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Marrakech Menara Airport

Small, modern Marrakech Menara Airport is located 6km southwest of town. Due to the growing number of international and charter flights serving Marrakesh, the airport is expanding and a second terminal is now open.

In the arrivals hall you'll find currency exchange, ATMs, an information desk and phone providers where you can equip yourself with a Moroccan SIM card. The currency exchange office stays open until the last flight for the night has arrived.

Bus

Airport bus 19 runs a circular route, every 30 minutes, between the airport and central Marrakesh. From the airport, it stops at Pl de Foucauld (a one-minute walk to Djemaa El Fna), then runs along Ave Mohammed V via Bab Nkob (alight for Bab Doukkala) to Guéliz (passing Pl du 16 Novembre and the train station) before heading back to the airport.

Taxi

A petit taxi to central Marrakesh from the airport (6km) should be no more than Dh70, but you will most likely have extreme difficulty convincing the driver of this. Late at night, with no other options available, drivers will typically quote between Dh120 and Dh150.

Airport Transfers

If it's your first time in Marrakesh, and particularly if you're staying in a medina riad or out in the palmeraie, it makes sense to pay extra and organise a private airport transfer to your accommodation. Most riads charge around Dh150 to Dh170 for the service which, if you're heading into the medina, includes being met at the taxi drop-off point (usually Djemaa El Fna) and being walked to the door.

Bus

To popular destinations such as Agadir and Essaouira, CTM and Supratours offer a more expensive 'comfort plus/premium' service on slightly smaller, nicer buses.

CTM

The CTM bus station is located southwest of the train station (about 15 minutes on foot). There’s not much at the station in the way of facilities, beyond a smoky 24-hour cafe with stuttering wi-fi.

A taxi from the station to Djemaa El Fna shouldn't cost more than Dh30 (drivers will often quote Dh50).

CTM Services

Agadir

Price (Dh)

115/120 regular/premium

Duration (hr)

3½-4

Frequency (daily)

17

Casablanca

Price (Dh)

90/130 regular/premium

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

15

Er Rachidia

Price (Dh)

175

Duration (hr)

10

Frequency (daily)

1

Essaouira

Price (Dh)

80

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

2

Fez

Price (Dh)

185-190

Duration (hr)

8-9

Frequency (daily)

6

Laâyoune

Price (Dh)

365

Duration (hr)

14-15½

Frequency (daily)

7

Ouarzazate

Price (Dh)

90/100 regular/premium

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

5

Tan Tan

Price (Dh)

225

Duration (hr)

9

Frequency (daily)

8

Tiznit

Price (Dh)

145/155 regular/premium

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

8

Zagora

Price (Dh)

160

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

2

Supratours

Supratours is located west of the train station, in the old station building. The station has a cafe and a room where you can check baggage (Dh10 per day, open 6am to 10pm). Bus services connect to train departure and arrival times.

The parking lot in front of the Supratours office is the arrival and departure point for most international buses, including CTM buses to/from Paris (adult/child Dh2730/2060, 48 hours, Tuesday and Friday).

Taxis wait in the Supratours parking lot.

Supratours Services

Agadir

Price (Dh)

110/130 regular/comfort plus

Duration (hr)

4

Frequency (daily)

11

Dakhla

Price (Dh)

490

Duration (hr)

23

Frequency (daily)

2

Essaouira

Price (Dh)

80/110 regular/comfort plus

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

6

Laâyoune

Price (Dh)

360

Duration (hr)

15

Frequency (daily)

6

Ouarzazate

Price (Dh)

90

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

3

Tan Tan

Price (Dh)

210

Duration (hr)

10

Frequency (daily)

7

Zagora

Price (Dh)

140

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

1

Gare Routière (main bus station)

Marrakesh's gare routière is just outside the city walls next to Bab Doukkala, a 15-minute walk northeast of Pl du 16 Novembre or a 20-minute walk from Djemaa El Fna.

Inside, a variety of private, local bus companies have their ticket booths for regular services from here to Agadir, Casablanca, Fez and Meknès; a couple of services daily to Er-Rachidia and Zagora; and at least one bus daily to Telouet.

Some CTM buses also pick-up/drop-off from here.

There are plans afoot to move the station out of the central city at some stage in the future.

Car & Motorcycle

If you're coming into town with your own wheels, try to arrive during daylight. Driving through the busy, chaotic traffic at night is stressful for first-time visitors. At all times be alert for scooters, horse carriages, donkeys, pedestrians, and other drivers who rarely obey road rules.

Taxi

Grands taxis and minibuses to destinations in the High Atlas, including Asni (Dh30), Ouirgane (Dh40) and Setti Fatma (Dh40), depart from Rue Uqba bin Nafaa, alongside the medina wall, a short walk from Djemaa El Fna.

Grands taxis serving destinations further afield, including those bound for Agadir (Dh150), Azilal (Dh75), Beni Mellal (Dh110), Demnate (Dh70), Essaouira (Dh90), Ouarzazate (Dh120) and Taroudannt (Dh110), gather on a parking lot just outside Bab Doukkala. Prices can fluctuate by Dh10 to Dh20 depending on demand.

Train

Marrakesh’s train station is big, organised and convenient, with ATMs, cafes and fast-food outlets.

Taxis wait just outside. To Djemaa El Fna it's no more than Dh20 on the meter (Dh30 at night) but drivers are notorious for not putting the meter on. Dh50 is the usual quoted price.

Train Services

Casablanca

Price (Dh) 2nd/1st class

95/148

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

9

Fez

Price (Dh) 2nd/1st class

206/311

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

8

Meknèz

Price (Dh) 2nd/1st class

184/280

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

8

Rabat

Price (Dh) 2nd/1st class

127/195

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

9

Safi

Price (Dh) 2nd/1st class

69/103

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

2

Tangier

Price (Dh) 2nd/1st class

216/327

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

7

The last Tangier train travels overnight. Sleeping-car compartment tickets cost Dh370; book at least two days in advance.

Taxi

Taxis wait just outside the train station and quote inflated rates of Dh50 to the medina. You'll have to bargain hard to try and get the metered rate of Dh20.

Bus

City buses 8 and 10 (Dh4) head down Av Hassan II and Av Mohammed V to Djemaa el Fna roughly every 20 minutes between 6am and 10pm.