For visitors to Tangier, a visit to the famous blue village of Chefchaouen is a must! A common query is about the best way to get from Tangier to Chefchaouen. In this article, we will explain the various options for your trip from Tangier to Chefchaouen, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.
1. Take a private taxi
This is at number one in our list because it is the most convenient way to get from Tangier to Chefchaouen, and also the least stressful. Travelling with a private company like TangierTaxi (you can also read our Tangier Taxi Review) is the the preferred option for most travellers. It is more expensive than taking a public grand taxi, but the difference is not significant and it’s normally worth it if you want to get to Chefchaouen with the least amount of stress possible. Most companies will provide a private, modern vehicle with air-conditioning and an English-speaking driver. The quality of private taxi companies in Morocco can vary wildly, from very good to very bad, so it’s important to check for reviews and other traveller’s opinions before booking. TangierTaxi are an example of a reputable company but there are others too. There is more information about the trip from Tangier to Chefchaouen on their website.
2. Take a public grand taxi
This is at number two on our list because it’s the second most convenient way of getting from Tangier to Chefchaouen, and is also a bit cheaper than taking a private taxi. You should remember to read our advice about Moroccan grand taxis beforehand if you want to avoid any stressful situations. Remember that there is a big difference between the public grand taxis and the private ones, so if you are used to taking taxis in Europe or America, you may be surprised by the poor condition of most grand taxis. Remember that the road from Tangier to Chefchaouen is windy and mountainous, so it’s important to make sure your driver is competent and safe! You may have to switch to a different grand taxi in Tetouan.
3. Take the bus
This is the final option on our list of getting from Tangier to Chefchaouen because although it is the cheapest option, it is also the least comfortable. This is not a recommended option if you are travelling with children, because the buses in Morocco are not safe and the drivers drive too quickly for the road conditions. On the mountainous road from Tangier to Chefchaouen, buses can be seen overtaking on corners and taking unnecessary risks. The buses are not air-conditioned, so in the summer the passenger doors are left wide open to help circulation. There will probably not be any seatbelts either, so the bus is really only an option for young travellers who are on a strict budget. You can buy your bus tickets from Tangier to Chefchaouen through the CTM bus company.
4. Train to Chefchaouen
UPDATE 15/12/2018: There is a new train service from Tangier to Casablanca but unfortunately still no train to Chefchaouen.
Sorry, there is no train between Tangier and Chefchaouen! Transport options are limited to either taking a taxi or a bus.
That concludes our list of the best ways to get from Tangier to Chefchaouen! You can read more about our Chefchaouen taxi tips on our website.