Bus to Essaouira from Marrakech Airport

Getting a bus to Essaouira from Marrakech
Are Supratours and CTM Buses really a good deal with Price and time?

Getting a Bus to Essaouira from Marrakech Airport involves getting from The Airport to one of the Bus stations.

Both the CTM Bus station and the Supratours Bus station are about 15 minutes drive from the Airport.

Are Supratours and CTM Buses really a good deal with Price and time?

Getting a Bus to Essaouira from Marrakech Airport involves getting from The Airport to one of the Bus stations.

Both the CTM Bus station and the Supratours Bus station are about 15 minutes drive from the Airport.

Bus to Essaouira from Marrakech price
The usual price for a ticket with CTM or Supratours Buses to Essaouira is usually about 70.00 Dirham per person. This approx 6.50 Euro per ticket. There is also a 10.00 Dirham luggage charge on both Bus companies.

For solo travelers who want to get to Essaouira, this is good deal. The buses are usually comfortable and you really can’t beat that price.

Is the Bus to Essaouira really a good deal?
So, the Bus ticket price is good, but is that everything that you need to pay to get to your Hotel in Essaouira when using the bus?

Far from it.

First, you need to get from Marrakech Airport to either of the Bus Stations. Public taxis should not be considered for this…they are old, clunky and uncomfortable with no air conditioning. Also, you really don’t know how much you are going to have to pay for a public taxi from Marrakech Airport. The public taxi drivers often overcharge people. That’s exactly the reason why we started marrakechairporttransfer.com !

Hidden costs of a Bus to Essaouira

Here’s a rundown of the usual costs for getting to the door of your Essaouira Hotel:

  • transfer from Marrakech Airport to the Bus station: approx 2.50 Euro each (based upon 4 people).
  • A bus ticket from Marrakech to Essaouira: 6.50 Euro each
  • Luggage fee from Bus company: 0.80 Euro cents each
  • Taxi from the Essaouira bus station to your Essaouira Hotel: average 5.00 Euro per taxi.

Total price for 1 person getting the bus to Essaouira from Marrakech Airport: 14.97 Euro

As a solo traveler, the real price would be 22.95 Euro, because you would need to pay for the whole transfer vehicle from the Airport to your Bus Station – still a bargain price at 10.00 Euro !

Save money with a private transfer to Essaouira

That’s right, if there are 4 of you travelling together, you can actually save money by taking a private transfer from the Airport direct to the door of your Essaouira Hotel!

A private transfer to Essaouira from Marrakech Airport

  • No Messing around waiting for buses to depart.
  • No waiting for late buses
  • No Hot buses with 36 other people packed in
  • Stop for a break when you like
  • Get delivered direct to the door of your Essaouira Hotel

Let’s take a look at how 4 people could actually save money by taking a private transfer.

Costs

  • Private transfer from Marrakech Airport to one of the Bus Stations: 10.00 Euro (approx)
  • 4 x Bus tickets to Essaouira: 4 x 6.50 Euro = 26.00 Euro
  • 4 x luggage charge by bus company: 4 x 0.80 Euro cents = 3.20 Euro
  • Grande taxi from Essaouira bus station to your Essaouira Hotel: 7.00 Euro

Total cost of 4 people getting the bus to Essaouira: 46.85 Euro in total

Then there’s the hassle:

  • Dealing with the public taxis drivers at Marrakech Airport
  • Maybe the buses are busy and full and you can’t buy a ticket, so you have to wait at the Bus station for a couple of hours for the next bus! (what a way to start a holiday!)
  • The busy buses with little air conditioning, 36 other sweaty and tired people
  • Dealing with the taxi drivers at the Essaouira bus stations.

How much is this hassle worth? Is it worth 7.00 Euro per person?

A private transfer from Marrakech Airport to Essaouira can save you time because the driver would meet you at the Airport and take you direct to the door of your Essaouira Hotel.

Most private transfer vehicles are modern and air conditioned – no sweaty buses, no sharing with 36 other people.

No dealing with public taxis – no stress at the beginning of your holiday

No waiting for later buses and no tickets to buy.

The price of a private transfer from Marrakech Airport to Essaouira

The prices vary according to different providers. However, the lowest price that we have found for a private transfer in modern & air conditioned vehicle is €59.00 in total for a vehicle to transport 4 passengers.

Your Morocco holiday time is precious. Maximise upon your time enjoying the real Morocco rather than sitting around waiting for hot, sweaty buses to arrive.

Enjoy a private transfer with modern and air conditioned vehicles and a private driver rather than getting a Bus to Essaouira from Marrakech Airport.

Further reading
References:

CTM Buses  Supratours buses (ONCF)

Note that Supratours bus timetables are integrated into the train timetables of ONCF.

For further reading about Essaouira taxis in general and for other routes,
For further reading about Essaouira taxis in general and for other routes,
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