Train or car from Fes to Marrakech- with kids

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Feb 6th, 2015, 08:20 AM
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Train or car from Fes to Marrakech- with kids

Should we break up the journey if we took a car ride?
Are trains comfortable with 2 kids (6 and 8 yrs old)? Any pros or cons?

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Feb 6th, 2015, 12:39 PM
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The route between the two is not very scenic. I would take the train.
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Feb 6th, 2015, 01:36 PM
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Thanks Bedar!
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Feb 6th, 2015, 04:03 PM
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Another vote for the train
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Feb 7th, 2015, 08:54 AM
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For info on the train see: http://seat61.com/Morocco.htm#Travel...20in%20Morocco
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Feb 9th, 2015, 12:15 AM
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Sallam 'lekum NK2013.
I offer another vote for the train. I travelled your exact route last week, and while it does drag on a bit it is infinitely more enjoyable than driving. If you travel 1st class, there are six seats (three each side) per compartment, so you may even wish to pay for all six seats so that your children could stretch out for a snooze, play games, do drawing etc.
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Feb 9th, 2015, 03:52 AM
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Snap!

Was thinking of going to Fez from Marrakech. Wondering how long it would take. Thinking about opening a thread and then I see someone doing one.

I also have a 8 yrs & six yrs old (twins).
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Feb 18th, 2015, 12:19 PM
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Thanks everyone for the replies! We will do the train ride.
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Feb 19th, 2015, 10:38 PM
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Happy travels NK2013. I forgot to mention that there is usually a trolley food service during the train ride, offering such 'delicacies' as bland cheese baguette sandwiches, Pringles, Kit-Kats and tea, coffee & bottled water. You are allowed to bring your own food and drink on-board. There are toilets at the end of each carriage, that are usually somewhere nearing clean and use-able.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 03:22 PM
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Thanks again for the replies! All of you are awesome!
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Feb 25th, 2015, 09:05 AM
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I did it by car and loved the freedom of stopping off where ever I wanted. We even stopped in the Atlas mountains to give a load of small children a lift to school! They walk 5 miles a day for an education - amazing.
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