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fhoward416

Transportation between Casablanca airport and Rabat Hotel

by fhoward416 »

Can anyone provide information about transportation options (i.e., bus, train(s), taxi, private vehicle, other), the approximate costs per individual or trip of the option between the Casablanca airport and a specific hotel in Rabat, and the procedure for initiating the option?

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DarrenHumphrys

RE: Transportation between Casablanca airport and Rabat Hotel

by DarrenHumphrys »

Sallam 'lekum fhoward416,

Trains run hourly between Casa's Mohammed V Airport and Casa Port station (via Casa Voayageurs station, no change required) from 5:55am to 9:55pm, with a further two services at 11:55pm and 3:55am. Trains depart at least hourly for Rabat from either of Casa Port or Casa Voyageurs. The schedules can be viewed on www.oncf.ma (Casa airport is listed as "Aeroport Med V"), where you'll see that the current 2nd class fare is 80dh and the 1st class fare (nicer seats, but not much difference other than being less crowded sometimes) is 133dh. The train station at Casa Airport is well-signposted ("Le Gare"). From either Rabat Agdal or Rabat Ville stations (depending on where your hotel is located...there are a number of hotels within walking distance of both), you can catch a petite taxi from outside the station...a fare to a nearby hotel shouldn't cost more than 10dh-15dh.

Grands taxis are located outside the T1 buidling at Casa's airport, and they can be hired for the journey to Rabat (up to 6 passengers). There is a signpost located at the rank that advises the current fares, though the drivers often try to re-advise you that these prices are "out of date"...which they're not. Good luck!

A private transfer is best organised with your Rabat hotel, so that the driver will (presumably) know the location of your hotel...which isn't always a given with private transfers.

Hope this helps and happy travels,

Darren Humphrys

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fhoward416

RE: Transportation between Casablanca airport and Rabat Hotel

by fhoward416 »

Thank you very much, yes this helps us a lot.

 

In Response to Re: Transportation between Casablanca airport and Rabat Hotel:[QUOTE]

Sallam 'lekum fhoward416,

Trains run hourly between Casa's Mohammed V Airport and Casa Port station (via Casa Voayageurs station, no change required) from 5:55am to 9:55pm, with a further two services at 11:55pm and 3:55am. Trains depart at least hourly for Rabat from either of Casa Port or Casa Voyageurs. The schedules can be viewed on www.oncf.ma (Casa airport is listed as "Aeroport Med V"), where you'll see that the current 2nd class fare is 80dh and the 1st class fare (nicer seats, but not much difference other than being less crowded sometimes) is 133dh. The train station at Casa Airport is well-signposted ("Le Gare"). From either Rabat Agdal or Rabat Ville stations (depending on where your hotel is located...there are a number of hotels within walking distance of both), you can catch a petite taxi from outside the station...a fare to a nearby hotel shouldn't cost more than 10dh-15dh.

Grands taxis are located outside the T1 buidling at Casa's airport, and they can be hired for the journey to Rabat (up to 6 passengers). There is a signpost located at the rank that advises the current fares, though the drivers often try to re-advise you that these prices are "out of date"...which they're not. Good luck!

A private transfer is best organised with your Rabat hotel, so that the driver will (presumably) know the location of your hotel...which isn't always a given with private transfers.

Hope this helps and happy travels,

Darren Humphrys


Posted by DarrenHumphrys[/QUOTE]

 

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fhoward416

RE: Transportation between Casablanca airport and Rabat Hotel

by fhoward416 »

In Response to Re: Transportation between Casablanca airport and Rabat Hotel:[QUOTE]

Sallam 'lekum fhoward416,

Trains run hourly between Casa's Mohammed V Airport and Casa Port station (via Casa Voayageurs station, no change required) from 5:55am to 9:55pm, with a further two services at 11:55pm and 3:55am. Trains depart at least hourly for Rabat from either of Casa Port or Casa Voyageurs. The schedules can be viewed on www.oncf.ma (Casa airport is listed as "Aeroport Med V"), where you'll see that the current 2nd class fare is 80dh and the 1st class fare (nicer seats, but not much difference other than being less crowded sometimes) is 133dh. The train station at Casa Airport is well-signposted ("Le Gare"). From either Rabat Agdal or Rabat Ville stations (depending on where your hotel is located...there are a number of hotels within walking distance of both), you can catch a petite taxi from outside the station...a fare to a nearby hotel shouldn't cost more than 10dh-15dh.

Grands taxis are located outside the T1 buidling at Casa's airport, and they can be hired for the journey to Rabat (up to 6 passengers). There is a signpost located at the rank that advises the current fares, though the drivers often try to re-advise you that these prices are "out of date"...which they're not. Good luck!

A private transfer is best organised with your Rabat hotel, so that the driver will (presumably) know the location of your hotel...which isn't always a given with private transfers.

Hope this helps and happy travels,

Darren Humphrys


Posted by DarrenHumphrys[/QUOTE]

 

 

Many thanks to you for the time expended and the information povided concerning transportation between Casablanca and Rabat. From what I read the train travels from Casablanca stopping at Casa Voayageurs station, then Casa Port station and then on to Rabat with no change of trains needed or any other intermediate stops, Correct? Our object hotel in Rabat is the Le Diwan at Place De L'Unite Africaine. Do you know if Rabat Agdal or Rabat Ville is the better arrival choice? Also, assuming a scarcity of written and oral English how does one identify an arrival station? Again thank you for your input.

 

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DarrenHumphrys

RE: Transportation between Casablanca airport and Rabat Hotel

by DarrenHumphrys »

Hello fhoward416,

The train service operating from Casablanca's Mohamed V Airport calls at Oasis and Casa Voyageurs stations before terminating at Casa Port station, so you will need to change trains to then travel on to Rabat Ville station. The below web link example advises at which station (Casa Port or Casa Voyageurs) to change trains:

http://www.oncf.ma/Pages/ResultatsHoraire.aspx?depart=AEROPORT%20Med%20V&arrivee=RABAT%20VILLE&CodeRD=0093&CodeGD=00190&CodeRA=0093&CodeGA=00231&heure=0000&date=27/02/2016

For Hotel Le Diwan, travel to Rabat Ville station ("Gare de Rabat Ville") from where you can catch a petit taxi (request the driver to use his meter, or otherwise negotiate a fare of no more than 20dh per person) or you can take the tram to "Tour Hassan" stop and then walk  the short distnace to the hotel. See the Rabat Tramway map here:

http://www.tram-way.ma/fr/plan-de-lignes/carte-interactive/

Each station (both train and tram) is announced in both French and Moroccan Arabic. The former is usually legible enough to hear and understand, but otherwise keep a look out the window to see the track-side sign. All three stations that you may encounter (Casa Voyageurs, Casa Port, Rabat Ville) are major stops and you will have some time (up to 10 minutes) to disembark from the train. Your fellow rail travellers will also be most obliging to assist you.

Again, I hope this helps.

Darren

 

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