At only 3 ½ hours flight time from the UK and a quick ferry crossing from mainland Spain, Morocco is easily accessible. Find out below your best options.
Morocco’s national airline is Royal Air Maroc (AT) (website: www.royalairmaroc.com). Other airlines serving Morocco are Ryanair, EasyJet, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss Airlines. Direct flights from all major European cities are fast and frequent.
England: Gatwick, Heathrow, stansted, London City, Luton, Bristol, Newcastle, Southampton, Birmingham, East Midlands, Newcastle, Teeside, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds/Bradford, Sheffield
Scotland: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick
Northern Ireland: Belfast City, Belfast Int’l
Irish Republic: Dublin, Cork
Casablanca (CMN) (Mohammed V)
Tangier (TNG) (Boukhalef Souahel)
All have bus or train and taxi services into the town. Airport facilities include duty free shop, post office, bureau de change, restaurant, bar and car hire facilities (Avis, Budget, Europcar, InterRent and Hertz).
Casablanca airport serves as the nerve centre for domestic flights, with Royal Air Maroc (RAM) as its carrier. Local flights are expensive, but fast and efficient.
Airports are being upgraded and new ones built, eg. at Tangier. An ‘Open skies agreement’ was recently signed ahead of the 2007 schedule and Monarch, Ryan Air and EasyJet have been signed up to Tangier and Tetouan airports.
The principal sea ports are Tangier, Casablanca and Ceuta.
Lines serving these ports are:
Bland Line (from Spain and Gibraltar)
Comanav (from France, Spain and Italy)
Limadet, Polish Ocean Lines (from Northern Europe)
There are cheap and regular car-passenger ferry links between southern Spain and Tangier as well as to Ceuta and Melilla, the Spanish enclaves on the north Moroccan coast. Most car ferry links are on a roll-on, roll-off basis.
Car/passenger ferries operators include: FerriMaroc (website: www.ferrimaroc.com) and Trasmediterranea (website: www.trasmediterranea.com).
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