Morocco Transport

Get in


Morocco’s main international entry point is the Mohammed V International Airport. Royal Air Maroc operates domestic flights from Casablanca to major cities nationwide. Between any other two points you will usually have to change planes at Casablanca, unless both points are stops on a single Casa-bound flight. In general flight are expensive but will save you a lot of time.


The trains in Morocco are very comfortable and fairly inexpensive. They cover a limited network of routes, but travel between all the major cities so they are easily the best option. They are reliable, comfortable, fast and efficient. People are incredibly sociable and friendly on the trains in Morocco and you will find yourself perpetually talking to strangers about your journey. Each new person will advise you on some new place you should go or invite you to their home for couscous. The only drawback with Moroccan trains are that they are very frequently delayed, so don’t count on the timetables if you are in a hurry.


There are several ferry connections to Morocco, mainly from Spain. Algeciras is the main port and serves Ceuta and Tangier. Ferries from France also go to Tangier, from the port of Sète near Montpellier and Port Vendres near Perpignan. The Italian towns of Genoa and Naples also have direct connections to Tangier. The British crown colony of Gibraltar connects to Tangier through a high-speed boat service.
Get around


Luxury buses are the best bet, with almost universal coverage, if with somewhat odd leaving times in some places. CTM, Supratours and some smaller companies provide good comfort with reasonable prices. All bus companies charge for baggage separately. Local buses are a completely valid choice for the hardier traveller, and often even have more leg room than the luxury buses although this may be just because the seat in front of you is disintegrating. They can be extraordinarily slow as they will stop for anyone, anywhere, and only luxury buses are air conditioned.


The Shared Taxis are one of the best features of Moroccan transport. They operate on a wide variety of routes and are much quicker than the public buses. The taxis are usually big Mercedes cars that may carry up to six passengers, and the fares are semi-fixed and shared equally between passengers, generally cost less than a luxury bus but more than the local. Late at night, expect to be charged a little more than at daytime, and also to pay for all the seats in the car as it probably won’t show up other customers late. Petit taxis are not allowed to leave the city borders and is thus not an option for travelling between cities.


Motorcycling in Morocco is increasing each year. Although you should be careful of your safety at night, you will be able to visit all the sought after places for the enthusiast. It will be advisable to take a good tool kit and puncture repair kit.


Rental firms abound in the large cities. Most worldwide rental networks have their offices in Morocco. Also there are several local rental companies, they offer lower prices, but be sure to check the vehicles condition, spare tire, jack etc. Please note that you should have insurance and they are very expensive. The petrol prices in Morocco are also fairly high.