How to get from Marrakech Airport to Medina (Old Town)
The route to the Old Town of Marrakech is slightly longer and generally more congested than to the city centre. The transportation options from Marrakech to Medina are either by taxi or Bus Line 19. A Marrakech airport taxi will normally last around 15 minutes and fares tend to range from €6.50 70(MAD to €11 (120MAD) depending on the type of vehicle. Bus Line 19 takes 40 minutes to reach the Medina market centre and individual tickets cost €2.80 (30MAD).
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Bus || €5.60|| 30min|| 06:00–00:15|
| Taxi || €6.50|| 15min|| 24/7|
How to get from Marrakech airport to Medina Old Town by bus
Bus Line 19 is the best public transportation option from Marrakech airport to Medina Old Town. Trips tend to last around 30 minutes considering moderate traffic and the ticket costs €2.80 (30MAD). Buses depart from the airport every 30 minutes from 06:00 am until 00:15 am.
How much is the bus from Marrakech airport to Medina Old Town?
Currently the only offered bus ticket is a two way purchase at €2.80 (30MAD); the return trip is available up to 2 weeks from the initial purchase day. The bus ticket can be bought directly from the driver only.
Waiting time for the Bus Line 19 is 20 to 30 minutes.
The Bus Line 19 is available from 06:00 am until 00:15 am.
Where do I get it from?
The bus stop for Line 19 at Marrakech airport is located 800 meters to the right of the taxi stand. Airport service staff can always help travelers locate the station.
Despite the mandatory two way ticket, Line 19 is a decent choice of transportation to the Old Town of Marrakech. In addition, you can get off at anywhere you like along the route of the bus. For the Medina Old Town district, it is suggested to get off at Jeema El Fna station.
It is important to note that the bus can individually serve all the major hotels in Marrakech. Make sure to mention your destination to the driver so he can plan his route.
The last available bus departs from the airport at 00:15am, so make sure to plan your connection in advance to avoid complications and delays.
How to get from Marrakech airport to Old Town of Medina by taxi
The official taxi industry in Marrakech utilizes the color beige for their vehicles as well as the well known triangular taxi roof sign. Moreover, there are generally two types of taxi services from Marrakech airport, accommodating both small and large groups up to 6 travelers. The common fixed price to the old market of the city is €6.50 (70MAD) and the trip lasts around 15 minutes.
Taxi fare from Marrakech airport to Old Town of Medina
Although the common practice is to charge through a taximeter, taxi connections from the airport have been set to fixed rates in order to simplify the trips. For a typical 4 door car the tariff to Medina Old Town is €6.50 (70MAD), while for the larger minivans the cost is higher at €14 (150MAD).
The taxi option is over all the simplest and easiest mean of transportation to Medina Old Town of Marrakech. Despite the aggressive drivers trying to secure a ride right when you get out of the arrivals terminal, the prices are relatively low even for a single person.
Although taxi fares from the airport are €6.50 at most, it is possible to cash a cheaper metered taxi from the round abound located 800 meters from Marrakech airport.
Remember that a private taxi booking is an option as well. Many travelers will rightly resort to private companies just to avoid debating with drivers about a fair price.
In order to avoid waiting at the rank for a larger vehicle, you can refer to the taxi information desk to book a minivan with a capacity of 7 people.