|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||$879||Average for round-trip flights in April 2020|
|Round-trip from||$387||From New York to Casablanca|
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$730 - $1240
62.6 - 78.8 °F
0.12 - 3.19 inches
Best Time to Fly to Morocco
Morocco’s weather is tourist-friendly most of the year, but there are a few particulars to keep in mind depending on your purpose of travel. On the Atlantic-Mediterranean coastline, June through September are the most pleasant times to visit Morocco for a stay on the beaches or time outside with the locals. October through April are the cooler months inland and when most travelers book flights to Morocco.
Morocco can experience extreme weather conditions. Winter in the higher regions can be bitter cold. Travelers booking flights to Morocco for ski season (December to March) should plan ahead and park warm clothes.
Why you should take a flight to Morocco
There’s nothing spicier than Morocco. The minute your flight to Morocco lands, you know you’re somewhere special. Just take a tour through Tangier, Casablanca or Marrakech and you’ll be swathed in the scents of African and Moroccan culture. The country is a hotbed of debate and tension, but the people are passionate and the culture is compelling. Whether your trip finds you rubbing elbows with the elite in Casablanca, or rocking the Kasbah with the locals in Tangier, before you leave this eccentric country you’ll be booking your return airline tickets to Morocco.
Save money on a cheap flight to Morocco and spend the extra cash at one of the country’s colorful outdoor markets in Marrakech, Fès or Rabat. Morocco’s resort towns are also home to breathtaking deserts and soft sand dunes, perfect for exploring in an off-road adventure. The heart of Morocco is Tangier, and it’s no more apparent than when you first meet the people. From school books to snake charming, and rug making to Moroccan cooking, the people of Tangier hold their history sacred. Book a trip to Morocco to see this thriving culture for yourself.
If there’s one thing you’ll want to take with you on your return Morocco trip, it’s the country’s impressive crafts. From leather to jewelry, ceramics, and pottery, to carpet designs featuring intense colors and patterns, there’s no boarding your Morocco flight back home without taking a little bit of the country’s culture with you.
The flight to Morocco, depending on point of departure will be from 23h and 40m, with two stops (in New York and Madrid) after departing Los Angeles to a shorter 6h 45m nonstop flight departing New York. Most flights will have a stopover or two, with the longer flights coming in at a lower price when multiple stops are built into the journey. Some common stopovers are Madrid, New York, Lisbon, Paris, and Barcelona.
Morocco has several international airports to which flights from Europe and the United States can arrive, including Casablanca, Marrakesh, Agadir, and Tangier. However, the biggest and busiest of them all is the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca. Most long-distance flights arrive in this airport, and some of the most common cities with departures include New York’s JFK, Washington DC’s Dulles, Boston’s Logan International Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare, Los Angeles International Airport, and Orlando’s International Airport.
Trains are often noted as the best way to traverse the mountainous and desert regions that dominate Morocco’s landscape. Songs have even been written about them, including the trains from Marrakech. There are routes from Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca and separate networks between Meknes and Fez. Buses are not for all, but luxury travel buses are now becoming commonplace and a good option for general sightseeing and touring. A taxi can be shared or hired independently, and there are some domestic airlines that can make travel faster and easier, though it is not common for travelers to use this form of transportation.
Most of the activities in Morocco emphasize the natural landscape or the excitement of the exotic and beautiful cities. With authentic souqs (open-air markets) in major cities, stunning medieval and crusader era towns and fortresses, and the panoramic beauty of the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara, and the seaside, it is possible to spend an entire journey exploring only the landscapes and walking through the towns and cities.
However, there are enormous mosques to view, ancient fortresses, squares, and promenades to explore. Shopping and dining are essential, and there are many world-class gardens, such as the famous Majorelle in Marrakech. What cannot be missed, however, is the Jemaa Al Fnaa, a tremendous market and square in the Medina quarter, or Old City, of gorgeous Marrakesh. For amazing shopping and bargaining, sightseeing and general experience, it is an essential part of a visit to Morocco.
Citizens of the United States will require a valid passport (good for 90 days) in order to enter Morocco, but will not need a visa if they will be staying 90 days or less. Visas are challenging to obtain, however, and it is essential to consider this when travel planning as many describe a visa extension as time-consuming and deeply frustrating.
Morocco’s climate has extreme temperatures in the inland areas, but cooler, more pleasant temperatures closer to the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Marrakesh temperatures average 70 F in the winter and 100 F in the summer. The Atlas Mountains have snow nearly all year round, and temperatures sometimes fall below zero. During the winter, the north is wet and rainy, but the south is dry and very cold as it approaches the Moroccan Sahara.
Royal Air Maroc offers domestic Morocco flights from Casablanca. There is a limited train network in Morocco, but fares are reasonable. Shared taxis – carrying up to six passengers – are very popular and are a cheap way to get around the country. The bus system is regular and cheap with a good network. Ferries operate from Algeciras to Tangier and from Sete in France to Tangier. There are also services between Gibraltar and Tangier.
The following chart gives approximate journey times from Casablanca (in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in Morocco.