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Transport to Marraketch

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Transport to Marraketch

Travelling end June (3 adults) will spend 4 nights in Fez and then booked into Riad in Marraketch. Will we find difficulty securing a safe driver and reasonable car to do the day trip? What would be an approximate cost or should we train or bus the trip. Would like to do some sights along the way if possible so car is probably preferable. Your thoughts would be appreciated, Tks

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1. Re: Transport to Marraketch

Hi,

Your Riad in Fes will have contacts with trusted drivers. Private transfers could be up to 2500 Dirhams. The train or bus is obviously a cheaper option. See schedules at www.oncf.ma

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2. Re: Transport to Marraketch

For a simple transfer between the two cities the train is hastle free. It takes 7 hours and 10 minutes. Book first class. Departures from Fes are two hourly and on the hour. See

www.oncf.ma

for details. It is of course possible to drive but to be honest the most direct route is fairly boring in my opinion.

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3. Re: Transport to Marraketch

As Pilo says...

It's 500km so once you've factored in lunch it's about 9 hours drive from Fez to Marrakech on one of the main busy roads, so not at all relaxing. You won't have much time for sightseeing stops.

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4. Re: Transport to Marraketch

Thanks for your input!

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5. Re: Transport to Marraketch

Sounds like train it is then, many thanks!

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6. Re: Transport to Marraketch

The best is the train for this trip, much faster and reliable, check the timetable online as Shimmin has suggested above.

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7. Re: Transport to Marraketch

Hi Shimmin, So frustrated with the ONCF site, trying to book, get all the info down and then there is nowhere to proceed to pay and book or am I blind??? Maybe you cannot book online?? HELP

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8. Re: Transport to Marraketch

Thanks, have decided to take train but having one hard time using the site to book ....urgghhh!

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9. Re: Transport to Marraketch

Hi,

You can't book online I'm afraid.

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10. Re: Transport to Marraketch

there is no way to book online, you can only buy the Tickets once you are at the Train Station.