"Trains" Morocco Transportation Tip by DurhamTom

Morocco Transportation: 187 reviews and 182 photos

  Spotless railway station in Fes.
by DurhamTom

The Moroccan railway network is the best way to travel round the country. Although the trains aren't that regular they are very punctual, clean, air-conditioned and the stations very tidy. To be honest it puts British trains to shame! Each station we passed was spotless with gardens and all have kiosks and English/French speaking staff.
Its also very cheap and worthwhile the upgrade to first class, larger seats and more space especially if you are travelling a long distance.
Marrakech to Fes is 7 hours, take the 7am train either way getting in early afternoon leaving lots of time to rest/shop/drink tea! Marrakech to Casablanca 3 hours and Rabat a further hour.
You see the countryside change too from the deserts around Marrakech to travelling along the coast to Rabat and then into the green rolling hills around Meknes and Fes.
Its also a good way to meet travellers and locals alike and far more comfortable than sharing a decrepit Mercedes with 8 other people!
Useful website too very simple.
However, be warned you'll probably be offered guided tours etc. of the-bloke-who's-sitting-next-to-you's cousin! On the way to Fes this must have happened at least half a dozen times.

Type: Train

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 27, 2007
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