Tetouan Transportation

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    Aboard the ferry.
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    EuroFerry

    by freya_heaven Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Euro Ferry

    We got the Euroferry from Algicras to Ceuta. Which is a Spanish Alcave in Northern Morocco, then we got a coach to Tetouan. There are many ferries to Morocco departing from Algicras, Malaga, Sete, Gibraltar, Tafira and Italian ports. Algicras is the most common route with ferries operating all year from there.

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    The ferry from Spain to Africa.

    by Regina1965 Updated Jan 12, 2011

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    Aboard the ferry.
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    Now this was a very beautiful ferry, something we hadn't expected so it came as a nice surprise. This ferry sails from the town of Algeciras in Spain across The Straits of Gibraltar, with a beautiful view of Rock Gibraltar, to Ceuta, which is one of two Spanish towns in Africa.

    The name of the ferry is Euroferrys Pacifica and the trip takes only 35 minutes.

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    Getting to Tetouan

    by angiebabe Written Sep 6, 2010

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    There are local buses from Tangier local bus station that leave when full enough so that could be hourly or 2nd hourly - travelling with locals makes it an interesting ride. I would say sit on the left hand side as you get good views of the Rif mountains between this road and the Gibraltar Strait.

    There is also a daily bus, about 1030 am from Asillah that comes directly to Tetouan which also makes Asilah a good place to stay on a devised circuit from Tangier and around the Rif to Tetouan and Chefchouen.

    If you are coming from Asilah and youve missed that bus you can take a minibus for only 10 dirham from Asilah to the Tangier bus station, or 25 dirham for one seat in a grande taxi. You can take the train but its a waste of time getting out to it as its a few kms out of town and you probably need a taxi to get to it anyway. then on from Tangier.

    There is of course also the grande taxi option - grande taxis also leave from the Tangier local bus station - they are 6 seater mercedes cars and leave when full - 6 people makes it very full!! so a good suggestion is to buy the front 2 seats and have them to yourself if you are travelling solo and especially if yu are female
    - or if theres 2 of you you could perhaps buy the whole back seat of its 4 tickets - this will help you get going sooner and give you more room for comfort and for viewing/taking photos! or the 2 of you can take the 2 front seats.

    If you are going on to Chefchouen there can be a waiting time of about half an hour between arriving in Tetouan and the next bus - but I would recommend putting your luggage into the luggage storage facility up the top of the escalator from where the buses come in into the Tetouan bus station and go see Tetouan for a couple of hours. Ask a driver or staff there what time they think to come back to catch another bus.

    You can also look for the shared grande taxis and go on with them - you might get to see the taxi driver sharks who start touting you to take their taxi to Chaouen for some enormous price...just ignore them.

    Its well worth taking this opportunity to go see the medina of Tetouan as it has Unesco status for good reason, and also the small Archeology museum so you can see the excellent mosaics taken from the roman sites of Lixus.

    Local buses dont cost much in Morocco - so bus from Tangier to Tetouan is about 15 dirham and Tetouan to Chefchouen another 15 dirham.

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    CTM bus to Al-hoceima

    by earthflyer Written Mar 17, 2010

    CTM has 2 buses departing for Al-Hoceima.

    Journey time is 7 hours.

    Tickets are around 80 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.

    Please use prices as a rough guide only.

    Tetouan CTM bus station is on the corner of Rue Sidi Mandri & Rue Moulay Abbas at the bottom of the hill.

    Please be aware of the touts here they are very aggressive to westerners.

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    CTM bus to Nador

    by earthflyer Written Mar 17, 2010

    CTM has 2 buses departing for Nador.

    Journey time is 11 hours.

    Tickets are around 110 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.

    Please use prices as a rough guide only.

    Tetouan CTM bus station is on the corner of Rue Sidi Mandri & Rue Moulay Abbas at the bottom of the hill.

    Please be aware of the touts here they are very aggressive to westerners.

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    CTM bus to Fes

    by earthflyer Written Mar 17, 2010

    CTM has 1 bus departing for Fes.

    Journey time is 5 hours 30mins.

    Tickets are around 80 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.

    Please use prices as a rough guide only.

    Tetouan CTM bus station is on the corner of Rue Sidi Mandri & Rue Moulay Abbas at the bottom of the hill.

    Please be aware of the touts here they are very aggressive to westerners.

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    CTM bus Ouezzane

    by earthflyer Written Mar 17, 2010

    CTM has 1 bus departing for Ouezzane.

    Journey time is 3 hours.

    Tickets are around 40 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.

    Please use prices as a rough guide only.

    Tetouan CTM bus station is on the corner of Rue Sidi Mandri & Rue Moulay Abbas at the bottom of the hill.

    Please be aware of the touts here they are very aggressive to westerners.

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    CTM bus to Rabat

    by earthflyer Updated Mar 17, 2010

    CTM has 2 buses departing for Rabat.

    Journey time is 4-5 hours.

    Tickets are around 85 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.

    Please use prices as a rough guide only.

