175 km is the official distance between Marrakech and Essouira. Depending on your departure point and arrival point this distance may vary a little.
The road is good to very good. By taxi, "door to door" expect from 2 hours to 2.5 hours depending on time of departure, trafic conditions and without any stops to refresh or other.
Good to know : From Essaouira, should you need to catch a plane in Marrakech, by taxi leave Essaouira at least 5 hours before the expected time of departure of your flight to ensure arriving at the airport -at least- one hour before registration closes.
By bus, on top of idle time at the Terminal, add an extra 3.5 hours to 4 hours effective travel time. Good to know :
On your way out of Marrakech to Essaouira you might see some goats in trees. Please don't stop as most of those goats are tied up to the tree for profit and some say drugged. The owners ask for an indecent amount of money when you take pictures.
If you really want to see the real thing, prefer the outskirts of Essaouira on the road to Agadir. About 20km south of Essaouira in the morning around 10ish and after the heat of the day around 16ish you can witness healthy goats eargerly feeding in Argan trees.
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