|Airport of arrival:||Mohammed V International Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Casablanca:||4 hours 30 minutes|
Casablanca is a fascinating harbor city and commercial hub of Morocco situated on the Atlantic Coast. The modern buildings stemming from the French colonial period blended with the traditional architecture gives the city a unique outlook. Casablanca is an authentic travel destination within easy reach from Turkey thanks to affordable and frequent flight tickets offered by Pegasus Airlines.
Istanbul constitutes one of the busiest lines at Casablanca Airport. There are also numerous other connected flights through Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport from international and domestic routes such as Copenhagen, London, Prague, Adana, Ankara, Samsun.
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About the Airport
Mohammed V International Airport is situated about 30 km south-east from the city center. The airport is the largest airport in the country and among the busiest transport hubs in the African continent.
Mohammed V International Airport
The history of Mohammed V International Airport goes back to 1945, the Second World War, when the United States built and utilized the airport as Nouasseur Air Base. Morocco took over control of the airport upon gaining its independence in 1956. Currently, the airport consists of three terminals among which two of them are operable, dedicated to domestic and international flights. The third terminal has been out of service.
Transport from Mohammed V International Airport to the City Center
Train and various buses are commonly used ways of transport in order to get to the city center. Trains departing from the arrivals terminal of T1 run between the airport and city center every day from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
It provides a comfortable journey to the city center that takes about 45 minutes as well as the possibility to easily connect to other Moroccan cities. You can organize your trip in advance through the web page of national railway operator, ONCF or buy your ticket at the station upon arrival. Furthermore, there are shuttle buses by CTM company that provide transfer to the city center every hour. The buses depart from the outside of Terminal 1. There are also other buses ran by Royal Air Maroc and Air Arabia to reach the neighbouring cities.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi or benefit from car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.
There are a number of options to get around in Casablanca even though the city traffic can get very hectic. A wide network of buses operate on different routes while the recently activated tram line provides a rapid transport. The tickets can be purchased on board. Taxis are the most commonly used means of transport. If you would like to save time ‘petit taxis’ offer a practical and cost effective way of commuting for short distances. On the other hand, grand taxis in the form of minibuses provide shared service for up to six customers.
Casablanca is a big city which makes choosing the right accommodation place important.
Sour Jdid, Old Medina, Habous known as the New Medina and Ain Diab are highly preferred neighbourhoods to stay in the city with their proximity to main attractions.
If you would like to have further assistance to plan your trip, you can book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.
Casablanca displays great diversity with its global cuisine. There are a variety of options for every taste. If you would like to have a local experience couscous, tagine, harira soupi and pastilla are some of the delicacies that will make your trip to Morocco unforgettable. You shouldn’t return before trying out the Moroccan mint tea.
You can have a look at Casablanca Food Guide for more suggestions about all the local foods.
Turkish citizens who are travelling to Morocco are exempt from visa requirements for their stay up to 90 days if they hold a valid passport for 6 months from the date of entry. It is important that the forms given at the entrance and exit of the country are filled in correctly and completely.
- Rabat (87 km)
- El Jadida (110 km)
- Oualidia (188 km)
- Marrakesh (221 km)
Casablanca has a mild weather with a lot of sunshine throughout the year. Winter average temperatures around 12 degrees whereas summers can get very hot. But the Atlantic Ocean occasionally brings around a fresh breeze.
- Country Code: + 212
- Casablanca Area Code: 22
- Airport Contact: +212 5225-39040
- Emergency Line: 190
- Airport Shuttle Service: +212 22 36 1304 / 0773
Places to see
World’s second largest mosque Hassan II Mosque, the seaside promenade La Corniche as well as the city’s main cultural center Villa des Arts, King’s Palace and Parc de la Ligue Arabe are listed among the must-see places in Casablanca. The modern capital city Rabat and Moroccan coastal towns with golden beaches are located within a short distance that enable visitors to take a daily trip from Casablanca.
You can have a look at Casablanca Travel Guide for further details on more places to visit.
There are a couple of things you can do to find the cheapest flight ticket to Casablanca. In order to find the cheapest flight ticket, it is always good to book your flight ticket in advance, ideally two or three months prior to your flight.
In addition to these, flight tickets during weekdays are almost always cheaper than flight tickets that are scheduled on weekends.
Rich with its cultural and historical background this coastal pearl of Morocco makes sure that the visitors will have an unforgettable time.
There is definitely no bad time to visit Casablanca but since summers get really hot and the winters are mostly rainy. Therefore spring or autumn months would be the ideal period.
You can save 2 days for Casablanca and take a trip to discover other cities of Morocco.
There are weekly or monthly travel cards available for the tram line. Tickets can be purchased from the vending machines.
The crime rates in Casablanca are moderate apart from particular things to pay attention to as in every big city. Tourists are advised to not carry big sums of money and be careful of pickpockets.
You can visit Casablanca with a low budget as the city offers many affordable options for accommodation and food.
Dirham is the official currency used in Morocco. However, most places accept euros or dollars as well.