    Tetouan CTM bus station is on the corner of Rue Sidi Mandri & Rue Moulay Abbas at the bottom of the hill.

    Please be aware of the touts here they are very aggressive to westerners.

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    CTM bus to Casablanca

    by earthflyer Updated Mar 17, 2010

    CTM has 2 buses departing for Casablanca.

    Journey time is 6-7 hours.

    Tickets are around 110 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.

    Please use prices as a rough guide only.

    Tetouan CTM bus station is on the corner of Rue Sidi Mandri & Rue Moulay Abbas at the bottom of the hill.

    Please be aware of the touts here they are very aggressive to westerners.

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    CTM bus to Chefchaouen

    by earthflyer Written Mar 17, 2010

    CTM has 3 buses departing for Chefchaouen.

    Journey time is 1 hour 30mins.

    Tickets are around 20 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.

    Please use prices as a rough guide only.

    Tetouan CTM bus station is on the corner of Rue Sidi Mandri & Rue Moulay Abbas at the bottom of the hill.

    Please be aware of the touts here they are very aggressive to westerners.

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    CTM bus to Tangier

    by earthflyer Written Mar 17, 2010

    CTM has 1 bus departing for Tangier.

    Journey time is 1 hour 20mins

    Tickets are around 15 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.

    Please use prices as a rough guide only.

    Tetouan CTM bus station is on the corner of Rue Sidi Mandri & Rue Moulay Abbas at the bottom of the hill.

    Please be aware of the touts here they are very aggressive to westerners.

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    Touts at CTM bus station

    by earthflyer Updated Mar 13, 2010

    Please be aware of the touts at the CTM bus station.

    When I arrived into Tetouan bus station I was harrased while walking through the station. The Moroccan was using very bad western language for which I've not seen anywhere in Morocco before. He wanted me to come and stay at his hotel but we all know they hike up the prices to get comission when they see tourist. I held my nerve but could quite easily drop my bags and hit him becasue he was so aggressive but he soon gave up with the abusive langauge and walked away, but the experince had left a bad mark on Tetouan for me and I had more problems with touts up in the town. I was glad to leave the next day and proberly will not return back here again.

    Hope you have better arrival than me.

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    Bus Station and grand taxi station.

    by Doctor38 Updated Nov 18, 2008

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    The bus station is on Mouly Abbas Street, next to Marche central. There is a storage facilities at the site. it will cost you 8 dh to keep your bag at this place. This station is for all companies.

    There are 2 nearby grand taxi. One of them for the night, near the gas station. When you get out of the bus station turn left and you'll see the gas station. The bigger station for the day time is further down the road. When you get to this Gas station head down hill on the opposite direction and you'll see the grand taxi station.

    There is new bus station outside of town. It seems ready to function.

    You can also buy a train ticket to destinations around Morocco. The ONCF office is located on rue 10 of May near hotel oumaima. The Supratours bus services will take you to a train station south of Asilah

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  • Getting to and around Tetouan

    by RitaBro Written Sep 23, 2008

    I travel to Tetouan often and have tried various methods at getting there. I have flown to Fes and drove the 4 hours through stunning scenery, well worth a try if you have the time. On route you will drive past the stunning mountain village of Chefchaouen.
    Direct flights to Tangier are available from the UK, but can be quite costly and it may be more cost effective to fly indirect with Ryanair and Easyjet, via Paris or Madrid.
    Another method is to either fly direct to Malaga and get the bus or hire a car and travel down to Algeciras where you will find many ferry companies that travel to Tangier (45 mins from Tetouan) or Cueta (20 mins from Tetouan). There are fast ferries that take about 45 mins to slower ones that tend to travel in all weather that take 2-3 hours.
    There are not many websites that deal mainly with the North of Morocco but I found a useful website that seems to concentrate on the North of Morocco called http://www.simplymorocco.com/index.html

    I hope you find this useful and that you grow to love the area as much as I do.

    Regards

    Rita
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    Baggage storage at the local bus station

    by angiebabe Written May 27, 2007

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    A very handy piece of info is that Tetouans bus station which is a pretty busy one being an important arriving and departure centre for Tangier, Ceuta, Asilah and Chefchouen with buses arriving and leaving frequently throughout the day, has a baggage storage facility where for only 5 dirham you can leave your bags and go off and see Tetouan if you are wanting to see the place without staying the night.

    This can include a visit to Martil as well which is a nice seaside town about 5 km away with a lovely beach of white sands and good reputation for good seafood - which was okay when we were there to try it.

    Ask around and you will eventually find someone who can speak english, unless you do speak french or spanish and you will be likely to find someone easily to speak to, to clarify what times approximately the buses leave for your next destination. to give you an idea of how long to stay in Tetouan. At least 2 hours to see say the unesco heritage mediina and the archelogy museum and maybe head up to a higer vantage point from up near the old fortress for a look over the town and valley below.

    As usually they have an estimated time but then wait till the buses are full enough before leaving.

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