Fly To Casablanca, Morocco
Cheap Flights to Casablanca
Casablanca, or Casa – as the locals call it – may not be Morocco’s top tourist destination, but that doesn’t mean this current cosmopolitan gem should be overlooked.
Visit this year-round vacation destination any time of the year, though the most popular time for tourists tends to be the warm months of July and August. Be aware that Casablanca experiences rainy weather in winter.
Visitors from Egypt need a valid visa and passport to visit Morocco. The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Cairo is located at 10 Saleh El Din Ayoub Street in Zamalek. The phone numbers is (+2 02) 2735 9849 or 2736 1937. Contact the embassy directly to apply for a visa, as the embassy currently does not have a webpage.
There is NOT an Egyptian Consulate or Embassy in Casablanca. The nearest Egyptian Consulate is located in Rabat, at 31 El Gazaer Street, Hassan, PO Box 423. Phone number: (+212) 537 731 834 or (+212) 537 731 833.
- Wander around and shop the markets of Old Medina.
- Tour Morocco’s largest mosque, the Hassan II Mosque.
- Promenade in the beautiful Place Mohamed V
- Swim at the club swimming pools or public beaches at Casablanca’s Corniche.
- Buy a pair of Morocco’s famous slippers – or just about anything else you can imagine – in the Central Market.
- Book a day trip to traverse the Moroccan Sahara Desert sand dunes via camel or jeep.
- Live like the Casa elite and treat yourself to a spa day, visit one of Casa’s many popular clubs or chic cafés or trendy French restaurants.
- Time Zone: Western European Time (UTC +0:00) during fall/winter; Western European Summer Time (UST +01:00) during spring/summer when Daylight Savings Time is observed.
- Language: Arabic & Berber.
- Currency: Moroccan Dirhams (Dhs or MAD)
- Dialing Code: +212
- Driving: Driving in Casablanca is not a problem, as long as you are used to watching out for people on motorbikes who tend not to obey any traffic laws! Around and outside of Casablanca the roads are generally well maintained, though many are toll roads. Seatbelts are mandatory for drivers in Morocco and police officers maintain a presence on the road – good for safety, but be prepared to be stopped and fined if you commit a traffic violation. Trains, trams, buses, and taxis are also available to get you from place to place. Buses and trams cost 6 Dhs and 4 Dhs, respectively. Taxis are either red or white. Take the red cabs for a less expensive fare, and don’t be surprised if the taxi stops to pick up a second passenger!
Mohammed V International Airport is Morocco’s busiest airport, and the gateway to the country. It is located 30 kilometers south of central Casablanca. The hub for Royal Air Maroc airlines, Jetairfly, Air Arabia Maroc, and RAM Express, flights from this airport connect Morocco’s largest city to much of Europe, Northern Africa, the US’s east coast, and Canada.
To get to or from the airport, catch the train that leaves hourly from the airport (cost 40 Dhs, second class ticket) to the Casa Voyageurs train station on the outskirts of the city. The trip takes about 30 minutes. From there you can take a brisk walk, a taxi (cost around 10 Dhs), or the tram to downtown Casablanca or your destination elsewhere in the city. Be careful catching a cab directly in front of the station (or the airport) – drivers will add a surcharge to the taxi fare and often double or triple the price. Buses and taxis also leave from the airport regularly. Bus fare is approximately 4 Dhs from the airport, taxis generally cost 200-250 Dhs from the airport.
- Food and Beverage: There are two restaurants in the Departures area, as well as snack bars on the first floor. Two bars and a snack bar await you at Arrivals, on the first floor.
- Currency Exchange: A post office, three banks, and multiple ATMs are available at the airport.
- Lost & Found: For lost luggage, check with your airline’s counter. For other lost items or inquiries, check with the general information desk for assistance (call +212 0 522 539 040).
- Car Hire: Avis, Hertz, First Car, Express, Budget, Thrifty, Renaissance Car, Europcar, Visa Car, Citer.
- Airport Hub: Royal Air Maroc airlines, Jetairfly, Air Arabia Maroc, and RAM Express.