Tripoli airport (TIP)

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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.

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Number of Terminals
- 1 -
Airlines: Libyan Airlines.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 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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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.


Car rental search

Among the closest options, you can find: Bustan Hotel (Tel +218 215 826 833), Rixos Al Nasr (Tel +218 213 620 901), Al Safeer Hotel (Tel +218 213 332 944), Al Waddan Hotel (Tel +218 213 330 044), Corinthia Hotel Tripoli (Tel +218 213 351 990), Sahara Libya Hotel (Tel +218 213 341 284), Hotel Alaseema (Tel +218 213 345 864), Plasma Hotel (Tel +218 213 331 172), Al Batra Hotel (Tel +218 925 102 929), Assafi Hotel (Tel +218 214 444 011).


Booking accommodation

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.


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


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


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