Marrakesh Airport (RAK)

Information for Marrakech Menara International Airport (RAK)

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Marrakesh Menara Airport

Aéroport Marrakech Ménara, مطار مراكش المنارة

6,000,000 passengers a year –

Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK, IATA, ICAO, GMMX) serves as a major hub for passengers flying to and from Morocco. It is the country’s second busiest airport and is located 6 km (4 miles) from Marrakech city centre. The airport is modern, and ranks to be one of the most stunning in Africa. With its modern architectural design and 21st century decor, Marrakesh, also known as Marrakech in French, is a typical city break destination that is very popular with European visitors.

Marrakech Menara Airport provides access for 30 airlines to Marrakesh and connects to over 60 over seas destinations. The airport is situated towards the southwest of the city, and can readily reached via the R212 motorway. Regular airport bus transport is available from Marrakech to the airport, along with affordable taxi transfers. Many well known car hire companies operate from RAK airport, allowing Marrakesh to be an ideal gateway to explore Morocco.

The most popular flight routes from RAK Marrakech Airport are
Marrakech – Casablanca
Marrakech – Laayoune
Marrakech – Fez
Marrakech – Dakhla
Marrakech – Agadir
Marrakech – Tangier
Marrakech – Qujda

Marrakech – London
Marrakech – Manchester
Marrakech – Paris
Marrakech – Bordeaux
Marrakech – Milan
Marrakech – Malaga
Marrakech – Barcelona

RAK Marrakech Menara Airport voted 2nd Best Regional Airport in Africa 2023! – SKYTRAX AWARDS
  • Elevation: 471m
  • Operator: ONDA
  • LONGITUDE: 8°02’27″W (-8.040832)
  • LATITUDE: 31°36’31″N (31.608611)

Marrakech Airport Services:

  • ATM’s
  • Currency Exchange
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bank
  • Luggage storage
  • Prayer Room
  • Toilets
  • Book Store
  • Smoking Area
  • Lost & Found
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair Area
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Centre
  • Lost Luggage
Marrakesh Menara airport (RAK)


Marrakech airport has two passenger terminals. International and domestic flights arrive at both terminal 1 and terminal 3. Both terminals are easily accessed and are interconnected. Arrivals to the airport are located on the ground floor. Departures from the airport are located on the first floor.

Terminal 1 is a flight gateway for both international and regional travel. The architecture is modern bright and provide an excellent selection of services for the passenger. The terminal has a ground floor and an upper level for domestic and international arrivals and departures.

Terminal 3 is the latest addition to the airports expansion. This also serves domestic and international arrivals and departures. Both terminals are easily accessed and are linked together.

VIP Terminal is located adjacent to the VIP lounge. Operated by Swissport this lounge provides dedicated executive services for up to 40 passengers at any given time.

Questions & Answers for Marrakech Airport

How far is Marrakesh airport to the city?

It is 6km or 4.5 mile West of the city. It takes about 20 minutes by car/taxi. The airport is reached by a good highway system linking the airport with the major road links. The R212 highway runs from the airport to Marrakech and is easy to navigate.

How early do you need to be at the airport for departure?

Generally, you need to be at the airport 3 hour prior to departure. However, some airlines stipulate passengers arrive 3-4 hours before a scheduled flight. However, if you are flying with hold luggage it is advised all passengers allow plenty of time prior to departure.

Can I hire a car at Marrakesh airport?

Yes, there are a number of car rental desks at both Terminals at the airport. All the popular car rental agents have a presence at RAK airport. They include Buget, Hertz, Avis and Sixt to name a few. Please see the car hire page for more information.

How much does a taxi cost from Marrakech Menara airport to the city centre?

The average fare for 2024 is approximately €5.00 during the day and €7 at night. Depending on the time of day and traffic you can expect to pay a little extra. Taxi transfers can be pre-booked online or arranged by most hotels in Marrakech.

Is there a bus service from RAK airport?

There are a number of buses that take you from the Marrakesh Menara airport. The regular No.19 bus will depart every 20 minutes and journey time usually takes 40 minutes to the city centre from where you can make a connection to another location.

Can you buy alcoholic drinks at Marrakesh airport?

Yes, alcohol can be bought and consumed at the airport at the designated areas. However, only licenced vendors can sell alcohol.

Are there money exchange facilities at the airport?

Global Exchange has two offices located in the terminal and are open 24 hours a day. Also there is an ATM in the arrivals hall. The Moroccan dirham is the official monetary currency of Morocco. Euros are widely accepted also.

Is there free Wi-Fi at the airport?

The airport offers free Wi-Fi in all areas, including public halls, cafés, and dining locations.

Can you smoke at Marrakesh (RIK) airport?

Smoking is only allowed outside the entrance of the terminal buildings. Therefore you are not allowed to smoke within the airport.

Marrakech Airport Location:


RAK Mhamid saada 6 n209، 40000, Morocco

TEL: +212 524447910

Marrakesh History and Culture

Marrakech is located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. It is known a the Red City. It is also known as Bahja (land of joy). Both descriptions are well adept for this stunning Moroccan city. This oasis city in between desert and mountains brings together the old and the new, the colour and spice, to make Marrakech an extraordinary historical and vibrant city to visit. As soon as you leave the modern Marrakech Menara airport, you step into a world truly unique, authentic and altogether legendary.

Marrakech Medina

If you travelled back in time to over a thousand years to 1062, Marrakech was a basic crossroads for travellers. During this period the Almoravids established many building projects from the red sandstone, hence the name Ochre City. It soon became a centre of religion, culture, and a city of commercial power.

The Red City

Over the centuries, Marrakesh had its highs and lows with various leaders putting their own stamp on the place. These include the 16th-century Saadian Tombs, the Dar el Bacha Palace during the 18th-century and later the Bahia Palace with its Arabic inscriptions, architectural patterns, and marble tiles. The Medina is surrounded by 12 miles beautiful red sandstone walls. Within the walls are souks, roads and courtyards.

Marrakech City

During the early part of the 20th-century the French took over Marrakech and Morocco as a colony. However in 1956 the country gained its independence from France. Since then Marrakech has opened its door to tourist from all over the globe. With airport traffic increasing at RAK airport, Marrakech has seen a steady growth in tourism.

Marrakech at Night

Gateway from Marrakesh Airport

Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) is the gateway to this culturally rich and diverse city. Its heritage goes back for centuries. Its cultural influence extended to the East into Africa and North into Spain, especially Andalucia. Marrakech with it ancient Medina is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site.