Morocco Train Travel to Marrakesh

Morocco Train Travel to Marrakesh : The colorful, chaotic and historic imperial city of Marrakech is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Morocco. It is also an ideal base for exploring the rest of the country, esapecially due to its excellent rail links. From the easily accessible Marrakech train station. You can go to other major cities such as Casablanca, Fez, Tangier and Meknes. Morocco’s trains are not only incredibly efficient, they are also considered clean and safe. Tickets are also reasonably priced, making it one of the most economical ways to get around.

Buy your Morocco Train Travel to Marrakesh tickets

In the past, it was only possible to buy Moroccan train tickets at the departure station of your choice. However, you can now plan in advance by finding and paying for your tickets on the website of the national rail operator ONCF. If you prefer to wait until you are in the country, trains usually have plenty of space and buying tickets on the day of departure is not a problem.  You want to travel during peak hours (including holidays and especially Ramadan), it is a good idea to book in advance. If you are having trouble booking online, you can make a reservation at the station a few days in advance, either in person, or through a hotel or travel agency.


First class or second class?

Trains in Morocco are available in two versions, both with air conditioning. The newer style has open cars with seats arranged on either side of a central aisle. While older trains have separate compartments with two rows of seats facing each other. On these older trains, the first class compartments have six seats, while the second class compartments have eight seats and are therefore overcrowded. Regardless of the type of train, the main difference between first and second class is that you get a specific first class seat. Although second class seats come first, they are served first.
It is up to you to decide what is most important – a guaranteed seat or a cheaper ticket.

Some of the accommodation plans below apply to sleeper trains. These have “comfort trolleys” with single beds to sleep well. Traveling overnight is a great way to save money because you have to pay less for a hotel stay.

Schedules from and to Marrakech

Below we have the current schedules for some of the most popular routes to and from Marrakech. These can change, so it’s always worth checking. The latest times when you arrive in Morocco (especially if you have to be somewhere at a certain time). However, Moroccan train schedules change relatively rarely – at least the ones below provide a useful guide.


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