Getting to Marrakesh
Plane, train, car, coach, motorbike - it couldn't be easier. Marrakesh is well served by all modes of transport and a new motorway from Tangier in the north, connects it via Rabat and Cassablanca. Motorbike and car parking space can be arranged if requested in advance for a daily charge.
A wide selection of airlines have regular flights to Marrakesh / Morocco.
For those who wish to avoid flying it is possible to travel to Marrakesh from any part of Europe. It is 48 hours from London by sleeper train. Once you cross from Spain the journey starts in Tangier from the new TGV station. Morocco has a well managed and reliable railway system and a brand new station in Marrakesh. It takes under 10 minutes by taxi to the riad from the new station in Marrakesh. The new TGV, the first in Africa, opened in 2020 Tangier to Casablanca, taking 2 hours and 10 minutes. There are plans to reduce that to 1 hour and 30 minutes. From Casablanca take a connecting train to Marrakesh at a more gentle, leisurely pace but both are fascinating journeys in their different ways.
If arriving by train I will arrange for you to be met at the train station by my agent – for a small additional fee which includes the taxi fare – who will take you for the final stretch of your journey.
The best train travel information for British travellers can be found at The Man in Seat 61 website. Comprehensive local train and timetable information is available from the Office National des Chemins de Fer du Maroc (National Office for Railways of Morocco). This information is in French. Additional travel information (in English) can be found at Marrakech-CityGuide.com.
Getting to Riad Najmati
My advice is to be met at the airport by my agent who will take you by taxi as close as possible to the riad. From there it is no more than a 5 minute walk.
The medina is a labarythine network of passages, alleys, and narrow paths that no vehicles can use. Trying to find the riad by yourself, especially on your own on your first visit to Marrakesh is not recommended.
I will arrange for you to be met at the airport – for a small additional fee which includes the taxi fare.
If you haven't travelled to Morocco before, I recommend that you familiarise yourself with local customs and conditions before you travel. Travel advice can be obtained from The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The Moroccan Embassy, Go Africa and World Travel Guide.