There are 7 ways to get from Essaouira to Rabat by plane, train, rideshare, bus or car

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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Fly from Essaouira, train  •  4 h 10 min

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

$143 - $326

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Bus, train  •  7 h 35 min

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

$19 - $28

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Grand Taxi to Marrakech, fly, train  •  7 h 46 min

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

$131 - $363

Grand Taxi to Agadir, fly, train  •  8 h 4 min

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

$126 - $261

Bus, train via Marrakech  •  8 h 19 min

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

$21 - $36

Grand Taxi  •  7 h 56 min

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

$27 - $63

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Essaouira to Rabat 302.8 miles

$45 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Essaouira to Rabat is to bus and train which costs MAD 170 - MAD 260 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Essaouira to Rabat is to fly and train which costs MAD 1,300 - MAD 3,100 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Essaouira and Rabat is 391 km. The road distance is 484.5 km.

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The best way to get from Essaouira to Rabat without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 35 min and costs MAD 170 - MAD 260.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Essaouira to Rabat, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Essaouira Airport to Casablanca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essaouira to Rabat is 484 km. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from Essaouira to Rabat.

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

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There are 318+ hotels available in Rabat. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Essaouira and Rabat. 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 Essaouira to Rabat.
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  • Distance: 244.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

There is no direct connection from Essaouira to Rabat. However, you can take the taxi to Essaouira airport, fly to Casablanca, take the walk to Mohammed V International Airport, take the train to Casa-Voyageurs, then take the train to Rabat. Alternatively, you can take the Grand Taxi to Marrakesh, take the walk to Bab doukkala, take the Airport Shuttle Bus to Marrakech Airport, take the walk to Marrakech airport, fly to Casablanca, take the walk to Mohammed V International Airport, take the train to Casa-Voyageurs, then take the train to Rabat.

Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Essaouira to Casablanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Marrakech to Casablanca
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Agadir to Casablanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Train operators
Moroccan Railways (ONCF)
Email
ketary@oncf.ma
Website
oncf.ma
Train from Casa-Voyageurs to Rabat Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$4 - $5
1st Class
$6 - $9
Train from Casablanca Port to Rabat Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$6 - $9
Train from Marrakech to Rabat Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$14 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $27
Bus operators
CTM
Phone
0800090030
Email
ctmweb.ma@gmail.com
Website
ctm.ma
Bus from Essaouira to Casablanca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ctm.ma
Bus from Essaouira to Marrakesh
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ctm.ma
Other operators
Grand Taxis
Email
info@HeyMorocco.com
Website
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Essaouira to Marrakesh
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Essaouira to Agadir
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Marrakesh to Casablanca
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
heymorocco.com
Rideshare from Casablanca to Rabat
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
heymorocco.com

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The best way to get from Essaouira to Essaouira Airport is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs MAD 170 - MAD 210.

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