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Cheap Flights to Monastir
|Popular in||August||High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||£248||Average for round-trip flights in October 2020|
|Round-trip from||£167||From London to Monastir|
Cheapest prices for Monastir flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Monastir?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - MIR
£191 - £551
17 - 33 °C
2 - 62 mm
Monastir is warm throughout the year, with average annual highs rarely dipping below 16 C. Temperatures peak around 34 C in July and August, with the warm weather continuing until November when daily highs hover at 22 C. Summer is the most popular, and thus most expensive, season, but due to the city’s accommodating weather, beach holidays can be equally as enjoyable during the less busy months. Monastir’s major annual event is Festival international de Monastir, and is held every August. Although primarily a music and dance festival, theatre pieces and street performers are also part and parcel of this colourful event.
When is the best time to book a flight to Monastir?
The price you pay for your flight to Monastir may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 38 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Monastir?
The cheapest day to fly to Monastir is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Monastir?
Monastir flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.
Monastir has been at the crossroads of civilization since the dawn of time. Founded on the ancient Punic city of Ruspina, Monastir is one of the best places to see Carthaginian architecture, as well as Roman ruins outside of Europe. The city is also an excellent alternative to Tunisia’s more popular seaside resorts, with Al-Qurayyah beach and its fashionable resort complexes among some of the country’s best-kept waterfront secrets.
Be sure to visit the Old City and get to grips with all the smells, sights and sounds of street markets and food vendors. The Ribat, the medieval fortress made famous as a filming location in Monty Python’s Life of Brian is also worth exploring, as is the Mausoleum of Bourguiba. Alternatively, sharpen the cutlery and enjoy the city’s wealth of restaurants. Traditional Tunisian cuisine can be found in the medina, while port de plaisance offers a more formal dining experience. Fresh fish, mixed grills and aromatic salad dishes are among the local specialties, with a range of herbal teas on offer for lighter options.
Monastir is also an ideal location from which to mount explorations further afield. The popular holiday resort of Skanes is only 3.7 miles (6 km) away, and is famous for its professional golf courses, white, sandy beaches, clear blue sea and hotels that combine Moorish architecture with modern designs. Looking a little further, The Medina of Sousse, located in the city of the same name, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is only 12.5 miles (20 km) away. Alternatively, take an overnight bag and explore the country’s capital city, Tunis, 160 miles (258 km) to the north. Make sure to visit the ruins of Carthage, as well as the stunning Zaytuna Mosque.
Monastir boasts good public transport facilities that operate frequent services across the city. However, due to its intimate size, Monastir is also easily accessible on foot.
Getting from the Airport to the City
Monastir is served by Habib Bourguiba International Airport (MIR), and flights operate to major European cities on regular as well as smaller airports on a seasonal basis. A light rail station is located in front of the airport, and runs a service to Monastir city center every 30 minutes. Private hire taxis and car rental is also available.