"Train to Marrakech" By Train Tip by barryg23

By Train, Marrakesh: 12 reviews and 15 photos

  Ruth at the station in Marrakech
by barryg23

On our first visit to Marrakech we travelled by train from Rabat. The journey takes 4 hours and it was one of the nicest journeys of our trip. The colour of the landscape is beautiful especially south of Casablanca, when it changes from being mostly green to red and orange. You can feel you are entering the south!

We also spent a lot of time talking to a couple from Dubai/Sweden who were on the way to visit relatives in Marrakech. They knew the area well and gave us many tips on what to see and do. The trip was very good value. We travelled first class and it cost about 100 Dh each for a single ticket.

The station in Marrakech is in the Ville Nouvelle. We planned to stay at Hotel du Pacha which was a 10 minute walk from the station. If you do get a taxi from the station watch out for the cost. It shouldn't cost more than 10 Dh for most trips in the city and Marrakech's taxi drivers are notorious for overcharging foreigners.

Mode: TO
Type: Train
Website: http://www.oncf.ma

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2007
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