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Some Questions About My Travel Options within Morocco

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Hello everyone. As many of you know, I am planning to visit Morocco in April 2016. My itinerary is set and fixed, both with flights to/from Morocco as well as hotel reservations and dates. So not looking to make any changes there. I've now begun researching my transportation options between cities and would like to get your feedback as to whether I have other practical options in addition to what I've researched.

First, a general question. My understanding is that when it comes to Grand Taxis, they are roughly equivalent in price (per share) to a similar bus ticket. I also understand that unless you buy out all 6 of the Grand Taxi shares, you have to wait until the driver has a full set of passengers before departing. So my question is...what, if anything, is the benefit of a Grand Taxi vs. a bus? Are they any faster?

Now, here are the most likel options I have identified for transporation between cities. There are partly based on the 2015 CTM schedule currently shown on the website. Since 2016 is not yet shown, I'm assuming it will be similar to 2015:

*Casablanca to Chefchaouen: one daily CTM bus, departing Casa at 13:30 and arriving Chefchaouen at 19:00. So 5 1/2 hours. Else, take a Grand Taxi if that makes more sense.

*Chefchaouen to Fes: 3 buses daily that arrive prior to early evening. Each about 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 hours. Else a Grand Taxi if that would make sense.

*Fes to Marrakech: ONCF train-time to be determined. About 7 hrs,

*Marrakech to Essaouira: Two CTM buses that arrive iether late morning or mid-afternoon. 2 1/2 hours.

*Essaouira to Casablanca: Heavily leaning towards a Supratours bus and corresponding ONCF train, taking about 6 hours total.

So, what would your feedback be on the above options?

Thank you everyone!

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