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 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Monastir has to offer.

When to visit Monastir

Monastir in January
Estimated hotel price
$53
1 night at 3-star hotel
Monastir in January
Estimated hotel price
$53
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

Plane

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 18h 25m.

Car

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 Budget and Avis, among others, in Tunis.

Plane

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 18h 25m.

Car

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 Budget and Avis, among others, in Tunis.

Airlines serving Monastir

Lufthansa
Good (4,585 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,591 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Emirates
Good (2,120 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,685 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (226 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (703 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (193 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (323 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (195 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (306 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (235 reviews)
Vueling
Good (812 reviews)
SAUDIA
Good (411 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (492 reviews)
Kuwait Airways
Good (264 reviews)
Royal Jordanian
Good (219 reviews)
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Where to stay in Monastir

From 5-star hotels such as the Royal Thalassa Monastir to great affordable options like the Sahara Beach Aquapark, Monastir offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $51 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $87 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Monastir

Most booked hotels in Monastir

Iberostar Selection Kuriat Palace
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, 1163 reviews)
$99+
Royal Thalassa Monastir
5 stars
Excellent (8.2, 1552 reviews)
$74+
Hotel Rosa Beach Monastir
4 stars
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
$73+
Delphin El Habib
4 stars
Good (6.8, 137 reviews)
$32+
El Mouradi Skanes
4 stars
Okay (5.1, 522 reviews)
$35+

Renting a car in Monastir

Renting a car in Monastir costs $47 per day, on average, or $236 if you want to rent if for 5 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 $3.07 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 $36.79 and $49.06. The most frequently booked car type in Monastir is Economy (Fiat Punto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Hyundai i10 or similar) are, on average, 42% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Monastir costs $47 per day, on average, or $236 if you want to rent if for 5 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 $3.07 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 $36.79 and $49.06. The most frequently booked car type in Monastir is Economy (Fiat Punto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Hyundai i10 or similar) are, on average, 42% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.