Replies: 25 - Last Post: Oct 12, 2012 9:56 AM Last Post By: TimCullis
Oct 9, 2012 7:11 AM
15Thanks IntrepidGee, this is the answer I was looking for.
To me it sounds almost exactly like the Louage system. In Tunissia there only seemed to be one Louage going to on place, there wasn't any competition so maybe they've cleaned it up since.
Does anyone have a rough idea of how much the cost is for a Grand Taxi journey between two cities? I know that obviously this depends on where you are or where you're going, I'm just asking about the rough cost. For example do not expect to pay more than...
Oct 9, 2012 7:25 AM
Oct 9, 2012 7:57 AM
17There have been some slight cost increases in a lot of things over the last few months, taxi fares being one of them, but still cheap.
When I traveled by Grand Taxi from Taroudant to Marrakech 3 years ago, the cost was 100dh per seat. That will no doubt have increased slightly since then, but should be no more than 110-15. From Inezgane, the travel hub, to Sidi Ifni direct, I paid 55dh only a few weeks ago.
Oct 9, 2012 9:53 AM
18I paid 200DH per seat Ouarzazate-Marrakech, last year, how it is this year I not know. Maybe the same.
Oct 9, 2012 12:25 PM
Oct 9, 2012 12:40 PM
20Yes Tim, I am quite sure it was 200DH because, we needed to have one more person for to go but I wanted not wait any more so I paid the taxi driver for this. But then came one man and taxi driver gave me back 200DH, this I remember so if he not cheated me out of the money so it was 200DH per person.
Oct 10, 2012 4:58 AM
21It sounds like about the same price as the Louage system in Tunisia.
Oct 11, 2012 3:14 PM
Oct 12, 2012 8:40 AM
23"Generally I'd say grand taxi rates are typically 15-30% more than the equivalent CTM/Supratour bus fares, but in khamlia's example above 200dh is more than double the 80dh (?) of the bus."
Yeah, this is what I found over the last month. Didn't experience the Tizi 'n Tichka by Grand Taxi, only CTM so can't comment on that stretch. Despite my linguistic ineptitude I found taxis to be fairly priced - locals and tourists pay the same with no messing around. And drivers were fine. Many of the cars are held together with gaffa tape however, which is also true of the buses.
Oct 12, 2012 9:43 AM
24by the way, once at airport in Marrakech, the taxi there, grand taxi maybe in a little better condition, even, he wanted have 1600DH for the trip from there to Ouarzazate - ridiculous
Oct 12, 2012 9:56 AM
25Most grand taxis in Morocco are either Mercedes or Peugeot saloon vehicles. I remember admiring in Germany--many years ago--the W124 version of the Mercedes E Class vehicles which came out in the mid 1980s. Despite the fact these are now 25 years old, very few secondhand examples of these have yet reached Morocco.
Most grand taxis are the W114 models, first introduced 44 years ago. And, of course, some are even older.
But the real antiques on Moroccan roads are the British Bedford trucks. Invariably originally painted in maroon, they looked ancient when I first visited in the early 1970s, so must be 65 or more years old by now.
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