Essaouira is a popular Medina town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. There are plenty of things to do for free in Essaouira. Additionally, there are many historical places to enjoy in Essaouira.
Travelling around Essaouira
Public taxis can be convenient for in town travel. However, you should consider the advantages of our private Essaouira transfer service. We can also help to plan a whole itinerary to make things easier.
Petite taxis in Essaouira
Petite taxis are usually small, blue coloured vehicles. Petite taxis are public taxis and they can be hailed in the street.The Petite taxis are usually old and do not have air conditioning. They can be great for short trips within the city limits. However, they are only able to travel within the city limits and are not allowed outside of Essaouira. They are also only licensed to carry a maximum of 3 passengers.
Grande taxis in Essaouira
Grande taxis are usually large, blue coloured vehicles and they are public taxis. These taxis can be hailed in the street. However, do not have functioning air conditioning. You can find a myriad of Grande Taxis at the Essaouira place de taxi. This is centrally located at the Essaouira Bus station. Grande taxis are usually old and they are licensed to seat a maximum of 6 passengers. Amazingly, they seat 4 passengers in the back seat and 2 people in the front passenger seat. As a result, with no air conditioning, it’s a bit of a squash.
Grande taxis are licensed to travel regionally in Morocco. They can transport you to other cities, but you need to remember that they have no air conditioning. They are usually old vehicles too. You can be sure that it’s not going to be the most comfortable of rides.
Remember, that for our private transfers between Marrakech and Essaouira, we use only modern and air conditioned vehicles – not public grande taxis.