Tripoli airport (TIP)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Tripoli International Airport, opened in 1934, is the most important in Libya. In 2014 the airport was damaged as part of the Libyan civil war, so many flights and services were suspended and relocated to Mitiga International Airport. In 2017 it was reopened for limited commercial use.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals
- 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: 3 million passengers went through it in 2010.
Tel: +218 944 297 241.


The airport is located in Qasr bin Ghashir, 34 km (21 miles) to the south of the city of Tripoli.

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What services does Tripoli airport (TIP) facilities include

The airport has currency exchange bureaus and ATMs.

Food and Drinks- There is a restaurant on the fourth floor of the terminal.
Shopping- On the second floor there is a shopping area with duty-free stores.
Baggage- In case of missing luggage, head to the counter of the appropriate airline.
Other Services- Prayer room.


Accommodation near Tripoli airport (TIP)

Among the closest options, you can find:

Victoria Hotel (7.8 km/4.8 miles)
Attawfeek Hotel (7.9 km/4.9 miles)
Al Waddan Hotel (8.1 km/5 miles)
Al Naher Hotel (9.8 km/6.1 miles)
Plasma Hotel (10.5 km/6.5 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Taxi - Ranks are located outside the Arrivals Hall. Journey time to the city centre is approximately 30 minutes.


Car rental agencies

There are counters from Avis (Tel +218 918 246 203 - 24 hours a day) and Sixt (Tel +218 213 345 499 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm) in the Arrivals Hall.


Parking services at Tripoli airport (TIP)

Parking bays for both short- and long-term stays are available in front of the terminal.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should arrange the proper services with their travel agency or airline before their arrival.

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Latest updates: July 15, 2019