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Tangier

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For most visitors arriving by ferry from Spain, Tangier is their first taste of Morocco. Unfortunately, the experience is often embittered by the hordes of touts and faux guides that prey on disoriented new arrivals, determined to part them and their precious money.

By plane

The closest airport to Tangier is Casblanca's Mohammed V International Airport.

By train

You'll find Tangier's only train station, Tangier Morora, about 5 kms south east of the city centre. It should only cost you around 15 dirham for a petit taxi ride to the city.

By car

When coming into Tangier by car, be careful of husslers on motorbikes who will ride alongside you and attempt all manner of dodginess. You can also flag grand taxis at the major bus stations and ferry port.

By bus

Tangier has two long distance bus stations. The first, at the CTM offices near the port, is the arrival point of most CTM buses. Some other CTM buses, and those from other companies, arrive at the station on Place Jamia el-Arabia.

By boat

The port is located beside the medina, and a few hundred metres from the ville nouvelle. Although the government has been partially successful in reducing the number of touts, moneychangers, taxi drivers and faux guides hassling people arriving by boat, expect to be mobbed. Look like you know where you're going, politely refuse any offers of help, or if you really feel like you need to escape jump in a taxi to escape the throng.

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