London to Morocco by bus
The first phase of ticket purchase from anywhere in Britain to Paris via Eurolines UK website BOOK TICKET NOW
The second phase of ticket purchase from Paris to Morocco via Eurolines FR website BOOK TICKET NOW
From London to Morocco by coach
If you planning to go to Morocco you can travel from London using a Eurolines coach to Paris, the direct overnight connection then an another Eurolines coach from Paris to Marrakech, Taza, Casablanca, Fes, Kenitra, Mekens, Rabat or Tangier. See the London to France page for details of the London - Paris coach option between London & Paris. You can book the overnight London - Paris coach at www.eurolines.co.uk, but the Paris - Morocco coach you have to book at www.eurolines.fr (English available)
Twice a week is possible to travel from London to Morocco with Eurolines coaches. There are few indirect coach services operated by the European coach network Eurolines, which connect London with several Moroccan cities. In Morocco the coaches stop in Tangier, Mekens, Fes, Taza, Kenitra, Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech. However, they necessitate transferring from one coach to another in Paris as well as buying two separate tickets for each leg of the journey. The departure is from London, the coach also stops at Hythe. The journey from London to Morocco can be conventionally divided into two stages. The first stage is the journey from London to Paris, the second stage is the journey from Paris to the Moroccan cities. The coaches cross France and Spain (inc. ferry crossing via Algeciras - Tanger). When arriving in Paris, passengers must use the services of the carrier CTM. CTM belongs to Eurolines group and provides connections between France and Morocco. A detailed timetable is located below. The journey from London to Morocco by coach is long, and takes between 47 and 55 hours. From London to Casablanca it is about 51 hours and from London to Marrakech it is about 55 hours. There are only two routes per week (see Eurolines UK and Eurolines FR websites for more details).
London to Morocco fares and booking
Unfortunately, at the moment it’s not possible to buy tickets for the entire journey. You have to purchase tickets separately on the British and French Eurolines’ websites for each leg of the journey. It is highly recommended to book tickets online in advance. The total price, including additional tax, for a standard return ticket from London to Morocco is approximately £300 (£130 for a „promo” ticket). Before you go with this coach, make sure that you have all necessary travel documents (passport and visa).
Note that schedules and prices are subject to change and EuropeBus can’t guarantee accuracy of this information.
Morocco is a large and diverse country. First of all, Morocco is a different culture with lots of historical buildings - including many inscribed on the UNESCO list, beautiful landscapes, which do not differ from those in the movie "Out of Africa". We highly recommend to everyone - because everyone will find something of interest there. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications
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The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.
Eurolines is a coalition of independant bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Norway to Portugal. Some also serve Turkey and Morocco. Eurolines coaches are comfortable and upscale.
You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Eurolines UK web page, a complete list of operators affiliated in the Eurolines group is available under www.eurolines.com. The Eurolines offices are usually located inside the long distance bus stations, but it can also be a travel agent in the city.
Eurolines & National Express in one booking
National Express has teamed up with Eurolines to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.
Trains & airlines from the UK to Morocco
If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the UK to Morocoo or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Morocco are recommend on the Budget Air’s website
Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.
To Morocco by coach, see current international timetable & fares
|Departing||Valid from 31/03/2017||Returning|
|127/432||129/432||▼||Eurolines service number||▲||432/127||432/128|
|M||Fr||▼||Days of operation from the UK and Morocco
||▲||T, Fr||T, Fr|
|▼||▼||▼||Eurolines coach stops||▲||▲||▲|
|20:00||23:30||Dep.➀||LONDON, Victoria Coach Station||Arr.➃||5:30||6:45|
|21:00||-||Dep.➀||GILLINGHAM, Hempstead Valley||Arr.➃||4:25||-|
|21:35||-||Dep.➀||CANTERBURY, Bus Station||Arr.➃||3:50||-|
|-||-||Dep.➀||FOLKESTONE, Stop 24 Service||Arr.➃||-||4:35|
|22:00||-||Dep.➀||DOVER, Eastern Docks||Arr.➃||3:30||-|
|FERRY||FERRY||▼||CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▲
||9:15 ©||Arr.➁||PARIS, Galliéni Coach Station||Dep.➂||21:00||22:30|
Change at Galliéni Coach Station onto a CTM/Eurolines coach. CTM is a Moroccan international coach operator.
After arriving in Paris (from the UK or Morocco) it is necessary to check-in at the Eurolines' desks.
