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.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Marrakech at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
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Getting from Marrakech Airport to City Centre
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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.
*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.
Value for Money
Taxis at the airport are available throughout the week
Where do I get it from?
The taxi rank at Marrakech airport can be found right outside the arrivals terminal of the main building. Clear signs indicate the rank location through the airport.
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.
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.
Value for Money
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.
Welcome Pickups transfer
Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line
If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Marrakech. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.
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Frequently asked questions
How much is a taxi from Marrakech airport to city centre?
The average taxi fare from Marrakech airport to the city centre is €4.60. Factors, such as the time of the day and the type of vehicle can further affect the taxi fares.
How much is a bus ticket from Marrakech airport to city centre?
Regular bus tickets cost €2.80 for adults. Tickets can also be purchased inside the bus.
How far is it from Marrakech airport to the city centre?
The total distance from Marrakesh airport to the city centre is 4.4 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 12 minutes.
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