Monastir travel guide

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You're Going to Love Monastir

With a population of 71,546, Monastir is the largest city in Monastir, Tunisia by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Monastir has to offer.

When to visit Monastir

Monastir in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Monastir in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Monastir in August, when the average temperature is 82.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 89.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 46.4 °F, with an average temperature of 53.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 2″. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Monastir, with an average rainfall of 0.4″.

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How to Get to Monastir


When flying to Monastir, you’ll arrive at Monastir Habib Bourguiba (MIR), which is located 4 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Monastir from the United States departs from New York and takes around 13h 35m.


Another option to get to Monastir is to pick up a car rental from Tunis, which is about 81 miles from Monastir. You’ll find branches of SGF Tunisia and Avis, among others, in Tunis.

Airlines serving Monastir

Good (2,433 reviews)
Good (366 reviews)
Air France
Good (450 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,425 reviews)
Excellent (3,219 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,350 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,748 reviews)
Excellent (1,135 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (124 reviews)
Good (414 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (160 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (162 reviews)
Good (648 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (126 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (199 reviews)
Good (103 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (151 reviews)
Oman Air
Good (6 reviews)
Good (182 reviews)
Royal Jordanian
Good (158 reviews)
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Where to stay in Monastir

Average rates range from around $65 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $48 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Monastir

Most booked hotels in Monastir

Iberostar Selection Kuriat Palace
Excellent (8.2, 725 reviews)
Royal Thalassa Monastir
Excellent (8.1, 952 reviews)
Sahara Beach Aquapark
Good (7.5, 66 reviews)
Delphin El Habib
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
Regency Hotel and Spa
Good (6.2, 441 reviews)
El Mouradi Skanes
Okay (5.3, 169 reviews)
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Renting a car in Monastir

Renting a car in Monastir costs $52 per day, on average, or $104 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Monastir Habib Bourguiba.

Expect to pay $3.14 per gallon in Monastir (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $37.70 and $50.27. The most frequently booked car type in Monastir is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Hyundai i10 or similar) are, on average, 52% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.