The majority of holiday visitors to Morocco fly. Flights from the UK take approximately three hours. However, there are other ways to get there if you have a bit more time and would prefer a more scenic route! Trains through France and Spain are a relaxing way to get down to the ferries crossing the strait of Gibraltar (which now only takes 35 minutes).**
Driving times are generally 30 hours (non stop) from London to Marrakech. Best split over 3 nights in Paris, Madrid and the south of Spain but some do it quicker!
** Lawrence of Morocco is not able to make boat or train reservations for you.
Lawrence of Morocco Ltd is an official agent for both British Airways and Royal Air Maroc. We have access to all flights through these companies and can also book BMI, Easyjet and Ryanair flights.
We do not charge you any extra to book your flights.
When we book flights on Easyjet, Ryanair or other 'lowcost' airlines, we always include (when available) allocated seats, fast track check-in and full baggage allowance for your comfort. Should you prefer not to have any of these extras on your flight booking, simply let your travel consultant know.
Flights via Casablanca in 2014 with Royal Air Maroc are available BUT the schedule this year means that there are often long stopovers in Casablanca on the return flight. We therefore avoid booking these to save you a 5 or 6 hour wait in transit. Flights to Fes from Heathrow with Royal Air Maroc work very well on the outbound journey with a 1.5 hour stop in Casablanca. We recommend flying back from Casablanca when ending the holiday in Fes as it is only a 2-hour transfer by motorway. This is of course unless there is a direct flight with Ryanair that day to Stansted which may be better for you.
Royal Air Maroc fly twice weekly from JFK to Casablanca. Coach, Business and First Class seats are available for your comfort. This is a terrific service and I have flown with Royal Air Maroc on this transatlantic flight on numerous occasions and have always been very impressed with the service.
We can book this flight for you and can also book connecting flights to Marrakech, Agadir, Fes and Ouarzazate. Alternatively, you may prefer to have your usual US agent book these flights for you. Not a problem as we can simply do the rest.
How to journey from London to Morocco (Tangier, Marrakech, Fez, Rabat or Casablanca) without flying, in comfort & safety using scheduled train & ferry services. And what a journey!
Take Eurostar to Paris, grab a beer in a Parisian café and board the excellent 'trainhotel' sleeper train to Madrid. Enjoy a meal with wine in the restaurant car and a nightcap in the bar before retiring to your sleeper for the night as the train speeds south across France, then wake up to breakfast as the sun rises over distant Spanish mountains.
Spend a day in Madrid, visit the Prado Museum or soak up the atmosphere in the Plaza Santa Ana before taking an afternoon express across Andalusia to Algeciras on the Straits of Gibraltar. Next morning, take the ferry from Europe to Africa, the Rock of Gibraltar close on the port beam and the African coast getting slowly nearer.
Once in Morocco, let the real Marrakech Express speed you south towards the incredible High Atlas mountains...
Please call us for more details.
There are ferries from Algeceras and Tariffa to Tangier and to Ceuta (small Spanish town on the African side of the water from where you can cross by foot or by car into Morocco).
Ferries also sail from Sete in the south of France to Tangier taking aproximaitely 36 hours.
Please call us for more information or to book your passage.