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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 being a common feature.

Flights to Marrakech-Menara International Airport come in from all over Europe, including major cities such as London, Paris, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Amsterdam, though many long-haul flights still connect via Casablanca.

Location

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

Getting to the city

There is a shuttle bus (No. 19) running from the airport every hour between roughly 6am and 11.30pm, and to the airport between 6am and 11.30pm. It goes via Hivernage, Jemaa El Fna, Bab Doukkala, Gueliz, ONCF Station.

'Petit' taxis are available at Parking Lot 1, and the fare should be about MAD 80 to MAD 100, with a 50 percent increase at night. Larger taxis are available at increased rates.

Time

GMT

Contacts

Tel: +212 5 244 7910.

Car rental

There are a few car rental companies with offices in Marrakech-Menara, including Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Budget. However, travellers should note that local drivers can be aggressive and that parking is scarce.

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 MAD 70 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

ATMs, banks and currency exchange facilities are available, and lost luggage queries are handled by individual airlines. There are handicapped facilities, as well as shops and restaurants in the airport.

Parking

Daily and hourly parking is available at Marrakech-Menara International Airport, for a fee.

Departure Tax

None

Website

www.marrakesh-airport.com

Internet

The airport offers free, public WiFi in all areas.

Business Lounges

Travellers can access the lounges for a fee regardless of the airline they are flying with, and can enjoy snacks, comfy seats WiFi and showers.


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