Casablanca, Morocco

Wild beaches, imposing mosques, a thriving city centre and amazing architecture - you cannot get enough of Casablanca!

Book a ticket to the most important harbour in Morocco: Casablanca, meaning 'white house'. The city honours its name as the streets are mostly flanked with traditional white houses. Are you interested in the rituals of a mosque? Visit the Hassan II mosque near the harbour. It is the only mosque in Morocco which non-Muslims may enter. And ... it is the second large mosque in the world! Another amazing building is the large non-Islamic Cathédrale du Sacré Coeur, built in beautiful neo-Gothic style. The cathedral lies in Casablanca’s largest park - the perfect place to relax!

When are you flying to Casablanca?

It does not matter when you fly to Casablanca - an adventure is always awaiting you! It is the city where galleries exhibit modern art and where clothes designers look for inspiration. Do you want to experience the couleur locale? Buy items such as leatherware and carpets in the Old Medina, and if you are more interested in modern shops, try the Boulevard D’Anfa. Untouched beaches lie just outside the city. With temperatures always above 20 degrees, it’s lovely to linger here!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Casablanca's airport is located about 30 km to the south of the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi, bus or train.
  • Taxi

    There are taxis at the arrival hall to bring you to the city. The fare costs 200 MAD.
  • Bus

    You can take a CTM bus from the airport to the centre of the city. The buses are located outside the arrivals hall. The journey takes about an hour.
  • Train

    The railway station is under the airport at level -1. Trains depart every hour between 6:50 am and 10:50 pm to the centre of Casablanca. The train journey takes about 30 minutes and costs about 30 MAD.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Casablanca:
  • Bus

    Buses are a cheap way to travel around the city. Note: The times are quite irregular.
  • Tram

    The tram in Casablanca runs along most sights. It is therefore the perfect way to see more of attractive Casablanca.
  • Train

    The train runs between the airport and Casablanca. The train is also a great way to explore cities other than Casablanca such as Fez.
  • Taxi

    The best way to move around Casablanca is by taxi. They are recognisable for their red or white colour. The red taxis are small and only run short distances. They are only permitted to drive within the city. The white taxis are big and are perfect for long distances such as the surrounding areas.

Important information

  • It is recommended to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and DTP. This is not obligatory. 
  • It is not advisable to drink the tap water in Casablanca. Should you wish to drink water, it is best to buy bottled mineral water at one of the supermarkets.

Passport and visa

For the latest information about travel documents and any visas you may need, please contact the embassy of the country of your destination.

Time zone

GMT +0 (summer time +1)
In Casablanca, it is 1 hour earlier than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Casablanca is the Dirham (MAD).

Duration of flight

The flight to Casablanca is about 3.5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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