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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘salaam alaykum ’
( sa-lam alay-koom )
Arabic
Plug combo ce
Electricity
220V/50hz
Oct-Apr
Best time to go
Winter
Monday
HRS
22
22
MINS
04
04
Current Time
GMT +1

Money and costs

Currency
Dirhams (MAD)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 29, 2019 4:48AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
Dh500
  • Basic double room with shared bathroom: from Dh50
  • Soup or sandwich: Dh4–30
  • Four-hour local bus trip: Dh60
Midrange
Dh500–1400
  • Admission to sights: Dh10–50
  • Hotel room: Dh400–800
  • Dinner main: Dh70–150
Top end (more than)
Dh1400
  • Car hire: Dh300
  • Day tour: Dh300
  • Double in a city riad: from Dh1000

Visas

Visas are not generally required for stays of up to 90 days.

Get the latest visa advice for Morocco from our community.

When to go and weather

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Western Sahara
Morocco

Getting to Morocco

Transport reform has encouraged the explosion of visitor numbers to Morocco, and the government’s ‘open skies’ policy has allowed the European budget airlines into the country.

There are numerous ferry services from Europe, a more romantic and lower carbon option than flying, crossing to Africa and connecting Morocco to the European rail network.

Flights, tours and rail tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Getting around Morocco

Transport in Morocco is reasonably priced, and mostly quick and efficient.

Train Reasonably priced, with good coverage and frequent departures between the major cities, but no lines in the south or along the Mediterranean coast.

Car Somewhat expensive but useful for travelling at your own pace or for visiting regions with minimal public transport. Cars can be hired in every town or city, although navigating the big cities can be stressful.

Bus Cheaper and slower than trains, ranging from modern coaches to rickety local affairs. Useful for destinations not serviced by trains.

Taxi Mercedes ‘grands taxis’ run set routes between nearby towns and cities. Cheap but cramped.

Air Royal Air Maroc offers internal flights.

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