Flights & getting there
Al Massira Airport, mainly served by Royal Air Maroc, European charter flights and budget airlines, is 28km southeast of Agadir en route to Taroudant. Facilities include a post office, bag-wrap service, cafes, souvenir shops and wi-fi hotspots.
To & From the Airport
You can catch a taxi straight from Al Massira Airport to numerous destinations. Tariffs for private hire are displayed at the airport information booth, and include the following destinations: Agadir or Inezgane (Dh200), Essaouira or Goulimime (Dh1000), Mirleft (Dh700), Tafraoute (Dh900), Taghazout (Dh300), Taroudant or Tiznit (Dh450).
Bus 37 runs from outside the airport (about 500m straight out on the road) to Inezgane (Dh10, 6.45am to 10.15pm), from where you can continue to Agadir and destinations throughout southern Morocco.
Although a good number of buses serve Agadir, it is quite possible you’ll end up in Inezgane, 13km south, the regional transport hub. Check before you buy your ticket. Plenty of grands taxis (Dh7) and local buses (Dh10) shuttle between there and Agadir.
All the major bus companies, and plenty of smaller companies, serve the massive circular Gare Routière, past Souq Al Had. If you want to travel on a specific bus, it is worth booking ahead.
CTM, which has a Nouveau Talborjt ticket office off Place Lahcen Tamri, has several daily departures to destinations including Casablanca (Dh270, eight hours), Dakhla (Dh395, 20 hours), Essaouira (Dh75, 3½ hours), Laayoune (Dh240, 11½ hours), Marrakesh (Dh110, 3½ hours), Rabat (Dh230, nine hours), Tangier (Dh340, 13½ hours), Taroudant (Dh35, two hours) and Tiznit (Dh40, 1¾ hours).
Supratours, which has a city-centre ticket office on Rue des Oranges, offers similar services.
Catch bus 32 for Tamraght and Taghazout.
Car & Motorcycle
The distances involved in touring southern Morocco make it worth considering hiring a car. It is cheapest to book a vehicle online in advance.
Local agencies charge from about Dh300 for a small car for one day, though there’s usually room for haggling. Note that you'll need to stump up an additional cost to reduce your insurance excess.
Local agencies are clustered in the arcade across Ave du Prince Moulay Abdallah from the bottom of Ave du 29 Février; around the junction of Ave des FAR and Blvd Hassan II, and the corner of Ave Mohammed V and Ave du Général Kettani.
Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz have offices both in the latter location and at the airport, where Thrifty and Sixt also have desks. Most accommodation options can also arrange car hire. Scooters and motorbikes are also available, but check the state of the machines carefully.
The main grand-taxi rank is located at the south end of Rue de Fès. Destinations include Essaouira (Dh100), Inezgane (Dh10) and Taroudant (Dh40).