Travel to Fes

Flying to Fes

Ryanair operates direct flights to Fès from the UK. There are no direct flights from the USA. The most expensive time to fly to Fès is from February to May and September to October. If you want cheap flights to Fès, travel in the off-peak season between November and January.

Flight times

From London - 3 hours 25 mins; New York - 11 hours 25 mins (including stopover); Los Angeles - 18 hours (including stopovers); Toronto - 12 hours (including stopover); Sydney - 29 hours (including stopovers).

City Airports: 
Fes - Saiss International Airport(FEZ)
Telephone:(212) 3562 4800 or 3562 4799 or 090 000 800 (call centre)
Location:Fes Airport is located at Saiss, 15km (9 miles), south of the city centre.

The airport is small, with limited facilities. These include currency exchange, ATMs, shops, a restaurant and cafe, and car hire from major national and local operators including Avis, Europcar and Hertz.

Public Transport:Taxis connect the airport to the city; taxi ranks are outside the terminal building to the left. There is a bus stop not far from the airport (2 to 3 minutes away) and a service into the city runs every hour.

Travel by road


Morocco's roads are in good condition. Traffic drives on the right and the minimum driving age is 18 years. Speed limits are 60kph (37mph) in towns, 100kph (62mph) outside urban areas and 120kph (75mph) on motorways.

The Moroccan authorities acknowledge most foreign driving licences, but an International Driving Permit is recommended.

Emergency breakdown service:

There is no general breakdown service - hire cars should have emergency breakdown details on board. For highway emergency services, dial 15. If you are involved in a road accident, wait for the police to arrive.


From Marrakech, the main road to Fès is via the N8. From Rabat, take the A2.

Driving times:

From Casablanca - 3 hours; Rabat - 2 hours; Marrakech - 5 hours 30 minutes; Meknes - 1 hour; Tangier - 4 hours.


There are bus terminals in the Ville Nouvelle and by the various gates to the Medina, but arrivals from most destinations drop at the main bus station (gare routière), just north of Bab Mahrouk.

CTM (tel: +212 800 090 030; runs bus services between towns in Morocco and abroad and drops passengers at their office on the corner of Rue Tetouan and Avenue Mohammed V in the Ville Nouvelle.

Travel by rail


The city's striking railway station, Ville Nouvelle, features a number of shops and modern facilities.


You can travel to Fès by train from the UK. From London, take the Eurostar to Paris, catch the TGV to Barcelona, then take an AVE train to Algeciras. From there, you hop on a ferry to Tangier, followed by another train to Fès. Rail Europe ( can provide information on timetables and tickets.

Office National des Chemins de Fer (ONCF) (tel: +212 890 203 040; is Morocco's national railway operator. Fast trains shuttles (TNR) and air-conditioned express trains connect the main cities in the northwestern part of the country: Fès, Meknès,Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech.

Journey times:

From Marrakech – 8 hours; Meknes - 30 minutes; Tangier - 5 hours; Casablanca - 3 hours.

Travel over water


Daily ferry services operate to Tangier and Ceuta (the Spanish enclave in Morocco) from Tarifa and Algeciras respectively.

Ferry services:

FRS Ferries (tel: +34 956 627 180, in Spain; runs ferries from Tarifa to Tangier Town, Gibraltar to Tangier Med, Algeciras to Tangier Med, Motril to Tangier Med, and Algeciras to Ceuta.

Transport to the city:

Once you arrive in Morocco, you can catch a train to Fès.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.