Getting to Morocco


Of course, the best way to get to Morocco from Germany is by plane, but if you want to reach Morocco from southern Europe, there are a few other options.

By plane to Morocco

According to LOCALBUSINESSEXPLORER, numerous airlines fly daily to the most important airports in Morocco, these are Marrakech and Casablanca. The flight takes about four hours. Departure is possible from various cities in Germany, such as Frankfurt am Main, Düsseldorf , Munich or Vienna .

You can also fly direct to Agadir, Fès, Tangier and Quartzazate. However, the offer here is more limited. Some low-cost airlines also take you directly to Marrakech, or partly to Fès and Agadir.

Depending on the airline and the time of year, prices vary considerably. The best way to compare offers is online at Skyscanner .

With the ferry

If you don’t want to fly, you can travel to southern Spain by train and take the ferry to Morocco. Of course, this takes more time and is often more expensive, but more environmentally friendly.

From Algericas or Tarifa in Spain, 45 kilometers to the west, ferries run several times a day to Tangier in Morocco. The crossing takes about three quarters of an hour.

There are also connections to Morocco from France and Italy . The ferries from there are of course much longer on the road.

You can buy a ticket for the ferries at the counter in the port area. However, it is often cheaper to book online in advance , especially if you combine the outward and return journey.

In this way you also avoid waiting times at the port, because the ferries are very busy in the high season. Then it can happen that there is no more space on the desired connection.

Documents and importation

You can easily enter Morocco with your passport. This must be valid for at least six months at the time of entry.

Germans do not need a visa to stay in Morocco for up to 90 days. You are not allowed to stay longer or only under very specific conditions.

Attention : You can take a maximum of 2,000 dirhams (approx. 200 euros) into or out of Morocco. Therefore, you should definitely take your bank card with you.

And be careful again : The import of drones to Morocco is generally prohibited.


There is no metro or tram in Morocco and public city buses are rather rare. However, getting from A to B is not a problem. Depending on the destination and your travel ideas, you have the choice between taxis, buses or trains.

Traveling in the bus

Between the cities you travel well in intercity buses. The companies CTM , Supratours and SATAS in the south take you to almost all cities in the country.

Buses in Morocco are the cheapest and most common means of transport. The buses of the above companies are in good condition, punctual and connect important places several times a day. On long journeys, they are often even air-conditioned.

You can buy tickets at the bus stations (gare routière) or bus company counters in the cities or online.

It is best to buy your ticket a day in advance or at least a few hours before departure. Otherwise, popular connections may already be fully booked.

For example, the ticket from Marrakech to Essouira costs about 7 euros.

Travel on the train

Traveling by train is also recommended in Morocco. The trains are punctual, comfortable and inexpensive. Provided, of course, that your journey takes you along the Moroccan rail network.

This is quite well developed in the north, but south of Marrakech you cannot get any further by train. Important connections are the routes from Marrakech via Casablanca to Rabat and Tangier as well as the line from Marrakech to Meknès and Fès .

Here you can easily call up timetables and prices and even book your ticket online.

On the website you will also find reduced prices from 4.50 euros. For longer distances you usually have to calculate with at least 20 euros.

Traveling by taxi

There are two types of taxis in Morocco: the small taxis (petite taxi) and the large taxis (grand taxi).

The small taxis drive around in the cities and take a maximum of three people with them. In a small town you often only pay 10 Dh (about 1 Euro) for a ride. In Marrakech it can cost Dh 30 (approx. 3 euros), which is still very cheap for a taxi ride.

It is important that you insist on the driver turning on the taximeter before you leave. If it’s (allegedly) broken, negotiate the price before you set off. Especially in Marrakech, taxi drivers with this scam otherwise charge outrageously high prices from tourists.

The big taxis also drive in the city, but above all they take longer trips between the cities and also to the airports, which are usually a little bit outside. An exception is Marrakech, where the airport is very centrally located.

Basically, the prices in the big taxis are a bit more expensive. But here, too, it is important to negotiate the exact price before departure.

Usually the big taxis drive as a shared taxi. As the name suggests, you then drive together with other passengers, which are usually six people in the typical Mercedes limousines.

This is going to be pretty tight. In addition, the taxi only leaves when all the seats are occupied. However, since the buses are hardly more expensive and definitely more comfortable than shared taxis, they are a more pleasant alternative.

A large taxi becomes interesting if you are planning an individual excursion outside of a city or want to remote places that no bus goes to. You can rent a large taxi for a day all by yourself.

For this you have to negotiate a special price, which is between 600 and 1000 Dh per day.

Travel in a rental car

Numerous international car rental companies such as Avis, Hertz or Europcar are represented in Morocco. You can easily rent your car in Germany in advance to save yourself stubborn dealings in French on site.

The main roads in Morocco are paved and in good condition. It gets worse on the side streets and often narrow when there is oncoming traffic. In rural areas, slopes are increasing, so you should only drive there with larger vehicles.

Prices vary between 30 and 200 euros per day. Signposts and signs are also decreasing in the countryside and in the Anti-Atlas. A good alternative is therefore to rent an off-road vehicle with a driver. The best way to do this is to ask your hotel for a reliable agency.