Getting to Morocco

Morocco is called ‘the closest exotic destination to the UK’ and with good reason.

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There is nowhere else within three hours of the UK that has such a range of geographical features, rich culture and a year-round warm and sunny climate. This makes it an ideal trip for a weekend getaway, as well as longer holidays – less time in the air means more time for you to enjoy your holiday.

Marrakech is the most popular airline destination, with around thirty flights a week from the London airports alone. You can also travel from Manchester Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Birmingham Airport Bristol Airport, and Dublin Airport.

Casablanca receives several flights a week from the UK, the majority of which come from London, the others from Manchester. The Moroccan city is also the kingdom’s main transport hub, which means that a good range of internal flights leaves from the Mohammed V International Airport, where you’ll also find a railway station for onward journeys across the country.

As befits its popularity, Agadir receives close to twenty flights a week from the UK and Ireland, with routes from London, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin. Tangier, Fez, and Rabat can also be reached directly from London.

Of course, travelling through the air is only one way to reach Morocco. The northernmost point of the kingdom is less than 10 miles from the southern coast of Spain and has been the most popular crossing point between the two continents for centuries.

These days up to 49 ferries sail between Tangier, Morocco’s northernmost city, and the Spanish port of Tarifa every two hours between 9.00am and 10.00pm. This is an extremely popular route into Morocco for people who are going to be touring the kingdom using their own transport such as a motorbike or campervan, not least because as soon as you roll off the ferry you are immersed in one of the most famous cities in Africa.

All flight/ferries information was correct at time of publication but is subject to change. Please check with the relevant airport/ferries companies for up to date schedules.

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