In spite of the fact that it is located 30 kilometres away in the suburb of Nouasseur, Mohammed V International airport serves the city of Casablanca in Morocco, the main economic and cultural hub in the country. Its two terminals currently in operation are amongst Africa’s busiest ones in terms of passenger traffic, with over one hundred routes being handled by more than thirty different carriers. Aside from that, Casablanca airport is the primary operational base of Royal Air Maroc airlines as well as a premier supplier of VIP travel services.
Flying to Casablanca in Morocco
If you are planning your holiday or business trip to Casablanca, know that you can book a flight with Air France (from Paris-Charles de Gaulle), Emirates (Dubai International), Alitalia (Rome Fiumicino), Transavia (Amsterdam), TuiFly (Belgium Charleroi), Iberia (Madrid Adolfo Suárez), Lufthansa (Frankfurt), Vueling (Barcelona) or Royal Air Maroc (from a wide range of African and European cities). Bear in mind that other carriers and not just the one listed here may carry out either seasonal or regular operations from and to this city.
How to commute from Mohammed V International airport to Casablanca city centre
There are several transportation options to go from Casablanca airport to the city or to a nearby accommodation:
-If you fly with Royal Air Maroc, you are advised to confirm if they will provide a shuttle bus or van upon arrival, as they are sometimes offered by the airline if you are travelling short distances.
-We also recommend you check whether your hotel in Casablanca offers airport pick-up and drop-off services for guests with a reservation.
-You may opt to use public transportation and ride the hourly trains departing from the railway station in the arrivals zone of Terminal 1, or else a CTM bus heading to your final destination.
-Terminal 1 accommodates car rental offices and official taxi ranks, both means being considered as effective and affordable ways to get around independently during a short trip to Morocco by foreign visitors.
All in all, you probably won’t need to worry about any of the options above if you stay in a hotel near Casablanca airport in Morocco, thus reducing the stress derived from a busy travel agenda and the need to catch your flight back home on time. Find out more about our recommendations below.
The Relax Airport hotel in Morocco
Travellers who have already stayed in this accommodation have rated it as a great value for money option and the closest one to the terminal buildings. It is located within a very short distance of Mohammed V International, from and to which a free shuttle bus operates every 30 minutes. If you hire a vehicle during your trip to Morocco, you may also benefit from their complimentary parking spaces.
The rooms in this hotel near Casablanca airport have private bathrooms, air-conditioning, satellite TV and free WiFi access available. Guests may add an optional breakfast to their reservation for a small surcharge, or enjoy the delicious Moroccan buffet at the onsite restaurant any time of the day. If your layover is long enough, you will get the chance to dive into their open-air swimming pool and sunbathe in the garden terrace.
The Atlas Sky Hotel near Mohammed V airport
This airport hotel in Casablanca (Morocco) provides shuttle services to and from the terminals alongside premium assistance at their 24-hour front desk. Guests with a reservation are granted access to the daily breakfast buffet at no extra cost and kindly invited into the spacious en suite rooms with mini bar, complimentary WiFi, TV and pool views. Other amenities include a restaurant on site specialising in local dishes, parking, steam baths, sauna, room service, express check-in and check-out and safety deposit boxes. If you travel with children, know that there are family rooms available as well as a kids-only area in the swimming pool.
Accommodation close to Mohammed V International airport in Morocco: the Riad Airport
Even on a business trip you may prefer to stay in a traditional riad near Casablanca airport of Morocco. The riads are a particular sort of accommodation which allows you to have a more authentic Moroccan experience: rooms with balconies are arranged encircling a patio where visitors gather and enjoy breakfast, tea and other regional delicacies during the day.
This riad close to Casablanca airport features a wellness centre, while its rooms include a small kitchen with appliances, a coffee maker and a fridge so that you can feel just like at home. Additionally, guests have access to free WiFi and transfers to and from the passenger terminals may be agreed upon for a fee. The downtown is 25 kilometres away.
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