How to Get to Essaouira and Dar Lazuli

With an average flight time of around 3 hours and easy transfers, travel to Essaouira is hassle-free.

Getting to Morocco

Essaouira lies on the Atlantic coast of southern Morocco, two and a half hours from Marrakech and Agadir. There are daily flights to both of these airports from the UK with:

Travel to Essaouira

We are happy to arrange transfers for you from Marrakech to Essaouira. The cost is 700 dirham (approx £50) each way in a taxi and a minibus costs 1000 dirham each way (approx £75). The journey takes two and a half hours. Alternatively, you can catch the Supratours bus from Marrakech which takes 3 hours.  You can find out the bus times here -

Getting to Dar Lazuli

Dar Lazuli is located just inside Essaouira’s historic medina walls and beside the main square, a two minute walk from the beach.

From Place Moulay Hassan

Dar Lazuli is just a five minute stroll from Place Moulay Hassan. From the Place, head away from the port towards the right-hand corner of the square by the blue canopy of Café Bachir. Continue down the alleyway inside the city wall and take the first turning on the left before Villa Maroc, down Rue Mouss Ben Noussaire (written on a red sign). Finally, turn right and you’ll see Dar Lazuli’s white door lit at the end of the passageway.

From Bab Sbaa

If you arrive by taxi, you’ll be dropped at Bab Sbaa. Walk through the archway and continue straight ahead through the next archway (with music shops inside) underneath the clock tower. Turn left immediately and at Villa Maroc turn right, then right again and you’ll see Dar Lazuli’s white door lit at the end of the passageway.

From the Supratours bus station

The Supratours bus station is less than a 10 minute walk from Dar Lazuli. From the station, head west towards the sea along the outside of the medina walls. Keep going until you get to the blue taxi rank. Turn right through the archway there called Bab Sbaa. Go through the second archway with a CD shop in it and a clock tower above it and turn immediately left. At Villa Maroc, turn right and then right again and you’ll see Dar Lazuli at the end of the passageway. If you have any problems, just ask someone for directions to Villa Maroc.

“The instructions that Rachel gave us to get from the bus station to the Riad were spot on (10 min walk) and we were met there by Rachid who is a lovely man.” – Timmytank on TripAdvisor.

For more information on getting to Essaouira and Dar Lazuli, please read our FAQ section.

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