Bus and grand taxi station.
The bus moves to Meknas every hour on the hour from 8-6. It will cost you 10 dh. The Grand Taxis is available 24hrs a day and it cost 10 dh also. The bus is more comfortable. The trip will take 20-30 minutes
Volubilus is 4 km away, you can take a taxi. or walk the to site. you can negotiate with a taxi to wait for 2 hours, this might cost 50-60 dh.
In Meknas the taxi will drop you off near the French Institute and Police head quarter on King Hassan II.
Transportation, local style
when you walk around in mountainous cities like Moaly Idress or Chefchauen, you often can't help but wounder how do people move goods and stuff around those narrow, ascending/descending alleys. Once you see a donkey at work, you wonder no more. These beasts of burden are as vital as camels for beduins. It is espicially entertainign when 2 donkeys come head to head in a narrow alley or "park" near each other. Sometimes you'll see fighting, biting and kicking. Some time you'll feel that there is romance is in the air. often you are not sure what is going on.
On thing is for sure, these animals add alot of charcter to these mountainous villages
Moulay Idriss from Fes
Moulay Idriss is a short distance from Meknes and most visitors come via that city, often combining Moulay Idriss and Volubils on the same day-trip. We went on a different route bypassing Meknes. We started in Fes and took the N6 Road to Meknes, turning off to the N4 road to Sidi Kacem after a few kilometres. After about 40 km we turned off at a small village, Nzalka des Beni Ammar, onto a narrow, winding road which led up into the hills past olive tress, shepherds and some excellent scenery and views before we eventually reached Moulay Idriss. In Moulay Idriss we parked at the market, near the bottom of town where there is supervised parking.
Grand taxi from Meknes
The taxi stand in Meknes is in the Ville Nouvelle. Grand taxi which can take up to 6 people charges DH10 each one way. The front of grand taxi sits 2 person.