Best/Cheapest way to get from Marrakech airport to Essaouria
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jun 8, 2012 4:37 PM Last Post By: Marocfan
Jun 8, 2012 5:29 AM
Best/Cheapest way to get from Marrakech airport to EssaouriaHi,
My boyfriend and I are going to Morocco on 2nd July and am staying in Essaouira then Marrakech. I fly into Marrakech airport - what's the best way to get from there to Essaouira?
Our hotel have quoted us £88 for a transfer which seems quite steep.
Is it worth trying to get a bus/grand taxi or will it take ages?
Thanks very much,
Jun 8, 2012 5:41 AM
Jun 8, 2012 6:03 AM
2For a grand taxi to take you alone (ie. pay for all 6 seats) to Essouria would not cost 1,100Dh+. I would imagine the price at about the same to Safi which was 85Dh a place last year.
For convience sake - round that up to 100Dh a seat x 6 = 600Dh but I would think it'll be well under & you might be able to negotiate with the driver a little
So you've practically got the price of a return journey for their cost. Easy to organise
Jun 8, 2012 6:23 AM
3The transfer organised by the hotel will probably be in a modern air conditioned minibus and you are paying for the convenience of having everything organised for you. There are cheaper options but it involves you going the legwork once you've landed.
Bus is cheapest but you have to get from the airport to the bus station, then wait for the next bus.
Jun 8, 2012 7:49 AM
4If they're new to Morocco i'm not sure they'll fancy the find-the-taxi-park, find-the-correct-taxi-in-the-park then the hardest part, get the correct price because taxi-drivers are world-champions at recognizing newbies...
If they're not experienced travellers and it's their first-time in Morocco i'd advise them to go for the 88£ even if it's an obvious rip-off.
I would personnaly go for the grand-taxi without an hesitation.
Jun 8, 2012 7:52 AM
Jun 8, 2012 8:06 AM
Jun 8, 2012 8:40 AM
Jun 8, 2012 4:37 PM
8I believe Essaouira Taxi may still have a website. Or go to essaourianet.com which has hotel and taxi info. to find out about booking in advance. And do NOT hesitate to tell the driver to slow down and not pass on blind curves en route to Essaouira...they seem to love to do this.
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