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Getting from Tangier Airport to the City Centre

Tangier is a combination of Oriental exoticism and European charm. Marbled suks and colourful alleys give way to colonial buildings and artistic outlets. The city has been extensively depicted in fiction and film by artists such as writer Paul Bowles (the author of “The Sheltering Sky”), who fell in love with Tangier and decided to make it his home for the rest of his life.

Your very own story starts at Tangier Ibn Battouta International Airport (TNG), located 13km southwest of the city centre. The options to reach downtown are two; taxi and bus. A taxi from Tangier Airport to the city centre is the most convenient and quick option, as it will take you to your destination downtown in 20-25 minutes, with minimum waiting times, for €9.10 (MAD 100). On the other hand, the bus is a much more affordable option at just €0.50 (MAD 5) per ticket, but it entails much more hassle because the bus stop is located outside the airport, meaning you will have to walk 2km.

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Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €32 25min 24/7
Taxi €9.10 25min 24/7
Bus €1 40min 06:25–22:30

How to get from Tangier Airport to the city by taxi

Upon landing, a taxi from Tangier Airport to the city centre is the option that guarantees minimum hassle and a quick transfer to your destination. If the roads are not overly congested at the time of your arrival, you will get to the Medina area or any other point of interest downtown within 20-25 minutes.

How much is it to take a taxi from Tangier Airport to the city?

At Tangier Airport, grand taxis apply government-controlled fixed fares. So, for the city centre ring, a ride downtown costs €9.10 (MAD 100) during the day, while at nighttime (20:00 – 05:00), the fare increases to €13.60 (MAD 150).


€9.10 (MAD 100)

Trip Duration

25 min

*Between 20:00 and 05:00, the price of a grand taxi from the airport increases to €13.60 (MAD 150).

Value for money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Tangier Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

As at most airports worldwide, TNG taxis queue up right in front of the terminal. As soon as you recuperate your bags at luggage claim, you exit the building and pass the glass door – you’ll see the rank just across. Go to the front of the line, state your destination to the driver and board the vehicle.


Taking public transportation requires walking – possibly under the blazing Moroccan sun, so boarding an airport taxi is convenient and stress-free. You’ll get to the doorstep of your accommodation without further delays and without having to check timetables.

Editor’s Note

The local “grand taxis” (big taxis) are the beige/off-white cabs that you’ll see lined up outside arrivals. “Petit taxis” (small taxis) operate within city limits only and are not allowed to do the airport run.

Useful Tips

Always agree on the final price with the driver before getting in a taxi.
Not all drivers speak good English. For your convenience, keep a piece of paper with your accommodation's address written in Arabic or French.
Payment by card is not the norm for Moroccan taxis. Have small banknotes on you that are easy to break.
Some drivers accept payments in hard currencies, such as Euros, but remember that they’ll return your change in dirhams.

How to get from Tangier Airport to the city by bus

For the bus option, travellers arriving at Tangier Airport must be willing and prepared to do some “trekking”. Unfortunately, no shuttle bus goes back and forth between the airport and the city centre. People can use the city buses that pass nearby, but they have to walk 2km outside the airport concourse to the intersection with National Route 1. A single ticket costs €0.50 (MAD 5), and travelling time is around 30 minutes.

What’s the cost of the bus going from Tangier Airport to the city?

Buses in Tangier are very affordable. A one-way ticket to the city centre costs €0.50 (MAD 5). You can buy a ticket online or pay your fare to the driver.


€0.50 (MAD 5)

Trip Duration

45 min

*Tangier buses operate 7 days a week from 06:25 to 22:30.

Value for money

Buses I9 and 9A pass by the stop near the airport every 10 minutes.

Where do I get the bus from?

No buses go directly from the airport terminal to the city centre. To use public transportation, you must exit the airport area, walk 2km past the airport entrance and get to the roundabout where Route Aéroport and National Route 1 intersect. The bus stop is next to the Shell gas station. You can catch a bus going either to the bus station (line I9) or the train station (line 9A) downtown every 10 minutes.


The bus option from Tangier Airport could not be described as convenient. To ride a bus, passengers need to walk 2km first to get to the bus stop. Buses depart frequently, but the intense heat during the hot months could be a burden. Furthermore, you’ll likely want to avoid complications if you’re travelling with heavy luggage or children.

Editor’s Note

The bus is a very affordable alternative if you don’t mind walking or you do not carry heavy luggage with you. Yet, you must be very cautious at night, as the area is not among the safest.

Useful Tips

You can pay for your ticket on-board, in cash, directly to the driver.
You can continue with a small city taxi from the bus drop-off point to reach your exact accommodation.

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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 Tangier. 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

What's the cost of a taxi from Tangier Airport to downtown?

The cost of a grand taxi from Tangier Airport to the city centre depends on the time of the day. In the daytime, it will cost you €9.10 (MAD 100), while from 20:00 to 05:00, the fare amounts to €13.60 (MAD 150).

However, if you would like to take advantage of a competitive fixed price, without any hidden costs, that can be reserved in less than 60 seconds, you can pre-book your Tangier Airport to city transfer with Welcome Pickups.

How do I get from Tangier Airport to the city?

There are two options available for your transportation from Tangier Airport to the city, taxi and bus. Taxis are available 24/7 outside arrivals at Tangier Airport. Buses pass by a nearby intersection, yet you must walk 2km to get there.

How far is it from Tangier Airport to the city centre?

The distance from the airport to the historic centre of Tangier (near the Medina) is 13km. Taxis cover the Tangier Airport to city route within 20-25 minutes, while the bus takes 40 minutes – not including potential wait times and the time needed to walk from the airport to the bus stop.

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