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About Marrakesh Menara Airport

Menara Airport was built in 1942 in Marrakech, which is the capital city of Morocco. It was used as an air base by the United States Army Air Force until the end of the 2nd World War for cargo, transiting warplanes and personnel of the army. The airport, which was transferred back to Morocco in 1947, was made suitable for civillian flights. Menara Airport opeartes flights especially to Europe and Middle Eastern cities and welcomes 4 million passengers annually with its two large terminal buildings. Today, some of Menara Airport continues to be used by the Moroccan Air Force for military purposes.

Getting to the City Center from Marrakesh Menara Airport

Marrakech, which is one of the most developed and crowded cities of Morocco, has the characteristic of being the country's first capital before Rabat. The city takes attention with its historical structure and cultural richness. The city, which also has the most advanced trade networks of Africa and the country, is one of the most attractive tourist destinations of the country.

Marrakech is a city settled on the lower slopes of the Atlas Mountains. The city is located almost in the middle of the country. The city is composed of two regions, Medina (old city) and Ville Nouvella (new city), both of which are easily reached by certain means of transportation. In Marrakech, the vehicles offering service in urban transportation are operating very punctually. The fact that the highways are modern and ordered has also a big influence on this.

Means of urban transportation are also extremely comfortable and affordable in terms of the ticket prices. In Marrakech, buses, taxis and shared cars offer service in urban transportation. The fact that the city is not large in terms of the surface area also offers the opportunity to use vehicles such as motorcycles and bicycles. Using train is a common option throughout the country, but the trains under the management of ONFC company do not provide urban transportation services. While the train provides an intercity transportation service, the train route also passing through Marrakech carries passengers to Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat and Fez.

The bus is the most convenient means of public transportation in urban transportation. All buses offering service in the city belong to ALSAR company. The buses are very well maintained and modern. You can take advantage of the buses with your ticket that you will buy by paying 4 dirhams. It is possible to get your ticket in the bus.

You can also evaluate the taxi option if you don’t want to use the buses. These taxis, called petit taxis, do not have the authority to get out of the city. So, if you want to get out of the city during your visit, you might get a negative response. If you will travel in the city by taxi, you should pay minimum 10 - 15 dirhams. You can try to bargain with the taxi drivers in order not to pay more.

Minibus taxis are more profitable than petit taxis. Ticket prices for minibus taxis that follow a certain route vary between 2 and 4 dirhams. It is possible to reach the two regions of the city by using these minibus taxis. Menara Airport is the only and official airport in Marrakech. There are not many options for the transportation to the city center from the airport which is located in the west of the city center. Passengers landing at the airport prefer taxis and buses to reach the city center.

Car rental is another option that can be used to reach the city center. Marrakech Railway Station is 2 km of the airport. but passengers do not have a chance to reach the city center by train because they only provide intercity transportation. About 10 km. It is possible to reach the city center from Menara Airport, which is 10 km of the city center, in about 30 - 40 minutes.


If you are not in a hurry and have enough time to get to the city center from the airport, bus is the most convenient option. The Spanish bus company ALSA, which offers service in the city, also provides service for carrying passengers to the city center. Bus route 19 is the only bus you can use to get to the city center. It is also very easy to reach this bus. You can see the bus stop just outside of the airport. Bus route 19 offers easy and comfortable transportation service to Marrakech's regions called the new city and the old city.

Tickets prices for the buses departing every 30 minutes in front of the airport are 30 dirhams for single use. If you will buy a round-trip ticket, the amount you need to pay is 50 dirhams. Bus route 19 offers service 7 days a week and it operates from 06:15 am to 09:30 pm. If you will choose getting on a bus to reach the city center, you have to be at the airport between these hours. Another advantage of the buses offering easy transportation thanks to the bus stops in the central districts of the city is that they are cheaper than the taxis.


Another option you can evaluate for travelling to the city center from Marrakech Airport is the taxi. The taxis are waiting for their passengers just outside of the airport. Those who don’t want to use the bus option can have a comfortable and quick travel by taxi. When we consider that there are not many options to get to the city center, taxi is a very good alternative for those who have limited time. However, don’t forget that the amount you will pay will be higher compared to bus. Taxi drivers generally start bargaining from 20 dollars. Therefore, you should be good at bargaining about the fare. The taxis accept maximum 4 passengers. If you find three passengers going to the city center, you will reduce your transportation cost.

Car Rental

You can also rent a car in order to reach the city center in a comfortable way. From various companies, you can receive this service. If you get in contact with one of the car rental companies before your arrival, you can receive your car without waiting and take the road to the city center easily.

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2017
Getting to Marrakesh Menara Airport from the City Center

Bus is the only means of public transportation you can use to travel from the city center to the airport. You can use taxis individually or maximum 4 people. But if the stops of the buses going to the airport are close to your location, the bus can be considered as the best option. Car rental and private car are among the other alternatives that you can use to get to the airport.


The buses in the city provide an easy transportation to the airport. Bus route 19 is the only public transportation vehicle going to the airport. You can reach the airport by using these buses from various stops in the city. The busses operating every 20 - 30 minutes do not make passengers wait too long at the stops.

You don’t need to look for a ticket office to buy a ticket. You can buy your ticket in the bus. Ticket prices are 30 Dirham. The bus stop is very close to the entrance gate of the airport. You can enter into the airport without walking too long. Thanks to the buses operating from 06:15 am to 09:30 pm, you can easily get to the airport.


Taxi is another alternative that is frequently used to provide transportation from the city center to the airport. You can get to the airport by using the taxi service in the city. If you are going to use the taxi as one person, the fare can be expensive. Taxi drivers may also demand the fare in dollars. If you know French or Arabic, you can bargain with the driver before getting on the taxi.

If you prefer using a taxi, you should be at least 3 or 4 people. In this way, you don’t have to bargain and reach the airport in a more economical way. Because the taxis provide a faster transportation service than the buses, it is possible to reach the airport in about 15 minutes with this method.

Car Rental

You can also get to the airport from the city center by renting a car. You can easily get in contact with a car rental company that will help you about this issue. You can deliver the car to the office of the company at the airport and wait for your flight comfortably.

It is possible to reach the airport from the city center by various motor vehicles and on foot. If you choose to walk from the airport to the city center the travel will last about one and half hour. If you trust yourself and want to travel around the city on foot, you can also evaluate this tiring yet different option in your transportation to the airport.

Airport Information

Marrakech Menara Airport, which is one of the most important airports of Africa, is frequented visited by millions of passengers during the year. While Marrakech Airport enables easy transportation between the city center and the airport, it offers a different atmosphere to its visitors both regionally and globally.

It is possible to see various restaurants at Marrakech Airport. Starbucks and Burger King are some of the global brands serving at the airport. You can also visit other restaurants serving various delicacies special to the Moroccan culture.  

In addition to these, stores selling gifts, cosmetics and clothes offer a different shopping atmosphere for the passengers. Chanel, Dufry Shops, Matero Marac Terroir, Louis Vuitton are among the brands selling high quality products to the passengers. The passengers can spend pleasant time in these stores while waiting for their flights.

Marrakech Airport has many other services such as duty-free areas, worship rooms, conference halls and passenger lounges. Before or after their flights, the passengers of the airport can benefit from all of these services.

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2017

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