How to arrive to Asilah?

Asilah Taxi stop

Asilah Taxi stop

Salam u Aalikum readers near and far! While there is information available on our website, we thought it would be nice to put together a post with directions on how to get to our humble hostel.

The nearest airport to MIA Hostels Asilah is Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (IATA: TNG, ICAO: GMTT) located about 40 kilometers from our place.

Once you get there, the most comfortable way to travel to Asilah is to take a taxi, either by contracting it beforehand or by doing so on arrival. The average price is around 250 DH (25 €) the full taxi. If you want a shared taxi, you have to take into account that Moroccan taxis can be shared by 6 people (two persons sharing the front-seat next to the driver and 4 persons in the back seats) + the driver.

From the north you can access Tangier either by national road (N1) or by Highway (A1). From the South, the nearest town is Larache, at a similar distance from Tangier and with a good road.

There is also the option to travel to Asilah by bus (from Tangier you can take bus I2 every half hour). The bus costs 7DH.

The bus station (The "Gare Routière") is located on Avenue Khalid Ibn Oualid, opposite the Shell petrol station. CTM is the main operator. Buses are available to Tangier (1 hr), Rabat (3.5 hrs), Meknes (3.5hrs), Fes (4 hrs), Casablanca (4.5 hrs) and Marrakesh (9 hrs).

Asilah’s train station (Gare de Asilah) is 20 minutes’ walk from MIA Hostels or 5 min by car or taxi.  A petit taxi (green) costs 10 Dh to the train station, a grand taxi costs 30 Dh approx. Once there you can buy your tickets. Unfortunately you can not buy the tickets online.

Thanks for reading and keep an eye on our blog for a future post on Asilah's surrounding cities.

 

Sources:

To check information about Tangier airport, please visit: 

http://www.onda.ma/en/Our-Airports/Tanger-Ibn-Battouta-Airport

For further information about trains, you can visit the website of the National Moroccan Railway:

http://www.oncf.ma/Pages/Accueil.aspx

If you want to check CTM Buses, here you will find their website for more information on bus times and prices:

http://www.ctm.ma/

Special thanks to:

http://www.asilahinfo.com/

http://wikitravel.org/en/Asilah

http://www.minube.com/paradagrandtaxiasilah