Taking A Buses & Trains With Morocco’s Travel Ideas
Though there are many travell options, The cheapest and most efficient way to travel around the country is through buses, It’s generally safe, although drivers sometimes leave a little to be desired.
They are Operating on many intercity routes and night buses can be both quicker and cooler, although risks from other road users are considerably heightened.
Compared to Trains, Buses are a cheaper and more comprehensive in Morocco’s travell Industry, They are serving smaller cities and towns that aren’t reached by rail. There is a major bus companies which provide safe and modern way of travelling in Morocco within cities and towns with a well scheduled timetable. There are also some smaller companies as well, but they often don’t operate on a schedule and may not leave a station until they are full.
All major bus companies are the most reliable, operating comfortable coaches and many with air conditioning. Booking of these companies have been facilitated where you can purchase tickets on their websites
All buses have rather meagre curtains, so to avoid melting in the sun, pay attention to where you sit. Heading from north to south, sit on the right in the morning and the left in the afternoon; east to west, sit on the right, or on the left if travelling from west to east. You will often be assigned a seat when you purchase your ticket, but you can ask to choose a place.
Most Of The Bus trips which takes longer than three hours incorporate a scheduled stop to stretch your legs and grab a snack. Buses are sometimes delayed at police checkpoints for about 10 minutes longer than grands taxis, whose local drivers usually know the police.
Morocco Train Map & Travell Tips
Train Classes And Costs
In Morocco there are two types of train, and the main difference between the two is comfort, rather than speed. These classes are:
First Class: Rapide (Train Rapide Climatisé, TCR) which is standard for intercity services.
Second Class: Ordinaire (Train Navette Rapide, TNR) which is less comfortable, without air-conditioning, apart from the double decker TNR Rabat to Casablanca shuttle. Mostly operate in late night and local services.
First and second class fares are available, with six seats in 1st-class compartments and eight in 2nd class. First-class tickets include a reserved seat, while in 2nd class you just sit in any empty seat. Second class is more than adequate on short journeys. For longer trips, the extra for 1st class is worth paying.
Shuttle services operate regularly between Kenitra, Rabat, Casablanca and Mohammed V International Airport, and they supplement the rapide services on this line.
At weekends passengers get up to 25% discount on return trips, on major-line trains.
If You want to get all of the details on pricing and ticket options at the ONCF website. You will find that many ONCF staff speak English so they can usually help you out at the station.