Practical Information

Formalities, tips, transport, weather ...
Find useful information to best plan your stay.

Formalities

A passport* is required to enter Morocco unless you come with a tour operator, in which case your identity card is sufficient.
Visa not required for EU citizens, Canadians and Swiss for stays of less than 90 days.

*Must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in the country.

Marrakech for less than 150 euros?

Many airlines serve Marrakech airport.

Do not hesitate to use price comparison websites, which in a few minutes, will let you know the prices charged by different companies.

Do the reservation simulations right through to the very end to get the real cost of your flights (baggage supplements, bank fees, ...) and in this way be able to book the cheapest on offer.

If you can, book your tickets 2-3 months in advance and look on the airline websites of the airlines that give monthly tables of rates daily rates.
If needed, I am available to advise a few tricks I use to locate the best rates.

Do not hesitate to check out the low cost airlines such as:
Transavia, Easyjet, Jetairfly, Ryanair ... which usually offer the best rates.



Currency

The dirham (10DH = € 0.90 approx).
Dirhams can only be purchased within the country.
There are many money exchanges. The closest when you are in the Medina are those located mainly at Jemaa El Fna Square and in the Medina.
Check the displays for the rates offered.
Tip: Only change at the airport the minimum amount you need.

Weather

For your information, Riad Sekkat provides the weather forecast for the next 6 days.

Time difference with Morocco. Seasonally variable: 1 or 2 hours time difference with France.

Transport

> In Marrakech

Taxi
It is necessary to differentiate between small and large taxis. Both small and large are sandy coloured!
- Small (small cars)
They can only take 3 people maximum and don't go out of town.
Always ask, if not automatically done, that the meter is started. They are all equipped with one.
There is nothing to stop you adding a tip if you enjoyed the trip…
- Large (large Mercedes type cars)
They can only take 4 people, although certain can take 6.
They can travel throughout Morocco.

You can request them to show you around the city and its immediate surroundings or go further afield but ensure you negotiate the price before starting off!
Horse-drawn Carriages
A novel form of transport to explore the city.
Discuss the price before departure, and specify the duration and the route to be covered.


> Outside of Marrakech

Trains
ONCF train station in Marrakech - Avenue Hassan II
Further information: Tel.: 0890 20 30 40 (2,88 dhrs TTC / min) or www.oncf.ma
Buses
CTM - Bus Station
- 12 bd Zerktouni, Gueliz, Marrakech - Tel.: +212 (0) 524 44 74 20
- Bus station, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech - Tel.: +212 (0) 524 44 83 28
Clientel service: 0800 0900 30 or www.ctm.ma
Supratours- Avenue Hassan II, Gueliz, Marrakech
Tel.: +212 (0) 524 43 55 25
Airport
Marrakech Menara Airport - Located 6 km south of the city
Further information: Tel.: 080 1000 224 or www.onda.ma