There are 8 ways to get from Rabat to Essaouira by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Casablanca
  2. Take the bus from Casablanca to Essaouira

$18 - $26

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Train, bus via Marrakech  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Marrakech
  2. Take the bus from Marrakesh to Essaouira

$21 - $35

Train, bus via Marrakech #2  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Marrakech
  2. Take the bus from Marrakech to Essaouira

$20 - $38

Grand Taxi  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the Grand Taxi from Rabat to Casablanca
  2. Take the Grand Taxi from Casablanca to Marrakesh
  3. Take the Grand Taxi from Marrakesh to Essaouira

$26 - $62

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Rabat to Essaouira 284.4 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly to Essaouira  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Casablanca
  2. Fly from Casablanca (CMN) to Essaouira (ESU) CMN - ESU

$159 - $351

Train, fly to Marrakech, Grand Taxi  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Casablanca
  2. Fly from Casablanca (CMN) to Marrakech (RAK) CMN - RAK
  3. Take the Grand Taxi from Marrakesh to Essaouira

$136 - $368

Train, fly to Agadir, Grand Taxi  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Casablanca
  2. Fly from Casablanca (CMN) to Agadir (AGA) CMN - AGA
  3. Take the Grand Taxi from Agadir to Essaouira

$131 - $265

Questions & Answers

The distance between Rabat and Essaouira is 391 km. The road distance is 455.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rabat to Essaouira without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to get from Rabat to Essaouira, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Casablanca Airport to Essaouira Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rabat to Essaouira is 455 km. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from Rabat to Essaouira.

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Royal Air Maroc offers flights from Casablanca Airport to Essaouira Airport.

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There are 320+ hotels available in Essaouira. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rabat and Essaouira. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Rabat to Essaouira.
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  • Distance: 244.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 19 min

What companies run services between Rabat, Morocco and Essaouira, Morocco?

There is no direct connection from Rabat to Essaouira. However, you can take the train to Casablanca, take the walk to Casa Voyageurs, take the tram to Marché Central, take the walk to Casablanca, then take the bus to Essaouira. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Rabat to Essaouira via Marrakech and Marrakesh in around 8 h 26 min.

Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Casablanca to Essaouira
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Flights from Casablanca to Marrakech
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Casablanca to Agadir
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Casablanca to Essaouira
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Flights from Casablanca to Marrakech
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Casablanca to Agadir
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Train operators
Moroccan Railways (ONCF)
Email
ketary@oncf.ma
Website
oncf.ma
Train from Rabat Ville to Casablanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$4 - $5
1st Class
$5 - $9
Train from Rabat Ville to Marrakech
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$14 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Bus operators
CTM
Phone
0800090030
Email
ctmweb.ma@gmail.com
Website
ctm.ma
Bus from Casablanca to Essaouira
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
ctm.ma
Bus from Marrakesh to Essaouira
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
ctm.ma
Supratours
Website
supratours.ma
Bus from Marrakech to Essaouira
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
supratours.ma
Other operators
Grand Taxis
Email
info@HeyMorocco.com
Website
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Rabat to Casablanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Casablanca to Marrakesh
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Marrakesh to Essaouira
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Agadir to Essaouira
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
heymorocco.com

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