Tangier Transportation

  • The new Tanger Med port train station.
    The new Tanger Med port train station.
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  • Tangier Ville railway station
    Tangier Ville railway station
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  • Ticket tout lounge lizard.
    Ticket tout lounge lizard.
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    Train Station at Tangier Med Ferry Terminal

    by Jesperp Updated Feb 28, 2016

    Tanger Med Train Station (Gare de Tanger Med) located over 1 km from Tangier Med Ferry Terminal according to this page http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/178877454#map=14/35.8782/-5.5076

    Access to the ferry terminal: http://www.tangermed-passagers.com/plans-d-acces

    Map of the port area: http://www.tangermed-passagers.com/services-passagers/

    Website: http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/178877454#map=14/35.8782/-5.5076

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    Tanger Med train station.

    by Bennytheball Updated Jan 16, 2015

    Welcome to Tangier..........

    After a relatively tout and hustler-free experience in Morocco last year, this year it was back to business as usual when all the street Neanderthal lowlife re-emerged in the form of aggressive beggars, Medina touts and so many opportunists demanding money when I pulled a camera out of my pocket. Fortunately I had the foresight to pack three spy cameras, all of which were kept busy, along with my small cameraphone which could take pictures while pretending to make a call holding it to my ear and talking to myself!

    As soon as i stepped off the shuttle bus from the ferry quayside I was approached by hustler number one, the taxi marshal, a pleasant enough man wearing an official badge dangling from his neck, he enquired if I needed a taxi, to which I replied "I HATE Moroccan taxis!".....his pleasant facial expression dropped in disappointment and he shuffled off back to the taxi rank.

    Number two hustler suddenly appeared as I was looking around the new terminal building, this one was the aggressive "in your face" variety, demanding to know my destination, when I applied the "silent technique" and ignoring his presence he recoiled back into his lounge lizard position to await his next prospect.

    At last, the new rail link to Tangier Ville station is operational, although the station on the level below the ticket offices and banks is still under construction, there is a lift or stairs to descend to the train, it only had two second class carriages and, at present, there are only four trains to and from Tangier Ville daily, fare 30 dirhams and journey time one hour. Care should be taken not to alight at Tanger Moghogha station the last halt before Tanger Ville terminus. From here there are many onward departures south to Fes, Casablanca and Marrakesh for those travellers wishing to avoid Tangier. The timetable is shown below, "CTI" is Tanger Med port train station.
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    Update 16th January 2014...

    After consulting the ONCF website in preparation for my next Morocco trip, I discovered that the Tanger Ville railway station closed on 10th January for major modifications to track and platforms to accommodate the new high-speed link between Tangier and Casablanca, the information was revealed on ONCF website

    http://www.oncf.ma

    There is no indication as to how long the works will take to be completed and normal service resumed, I expect there will be several variable factors involved, motivation of workforce, weather conditions, continuity of finance and the extent of Dirham capital being usurped by corrupt government officials (all usual Moroccan stuff!)

    The ONCF website indicates that the trains from the Tanger Med port will still operate but terminate at the old railway halt, Gare de Moghogha, on the Route du Tetouan, some three kilometres from the main bus station Gare Routiere at Place Al Jamia al Arabia roundabout. I used this station many times when the Tanger Ville station was being constructed, and just walked the three kilometres to the bus station to avoid the swarm of predatory Petit Taxis awaiting the arrival of northbound trains. CTM have a Messagerie on this Route du Tetouan where tickets can be purchased and buses boarded for other Moroccan destinations, avoiding the rabble-infested Gare Routiere.

    To be updated when any newsflash is released......

    The new Tanger Med port train station. Tangier Ville railway station Ticket office display, Tanger Med port. Ticket tout lounge lizard. Official timetable.
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    Ferries from Spain

    by angiebabe Written Feb 16, 2014

    the fastest way to Tangier by ferry from Spain are the fast ferries with the FRS company that go back and forth from Tangier to Tarifa....they are fast hydrofoils that take only about 40 minutes and still land right in at what is regarded now the old port in central Tangier.
    (the new port is Tanger Med about 45 minutes from Tangier and is for all the big ferries and ships - buses and taxis will be there at Tangier med if you are coming on a ferry from Algeciras or Gibraltar or Malaga)

    they generally leave Tangier every 2 to 3 hours - they are fastest but you need to get your times right if you are for example, like I often did, planning to catch a plane from Gibraltar or Malaga. (and also allow for Spain being 2 hours ahead of Morocco)

    The ferry that arrives at Tarifa from Tangier always has a bus waiting to take passengers through to Algeciras port (the bus to Malaga is across the road from Algeciras port but the bus to Gibraltar is near the bus station about 10-15 minutes walk from Algeciras port - have to check with bus driver if its finishing up at that bus station which it may do).

