Traveling from London to Marrakech by train seems a bit crazy for you? It sure will for the majority of travelers, but facts point that actually some people do take the Train London to Marrakech. Either to avoid flying or just to feel and experience a different type of travel, the thing is that for sure it is a fantastic way to travel to Marrakech. You can travel from London to Morocco in just 48 hours or stop in Paris and Madrid for a couple of days and do some sightseeing on the French and Spanish capitals.
On this page I will point out step-by-step how to take the Train London to Marrakech. I’ll give you detailed instructions, prices and timetables for you to organize your trip to Marrakech by train. I hope this page is useful and you can actually use it in your next vacations in Morocco.
The Train London to Marrakech is divided into 5 stages of the trip:
- train London to Paris by Eurostar
- train Paris to Madrid by Trainhotel Elipsos
- train Madrid to Algeciras by Altaria
- boat Algeciras to Tangier by ferry-boat FRS
- train Tangier to Marrakech by Tangier – Marrakech Night Express
Train London to Paris – Eurostar London Paris
Traveling from London to Paris by high-speed train has a duration of about 2 hours. In London, the Eurostar train leaves St Pancras Station and arrives in Paris at Gare du Nord station in the city center. The Eurostar train will depart every hour throughout the day on a journey of only 2 hours and 15 minutes doing the London to Paris route through the English Channel. In this path, there are some special high-speed lines where the Eurostar reaches 186 miles / 300 km per hour. Looking for a hotel in Paris? Compare prices and photos here: Hotels in Paris.
Photo of the Eurostar train by JamesM601
Please remember that all high-speed trains must be reserved in advance, so to secure your place and make some great deals over the Internet, I advise you to book the Eurostar ticket in advance to travel from London to Paris; and to make your check-in 45 minutes before departure in St Pancras Station in London. Each passenger is allowed two pieces of luggage and a handbag.
Price range from London to Paris by train vary, so visit the Rail Europe website for best prices and special offers. Search different days, be flexible on your travel dates and get cheaper prices. In a quick search you will find train tickets from London to Paris as low as £46 pounds and not more than £80 pounds. Good luck with your search.
Photo of the Eurostar train by Torrego Family
Train Paris to Madrid – Trainhotel Elipsos Paris Madrid
Since you arrive in Paris at Gare du Nord station you have to take the Paris by metro to the Gare d’Austerlitz, from where trains depart to Madrid. The train from Paris to Madrid is made on board of the high quality train called Trainhotel Elipsos. This excellent train has seats, bed tourist class (possibly the best option), and places bed top-class but at higher prices. The Trainhotel Elipsos has daily departures from Paris at the Gare d’Austerlitz at 19:45, arriving in Madrid at Chamartin station around 9am next morning. There may be a time difference depending on the season when you travel. Looking for a hotel in Madrid? Compare prices and photos here: Hotels in Madrid.
Photo of Elipsos train from Paris to Madrid by Altaria01669.
Price range from Paris to Madrid by train vary, so visit the Rail Europe website for best prices and special offers. Search different days, be flexible on your travel dates and get cheaper prices. In a quick search you will find train tickets from Paris to Madrid as low as £58 pounds and not more than £100 pounds. Good luck with your search.
Train Madrid to Algeciras by Altaria
Boat Tarifa to Tangier by ferry-boat FRS
Get yourself from Algeciras train station to the port and buy a boat ticket from the company FRS. This company has hourly free buses to Tarifa, the city from where you’ll cross into Morocco. Looking for a hotel in Tarifa? Compare prices and photos here: Hotels in Tarifa. Ferry-boat from Spain to Morocco takes about 35 minutes and you’ll be amazed with this trip. It’s fantastic to cross from Europe to Africa by boat, trough the Gibraltar strait. Boats between Tarifa and Tangier run every house starting early morning at 7am or 9am depending of the season. One way ticket costs around £31 pounds.
Remember that the stamping of passports is done inside the boat so look for the police, usually where is a big queue waiting already. Fill out the paper that is on the counters and deliver it when completed along with your passport to the police to stamp it. Good luck. Looking for a hotel in Tangier? Compare prices and photos here: Hotels in Tangier. Below i made a small video of the arrival of the ferry-boat in Tangier, the boat between Spain and Morocco.
Train Tangier to Marrakech by Tangier – Marrakech Night Express
The trip from Tangier to Marrakech by train takes about 10 hours on a direct night train. You can travel on a 4 bed wagon, 1st class seat 2nd class seat. 1st Class seat costs 290 dirhams (£25 pounds / 29 Euros); 2nd Class sitting = 190 Dirhams (£16 pounds / 19 Euros); 4-bed couchette compartment (night train only) = 350 dirhams (£30 pounds / 35 Euros).
New Marrakech train station in the new part of the city