I am looking for the most affordable way to get from the Fes airport in Morocco to Fes city. Bus is not a possibility as I am arriving late. What type of transportation is there and how much should I expect to pay?

I know there are some white taxis. I read about that. But how do these work? Fixed price, meter, bargain? Is it usual to ride with others in the taxi?

  • No idea, I took the bus. Anyway is Morocco, taxis must be cheap and don't forget to negotiate the price and don't give up to any extra!
    – Matte.Car
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 8:52
  • Taxi sharing is a thing in Morocco. Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 8:55

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According to the Fes airport website, offical taxi fares appear (I couldn't find if it is an estimate or a fixed price) to be fixed at

Translation and emphasis mine

Destinations Tarifs en dirhams / Price in dirhams
[...] [...]
Fès 120 (around USD12 at current exchange rate)
[...] [...]

But this site says that you may (this is an estimate) be able to bargain MAD76 (~7USD) but be ready to speak French.


You can take a "petit taxi" (which, according to Wikipedia, are red color in Fes- the color varies by city). Grand taxis are the other kind.

Fix the fare in advance or get them to use the meter. If you're headed for the Medina, and especially if you're staying in a small Riad, the taxis can't go inside that maze and GPS signals are not 100% reliable so best have someone meet you at an entrance.

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    P.S. forgot to add that I checked my Careem app and they don't appear to operate in Fes (they do in some other Moroccan cities) Commented Aug 28, 2022 at 7:27

This just reflects my experience and it's limited. I hope it's still helpful to someone:

You can get grand taxis or the bus (line 16). I don't think it's possible to get a "petit taxi" / red taxi to the airport. But I don't have enough knowledge to say this beyond doubt. The grand taxis are white vans, and you can group with other passengers. I am not sure how common and easy this is though.

I used line 16, but I was lucky. This runs every hour up until 22h00, according to the airport information desk. They didn't provide any schedules though. This line runs between the Airport and the main train stations in Fes. It might be unusual that foreigners choose the bus. The man at the information desk seemed a bit surprised with my question. Besides, I didn't see any other recognizable foreigners travelling by bus.

There are no identifiable bus stops either in the airport or the train station. The departure in the airport is in a roundabout on the right side (when you exit the airport). After the parking lot. (Please confirm with the information desk at the airport though. Google maps identifies a different departure location)

Airport: airport, bus stop line 16

The departure from the train station is near the roundabout, after the trains station plaza, to the right, when exiting the station.

trains station, bus stop line 16

I was lucky enough that I happened to see the bus and ran for it. Otherwise, I would have to go by taxi. The current fare is of 4Dirham. All locals I asked sent me to the taxis saying this would be preferable (I asked twice).

Bus is faster than I expected, taking approximately 40 min. It's a bit chaotic and quite full though. Other than that, it's a wonderful way to experience the local culture.


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