|T||Sa||▼||Days of operation from Paris
|8:00||11:00||Dep.➁||PARIS, Galliéni Coach Station||Arr.➂||©19:30||©19:30
|16:30➂||21:30➂||Arr.||TANGIER, CTM Bus Sation, Avenue d'Espagne||Dep.➁||4:00||4:00|
|21:00➂||3:00➃||Arr.||MEKNES(a), CTM Bus Stop, Avenue de Fars, Route de Fés||Dep.➁||23:15||23:15|
|22:00➂||4:00➃||Arr.||FES (a), CTM Bus Station, Atlas, en face du Tribunal 1e Instance||Dep.➀||22:15||22:15|
|23:59➂||5:30➃||Arr.||TAZA (a), CTM Bus Stop, CTM, Place de l’Indépendance||Dep.➀||20:00||20:00|
|19:30➂||0:15➃||Arr.||KENITRA, CTM Bus Stop, Place de la gare ONCF||Dep.➁||1:00||1:00|
|20:15➂||1:00➃||Arr.||RABAT, CTM Bus Stop, Boulevard Hassan II, Route de Casablanca
|21:30➂||2:15➃||Arr.||CASABLANCA, CTM Bus Station, 23 Rue Léon l'Africain||Dep.➀||22:45||22:45|
|1:00➃||6:00➃||Arr.||MARRAKECH, CTM Bus Station, Boulevard Zerktouni 1||Dep.➀||19:00||19:00|
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
➀ = Day 1
➁ = Day 2
➂ = Day 3
➃ = Day 4
© = You’ll need to change coach in Paris
(a) = You’ll need to change coach in Tangier
London to Morocco fares
Information about coach fares from London to Paris is presented at the London to Paris page. The following table shows the coach fares from Paris to Moroccan cities.
|Prices increase depending on the date of departure. The earlier you make a ticket purchase, the price will be lower.|
|Marrakech, Taza||from 73 €||from 138 €||from 73 €||from 138 €||from 65 €||from 130 €|
|Casablanca, Fes, Kenitra, Mekens, Rabat, Tangier||from 53 €||from 98 €||from 53 €||from 98 €||from 45 €||from 90 €|
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Unfortunately, at the moment it’s not possible to buy tickets for the entire journey. You have to purchase tickets separately on the British and French Eurolines’ websites for each leg of the journey. It is highly recommended to book tickets online in advance. Tickets must be purchased separately on the route from the UK to Paris on the Eurolines UK website, and from Paris to Morocco on the Eurolines FR website. To purchase tickets online for the Eurolines service from the UK to Paris you can do it directly at the Europebus’s home page using the journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines or National Express’ websites. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended. I don’t recommend the Open return tickets for the journey to Morocco. Then go to the French Eurolines website and buy a ticket for the section from France to Morocco. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. The charge for ferry crossing will be collected by the driver when boarding the coach!
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National Express together with Eurolines offer nationwide connections to London for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option is only available for certain Eurolines connections, so if you won’t be able to purchase a ticket with this option, you'll have to buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international Eurolines route from London. It's easy.
Eurolines in summer timetable has launched quite frequent connections to Morocco. Transport from London to Morocco is partially carried out with traditional Eurolines’ coaches and with modernized Eurolines Plus coaches. All Eurolines’ coaches have on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard. Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Eurolines routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. Eurolines put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Eurolines coach services depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations. Eurolines coaches arrive at the main bus terminals and bus stops in Morocco.
The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Eurolines has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare (mostly the FunFare ticket), return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.
Important information about CTM carrier
Transit route from France to Morocco: France and Spain (ferry crossing via Algeciras - Tanger), Morocco. Reconfirmation compulsory: at least 3 days before departure from Morocco at a CTM office. The „Open Return” tickets must be confirmed before the return journey, at least 72 hours before departure.
Also the standard return journey must be confirmed in a travel agency or by phone! CTM’ s address: Station Road CTM, Rue Abou Baker Seddik-Marrakech. Phone: 05 24 44 74 20. Opening hours: 24/7.
Local tax upon departure from Paris € 8 and from Morocco 80 DH per ticket.
Baggage allowance: Adults 25 kilo / children (to 12 years) 20 kilo luggage free per person, extra luggage € 2 per kilo (to be paid in Paris) Children under 4 years: no luggage allowance
- Before leaving home for your Eurolines service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
- Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Customers need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
- Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
- Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
- When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
- Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
- If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.
Check-in at London Victoria Coach Station
You need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach.
Check-in in Morocco and Paris
In Morocco you must check-in no later than 30 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in closes 15 minutes before departure.
If there’s no office for check-in, then check-in takes place directly on the coach.
In Paris check-in is one hour before departure at the counters. If there is a Eurolines office that is open close to your departure point you can check-in at the counter - otherwise directly with the driver. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal.
Once you get to Dover (for the ferry) or Folkestone (for the train) you’ll have to go through passport control – the driver or coach attendant will explain exactly where and when to get off. On entry at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal, customers will be required to disembark from the vehicle and pass through both UK and French Border Control offices and show their passports. In Folkestone and on board the ferry you can find a restaurant, shops, bars, cafes, arcade games and loads of sitting spaces – so you can keep well entertained for the 1 hour 30-minute crossing.
|Channel ferry crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video||Channel tunnel crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video|
Will the international coach stop for a break?
Of course, on the majority of services. All international coach operators provide refreshment breaks on longer journeys, especially overnight services. The European law obliges the driver to take a break every four and a half hours.
Carriage of luggage
All Eurolines customers must label their luggage which will be loaded into the hold of the coach and will normally remain there until arrival at the destination or interchange point. The coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling. The free luggage: allowance: Adults 25 kilo / children (to 12 years) 20 kilo luggage free per person, extra luggage € 2 per kilo (to be paid in Paris) Children under 4 years: no luggage allowance
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