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taxi from marrakesh to essaouira

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taxi from marrakesh to essaouira

arriving in marrakesh mid afternoon, (2 women)

We would like to take a taxi to essaouira and would prefer not to share.

getting rather conflicting reports as to costs,

would it be a good idea to ask the riad to book for us?

Also is it safe ?

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1. Re: taxi from marrakesh to essaouira

The official price per seat from Marrakech to Essaouira is 60 dirham (US$6). As intercity taxis take 6 passengers, chartering the entire car should cost 360 dirham.

But because this is such a popular route and taxi drivers are smart entrepreneurs, the usual tourist rate is now 600 dirham. Which is still only US$60 for a three-hour drive, so not ridiculously expensive.

Note that if you take a taxi to Essaouira straight from Marrakech airport, a fair price would be 430 dirham (50 dirham being the usual rate for a taxi from the airport to the city center).

Whatever you do, don't pay more than 600 dirham.

Riads usually charge extortionate prices for airport pickups.

Using taxis to travel between cities in Morocco is absolutely safe.

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2. Re: taxi from marrakesh to essaouira

taxis from Marrakech to Essaouira charge 70 dh per person, and if you wonna charter one, it will be 420 dirhams. You go to Bab Doukala Bus station, just behind it is the taxis trminal, ask for Essaouira taxis and charter one right away.

But, i recommend taking Supratour bus from the train station in Marrakech: it's very comfortable, safer, and reliable. and above all of this, it will only cost you 65 dirhams a person.

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3. Re: taxi from marrakesh to essaouira

thanks for good advice,Riad sending taxi to meet us -we agreed

600 dirhams. We will take suprabus back.

After along journey .it seemed the easier option to do it this way.I didnt fancy any hassle .cheers.

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4. Re: taxi from marrakesh to essaouira

That's an excellent deal. Enjoy Morocco!

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5. Re: taxi from marrakesh to essaouira

Just a comment- After dark, taxis increase their price. That is legal. I do not recall how much..

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