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Navigating Through Casa And Surrounding Areas

Posted on November 9, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment


Touring in and around Casablanca is easy with buses, shared cabs and taxis for private hire available. For a trip to areas off Casablanca, there are comfortable train services available.

Reaching Casablanca by Air

Home to Mohammed V International Airport, the airport that’s Busiest in Morocco, Casablanca is well connected by flight to national and international destinations.

There are regular domestic flights serving important tourist destinations such as Marrakech, the Moroccan capital Rabat, Agadir, Tanjier and other cities.

Internationally too, it is well connected to European countries like France and Spain. It also has regular flight services to destinations in North America, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Other international destinations that are well connected to this neighbor city of Morocco’s capital include New York, Dakar and Dubai.

For domestic flights and services, the Casablanca-Anfa airport to the city’s west is operational.

The International airport is about 30 kilometers from the city and there are bus services to take you into the city. You could also hire a car, just outside the airport, with a number of companies having their booths here.

There are ample of passenger services to look after the tourist.

Mohammed V International Airport

Trains

The national rail service runs two railway stations here, with train to major tourist destinations like Marrakech in the south or to the capital city Rabat. It takes about 3 hours to get to Casablanca from Marrakech. There are shuttle bus services from the Mohammed V International Airport to the station, from where you could get on to connecting trains to other destinations.

The other station, Casa Port, is a passenger train connecting Casablanca and Kenitra.

Casablanca train

Coaches or bus services

There are a number of government and private coaches servicing between major Moroccan towns and some European cities as well.

Taxis

Small and big taxis are the other options for touring the city. There are metered cabs. The big taxis or what are known here as Grand Taxis provide mini-bus kind shared services within the city as well as intercity services. Foreign tourist could also higher taxis for their private tours.

Metro

In addition to the above mentioned way of commuting, there are plans underway for an underground metro and trams as well. Work on these two modes of transports has already started, though they will be ready only by 2017.

Other ways of getting around

Getting into a train from the Mohammed V International airport, from just below the ground floor of the airport terminal building, is a convenient option to get to the city of Casablanca. However, they operate from midnight to 6 in the morning only. Metered small taxis too are good enough for touring the city.

Casablanca also has a tourist office.  It would be a good idea for you to check it out for all the travel related information, to avoid getting lost or get over any kind of confusion.

Excursions are other ways of getting around the city. You could also plan your trip to little far off places. Taking the rail route would be an easy and convenient option for this. Casa’s neighbour, and the capital of Morocco is not far from here, just about 70 kilometers and makes for a good trip. Marrakech, famous among tourists as a shopping destination with its shopping malls and street shops, too is close by, just about 3 hours from train.

Walking on foot wouldn’t be a bad idea for those who want to explore the architectural heritage of this Moroccan city and other of its beauties.

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