Public transport in Morocco
Public transport in Morocco is generally quite good. Regarding the train, the National Office of Railway Chemists (ONCF) of Morocco manages one of the most modern railway systems on the African continent, which connects most of the main urban centers of the country. It is, therefore, an interesting solution to the question of how to get around Morocco, since it is comfortable and economical, especially between the main cities, such as Marrakech and those of the north and the Atlantic coast.
The other great alternative in public transport in Morocco is the bus, although in reality it is not a public service offered by the Administration but a collective service managed by private companies. Its fleet has been greatly modernized in recent years and reaches all corners of the country. Larger cities have public bus service and the average ticket price is 4 dirhams.
Those who have little time and want to know how to move around Morocco faster between cities far from each other, can try the other great collective means: the plane, since there are different internal flights between its main cities. However, in this way certain sensations and experiences that we can live in other means of transport are lost, such as the changes of landscape on the other side of the window.
The barcode, on the other hand, is not a solution to how to get around Morocco, since its routes do not connect two Moroccan cities with each other, but a foreign place with a local destination. In other words, it is a very interesting option to travel to Morocco but not for internal displacement.
Private Morocco Transport (recommended)
Private means are an interesting transport option in Morocco, especially for tourists. They are used without adjusting to predefined departure and arrival times and offer greater freedom and flexibility. All of them run by road: the taxi, the private car (rented or owned) and the minivans or microbuses of agencies such as MoroccoToursAgency.com.
If you want to enter Morocco with your own car, you will have to board it on a ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar. On the How to get page we tell you how to do it and what procedures are required by the border authorities. Once you drive on Moroccan soil with your own car, we recommend you take extreme precautions, as the driving style is different and the signs are in languages other than yours.
Renting a car is a more expensive option than public transport in Morocco and will force you to plan the route in advance in order to get to your destination well. But, like traveling with your own vehicle, it can also simplify the longer routes, which are often lengthened by their number of stops or because they are difficult to do with local means, as they involve numerous changes and waiting. Large rental companies operate here, so their operation will be familiar to you. In any case, it is possible to negotiate a more convenient price if you ask at local small car rental companies.
Small taxis (Petit Taxi) are common in most cities and large towns. They are authorized to carry up to three passengers and can be a good way to avoid scammers. Large taxis (Grand Taxi) are those that are used for intercity trips and are usually hired through prior negotiation of the price to pay. They are larger vehicles, usually of the Dacia brand, with capacity for 6 people.
And finally, there is the most comfortable and safest option of all: the private vehicle with driver. Whether it is a normal tourism, a minivan or even a minibus for Medaian groups, it is a service that allows the traveler to concentrate on enjoying their trip, without worrying about the route, the roads, the parking lots or any other detail. At MoroccoToursAgency.com we are specialists in this, always providing you with a English speaking driver. You can contact us to know more details about this means of transport in Morocco and organize your Morocco tour with it.