The peak season varies depending on where in the country you want to go however you’ll generally struggle to find the cheapest flights to Tunisia from June to August as more tourists flock to the sunshine. May until early June are wonderful times to secure your flight tickets as the weather is warm and reliable but cheap flights to Tunisia are easier to come by. November is the best month to visit the south as longer expeditions into the Sahara Desert are possible. There are also desert festivals around November too so make sure to plan ahead and secure your flight tickets well in advance to avoid overpaying.
You’ll find the cheapest flights to Tunisia from January to late February or early March. These are the quietest months of the year and you can find good deals on accommodation as well as on flight tickets. September can sometimes offer cheap flights to Tunisia too as most of the summer tourists are leaving as autumn kicks in.
Aim to secure your flight tickets at least 3 months ahead of time, possibly earlier if you intend to visit one of the desert festivals. The best way to find the cheapest flights to Tunisia is to either visit during the low season or be flexible with your flight tickets and overall destination. Having your heart set on a week in July in Tunis or 10 days can restrict your chances of finding discounted flights to Tunisia. You don’t need to be as thorough during January and February as many tourist sectors are empty but you might find limited activities available to you when you arrive.
Flights from London to Tunis, Tunisia: 2 hours 45 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Djerba, Tunisia: 7 hours 30 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Tunis, Tunisia: 4 hours 35 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Djerba, Tunisia: 9 hours 10 minutes.
Tunisair is pretty much the main airline that offers direct flights to Tunisia. You can of course find connecting flights with other airlines such as British Airways and Lufthansa. Due to the lack of competitive airlines offering cheap flights to Tunisia you are limited slightly when trying to find the cheapest flight tickets however if you plan ahead you can usually find a good deal.
The easiest way to get to the city is to jump on bus number 35. This goes to both the city and the train station so if you’re not intending on staying in Tunis you can get a bus to the train station. Failing that you’ll have to opt for a taxi. These are more expensive than the bus but more convenient as you don’t have to wait for them. You’ll find them directly outside of the airport but make sure to agree on a fee before getting in.
To make your transition smoother once you’ve booked your flights to Tunisia, it’s worth looking into the transport options you can choose from. Generally you’ll be rather limited to just taking a taxi. They aren’t overly expensive and are quite a common way to travel Djerba. Buses are available but their schedules are unreliable and unless you know the times they arrive, you’ll struggle to find them. Lastly you could rent a car from the airport although it’s safer to just get a taxi.
(prices quotes are from London)