Menara Airport is located about 4,6 miles outside of Marrakech’s city centre. After your arrival you can use a public shuttle bus, private airport transfer or a taxi to get into town. The airport bus service (line 19) operates from 6.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. and leaves every 30 minutes from outside the terminal building. At a price of 30 DH per person (50 DH return), this bus service takes you directly to Jamaa el Fna. Do not be irritated by locals who try to convince you that the bus is — for whatever reason — not running.
A taxi can be a convenient alternative: Only minimally more expensive than the bus, a taxi ride to Jamaa el Fna takes about 15 minutes. In Marrakech, there are two types of taxis: beige-coloured so-called Petit Taxis circulate within city boundaries only and transport a maximum of 3 people. Grand Taxis can seat larger groups (and can provide transport to areas outside town). Taxi fares are officially fixed (see below). After 9 p.m. (8.30 p.m. in winter) an extra 50% is charged. Be aware that some taxi drivers may have to be reminded of the official rates. So, in order to enjoy the fascinating ride into town fully, you better negotiate prices before you enter the taxi.
The following fares indicate costs for hiring the whole vehicle: