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Introduction

Tanger (Tangier in English) is the northernmost city in Morocco. If arriving by ship from Europe, this city is probably your first stop in a totally different world.

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Getting There

By Train

Trains connect Tangier with Marrakech in the south via Casablanca and Rabat. For more information you can check the ONCF website.

By Bus

CTM runs many buses between Tangier and main Moroccon cities and towns to the south.

By Boat

Spain

  • GNV operates services from Barcelona to Tanger.
  • Euroferrys travels between the southern Spanish town of Algeciras to Tanger.
  • FRS has boats travelling between both Tarifa and Algeciras (Spain) and Tanger and between Gibraltar and Tanger.
  • Comarit travels from Algeciras to Tanger as well.
  • Trasmediterranea plies the route between Algeciras and Tanger.

France:

  • Comanav has services between Tanger and Sete, which is located between Marseille and Montpelier.
  • SNCM also operates a service between Tanger and Sete.

Italy:

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Dar JameelApdo.62 No. 6 , Rue Mohammed Bergach, MedinaHostel90
Hotel TarikRoute de MalabataHotel73
Tallih ResidenceDrissia, Mandaar Jameeyl (Belle vue) Rue 56 Bis n°1Apartment89

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Keep Connected

Internet

There are plenty of Cybercafes in cities and small towns and accessing the Internet won't be a problem. The price is around 4 to 10DH/ hour. If you have a laptop while traveling then you can buy a USB key for wireless connection from one of the 3 main telecommunication companies (Maroc Telecom, Meditel, and Inwi). Credits are available starting from 10DH/24 hours (starting from the time you use it, if you start at 2:00am then next day at 2:00am you will have to recharge it again). Wifi is getting more and more common in places like hotels, shopping malls and in restaurants and coffee places in larger cities. The wireless connection in some areas might be slow, that depends on the signal as not the whole of Morocco has 3G coverage.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Morocco's country code is +212, International Call Prefix is 00. The telephone numbering scheme is changed starting March 2009. All fixed telephone numbers have a 5 inserted after the 0, and all mobile telephone numbers have a 6 inserted after the 0. All numbers are now ten-digit long, counting the initial 0. Useful numbers are Police: 19; Fire Service: 15; Highway Emergency Service: 177; Information: 160.

Public telephones can be found in city centres, but private telephone offices (also known as teleboutiques or telekiosques) are also commonly used.
The GSM mobile telephone network in Morocco can be accessed via one of two major operators: Meditel or Maroc Telecom. Prepaid cards are available. It is very easy and cheap to buy a local GSM prepaid card in one of the numberous phone shops showing a Maroc Telecom sign.

Post

Post Maroc is the national postal service of Morocco and has details on their website (French) regarding the sending of letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically and internationally. The postal service in Morocco is very efficient and the post offices are generally open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 12 noon and 2:30pm to 6:30pm. On Saturdays it is open from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Some might keep longer hours though, especially in larger tourist cities and central areas. You can post your mail at one of the post offices or otherwise in the yellow post boxes you'll find throughout the country. For packages, you can also use international courier companies like TNT, DHL or UPS. They offer quick, reliable services and competitive rates.

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