Marrakech is the tourist capital of Morocco. Also, the city will definitely seduce you during the extended stay. Who wouldn’t love to go on a trip to the surrounding cities like Agadir, Ouarzazate, and even Fez? The latter is our main headline for today, let us get to know more about the trip from Marrakech to Fez.
The distance from Marrakech to Fez
The distance between Fes and Marrakesh is 532 km via the freeway. Additionally, the duration of the trip is approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes.
Marrakech to Fez by train
You can rent a car, if you cannot afford car rental, you can try public transportation like a train. You can take the train from the ONCF station in Marrakech. It is faster and cheaper than the bus and also the safest means of transportation. Departure at the exact time, arrival at the exact time, comfortable either 1st of a 2nd class, and air-conditioned.
Yes, it is the most secure means of transport in Morocco, but sometimes (especially on Sundays and holidays) the train is delayed which can go up to an hour or more. Also, tickets are available up to 3 minutes before departure, but some of the long-distance tickets are expensive for that day’s trip. It is, therefore, best to book 24 hours before departure.
Cities you can see on your way from Marrakech to Fez
It is one of the cities of the Kingdom of Morocco. The city of Khouribga has a population of more than 500 thousand people. As for the name of Khouribga, the city contains many mines specialized in searching for phosphates. Therefore, mining work is spreading.
The city of Romani is 80 km from Rabat, and 120 km from Casablanca. Surrounding a vast area of forests and lands designated for the cultivation of wheat, cotton, and vineyards, and for livestock raising, etc. It is a popular area for fishermen due to the presence of important wild animal wealth. It supplies drinking water to the city of Rabat, Salé, Temara, and other areas that are located in the region of Za’ir.
It is not a coastal city but has a great reputation inside and outside Morocco. Beni Mellal is in the middle of the kingdom and adorned with towering mountains, natural waterfalls, and broad green valleys. It is an ancient city where heritage and history meet with natural beauty.
What to do when you arrive in Fez?
Explore the medina and appreciate this beauty, and let yourself be carried away by the smells, the heat, and the Moorish charm. The city is home to the oldest university in the Muslim world, so why don’t you pay it a visit? Visit the souk of Fez, it has existed for hundreds of years. Take some souvenirs to your family and friends back home.
Last and not least, Fez has a magnificent fountain located near the souk and which dates to the 18th century. I’m sure you will not be able to hold your tears once you see it.