Located in northeast Algeria, Constantine is the 3rd largest city in the country, after Oran. The city is thought to have been established by Greek colonists and the Numidians in 203 B.C. Its name comes from the old Roman Emperor Constantine. The city’s oil resources have provided Constantine economic empowerment in terms of trade. The city’s northern region experiences a Mediterranean climate, while the southern region experiences a desert climate. The city experiences highs of 28-30 degrees throughout the year with irregular rainfall.
Constantine was built on a long plateau, surrounded by gorges, canyons, bridges, waterfalls, caves, and thermal waters. Among the city’s most important natural areas are Rhumel Gorge, Devil's Bridge, Bridge Sidi-M’Cid, Bridge Sidi-Rached, Perregaux footbridge, El-Kantara Bridge, Falls Bridge, and Djebel El Ouahch. Tourist attractions in the city include the Emir Abd al-Qadir Mosque, the Palace of Ahmed Bey, and the Musee National Cirta. The Emir Abdelkader University and Mentouri Public University have great student campuses. Constantine features influences of Mediterranean cuisine. The city reflects vibrant cultural diversity, offering dishes from international cuisine as well. Reaching Constantine is easy thanks to the Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport, located in the city center.
Bus is the only means of transportation that you can use to get to the city, which is 12 kilometers from the airport. You can also get to Constantine city center in about 15-20 minutes by choosing one of the taxi, transfer or car rental services from means of private transportation.
You can go to the bus stops outside the airport arrival terminal and get information from the ticket offices about which line to use depending on where you are going. Buses with Constantine center-ville signs are departing every 15 minutes and go directly to the city center. The fare you will pay to take this bus is 1 euro by 2017. The duration of the journey is 15 minutes.
If you arrive at the airport late at night, it is a good idea to use the 24/7 shuttle to reach Constantine city center quickly. You can see many taxis waiting for customers outside the terminal. All you need to do is check if there is a taximeter. Other than that, you can try to negotiate.
The most practical way of reaching from Constantine Mohamed Boudiaf Airport directly to the city center is undoubtedly car rental. You can choose from local and foreign car rental companies that have a branch at the airport terminal, but it is beneficial to make a pre-reservation before you arrive at the airport. You can also benefit from a variety of discounts on this. You will be picked up from the airport in minutes and you will be able to get to the city center in 22-32 minutes via N79 and in 30-35 minutes via A1 and N3.Last Updated: 25 Jun 2017
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