Travel

Travel Information

Morocco is a tourist country. Accordingly there are a lot of competing economic companies that serve the main International airports of the country:  Menara (Marrakech) (RAK) and Mohammed-V - (Casablanca) (CMN).
Although the conference will not take place in the hot tourist season, we strongly advise you to reserve your tickets as soon as possible to achieve the best result. The arrive / departure data for ARW SMECS for Students are Wednesday, 1 and Sunday 12.  


Regular Companies that have the most frequent flights to Morocco from Europe are Royal Air Maroc (more economic) and Air France . Practically all North-Africa companies are also connected with Morocco. Depending on the day of flight, they can propose the very attractive tariffs,  if book  in advance. 

Important: if you have no direct flight to Marrakech and  the flight recommended by your travel agency or internet site has the transit in Casablanca airport, we don't recommend you to buy the  ultimate trajectory Casablanca - Marrakech (or vice versa); It is more practical to take the train from airport Mohammed V of Casablanca directly to Marrakech (see below). Beyond substantial economy (up to 40-50%) you will be sure that you will arrive in time. The domestic plains Casablanca - Marrakech are frequently cancelled or delayed  since they are waiting for all connected international flight.

Low-Cost companies (EasyJet, Jet4you, Ryanair, TUIfly... see here) that serve airport Marrakech are numerous economic and quite reasonable, but  sometimes don’t appear in Internet.
we recommend to use the web-sites www.skyscanner.net or www.momondo.com  or your travel agency to localize them.



a) If you arrive to the International Marrakech Airport - Menara, please change the money and take a small taxi (“petit taxi”) to get your accommodation site or the conference place.

Please look around before take a taxi! 
The best  is to find the regular taxi station at the parking behind airport then follow the occasional self-promoting drivers.
The price, which is better to negotiate in advance, should  not be more then 12-15 Euro (150DH). The Taxi Station is at the parking(s),
You can also try to find the collective taxi (much less expensive).

b) If you arrive to the International  Casablanca Airport, after the money change, you should take first the local train (~20min) to arrive to the station “Casa Voyageur” to take the Inter-City train to Marrakech (~3h30min). You can buy the whole-way ticket to Marrakech (~15Euro or 180DH) directly in the Rail-Way Ticket office in Airport where you will get also the information about the train correspondence. Upon arrive to the Marrakech Rail-Way station take a small taxi (“petit taxi”) to get your accommodation site or the conference place.


The train time-table Casa-Voyageur - Marrakech : 04:50-08:05 (couchete), 06:50-10:05, 08:50-12:05, 10:50-14:05, 12:50-16:05, 14:50-18:05, 16:50-20:05, 18:50-22:05, 20:50-00:00; Please confirm this information at the web-site  www.oncf.ma
where you can see also the departures from airopor Casablanka ("Airoport MEDV")

c) If you arrive in airport of Agadir, take comfortable ONCF bus (4h) circulating from 5h each 2h or Taxi

d) If you arrive in another way (plain, train, ferry, car …) please contact us about the information.