by FAHRPLANCENTER (TimetableCentre):
Information about train timings in Tunisia, Information about train travel
can also consult SNCFT's Timetables for long-distance
services and for suburban services
on this Internet site.
Below you will find information about getting the SNCFT Railpass CARTE
BLEUE. There are also some sample
fares on this site.
If you want to shot some souvenir pictures along Tunisian Railway lines
and of Tunisian trains you have to produce personally a photographic permit
at the SNCFT office at Tunis Ville.
SNCFT is Tunisia's National Railway Company and operates
a large network for passenger and freight trains in most regions of the
Republic of Tunisia. The network consists of a standard gauge (1435 mm)
part in the North of the country and a much larger metre gauge network in
Central and Southern Tunisia. SNCFT is transporting about 39million passengers
a year. Some of SNCFT's passenger trains are of the fastest ones on metre
well maintained rolling-stock, some of it very recently modernised. Direct
Climatisé (Fast Air-conditioned) trains are fully air-conditioned
in all three classes and subject to a supplement either in Direct and in
Omnibus trains. Classes available are: First and second and in addition
"Grand-confort" with more space at every place. Some trains are called EXPRESS,
they have first and Grand-confort class only and a more personalized service
at the seat of the passenger. This trains offers specialy short travel times
between main centres along the coast. All Direct and Express trains are conveying
a bar from which drinks and snacks are sold and some of them offers Internet
facilities. New French-built railcars are operated as Autorail Express services,
offering fully air-conditioned first class.
Omnibus (Local) and Banlieue (Suburban) trains offers normally first
and second class. For every air-conditioned train (Express, Direct, Omnibus)
a supplement must be paid before leaving. This may vary according to the
travel distance and costs about €/US$ 0.50 to €/US$ 1.50. For Carte Bleue rates see the order form.
watch the photo gallery on this Homepage
about Tunisian Railways, SNCFT and other carriers.
Carte Bleue Railpasses
Carte Bleue Railpasses are strictly personnalized and are sold to tunisian
and foreign tourists. The Railpasses entitles you for an unlimited number
of trips during a determined period in all local and long-distance trains
of SNCFT. Railpasses are available for each of the three classes and for
periods of validity of 7, 15 or 21 consecutive days.
In Europe Carte Bleue is sold by FAHRPLANCENTER
(address: BAHNHOF; CH-6422 STEINEN SZ; SWITZERLAND). To get a Carte Bleue
you should print out the order form,
one for each person. This form should be sent to FAHRPLANCENTER together
with a current passport photo, a copy of the passports main page with the
indictaion about the passport holder and the payment for the Carte Bleue and
a supplement of € 7.50 / US$ 10.00 for registered air-mail rate. All personal
data protection laws will cautiously be respected. Please expect at least
4 to 6 weeks (outside of Europe 5 to 7 weeks) for delivery of Carte Bleue,
so please order early.
In Tunisia Carte Bleue is sold at main stations, some great Hotels and
through some travel agencies.
Please note, Carte Bleue is not valid in SMLT Tramways, SMLT electric suburban trains and on the
Lézard Rouge Tourist train!
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Books about Tunisian
and African Railways
List of Maps
Other African Railways can be found here
SNCFT and FAHRPLANCENTER wish you a
happy time in Tunisia and relaxing travel by SNCFT trains.