A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Rabat vs. Fez for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Rabat or Fez?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Rabat and Fez 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: Rabat or Fez?


While not high on the tourist destination list, Rabat is a quiet gem of a city with stunning colonial architecture and palm-lined streets. This political capital is a laid-back, pleasant alternative to the more cosmopolitan Casablanca.

Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, Rabat plus the city of Temera are home to a combined metropolitan population of 2.6 million.


Fez is the historical capital of Morocco and has one of the country's most impressive and elaborate medinas. It's authentic and traditional atmosphere attracts travelers from all over the world. It's fun to wander the city's elaborate alleyways, sample the food, and soak up the sights and smells. In Fez's medina you'll find donkeys, carts, spices, and pottery. You'll find traditional foods, locals bartering for goods, and religious buildings that date back hundreds of years. The medina is also the world's largest car free urban zone.

Which place is cheaper, Fez or Rabat?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Rabat is $44, while the average daily cost in Fez is $53. 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 Rabat and Fez in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rabat $27
    Fez $28
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rabat $54
    Fez $56
Compare Hotels in Rabat and Fez

Looking for a hotel in Rabat or Fez? 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 Rabat

Hotels in Fez

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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: Rabat Hotel Prices and Fez Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rabat $2.11
    Fez $4.96
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Rabat

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

  • Taxi to Sale

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat

Also for Rabat, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Transfer Rabat to Tetouan: $146
  • Transfer Rabat to Tangier: $145
  • Transfer Rabat to Salé: $22
  • Transfer Rabat to Safi: $168
  • Transfer Rabat to Rabat Airport: $22
  • Transfer Rabat to Mohammedia: $60
  • Transfer Rabat to Meknes: $103
  • Transfer Rabat to Marrakech: $196
  • Transfer Rabat to Kenitra: $52
  • Transfer Rabat to Fes: $116
  • Transfer Rabat to Essaouira: $264
  • Transfer Rabat to El Jadida: $116

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Fez

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

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fez

Also for Fez, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • From Fez : Transfer to Tangier via chefchaouen : $298
  • Private Transfer from Fes to Casablanca: $297
  • Private Transfer from Fes (FES) Airport to Chefchaouen: $293
  • Private Transfer from Meknes to Casablanca (CMN) Airport: $293
  • Private Transfer Casablanca - Fes / Fes - Casablanca: $293
  • One-Way Transfer from Fez to Marrakech: $276
  • One-Way Private Transfer from Fes to Casablanca: $275
  • Private Transfer from Fes to Rabat (RBA) Airport: $275
  • Transfer Fes Airport to Safi: $258
  • Transfer Fes Airport to Marrakech: $258
  • Transfer Fes to Safi: $258
  • One Way Private Transfer To Marrakech: $254

Is it cheaper to fly into Rabat or Fez?

Prices for flights to both Fez and Rabat 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
    Rabat $12
    Fez $18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rabat

For Rabat, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Small Group Cooking Classes with Tour of Rabat : $36
  • Join Best Moroccan Cooking Class with Chef Khadija ( Over 35 years Experience ): $49
  • Cooking Class in a Family Home: $66
  • Walking Food Tour: $75
  • Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town: $76
  • Rabat Family Cooking Class: $76
  • Rabat Food Tour Like a Local: $76
  • Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class in Rabat with a Local Family: $110
  • Private Market Tour and Authentic Moroccan Cooking Lesson with a Rabat Local: $120
  • Gourmet Cooking Class in Rabat: $189

Typical Food Prices in Fez

For Fez, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Yogurt
  • Dinner for 2

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fez

For Fez, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Lunch/Dinner with Moroccan family : $13
  • Moroccan Romantic Dinner in Fez: $22
  • Fez Culinary Delight - Moroccan Cooking Class: $32
  • Baking Class at Fez Cooking School: $37
  • Baking Workshops at Fez Cooking School at Palais Amani: $42
  • Fez Souk 4-Hour Traditional Home Cooking: $43
  • Cooking Class - Moroccan cuisine: $44
  • Cooking Class with Bread Workshop and Pastry in Fes: $44
  • Moroccan Cuisine Fez Cooking Class : $44
  • cooking classe in fes with ouliya: $44
  • Unforgettable Cooking Class in Fez : $46
  • Moroccan Henna Party fez Lunch or Dinner: $49

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Rabat $2.84
    Fez $6.22

Tours and Activities in Rabat

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Rabat.

  • Rabat food lovers paradise walking tour: $200
  • 4WD adventure Todra Gorge to Dades Valley - Aventures Verticales Maroc: $63
  • Best of Rabat Tour (half-day): $78
  • Enchanting Rabat Walking Tour for Couples: $115
  • Fes Full Day Private Tour from Rabat: $250
  • Fes Full-Day Private Tour from Rabat with hotel pickup : $132
  • From Casablanca:9Days Unforgettable Desert Tour To Marrakesh: $1,826
  • From 4 Days 3 Nights Sahara Desert Tour: $719
  • From Tangier Guided Day Tour by High-Speed Train: $106
  • Gems of Rabat Walking Tour: $115
  • Luxury Morocco: 5-Day Private Guided Tour from Casablanca: $1,395
  • Private Boat Exploration Tour In Rabat: $83

Typical Entertainment Prices in Fez

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Fez's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Granary Fee

Tours and Activities in Fez

For Fez, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 2 Days Desert Tour From Fes back to Fes : $187
  • 2Days Share Tour From Fes To Marrakech Via Sahara Desert Morocco: $133
  • A Unique Experience In Fes With A Guide And A Driver (Full Day): $198
  • Fes to Marrakech via Desert Tour 2 Days 1 Night : $105
  • Fez day Tour with Local Guide & driver : $72
  • Private Day Tour Fes - Meknes - Volubilis and Moulay Idriss: $55
  • Private Tour with official guide & Driver for Fez city: $132
  • Shared small a group day trip From FES to CHEFCHAOUEN BEST experience ever : $38
  • Tour in The Most Beautiful Spots: $214
  • walking Tour in the oldest part of Fez (3-4 hours): $33
  • 1 night 2 Day Tour to luxury Desert camp from Fes by Small Group: $231
  • 1 night 2 days Desert tour From Fes back to Fes: $100

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Rabat -
    Fez -

Sample the Local Flavors in Fez

Also in Fez, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Full-Day Boutique Winery and Wine Tasting Tour from Fez: $253

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Rabat and Fez, we can see that Fez is more expensive. And not only is Rabat much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Rabat would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Rabat 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 Fez would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Fez than you might in Rabat.

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

Which is Bigger, Rabat or Fez?

Rabat has a larger population, and is about 72% larger than the population of Fez. When comparing the sizes of Rabat and Fez, 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.