    If you buy a return ticket you get about 10% off what a one way ticket will cost.

    Website: http://www.frs.es/en/home-area/timetable.html

    www.frs.es fast ferries
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    Driving to Tangier = Tanger

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Most visitors get to Tanger for 1 or 2-day visit either by passenger ferry or faster hydrofoil from Spain (Algeciras) or Gibraltar. Some buy a ferry/bus tour: Ceuta (ferry from Algeciras) - Tetouan - Tangier (details: follow the link given below).

    But I arrived to Tangier by own car. I drove from Poland (it's in central Europe ;-) through Germany, France, Spain, took a ferry from Algeciras to Ceuta (it's the cheapest option!), Spanish enclave in northern Africa. I crossed Moroccan border very early in the morning and visited Tetouan first. The road Tetouan - Tangier (54 km) crosses some hills, is well signed, in good condition and almost empty.

    After a visit to Tangier, 2 hours before dusk, I took a loop scenic drive to see Cape Spartel (great!) and Hercules Caves (a tourist trap). This secondary, mountainous, renovated road had new, asphalt pavement and was well signed. Direction signs were always written in both Arabic and Latin letters (Tangier = Tanger). Well, the road was a bit too narrow with no shoulders at some parts. But I can't complain, the traffic was very, very light. I got to Asilah for a night that day.

    Tanger is located in northern Morocco, at the Atlantic coast at the distance of 100km (62 mi) from Ceuta (Spain - connection shared taxi), 345 km (214 mi) from Fez (connection - train) and 280 km (174 mi) from Rabat (connection - shared taxi).


    I was a bit afraid of driving in Moroccan cities for the two reasons:
    - different, chaotic traffic (I experienced it in Turkey and Tunisia before :-),
    - possible thefts.
    So, as always, both my car and luggage was insuranced against theft (in Poland). My 5 years old Nissan Sunny had all luggage hidden in a trunk while parked on a street at daytime and no luggage at night.

    Warning for fellow thefts: my poor car is equiped in unique (top secret) alarms and there are never any valuables left inside. Better do not waste your time :-).

    TANGER = TANGIER = READ THE UPPER WRITING :-)
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  • transportation from Tanger Med Port

    by mcassimi Written Dec 20, 2010

    I saw many people asking about how to get from Tanger Med Port (the new port of Tangier) to the city. It's simple there are 2 ways: Either you can get the free bus (CTM) to take you to Tangier (at no cost) or if you don't want to waste time, there are 2 car rental agencies inside the port. I hope this will help you, and have a good luck !

    Phone: +212611303038

    Website: http://tangermedcar.eu.ma

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    Ferry Tangier to Algeciras

    by Mikebb Written Feb 1, 2010

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    Our return to Spain was by ferry with our destination port being Algeciras. Our ferry was similar to the one which brought us to Tangier, however the route was different and the trip took 90 minutes, arriving at 2:30pm , after moving our watch forward by 2 hours.

    Again the ferry transfer went like clockwork and we enjoyed a calm crossing.

    From Algeciras we quickly drove to Gibraltar.

    Ferry
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    Busses Waiting At Tangier Port

    by Mikebb Written Feb 1, 2010

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    After completing Customs and Passport requirement at Tangier's we walked onto the car park to be greeted by a fleet of tour buses and some local transport.

    It is a busy place and if you are on tour listen to and obey your tour guide, otherwise there is a good chance you will get lost.

    Tour Buses - Tangier Port
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    Ferry From Tarifa to Tangier

    by Mikebb Updated Feb 1, 2010

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    We took the ferry from Tarifa, Spain to Tangier, a distance of 14 miles which took 50 minutes. trip on a huge modern ferry to . The ferry was large and modern, having cafes, duty free store etc etc. Cars and other vehicles are transported, they just drive up the ramp into the belly of the ferry.

