Morocco by Train

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A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Morocco

Here you will find information for Morocco about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 35.74 million

Currency: Dirham

Language: Arabic

Capital: Rabat

Country Code: +20

Time Zone: West European Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Morocco is operated by the Office National des Chemins de Fer (ONCF).

Morocco rail map

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Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Morocco online at ONCF-Voyages.

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Rail Passes

There are multi-day rail passes available for Morocco for different amounts of days and with discounts for different ages.

There is a 7-day, 15-day, and 30-day rail pass available (2nd class: Dh600, 1170, 2100 and 1st class, Dh900, 1600, 3150). Discounts are available for travelers under 26 and children.

These rail passes need to be purchased at the train station.

TrAIN tYPES

Al Atlas is the classic long-distance train in Morocco.

  • 1st Class with 6 seat compartment
  • 2nd Class with 8 seat compartment
  • Air conditioning
  • Refreshment trolley with tea, coffee, drinks, and snacks
  • Reservations are included in 1st; however, it’s not possible to reserve a seat in 2nd Class

Al Boraq is the first high-speed train in Africa and runs from Tangier to Rabat to Casablanca.

  • 1st and 2nd Class
  • Café, drinks, and snacks are offered in the bar car

There are no international train connections for Morocco. But you can take a ferry to Spain and France.

There are some night trains in Morocco on the following routes:

Marrakech – Tangier
Casablanca – Oujda
Casablanca – Nador
Tangier – Nador

  • 1st Class, 6 seats (3+3 opposite from one another)
  • 2nd Class, 8 seats (4+4 opposite from one another)
  • Sleeper car with compartments or couchette
  • Reservation included in the 1st Class ticket. Reservations are required for sleeper cars.

Oriental Desert Express

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Morocco

National

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Marrakesh to Fez6:35DirectTrain
Marrakesh to Tangier5:501Train
Marrakesh to Meknes5:52DirectTrain
Casablanca to Fes3:48DirectTrain
Casablanca to Tangier2:10DirectTrain
Casablanca to Oued Zem3:29DirectTrain
Tangier to Oujda10:30DirectTrain
Tangier to Taourirt9:311Train

International

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Tangier to Tarifa, Spain1DirectFerry
Tangier to Barcelona, Spain12:433Ferry, Bus & Train
Nador to Almeira, Spain3:00DirectFerry
Nator to Montpellier, France40:192Ferry, Bus & Train

Morocco travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Casablanca Casa Voyageurs Station
  • Casablanca Casa Port Station
  • Marrakesh Railway Station
  • Rabat Ville Train Station
  • Tanger Ville Train Station

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Morocco

We recommend visiting Morocco anytime from March to June or from September to November for the most ideal weather. From June to September there will be scorching heat the closer you get to the Sahara desert, and sandstorms are common in April.

Maybe mountains don’t particularly come to mind when you think of Morocco but we don’t want you to forget they are there! March to November are the best months to go hiking in the Atlas mountains. If visiting during Ramadan, which lasts 30 days, you may run the risk of some towns and places being shut down; however, most big cities are still in full operation.

Before leaving Morocco, make sure to check out the stunning Todra Gorge (in the morning, for the best lighting and fewer tourists), watch the surfers, or schedule yourself a lesson in Taghazout, or stop and smell the roses at the Kalaat Mgouna Rose Festival.

  • High Season: November – March
  • Low Season: May – September

 

Accommodations In Morocco

Booking

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Morocco

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Travel Insurance

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