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Morocco Getting Around - Internal Travel
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Air

Royal Air Maroc (AT) operates frequent services from Casablanca airport to:

• Agadir
• Dakhla
• Fès
• Marrakech
• Ouarzazate
• Oujda
• Tangier

Regional Airlines (FN) also runs internal services.

Rail

The Moroccan rail system, run by Office National des Chemins de Fer (ONCF) presents regular and cheap services with 1st class travel available between the major centres. The rail fares are amongst the cheapest in the world, although a supplement must be paid for in the air-conditioned trains. Restaurant cars and sleeping cars are also available. The network runs from Oujda in the northeast to Casablanca to the west, Tangier on the north coast and Fès and Marrakech in the interior. The most useful route is from Fès to Rabat and Casablanca, with 5 daily and 2 overnight trains. There are also 2 daily trains and 1 overnight train which run from Casablanca to Marrakech. Additionally, a train runs every thirty minutes from Kenitra to Rabat from monday to friday.

Cheap fares

Children under 4 travel free and children from 4 to 12 may travel for half fare. The European Inter-Rail pass is legitimate in Morocco.

Road

The traffic drives on the right in Morocco.

The main Moroccan roads, predominantly those covering the north and northwest of the country, are all-weather highways.

In the interior, south of the High Atlas Mountains, road travel becomes much more complicated, especially across the Atlas Mountains during the winter.

Coach

The main centres are connected by a wide variety of coach services, several of them are privately run.

The 2 largest firms are CTM (covering the whole of Morocco) and SATAS (between Casablanca, Agadir and south of Agadir).

Tourists should bear in mind, however, that Morocco has a poor road safety record and the roads from Agadir to Marrakech, via Imi'n Tanoute and Chichaoua, are particularly dangerous.

Bus

Connections between most main towns and villages are regular and frequent, although buses can be crowded and it may be wise to buy tickets in advance and board well before departure to secure a place to sit. The price of tickets is very low, particularly with some of the smaller bus companies. It is routine to tip the guard for the loading luggage. For charter intentions, air-conditioned motor coaches are available.

Taxi

Taxi's are available in main towns, the petits taxis, are metered (please see below under Urban). Other larger taxis, generally Mercedes cars, are used for travel to the areas outside of the towns and these can be shared, but fares should be agreed before departure.

Car hire

Major hire companies have offices in the major towns and cities. Car hire is generally very expensive.

Documentation

International Driving Permits are accepted, as well as Foreign driving    licences.
•Third Party insurance is required.
• A Green Card is also necessary and car insurance can be arranged locally.

Urban

There are extensive bus services in Casablanca and other large towns and pre-purchase tickets are sold. Urban area petits taxis are abundant with metered fares. Taxi drivers expect a 10%.

Travel times

The following chart gives approximate travel times (in hours and minutes) from Casablanca to other major towns and cities in Morocco
  Air Road Sea
Rabat
0.30 1.30 1.00
Marrakech
0.30 4.00 4.00
Tangier
0.50 6.00 6.00
Laayoune
1.30 20.00 -