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Marrakech Airport

Menara International Airport (RAK)

Overview

Marrakech-Menara International Airport is among the busiest airports in Morocco, coming in right behind Casablanca's Mohammed V International Airport with roughly three million passengers processed each year. The facility is attractive and modern with a few cafes and some good duty-free shops, however it is often crowded and chaotic with long queues a common occurrence.

Flights to Marrakech-Menara International Airport come in from all over Europe, including major cities like London, Paris, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Amsterdam; however, most long-haul flights connect via Casablanca.

Location

The airport is situated four miles (6km) south-west of Marrakech.

Getting to the city

Bus: There is a shuttle bus (No. 19) running from the airport every hour between 6am and 12:25am, and to the airport between 6am and 11:40pm. It goes via Hivernage, Jemaa El Fna, Bab Doukkala, Gueliz, ONCF Station. A one-way trip is MAD 20.

Taxi: 'Petit' taxis are available at Parking Lot 1, and the fare should be about MAD 80, with a 50 percent increase at night. Larger taxis are available at increased rates.

Time

GMT

Contacts

Tel: +212 (0)5 244 7910.

Car rental

There are a few car rental companies with offices in Marrakech-Menara, including Sixt, National, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, ADA and a few other local companies. Driving in Marrakech is a bit of a thrill sport however, with aggressive drivers and little parking.

Airport Taxis

Taxis that will take passengers to the city centre are available just outside the terminal. A sign shows the advised payment which is usually down from US$17 and generally more expensive at night. Fares should determined before transport and the ride should be between 15 and 20 minutes.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are within walking distance of each other.

Facilities

Money and communications: There are ATMs, banks and currency exchange facilities available.

Luggage: Lost luggage queries are handled by individual airlines.

Conference and business: There isn't much in the way of conference and business facilities in the airport, but nearby hotels have good options.

Other facilities: There are handicapped facilities, as well as shops and restaurants in the airport.

Wi-fi: There is no wi-fi available at the airport, although several hotels nearby do have free wi-fi.

Information: There is an information desk in the airport, however it is often left unattended.

Shopping: There is duty-free shopping at the airport with the usual selection of alcohol, tobacco and perfume. There are also a few craft and souvenir stores, and a Lacoste shop in Terminal 1.

Food and Drink: The airport has a few cafés, and a Moroccan pastry shop in Terminal 2.

Parking

Parking at Marrakech-Menara International Airport is charged at MAD 5 for up to four hours, MAD 10 for up to 12 hours, and MAD 20 per day.

Departure Tax

None

Website

www.onda.ma

Airlines

Flights to Marrakech-Menara International Airport are available via Air Europa, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, Jet4you, Ryanair, Swiss International, TAP Portugal, Thomas Cook, Thomson and XL Airways Germany.

Internet

The airport does not have wifi.

Business Lounges

There are business and conference facilities available in nearby hotels, but none in the airport itself.


Marrakech Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.