these languages, you can add a GPS system to your Tunisian car hire. Always be vigilant of pedestrians when driving in urban areas, and watch out for wandering livestock in rural districts. There is zero tolerance when it comes to drinking and driving in Tunisia. Check with the Tunisian department of motor vehicles to find out more about local driving regulations.
Tunisia has an extensive network of paved roads that connect the major towns and cities. Having your own hire car in Tunisia makes it easy to explore at your own pace. A wide range of economy hire cars are available, including the Chevrolet Aveo Sedan and Volkswagen Polo. Luxury hire cars in Tunisia, such as the Mercedes Benz E-Class or BMW 3 Series offer extra comfort, for a road trip along the coast from Tunis to Monastir or Sfax. If you’re travelling with family or friends, hire a people carrier that can accommodate up to nine passengers, such as the Suzuki Ertiga or Citroen SpaceTourer. Parking can be tricky in the major cities, particularly Tunis and Sousse; to avoid the hassle of driving around, find an attended car park.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, SGF Rent Car (10.0 rating), Europcar (4.9 rating) and Budget (4.2 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Tunisia.
When hiring a car in Tunisia, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Budget, and with prices around £29/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Budget is ECONOMY, which starts as low as £18/day.
At £18/day, the cheapest car hire price in Tunisia was found in Monastir. On average, Monastir has the cheapest daily rental car price (£20/day), which is 42% below average price for cities in Tunisia.
Cars in Tunisia are to be driven on the right side of the road.