Essaouira taxis – getting around town or travel to & from Essaouira

Essaouira taxis

On your trip you will probably need to use Essaouira taxis when visiting the coastal town of Essaouira. Because first time visitors to Essaouira may not know about the taxi system, they can end up paying more for their trips. So, let’s help you save money during your Essaouira trip.

About Essaouira.

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.

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. They are also only licensed to carry a maximum of 3 passengers.

How much does a Petite taxi cost in Essaouira?

A petite taxi journey in Essaouira usually costs only 20 to 30 dirham to travel across town.

How to hail a petite taxi in Essaouira?

Hailing a Petite taxi is simple, you just wave at the taxi. You then tell the driver where you wish to go. You should always remember to fix a set price that you are happy with. Alternatively, you should ensure the driver switches the taxi meter on.

essaouira evening on the street

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.

Where can grande taxis travel?

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.

How do i Hail a grande taxi in Essaouira?

To easily hail a Grande taxi in Essaouira, you just wave at the taxi. You then tell the driver where you wish to go to. Always remember to haggle a set price because Grande taxis do not operate meters.

essaouira central square

Essaouira private transfers

When travelling further afield, you will most probably appreciate a venhicle which is more comfortable than a taxi. As as result, you should consider our private transfers service.

Take a private transfer
Marrakech to Essaouira.

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