Flying to Tangier airport (Tanger – Ibn Battouta Airport) is the easiest and quickest way to travel to the City. Airlines like Air Arabia Marcoc and Ryanair run budget flights to Tangier Boukhalef (TNG) from London, Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels, Marseille and Paris. Other direct flights come from Germany, Turkey and the Netherlands.Flight time is about 3 hours from London & Brussels and 1.5 hours from Madrid and 4.5 from Istanbul.
Tangier airport is modern, compact and user friendly. On the inbound flight, you should be issued with an entry/exit document card so pack a pen. Don’t worry if you aren’t given this as cards are available upon entry. You have to fill out basic formalities like name, passport number, entry point, hotel address etc…and you present this with your passport to the immigration inspector before he stamps your passport. Information about visa requirements can be found here. Most nationalities can get a tourist visa on arrival for free.
There are currency exchange booths and ATMs once you have cleared customs.
Grand taxis are waiting outside the airport doors, just walk a few minutes straight and to the right. The prices are fixed – make sure you know what they are. From 10.30pm to 5.30am, the prices increase. If you land at night, say 9.00pm, sometimes they may suggest you pay the post 10.30pm prices. Politely decline, point to your watch with a smile and state the correct price.
Taxi Prices from Tangier Airport:
- Tangier City: 100 / 150 MAD
- Tangier Ville Tran Station: 120 / 180 MAD
- Asilah: 150 / 225 MAD
- Tetouan City: 200 / 300 MAD
Tangier airport is 13km to Tangier centre and takes around 30-45 minutes, dependent on traffic.
Alternatively, Tangier can also be reached from within Morocco, using its extensive rail and bus network or via ferry from Spain. For further information, check out this page.