A beautiful view from within central Tangier-mobile

How to get from
Fes to Tangier

Fes to Tangier Trip Overview

Distance208 km (130.0 miles)
Price range$21-$279
Ride Duration Range3h 30m-7h 30m
Earliest Departure23:00
Latest Departure23:00

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Taking a bus from Fes to Tangier

Fastest bus: 5h 30m

Cheapest bus: $22

The fastest: 5h 30m

The cheapest: $22

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Wifi

Reclining Seats

Charger

TV

The fastest: 3h 30m

The cheapest: $21

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

WC

Wifi

Charger

The fastest: 4h

The cheapest: $42

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Wifi

Food

English Speaking Staff

TV

Reclining Seats

Charger

The fastest: 4h 20m

The cheapest: $269

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Wifi

English Speaking Staff

A beautiful view from within central Tangier

About the ride from Fes to Tangier


One of the most scenic trips you’ll ever experience is the one that takes you from Fes to Tangier. 


Whether you take the seaside route and look out over the Atlantic Ocean or go right through the High Atlas Mountains, where the views are epic, it’s a trip you’ll remember for the rest of your life. 


When all is said and done, you’ll have left the city life of Fes and arrived in a more seaside atmosphere in Tangier.


You have several options when traveling this route. The quickest and most affordable way to make the 398 km (247-mile) journey is by taking a train. There are several departures throughout the day, providing you with some flexibility. The total travel time is around 3.5 hours.


Buses are also cost-effective options, although they take a little longer. 


If you’re going with a large group, consider chipping in for a private minivan. This gives you more power over your trip and provides some comfort.


What is the ride from Fes to Tangier like?


Of course, what you see depends on how you go and which route you choose. You can either cut straight through Morocco, through the high-elevation areas and High Atlas Mountains or ride along the coast, admiring the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. 


If you travel during the day, there are plenty of photo opportunities. 


What is there to do in Tangier?


While you’re technically in Morocco, you get a feel of Spain when you step into Tangier. Here are a few cool things to do there:


  1. One of the most popular activities in Tangier is heading to one of the lookout points where you can see Spain’s southern coast. You can also hop on a ferry and cross continents, arriving at the Spanish port.


  1. Step back in time by visiting the medina, also known as Tangier Old Town. The medina has a bit of everything, whether shopping, drinking coffee, sightseeing, or eating a delicious Morrocan meal. There are monuments and museums here to visit as well.


  1. Take in the sea views at Cap Spartel & Rmilat Park. They are some of the finest on the northwest coast of Africa, offering views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Bring your backpack and hike through the trails. And, of course, don’t forget your camera. For the best pictures and experience, plan a trip just before sunset.


  1. If you take a summer trip, spend some time at Tangier Beach. While the water might be a bit cool, it’s still the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll and admire the coastline’s beauty.


  1. Visit Tangier’s Kasbah, a 17th-century fortress filled with history and beautiful wooden carvings.


  1. Sit on one of the park benches at Ville Nouvelle and admire the historic architecture while watching the boats come into the harbor. 


  1. Find tranquility at St. Andrew’s Church. This is the perfect place to relax in peace if you’re tired of the crowds. The church was built in 1905 and provides some of the most breathtaking views of Tangier.


Transportation from Fes to Tangier


There are three primary ways to get from Fes to Tangier: train, bus, or minivan. Each option comes with its own amenities and perks.


Going by train


You can go either first or second class, depending on how much you want to spend and how much comfort you need. The total travel time is approximately 3.5 hours, with scenic views along the way.


There are several train departures per day. The first train leaves at 05:40, and the final one departs at 18:00.


It’s important to note that if you want to cancel, there is a 50% fee up to six days before your trip. 


First-class: 

Tickets start at $36

A/C 

W/C 

WiFi 

Charger

Extra legroom for passengers

One bag and handbag allowed (up to 23 kg)


Second-class:

Tickets start at $21 

A/C

W/C

Six seats with tables in a shared cabin 

One bag and handbag allowed (up to 23 kg)


Going by bus


Ticket prices start at $20 with varying amenities depending on the operator. 


When you’re booking, be sure to pay attention to travel time. Some buses take 7.5 hours and others only 5.5 hours. Additionally, the luggage requirements, along with the cost per bag, are also different, so be sure to check before you go. 


While all buses have A/C, Comfort buses also have reclining seats, a charger, and a TV. Some even have WiFi. 


Tickets cannot be changed or canceled once purchased.


Important note: All buses leave from CTM Bus Station Fes and arrive at CTM Bus Station Tangier.


Going by minivan


Minivans are a comfortable and flexible option, albeit more expensive. 


Minivan details:

Prices start at approximately $41 per person for shared (or $275 per group for private).

Minivans will pick you up from any hotel in Fes and drop you off at any hotel in Tangier.

Travel time is approximately 4-4.5 hours.

Shared minivans have pickups at the top of every hour during the day.

Private minivans allow you to pick the departure time.


When is the best time to visit Tangier?


The best time to visit Tangier is in the spring and fall, particularly April and October. This is when the weather is most perfect, with high temperatures around 70°F (21°C), and you are dealing with fewer crowds. 


May and September are a little warmer and also ideal times to visit.


The high season is December through February. The winter sees the coolest temperatures but also has the most expensive prices since this is when tourists arrive. 


The summer months have warm weather, but it’s perfect if you want beach days. Highs in July and August can reach up to 85°F (29°C), but you can get a cool breeze by the sea, particularly at night. 


June and September are good shoulder season months if you want to avoid summer crowds.

Companies Operating from Fes to Tangier

Average time

5h 30m - 7h 30m

Average price

$22 - $24

(730)

Average time

3h 30m

Average price

$21

(266)

Average time

4h

Average price

$42

Average time

4h

Average price

$137

Average time

4h 20m

Average price

$269

Popular stations and stops in Fes and Tangier

Departure stations in Fes

Fes - Any hotel

CTM Bus Station Fes

Fes Train Station

Arrival stations in Tangier

Tangier - Any hotel

CTM Bus Station Tangier

Tangier Train Station

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