Fez, Morocco

Discover cobalt blue pottery, impressive mosques, exquisite palaces and, of course...souks! You can experience it all with a ticket to Fez.

Fez is one of the most famous royal towns of Morocco. Many say that this is a city you need to visit at least once in life. And you’ll understand why once you see the Fes el Bali (old city). This section of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its old medina and famous Bab Boujeloud Gate. Tantalise your senses in the souks (markets) with the scent of tanneries and colourful merchandise. Discover the Karaouine Mosque, which is also a university nowadays (possibly the oldest in the world!). Only Muslims are permitted to enter the mosque, but it is also worth admiring from the outside!

The new Fez

In addition to the old part of Fez, the new section of the city, Fez Jdid, is also worth a visit. Here you will find the gigantic Dar el Makhzen royal palace. The bronze doors that only open for invitees are particularly eye-catching. Are you planning on visiting Fez in the summer? Make sure to visit beautiful gardens like Jnan Sbil, which are a truly amazing sight when in full bloom. Need to take a breather from all the sightseeing? What better place to relax than in a hammam! A ticket to Fez guarantees a memorable holiday.

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Fez's airport is located about 25 km to the east of the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi.
  • Taxi

    The only form of transport from the airport to the city centre of Fez is by taxi. The journey costs about 150 Dirham.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Fez:
  • Bus

    Travel in Fez on CMT buses. The buses mostly run to other large cities in Morocco such as Marrakech. 
  • Taxi

    There are petit taxis and grande taxis in Fez. The petit taxis are red and drive in the city itself. The grande taxis are white and drive outside Fez. Apart from the difference in colour, the grande taxis can transport up to six people and the petit taxis can transport up to three people. 

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 Fez. Should you wish to drink water, it is best to buy bottled mineral water at one of the supermarkets.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport.

Time zone

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


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

Duration of flight

The flight to Fez is about 5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable. 

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