Buses Chef to Marrakesh
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 9, 2012 8:29 AM Last Post By: skunkman44
Oct 8, 2012 5:05 AM
Oct 8, 2012 5:57 AM
1Yes, transport works on a hub system. When you guidebook doesn't suggest a direct link, look at transport links from the departure town and the destination town for a common point, in this case Fez is probably best. If you want to go by train to Marrakech, however, you'd be better getting the bus to Meknes.
It's a similar hub system for grand taxis however the links are often shorter, so for Chefchaouen to Fez you would have to change at Ouezzane.
Oct 8, 2012 7:44 AM
2i wouldn't say i "disagree" as such with Tim because what he's saying is true but that's probably not the option i would choose. Leaving ChefChaouen by bus can be a real pain (buses leave early morning and are very often full or you're left with the crappy seats), especially toward Fes, then you'd have to change in Fes to get a bus to Marrakech. Though journey.
My personnal option would be to take a grand taxi from Chefchaouen to Tanger (cheap, fast, great scenery on the way and leaves from the central roundabout in Chefchaouen), then from Tanger get a CTM bus or a train to Marrakech.
This would be a less exhausting and more confortable option. But in the end it's up to you!
If you plan on visiting Fes (which would be a great idea) then just forget what i just wrote and follow Tim's advice.... ;)
Oct 9, 2012 7:45 AM
Oct 9, 2012 7:56 AM
4At the risk of disagreeing with myself, yet another option is to get a grand taxi heading west on the R410 to El Ksar el Kebir and pick up the Tanger to Casablanca/Marrakech train line there.
Oct 9, 2012 8:29 AM
in the end Tim's final solution is probably the fastest if you want to take the train.
Via Tanger only the CTM buses would save time i guess, as the train changing in El Ksar el Kebir might take some time.
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