    The trip was very smooth with a rough patch for 5 minutes as we travelled through the section where the 2 oceans meet.

    Bring your Passport as it is required by Customs on leaving Spain and By the Moroccan Customs on arrival in Tangier.

    Ferry The Castle Overlooks Tarifa  Port
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    FRS Fast Ferries

    by keeweechic Updated Mar 31, 2009

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    You can reach Tangier by a fast ferry from Tarife in Spain which is only around 14kms across the Straights of Gibraltar. If you want to take the ferry over to Spain for the day or even from Spain to Morocco, you will need to book on FRS Fast Ferries. You can travel as a passenger or take your car. The one way trip will take around 35 mins and depart from Tangier’s Port every 2 hours starting at around 9.00am through to about 11.00pm.

    The ferries are very comfortable with two levels to wander about on. There is a bar and café for light meals and snacks as well as a small duty free shop. There are also toilets which can be free or not depending on whether a staff member is on hand.

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    By Car

    by keeweechic Written Mar 31, 2009

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    If you are driving to Tangier you will have either arrived from Tarifa in Spain where you will go through normal customs/immigration procedures or from another city within Morocco. If you are travelling from Marrakech it will take around 7 hours. You will also pass through Tolls on your way. The roads are pretty good between the major cities.

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    By Train

    by keeweechic Written Mar 31, 2009

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    If you are travelling from Marrakech, there is an overnight train you can catch. There is also a daily service to Fez. The couchette option is usually the cheaper way to go. Not that trains are expensive anyway. The ONCF train service is comfortable and efficient. There is a new train station in Tangier which is at Tanger Ville. It will probably take you around 7 mins by taxi to the port area.

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    By Air

    by keeweechic Written Mar 29, 2009

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    If you arrive by plane, you will find the airport (Boukhalef – TNG) around 13kms from the city. No buses operate from the airport so you will need to take a taxi which will take around 20 minutes. Airlines that fly into Tangier are Iberia, British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair, Regional Airlines and of course Royal Air Maroc.

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    By Bus

    by keeweechic Written Mar 29, 2009

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    If you arrive by ferry then you can take one of the CTM buses which are stationed at the CTM bus station at the port gate.

    If you are arriving from elsewhere in Morocco then CTM and other buses will arrive at the Place Jamia el-Arabia bus station

    C.T.M. - Place d’ Espagne. Gare routière - CTM website
    TRAMESA , 29. Av. Youssef Ben Tacheffine - Tramesa website

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    By Taxi

    by keeweechic Written Mar 28, 2009

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    Petit taxi which is small as the name suggests, and blue. This type of taxi will only take you within the city limits. If you want to go further then you will need a grand taxi which is often and old model mercedes. Both are in plentiful supply and very cheap but the grand taxi is probably double the cost.

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    EUROFERRYS

    by LoriPori Updated Mar 29, 2006

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    EuroFerrys began its Maritime activities of passenger, vehicle and commercial transport in 1999, running ferries between Algeciras. Ceuta and Tangier.
    EUROFERRYS operate 2 relatively new passenger vessels - Atlantica on the Tangier route and Pacifica, the largest highspeed catamaran in the world.
    There are three crossings daily. The ferry from Algeciras to Tangier took 2 1/2 hours. The seas were quite choppy on our way there, but you could hardly feel it. We sailed through the Straits of Gibraltar with great views of the Rock of Gibraltar. On board was comfortable seating and lounge areas along with a pricey snack bar and eating area.
    On the way back, we took the fast ferry on the Nordic Jet Line, as it was quite choppy. That trip was an amazing 45 minutes. We literally flew over the water. What an experience. This time we were brought to Tarifa.
    The posted Tariffs when we went were as follows:
    Passengers - Pasajeros - Passagers
    Adults - Adultos - Adultes: 23,50 Euro
    Children: 11,75 Euro
    Vehicles - Vehiculos - Vehicules: 72.90 Euro
    Motorcylcles: 22,40

    Phone: Bookings 0871 222 3312

    Website: http://www.euroferrys.com

    Euroferrys Aboard the Ship Nordic Jet Line Tariffs View of Harbour with Euroferrys docked
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