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Morocco Getting There - International Travel
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Air

The national airline is Royal Air Maroc (AT). There are frequent direct flights from all major the European cities, from North America and from the Middle East.

Approximate flight times

• From Casablanca to London is 3 hours
• From Tangier to London is 2 hours 30 minutes.
• From Casablanca to New York is 6 hours 30 minutes.

Main airports

Casablanca (CMN) (Mohammed V)

Located 30km (19 miles) south of the city with a travel time of approximately 35 minutes.

Travel to and from the airport

Taxi services into Casablanca and train services available to Rabat.

Facilities

Outgoing duty free shop, post office, banking and bureau de change, restaurant, bar, tourist help desk and car hire facilities.

Tangier (TNG) (Boukhalef Souahel)

Located 11km (7 miles) from the city with a travel time of 20 minutes.

Travel to and from the Airport

Bus and taxi services into Tangier from the airport.

Facilities

Outgoing duty free shop, banking and bureau de change, bar, tourist help desk, car hire and restaurant.

Other international airports:

• Fez (FEZ)
• Marrakech (RAK)
• Rabat-Salé (RBA)

Departure tax

None.

Sea

Main ports

• Tangier
• Casablanca
• Ceuta

Lines serving these ports are:

• Bland Line - from Spain and Gibraltar

• Comanav - from France, Spain and Italy

• Compañía Trasmediterránea

• Limadet, Polish Ocean Lines - from Northern Europe and Transtour

Car/passenger ferries

Ferry operators include:

FerriMaroc
Trasmediterranea

There are regular and cheap car and passenger-ferry links between southern Spain and Tangier and the Spanish enclaves on the north Moroccan coast. Most links are roll-on, roll-off car ferries except where mentioned.

The routes are from:

• Algeciras to Ceuta (Sebta) (car ferry)
• Algeciras to Tangier (hydrofoil and car ferry)
• Tarifa to Tangier (hydrofoil)
• Gibraltar to Tangier (hydrofoil and car ferry)
• Almería to Melilla (car ferry)
• Málaga to Melilla (car ferry)
• Almería to Nador (car ferry)
• Gênes (Italy) to Tangier
• Alicante to Orán
• Almería to Al Hoceima

There are also car ferries between Sète on the French coast (between Béziers and Montpellier) and Tangier with Compagnie Marocaine de Navigation.

Rail

Rail links between Morocco and Algeria are suspended currently.

The international routes are from Oujda to Algiers or from Oran to Algiers.

Trains can be caught from London Victoria to Gare du Nord in Paris, and then Gare d'Austerlitz to Algerciras. From here ferries can be caught to Morocco (see Sea section above).

Rail passes

The Inter-Rail Pass offers unlimited second-class train travel in up to twenty-nine European countries (includes Morocco and Turkey) split into 8 zones (A-H).

3 different tickets are available:

• ticket covering 1 zone (2 to 6 countries, 16 days’ validity)
• ticket covering 2 zones (6 to 10 countries, 22 days’ validity) and an
• All Zone Pass (29 countries, 1 month’s validity).

Ferry services between Greece and Italy are included. Passengers must be resident in Europe for at least 6 months before the pass is used. Travel is not permitted in the passenger’s country of residence. Travellers under 26 years receive a reduction of about 30%. Children’s tickets are reduced by about 50 %. Supplements are required for some of the high-speed services, seat reservations and couchettes. Discounts are offered on Eurostar and some ferry routes and available from Inter Rail.

Road

The best road link is from southern Spain or France via the passenger/car ferries (see above section under Sea). The road link on the north Algerian border is currently closed.

Eurolines, departing from Victoria Coach Station in London, serves destinations in Morocco.
Useful travel links
AA route planner directions and maps within Morocco.