Getting from the Tangier airport to the city center is easy enough and you’ve got a few options. The most common mode of transportation is by taxi, but if you signed up for a Morocco tour with us, we’ve got you covered! See some of your options explained in more detail below.
Airport pick-up from Ibn Battouta International Airport in Tangier (TNG) is included in the trip cost if you signed up for a Globe Drifters Morocco tour. Your driver will be waiting for you in the Arrivals area just after the baggage claim area exit. All you need to do is look for the driver holding a sign with your name on it. Tangier is a small airport and you won’t have any troubles finding the driver. You’ll then be transferred to the tour accommodation and the adventure begins!
You must contact us if there are any delays or lost luggage so we can rearrange your airport pick-up. If you do not contact us, your airport pick-up will be forfeited.
PRO TIP: Free wifi is available at the Tangier airport. You’ll need to enter your email address to connect. That way, if there are any delays or issues, you can connect with Globe Drifters and your tour leader.
The most common way to get from the Tangier airport to the city center or your hotel is by taxi. The cost of a taxi from the Tangier airport to the city center is about 250 – 300 dirhams (approximately $20 – $30 USD). It will take about 20 – 30 minutes depending on traffic.
When you exit the airport, you’ll see a line of cream colored taxis lined up. These are called grand taxis and are a legal mode of transportation in Tangier. Show the driver your hotel address, but be aware that some locations in the medina are not accessible by car so you may be dropped off as far as the driver can go by car. If this happens, you’ll have to go the rest of the way on foot.
PRO TIP: Before hopping in a cab, be sure to agree upon the fare with the driver!
Some hotels in Tangier may offer a free or paid airport transfer. If you didn’t book a Globe Drifters Morocco tour or don’t feel comfortable taking a taxi from the Tangier airport to the city center; this may be the option for you depending on whether or not your accommodation offers the service. Contact your hotel/riad/Airbnb to see if this option is available to you.
Another option is to pre-book a private transfer from the Tangier airport to your accommodation in the city online. Personally, we do not recommend this option, but there are plenty of private transfer companies out there to choose from with just a quick Google search. Please be careful when selecting a private transfer company. We do not vouch for the reputability of any of the companies out there.
PRO TIP: If you exchange money at the airport, be sure to ask the cashier for small bills that are easier for small, local vendors to break. Be sure to check out our Money in Morocco blog for more information on currency.
Getting from the Tangier airport to the city center is pretty easy and most travelers don’t have any issues. Happy travels!