Airport Guide to Mohammed V International (CMN)

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Airport Name
Mohammed V International Airport (Casablanca)

Airport Location
The airport is located 19 miles south of Casablanca.

Terminals
2

IATA Code
CMN

Telephone
+212 (0)22 539 040 or +212 (0) 539 140

Airport Overview

Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) is located 19 miles (30km) outside of Casablanca. The airport is the former site of a USAF Air Force base, and many locals still refer to it by that name: Nouasseur.

Processing more than 7 million passengers each year, flights to Mohammed V International Airport come from a number of destinations, including London, New York, Dubai, Cairo, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Montreal, Lisbon, Zurich, Istanbul, Brussels and Madrid. There are a few domestic routes within Morocco as well, however there are no direct flights to Mohammed V International Airport from Asia, Australia, or South America.

Make sure you pack a lot of patience, as the service at this airport is notoriously slow and unfriendly. The busiest airport in Morocco, the queues can be long and slow-moving, and many of the employees speak only Arabic.

Terminal Transfer

The terminals are close together, and you can walk easily from one to the other.

Getting into Town

Train: There is a train station on level -1 of Terminal 1, near the arrivals area. Trains run to and from the airport every hour between 6:30am and 11pm. The trip to downtown Casablanca takes about 30-45 minutes and costs MAD 350(second class) or MAD 500 (first class). The train looks dilapidated but functions efficiently.

Bus: The CTM bus runs from just outside the terminal to the center of town every hour or so – the trip takes 45 minutes and costs MAD 200.

Taxi: There are taxis available into town from the arrivals area on level 0, and the standard fare is about MAD 200.

Car Parking

There is short- and long-term parking available at the airport. Airport parking is MAD 5 for the first hour, MAD 8 for two hours, MAD 10 for three hours, MAD 12 for four hours, and MAD 15 for five hours.

Information Desks

There is an information desk in each terminal.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: The airport offers facilities like a bank, foreign exchange office, and post office.

Luggage: Lost-luggage queries are handled by individual airlines.

Conference and business: There is a business center in the airport with limited facilities.

Other facilities: The airport has many services and facilities, including a VIP lounge, pharmacy, travel agent, tourist information, first-aid station, and disabled access facilities.

Wi-Fi: There is Wi-Fi available in both passenger terminals.

Shopping: There are a few souvenir shops, newsagents and duty-free stores available, although the airport is far from a shopper’s paradise.

Food and drink: There are a few restaurants, cafeterias, and bars in the airport. These include both Western-style eateries and fast-food joints, as well as a few restaurants serving local Moroccan food.

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Airport Guide to Mohammed V International (CMN) was last modified: April 10th, 2019 by Ryan Clare
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