Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jun 13, 2012 12:49 PM Last Post By: osoriom
Jun 13, 2012 5:57 AM
Train TicketsMy partner and I will be Morocco from 30th June 2012 to 7th July and we fly in from Marrakech and leave from Casablanca. We are not too interested in seeing Casablanca, so our plan is to divide our time between Marrakech and Meknes.
I realise it is a rather long journey from Marrakech to Meknes however i note from the train timetables there are several trains a day. My question is with regard to booking in advance, is it necessary, or is it possible to turn up and buy a ticket on the day of departure?
We are pretty flexible in terms of the train we catch e.g. we will aim for the 11am however could get the one after or a later one still.
My partner speaks and reads Arabic which may or may not make things easier as neither of us speak French.
Jun 13, 2012 6:55 AM
1You can book train tickets only after you arrive in Morocco. You'll do fine speaking only English. Pay the small extra charge for first class tickets--more room, more comfortable.
Jun 13, 2012 6:56 AM
Jun 13, 2012 7:53 AM
3Buy the tickets the day before if possible but don't worry if you can't, you will get on the train one way or the other.
Your partner's Arabic may or may not be useful, it depends on where it was learnt eg: Moroccans and Sudanese cannot converse as their Arabic is so different. English is ok on the tourist route.
Jun 13, 2012 8:49 AM
Jun 13, 2012 12:30 PM
5I have recently gone by train from Meknes to Casablanca and bought my tickets just 1 hour before departure without problem.
Be only aware in Meknes, there are 2 stations, I chose wrong station and the train I thought to take was not stopping at that station so I had to wait 1 hour more:).
But actually I cannot say you which station I took, it was taxi who took me to that station. Then I heard that the other station, there the train from Fes stops every time, is on that side the road is going to Fes.
Edited by: khamlia
Jun 13, 2012 12:49 PM
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