How to get from Marrakech Airport to City Centre
Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK), is the leading international gateway in Marrakech, the main city of the Marrakech-Tensift-El-Haouz region in Morocco. The airport serves numerous flights to and from Europe and Africa. Ground transportation to the centre of Marrakech is possible through two options; the No19 bus or a regular/private taxi. Bus trips last 30 minutes and tickets cost €2.80 (30MAD). On the other hand, taxi rides to the centre of Marrakech usually last around 12 minutes and fares range from €4.60 (50MAD) to €9.20 (100MAD) depending on the vehicles' capacity.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Bus || €5.60|| 20min|| 06:00–00:15|
| Taxi || €4.60|| 12min|| 24/7|
How to get from Marrakech airport to city centre by bus
When it comes to the public transportation options from Marrakech airport, the only viable mean of transit is the Bus line No19 offering rides to all the major destinations in Marrakech city. The bus ticket is relatively expensive with Moroccan standards at €2.80 (30MAD), however, the price includes a free return ride for a 2 week period. Bus trips to central station last approximately 20 minutes.
How much is the bus from Marrakech airport to city centre?
Unfortunately, the Bus Line No19 offers only a single type of bus tickets. The general fare is €2.80 (30MAD) with a free return trip option within 2 weeks of the purchase date. Tickets can only be purchased directly from the driver.
Waiting time for the Bus Line 19 is 20 to 30 minutes.
The Bus Line No19 is available from 06:00 am to 00:15 am.
Where do I get it from?
The bus stop is located 800 metres from Marrakech Airport Terminal 2, after the taxi rank. Clear signs will indicate the designated bus stop.
Despite the frequency and convenience of luggage compartments of the Bus Line No19, the relatively expensive ticket price make the bus option worth considering only with the 2-week free return ride.
Travelers should keep in mind that the bus can stop on command only at popular destinations. However some of the official stops includes Hivernage, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech railway station, Jemaa el-Fna and Gueliz.
During public holidays and weekends the bus frequency will normally change from every 30 minutes to every 45-60 minute departures.
Unfortunately, the bus line No19 does not have any official time table nor a fixed departure and arrival. Thus always consider a 30 minute waiting time if you plan to use the bus.
How to get from Marrakech airport to city centre by taxi
The official taxis at Marrakech airport are generally split into two categories: compact vehicles with a capacity of up to 4 passengers and family vans to accommodate up to 7 passengers. The easiest and more comfortable option is to take a Marrakech airport taxi to the city centre. Licensed taxis can be recognized by their beige color while private companies tend to operate through black and white vehicles. The trip to the city centre should last 12 minutes at most and the tariff is around €4.60 (50MAD) on average.
Taxi fare from Marrakech airport to city centre
Typical 4 passengers taxis charge around €4.60 (50MAD), while the larger 7 passenger vehicles charge €9.20 (100MAD). Tariffs from the airport are expected to be fixed, unlike the taxi service in the city which utilized taximeters.
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Despite the negative popularity of the Moroccan taxi industry, taxi prices to and from the Marrakech airport are some of the lowest in the entire world. To put it in perspective, three people using a taxi will pay significantly less than taking the airport bus.
It is important to never accept rides from approaching individuals offering taxi connections inside the airport. Almost all of them are trying to overcharge travelers.
The maximum price you should agree to pay from Marrakech airport to the centre of the city is €4.60 (50MAD).
Remember that after 21:00 pm there is an additional 50% surcharge in taxi prices. Drivers will only accept cash in Moroccan currency.