Marrakech Menara Airport Guide (RAK)
Code: RAKNo. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +212Timezone: GMT ++00:00
B.P. 13201, Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech Menara Airport is located on the immediate outskirts of Marrakech, 6km (4 miles) to the southwest of the city centre.
+212 801 000 224.
Marrakech Menara Airport is the main airport serving the popular tourist destination of Marrakech in central Morocco. Our Marrakech Menara Airport guide provides essential information on airport transport, terminal facilities and nearby accommodation.
From the Medina (the southern tip, near Jamaa el Fna), head south down Rue Ibn Khaldoun. Take a right at the end of the road and then turn left at the first roundabout onto Boulevard Al Yarmouk. From here, take the first right onto Avenue Guemassa, which leads directly to the airport.
Bus:Bus 19 runs every 20-30 minutes to Jemaa el Fna in the medina (buses are infrequent on weekends). The bus stop is located 800m (0.5 miles) from the airport, and the one-way fare is around Dh30.
Taxi:There is a taxi rank outside the terminal with plenty of drivers touting for business (journey time: 15 minutes). Expect to barter for a good fee, most drivers will ask for around Dh100 (and claim it is a fixed price!), but some will go down to Dh50.
Both terminals have currency exchange offices, and there is an ATM in the arrival hall of Terminal 2.
Paid-for Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Marrakech Menara Airport (via subscription, debit card or vouchers sold by on-site businesses). Post services, telephones and fax machines are also available.
There are several shops at Marrakech Menara Airport, including a florist, a gift shop selling local craft items and duty-free shops selling tobacco, spirits, cosmetics, perfume and much more.
For queries about lost luggage or property, contact the airline office or the airport information desk.
There are no conference or business facilities at Marrakech Menara Airport, but internet access is available. Meeting facilities are available at several nearby hotels, including the Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial (tel: +212 524 425 600; www.sofitel.com).
There is one on-site car park at the airport. Located near the terminal building, it has more than 200 parking spaces for guests.
International car hire companies: Budget, Europcar and Hertz, as well as several local operators, are all represented at the airport.