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Transportation in Marrakech

The best way to get around Marrakech is on foot. Sure, this is a big city, but most of the main attractions are clustered at or within walking distance of the Medina. Alternatively, if you're looking for a fun way to get from the Medina into the Ville Nouvelle, consider taking a calèche (horse-drawn carriage). Upon arriving at Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK), located about two and a half miles southwest of the city center, you can either take a taxi or the ALSA public bus. Many hotels also offer airport shuttle services.

From Airport of Marrakech Menara to Hotel

From train station to the hotel

From Hotel to Jamaa El Fena



Getting around Marrakech on foot is relatively easy. Most of the must-see sights can be found inside the walls of the Medina, and the fancy restaurants and thumping nightlife of the Ville Nouvelle is nearby along Avenue Mohammed V. However, you may want to consider hiring a guide, as the Medina's winding alleyways can be tricky to navigate

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There are public bus services in Marrakech, but there is no set schedule or route map. We recommend relying on the Marrakech Bus Touristique instead. Operated by Alsa, the Marrakech Bus Touristique was designed with visitors in mind: They can get you to and from the airport, and they'll also carry you to Marrakech's primary attractions.

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Car Rental

In the airport and some other locations in the city centre you can rent a car from popular carriers like Hertz, Sixt, Avis and similar. You can rent a car online via Atlaschoice in advance so that when you arrive in Africa, you have a guaranteed rental car based on your reqirements and budget.

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You'll spot these green horse-drawn carriages everywhere in the city, although you're more likely to find an available one at Djemaa el Fna or the Koutoubia Mosque. Not only are calèches fun to ride, but they can also fit more people (up to six at a time) and generally cost less than taxis. Most of the routes have fixed prices: For example, it'll cost around 50 MAD ($6 USD) traveling from Djemaa el Fna to the Guéliz neighborhood in Ville Nouvelle.

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There are two types of taxis in Marrakech: Petits taxis and grands taxis. Petits taxis are fairly small and calculate your fare using a meter (most of the time). Grands taxis are larger and generally have a fixed rate per route. Note that standard rates do not apply to taxis operating to and from the airport, so negotiate a fee with the driver before getting in.

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Currently (2012) Menara Airport (RAK) has formally two passenger terminals, but these are more or less combined to form one large terminal. A third terminal is being built.[5] The existing T1/T2 offer a space of 42.000 m2 and has a designed capacity of 4.5 million passengers/year. The separate freight-terminal has 340m2 covered space

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Entry & Exit Requirements

You will need a valid passport in order to enter Morocco, and you can stay up to 90 days without a visa. While in Marrakech, carry a photocopy of your passport (leave the real one in a secure location) in case local officials stop you to check your ID.

For more information please visit the official moroccan administrative procedures guide :