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About Tripoli Intl. Airport

The airport serving the city of Tripoli in Libya is known as Tripoli International Airport. The airport is the largest airport in the country and has a terminal capacity of 3 million people and is located in the town of Bin Ghashir which is located 34 km south of the city of Tripoli. Tripoli International Airport was built in 1934 and every year more than 150 thousand passengers use the airport. The airport was damaged during the Libyan Civil War in 2014 and was restored and completed in 2016. Today, both domestic and international flights are organised to many cities and countries.

Getting to the City Center from Tripoli Intl. Airport

Tripoli International Airport is not close to the city center. There is also no public transport from the airport. For this reason, you may want to ask to be picked up from the airport if you know someone in Tripoli. If you do not have someone who can pick you up, you can rent a car or take a taxi. Most of the hotels also offer airport shuttle service for extra fee.

Taxi

It is possible to reach the Tripoli city center in an average of 30 minutes by taking a taxi from the front of the airport. However, you should definitely agree with the taxi drivers about where you will go and negotiate the fare.

Car Rental

If you rent a car, you must go straight north on Airport Hwy to get to the city center from the airport. The journey takes about half an hour. Be careful especially at night when driving in the countryside, because many animals such as camel, cow, and sheep can come out on the way.

Hotel Shuttle

Almost all of the limited number of accommodation centers in the city offer airport shuttle service. You can request a shuttle service to the airport in advance. Just remember that there is another airport in the city and make sure that your hotel understands which airport you will be going to.

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2016
Getting to Tripoli Intl. Airport from the City Center

If you need to go to Tripoli International Airport from Tripoli city center, ask for help from someone you know. Because the airport is not close to the city center, transportation can be distressing. Public transport to the airport or shuttle service is also non-existing. If you do not know someone in the city, you can rent a car or take a taxi. Almost all of the hotels in the city offer airport shuttle service based on a fee.

Taxi

You can always find a taxi in the city center. But you have to be careful about the fee. Having two separate airports in Tripoli, make sure the taxi driver understands which airport you will be going to and negotiate the price. By taxi it is possible to reach Tripoli International Airport in an average of half an hour.

Car Rental

If you have a rental car, you must travel south on Airport Hwy to get to Tripoli International Airport and take the airport exit. In this way you can easily reach the airport in an average of 30 minutes. If you will be flying at night, be careful about the about the animals that can jump on the road in the evening hours.

Hotel Shuttle

Although Tripoli does not have many accommodation options, almost all of them offer airport shuttle service to their customers. Do not forget to ask for the price when booking this service, and to mention clearly which airport you will be going to.

Airport Information

Located about 30 kilometers from the city center, Tripoli International Airport consists of a single terminal serving both to domestic and international flights. The airport has the capacity to accommodate 3 million people per year. The airport has a VIP lounge, a restaurant and a duty free store. Today, there is no accommodation center in the airport but a hotel is planned to be opened for the use of transit passengers.

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2016

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