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Travelling to Morocco

Everything you need to know ahead of your trip to the Arabian wonder.

Discover Morocco

Dating back centuries, Morocco is an explosion of colour, tradition, soul and spice. Here’s everything you need to know before your trip.

Explore Morocco’s Cities

Explore Morocco’s Cities

A country as impressively diverse as Morocco is home to an array of fascinating cities. From the vibrantly modern metropolis of Casablanca to the medieval streets of Fez, the ancient souk markets of Marrakesh or the bustling life of capital city Rabat, there’s something for every traveller to fall in love with.

Visit a Hammam

Visit a Hammam

The quintessential Moroccan experience, visiting a hammam is a must-do of your trip. A hamman is a steam room that Moroccans visit each week to wash and cleanse themselves whilst socialising with friends and family. You can choose whether to visit a public one to get the real experience or head to a more tourist-friendly one for around 150Dh. Once inside a hammam men and women bathe separately, and you can begin to wash yourself with exfoliating scrubs or you can even pay a member of staff to pamper you. Take a towel and a bathing suit along and enjoy the experience.

Enjoy beautiful beaches

Enjoy beautiful beaches

Beach life may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Morocco, but the country has an impressive coastline of beachy wonders. The popular beach town of Agadir is a good place to start, whilst Essaouira is slowly building its reputation as the next best thing. If you prefer your beaches quieter and more rugged, the laidback town of Taghazout is a popular spot with surfers the world over.

What is the currency in Morocco?

What is the currency in Morocco?

Morocco is a stunning travel destination, but how much money should you take with you? Learn more about the currency in Morocco.

Is Morocco expensive?

Is Morocco expensive?

Wondering how to find cheap flights to Morocco and how to budget for a trip to this beautiful country? Learn more in our Morocco travel guide.


The currency of Morocco is the dirham, which is broken down into 100 santimat.

The dirham is a closed currency, which means it can only be bought once you arrive in Morocco. You’re allowed to bring in or take out 2000Dh, but you’ll need to exchange the rest on arrival.

You can exchange your pounds (don’t bring Scottish, Gibraltar or Northern Irish Sterling notes) to dirhams at a Bureau de Change in the airport or port, at a bank and in most hotels. Keep hold of your receipt as you might need it to convert your dirhams back when you leave – you can do it at the airport for a good rate.

If you’d rather, you can take our Travelex Money Card, powered by Mastercard®, wherever Mastercard Prepaid is accepted. Simply load it up with British pounds* and it’ll convert to dirhams once you start using it in Morocco.

Travelling around Morocco

By train

Trains are generally considered the best way to get around Morocco, since they are quick, easy and comfortable. They’re also a great way to get to know the locals as you’ll find that passengers are very friendly and social. The journey from Tangier to Marrakech will cost around 300Dh or over 600Dh depending on class and time of day.

By bus

Luxury buses are also a great way to travel around Morocco and their travel network is pretty extensive. You’ll find that they’re comfortable, air-conditioned and fairly cheap – good companies to use are CTM or Supratours, where a trip from Casablanca to Agadir will cost you upwards of 220Dh. There are also plenty of local buses available for about a quarter of the price of a luxury bus, but they can be incredibly slow since they will stop for anyone, anywhere.

By taxi

Taxis are a common way to get around the cities of Morocco – prices start at around 7Dh, and are around 5Dh for every km.

Since Moroccan dirhams aren’t available outside of the country, you won’t be able to pick up any before you head off.

If you’d rather not carry cash, you can take our Travelex Money Card. It's not linked to your bank account, minimising your risk of losing all your funds in case of loss or theft. You can make secure contactless payments directly at the point of sale in Morocco with our card, if you have a balance in your wallet and withdraw Moroccan Dirhams from ATMs.

Please note that a 2% fee applies to GBP loads, and a 5.75% fee is incurred when using the card in Morocco where the local currency isn't offered on our Travelex Money Card. This fee also extends to cash withdrawals for Moroccan Dirham and other currencies that are not offered on our Travelex Money Card. While Travelex does not impose charges to ATM withdrawals, it's important to note that fees from other ATM providers may apply. Find out more on our fees here.