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Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

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Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

Hello,

We have booked our holiday to Marrakech at the end of August and have been quoted a seemingly high price for a taxi transfer from the airport to our Riad. Could anyone guesstimate how much a taxi ride for 4 - 2 adults and their 2 children - 13 minutes and about 7.5km would be from the airport?

Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

150/200dh would be the norm for a private transfer

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2. Re: Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

We have been offered a driver pick up for 25 euros from our Riad! I will have to politely decline and use a taxi service from the airport...

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3. Re: Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

Hi,

On your first visit, kids in tow, do you really want to be dropped off somewhere near your riad (hopefully as the driver may not know yours out of the hundreds of riads in the medina) then be prey to any number of young men wanting to "help guide" you through winding alleys to the door then argue with you about how much to pay them? Not the most relaxed start to a family holiday. I'd pay the riad cost on arrival just to avoid stress, you can always take a taxi back to the airport at the end of your stay to save money if you like.

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4. Re: Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

it is a bit expensive at €25 but not that much and might well be worth it!

you should realise that a normal taxi might not be able to find your riad very easily, many riads are on pedestrian only streets and the private transfers always include someone to meet you at the road and carry your luggage to the door

Edited: 11:06 am, August 07, 2014
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5. Re: Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

thank you both for the replies shimmin2robertson and nibrika - you're right. it's does seem worth the extra cash, especially at the beginning of the trip. our flight gets in at about half 8 too so taking the driver seems most stress-free. d'ya think it's worth haggling over over email...!?

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6. Re: Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

Frankly, I don't think it's worth haggling with your riad over the price of the transfer. At the very best, you might save just a few dirhams; at worst you run the risk of souring your relationship with your riad before you even start your holiday!

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7. Re: Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

thank you AlanPalmer for the advice! I'll accept his price for the first taxi drive.

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8. Re: Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

I have seen people in tears looking for their riads in the Medina of Marrakech, make sure you take a contact number & the address of the riad (just incase you need it).

You cannot understand how much of a maze the Medina is until you get there.........

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9. Re: Taxi cost - from Marrakech Airport - Derb jdid Derb Dabachi

We were just there a couple of weeks ago, from the center of Marrakesh to the airport was 80 dirhams. You can haggle with them which is a little stressful if you are not good at it :)

But the rule of thumb is anywhere inside of the city should not cost you more than 30 dirhams. The Riad should help you arrange the transfer, as ours did; they told us that for 15 euro they will pickup our luggage take it to the taxi and take us to the airport.

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