A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Ouarzazate vs. Casablanca for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Ouarzazate or Casablanca?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Ouarzazate and Casablanca can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Ouarzazate or Casablanca?


Morocco can be quite an energetic country, but if you're looking for more of a quiet getaway, consider Ouarzazate. Small by Moroccan standards, this town is built up mostly around a main street – the Avenue Mohammad V. Ouarzazate. The name "Ouarzazate" comes from the Berber language meaning "without noise" or "without confusion." It was once a crossroad for a African traders traveling to northern cities in Morocco and Europe. Today, Ouarzazate is the largest town in the Moroccan Sahara, and its central location serves as a good home base touring the rest of Morocco.


Casablanca is so much more than a classic Bogart movie with killer one-liners. It is also the largest, most cosmopolitan city in the country of Morocco. Sitting at the economic and industrial heart of this region, Casablanca has a population of approximately four million. Brush up on your high school French before visiting this lively city as it's the main language spoken by the locals. While this is the most liberal and progressive city in Morocco, remember to be cautious in this region of the world with your western views.

Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Ouarzazate?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Ouarzazate is $42, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $71. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Ouarzazate and Casablanca in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ouarzazate $21
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ouarzazate $42
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Ouarzazate and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Ouarzazate or Casablanca? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Ouarzazate

Hotels in Casablanca

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Ouarzazate Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ouarzazate $3.39
    Casablanca $11
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Ouarzazate

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Ouarzazate are as follows:

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ouarzazate

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ouarzazate:

  • Ouarzazate Airport transfer: $22
  • Ouarzazate Airport Transfer: $24
  • Ouarzazate Airport: Private Transfer: $41
  • "Ouarzazate to Marrakech: Your Comfortable Private Transfer": $107
  • Private Transfer from Marrakech to Dades Gorges: $187
  • Private Transfer between Ouarzazate & Marrakech: $310

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Casablanca:

  • Train from Airport (for 2)
  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Mohammed V Airport (CMN) to Casablanca Cruise Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $21
  • One-Way Transfer from Casablanca to Fez via rabat : $222
  • Private Transfer From Casabalanca To Fez: $127
  • Private Transfer Marrakech-Casablanca: $154
  • - transfer from CasaBlanca to Fez Airport or city: $150
  • Airoport transfer from Casablanca to Marrakesh: $105
  • Airport transfer from Casablanca airport to Marrakech: $103
  • Airport transfers : $44
  • Arrival Private Transfer Casablanca Airport CMN to Casablanca City by Luxury Car: $185
  • Arrival Private Transfer Casablanca Airport CMN to Casablanca by Business Van: $93
  • Arrival Private Transfer Casablanca Airport to Casablanca City by Business Car: $101
  • Camel Ride in Palm Grove with tea & Transfer from Marrakech: $26

Is it cheaper to fly into Ouarzazate or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Ouarzazate change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Ouarzazate $16
    Casablanca $19
Typical Food Prices in Ouarzazate

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Ouarzazate:

  • Dinner for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ouarzazate

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Ouarzazate.

  • Oases Fint Tour With Dinner: $66

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

Some typical examples of dining costs in Casablanca are as follows:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Casablanca.

  • Old local Market visit+Moroccan cooking class with a local family: $38
  • Flavors of Morocco Food Tour in Casablanca: $50
  • Couscous Cooking with a Local Family: $50
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $60
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $65
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $67
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $71
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $75
  • Visit of the museum of the Slaoui foundation with a dinner at the red mullet of Isle: $94
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $96
  • Private cooking Class in Casa by Traditional Lady +Free transport: $100
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Moroccan Street Food Tour: $105

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ouarzazate $11
    Casablanca $8.91

Tours and Activities in Ouarzazate

Here are a few actual costs in Ouarzazate for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Half Day Private Walking Tour in Sidiflah Gorges: $20
  • Ait-Ben-Haddou - City Tour: $22
  • 1 Hour Horse Riding Adventure in Ait Ben Haddou: $26
  • Private Quad Experience in the Ouarzazate Desert: $72
  • Marrakech day tour to Ouzoud falls: $74
  • From Marrakech : Merzouga 3 day desert tour with camel ride: $88
  • Adventure Quad Bike Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate: $103
  • Private One Day Tour AIT BENHADDOU and TELOUET via Ouarzazate: $110
  • From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Merzouga: $114
  • Private tour Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate. Lunch included.: $120
  • 3 days group tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert: $127
  • Experience of kasbah ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate city: $132

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Casablanca are as follows:

  • HoplaPass 1 Day: Self-Guided Electric Scooter Tour: $17
  • Hassan II Mosque : Secure your Skip The Line Tickets Now !: $18
  • Platinum Tour - Hassan II Mosque and cathedral: $19
  • Private Tour the Mosque Hassan II & Sacred Heart Cathedral: $19
  • Hassan II Mosque Premium Tour with Entry Ticket: $19
  • Casablanca Instant Access Entry Tickets to Hassan II Mosque : $20
  • Skip the line Hassan II mosque Premium Tour entry ticket included: $21
  • Hassan II Mosque Entry : Secure your Skip The Line Tickets Now !: $21
  • Casablanca and Morocco Shared Walking Tour with Licensed Guide: $24
  • Visit to the Hassan2 mosque, ticket included, skip the line: $25
  • Enjoy the local Moroccan Hammam experience : $31
  • Hassan II Mosque Guided Tour with Entry Ticket: $31

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
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When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Ouarzazate and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca is more expensive. And not only is Ouarzazate much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Ouarzazate would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Ouarzazate and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Casablanca would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Casablanca than you might in Ouarzazate.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Ouarzazate Expensive? and Is Casablanca Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Ouarzazate or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 50 times larger than the population of Ouarzazate. When comparing the sizes of Ouarzazate and Casablanca, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

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