Visa InformationFor visa information, please refer to http://www.moroccanconsulate.com/visa.cfm.
Authors should make their requests for the invitation letter from the local chairs Dr. Aboutajdine (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Bensaid (email@example.com).
In making their requests, authors are kindly asked to provide the following information:
1) EDAS paper identification/number.
2) Title of the paper.
3) Full (passport) name of the person to present/attend.
4) Postal mailing address.
Flying to Marrakech/Morocco
From the UK and the rest of Europe: Direct flights to Marrakech are operated by Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Air France, British Airways and some other European carriers. The direct scheduled flights from London cost anything from around £250-400). In winter flights are usually scheduled so that it is possible to leave London on a Thursday evening or Friday lunchtime and return on a Sunday or Tuesday afternoon.
Charter flights or package holidays can work out cheaper than buying just a flight.
Except for the London or Paris to Marrakech services, the vast majority of the RAM and other airline services from Europe to Morocco touch down in the country’s economic capital, Casablanca (Aéroport Mohammed V). There are flights from Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Brussels, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Madrid, Málaga, Marseille, Milan, Munich, Nice, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Vienna and Zürich. If you take a direct flight to Casablanca, followed by a RAM connecting internal flight, it is possible you may have a longish wait in Casablanca airport. If this is the case, you may choose to touch down in Casablanca and take the train to Marrakech.
From Canada and the USA: As there are a large number of Moroccan emigrants in Québec, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) runs flights to Casablanca from Montréal and, for the moment, New York. (Flight time New York to Casablanca, 6 hours 40 mins.) Alternatively, travel to Europe with British Airways, Air France, or KLM all of which have flights to Moroccan destinations. The Tunisair flight between Tunis and Montréal also touches down in Casablanca.
Australia and New Zealand:
There are no direct flights to Morocco from either country. Your best
bet is a flight to Paris or London with Qantas from where you can pick
up a connection.
Aéroport Casablanca Mohammed V: Casablanca’s main airport, at Nouasseur, 30 km southeast of Casablanca, Tel: (+212)(0)22-339100, has all the features of a big international airport – bar hotels. As you come onto the main concourse after customs, there are cash dispensers and bureaux de change just ahead of you. Onward travel to the centre of Casablanca is by shuttle train or taxi. (The train station Casa-Port is under the main airport concourse.) For train travel to Marrakech, you must go to Casa-Voyageurs station. The CTM bus station for buses to Marrakech is behind the Tour Habous, on Av des FAR. Car hire companies, including Sixt, Budget, and Herz as well as local companies, are on the main concourse to your left as you come out through the frosted glass doors.
Marrakech Menara Airport: Tel: (+212)(0)44- 447862. The airport has been expanded since the late 1990s to cater for the growing number of passengers. In the arrivals hall after customs, there are several cash dispensers. Banks BMCE and Banque Populaire have bureaux de change which stay open until the last flight’s arrivals have gone through. The airport is 6 km southwest of the city center.
If you are arriving through
Casablanca or Marrakech and you need transportation to Marrakech, you
can contact the following company:
Please note this company can also help in renting fully furnished apartment (one, two, or three bedrooms) and provide you with transportation within the city.
Car Hire: Car
hire stands are also in the arrivals hall. The
following car hire companies are available at the airport: Avis,
Europcar and Hertz.
If you’re driving, drive down Avenue de la Menara and follow the
Road: If you’re not driving, taxis may be the only really viable option for getting to town from the airport, as the number 11 bus stops too far (nearly 1 km) from the airport. The airport is at a 20- minute taxi ride from the médina or 15 minutes from Guéliz. There is a taxi rank outside the terminal, with plenty of drivers touting for business (journey time: 15-20 minutes). Agree on a price before setting off (a sign outside the terminal will show how much you should pay, roughly). Taxi drivers may accept foreign currency.
Bus: Bus 11 runs every 20-30 minutes to the Jemaa el-Fna (buses are infrequent on weekends). The stop is located 800m (0.5 miles) from the airport.
Information and Help
Desk: A tourist information counter is available at