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Flights operate regularly from Casablanca and Paris-Orly to Fes-Saiss airport.
New services starting soon from Frankfurt(Hahn), 25 Oct 06, London (Luton), 31 Oct 06, and Marseille Provence, 09 Nov 06. Direct service from Heathrow airport twice a week also available from November 1, 2006.
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Bus to Marrakesh
I took the bus from Fes to Marrakesh via Azrou and Beni Mellal. The whole journey was 10 hours and bus fare was Dh130. As I stayed in Medina, I took the bus from the main bus station which is near Fes el-Bali. It departs at 8am.
It is a long journey and the bus stops in several cities along the way and passengers come and go. During March 2006, it was cold in the bus when travelling in the highlands of Atlas mountains. So be sure to carry a blanket or jacket in your day bag. The scenry is superb. A good experience, but just long distance.
Alternatively you can take the train for 7.5 hours.
Taxi rides are quite cheap. Within cities there are petite taxis that I definitely recommend. they are cheap and quick and you don't get pick-pocketed like on the within-city buses.
Between cities you can take grand taxis or longer distance buses. I'd go with the buses in this case. The grand taxis are dangerous, no seat belts and the drivers drive like crazy. Also, you always have to wait until five or so other passengers are sharing the taxi with you, or you need to pay their share if you want to go without them. They pack the cars full to the maximum, like three people in front and four in the back. Just take the grand taxis to places where regular buses don't go to.
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Trains in Morocco
Transportation in Morocco is very good, I think. You can almost anywhere by train or bus, or - my less preferred method - by grand taxi.
I really liked to travel by train in Morocco. The train ride from Fez to Casablanca is about 4-5 hours, and much much cheaper than flying. It is a pleasant ride. The train system seems to work well, the trains are modern, clean and pretty.
The best thing is do buy a first class (premiere classe) ticket. They are not very much more expensive than the regular ones but will almost certainly guarantee you a seat on a crowded train - and you wouldn't want to stand the whole time during a long ride.
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Donkeys In the Medina
Since there are no cars etc allowed in the Medina, donkeys and mules are still the best form of transporting wares around the narrow streets and lanes.
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See the main moroccan page for more on this.
If you go the distance from Marche Central in the Ville Nouvelle to Batha - it'll only cost 7-10 DH.
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