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Tripoli at a glance


Libya's name is derived from the ancient Egyptian term Lebu, which referred to the Berbers who lived west of the Nile. Tripoli, founded by the Phoenicians in antiquity and home to various empires over millennia, is a must-see vacation destination, featuring a social texture that reflects the region's overall characteristics and breathtaking natural beauty. Tripoli attracts attention with its cultural mosaic and interesting historical monuments, as well as a distinctive cuisine. The city has a semi-arid climate, offering an ideal route for tourists who enjoy hot weather while permitting comfortable travel during the mild winter months.

Martyrs' Square (Green Square), with its lively ambiance, cafes and restaurants, also houses cultural service areas such as the Tripoli Archaeological Museum and the Tripoli City Museum, which showcase the city's historical heritage. Must-see attractions include Omar Mukhtar Street, one of Tripoli's most well-known addresses; Leptis Magna, home to ancient ruins; Medina-i Kadime, the old city district with its traditional architecture and streets; and En Nâka Mosque, one of the city's oldest mosques. For visitors seeking to experience Tripoli's colorful atmosphere during the summer months, the Gulf of Tripoli, with an abundance of magnificent beaches, is a viable alternative travel route.

Embark on an Exciting Journey: Book a Flight to Tripoli Today!

Turkish Airlines operates direct flights to Tripoli from Istanbul Airport to Mitiga International Airport.

About Mitiga International Airport

Mitiga International Airport serves Tripoli, Libya's capital, and is located approximately 8 kilometers east of the city center. Many domestic and international flights operate from Mitiga International Airport, which is the only airport in the city after the collapse of Tripoli International Airport in 2014.

Tripoli is known for:


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Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Tajoura (24 km)
Qaser Bin Ghashir (32 km)
Shurman (65 km)
CURRENCY
Libyan Dinar (LYD)

COUNTRY CODE
+218

ELECTRIC POWER
C,L

TIME ZONE
GMT +2

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
N/A

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
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Mitiga International Airport transportation information

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Mitiga International Airport, located 8 kilometers from Tripoli, is accessible via public bus or private shuttle buses.

Average time from airport: -

Distance from airport: 8 km

TAXI:

Airport taxis offer a convenient and faster way to get to Tripoli's city center. Usually the fare is negotiated before the drive.

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Frequently Frequently asked questions about flights to Tripoli

Does Turkish Airlines operate direct flights from Istanbul to Tripoli? Learn more

Yes, Turkish Airlines operates direct flights between Istanbul and Tripoli.

How long is the flight from İstanbul to Tripoli? Learn more

Flights from Istanbul to Tripoli take an average of three hours.

When is the best time to book a flight to Tripoli? Learn more

The type of vacation you intend to take is the most important factor in finding the cheapest flight ticket to Tripoli. If you have specific dates for a sea/beach vacation, it is best to purchase tickets early in the winter season. If you’re planning a holiday during the fall-winter months, which are ideal for a cultural trip, you’ll find better fares if you purchase tickets in the spring.