Taza: Orientation, Arrival and Transport

Taza, like every other Moroccan town, is split into two parts: the medina (old quarters) and the Ville Nouvelle (new town).

Place de l’indépendance is the main square of the ville nouvelle – where the banks, hotels, restaurants and CTM bus station are. The Medina – usually referred to as Taza Haute or Higher Taza – is situated 2 kilometres from Place de l’Indépendance. The main square in the Medina is Place Aharrach.

Taza Transport

To get from the Ville Nouvelle to Taza Haute – the Medina -, take local buses (3dh) or hire a petit taxi (5dh) to take you from the Place de l’Indépendance in the Ville Nouvelle to Place Aharrach in the Medina.

By Bus

There is no bus station in Taza, but plenty pass through the town on their way to Oujda, Fez, Tangier and Casablanca.

All buses leave right next to the train station. There is a morning departures to Casablanca, stopping at Fez, Meknes and Rabat. Two other morning services depart to Oujda and Nador and other overnight buses leave to Tangier.

By Grand Taxi

Most Grand Taxis leave from right by the train station. There are frequent services to Fez, and less frequent ones to Oujda, Nador and Al-Hoceima. For the nearby attraction of Gouffre de Friouato, the grand taxi lot is at the south of the Medina.

By Train

Train is probably the best transport option in Taza: the town is at the junction of train lines. There are three trains a day to Oujda, one to Tangier and four to Fez, two of which continue to Meknes, Rabat and Casablanca.