Travelling to northern Morocco’s city of Fes will require landing at Fes Sais airport, located roughly 20 miles and 40 minutes from Fes’ city center. Travelling to Fes can be quite expensive, so be sure to use our flight booking expertise here at Skyscanner to give you the cheapest ticket possible.
Which Carriers Fly To Fes Saiss?
Fes Saiss is served by the following carriers year round:
- Royal Air Maroc
- Transavia France
- TAP Portugal
Seasonally, you can also fly with Vueling, and a few additional routes via Ryanair.
When Is The Best Time To Travel To Fez?
Fez is extremely hot in the summer and mildly cool in the winter. Though tickets will be a bit more expensive, you should probably travel to Fez between January and April, as you’ll have the most tolerable weather conditions.
Welcome to Morocco’s Fez
Fes Saiss Airport is extremely sparse by the standards you may be used to, so plan accordingly. There’s no Wi Fi, no shops aside from a cell phone store, and no food venues. There’s also nothing in the surrounding desert around Fes Saiss Airport, so your first order of business should be to head into town.
Getting into Fez is possible by the number 16 bus, or by taxi. Taxis have a pre-registered rate for transport to the downtown part of Fez, and they’re roughly 20 times as expensive as the buses, though still extremely cheap by Western standards. The bus will take a bit longer but is the better option if you’re on a budget or don’t feel like figuring out where your hotel is from downtown Fez.
Once in Fez, get ready to enjoy the rich Moroccan culture. Fez is a city of over a million people, so be sure to keep a close watch on your wallet while you enjoy the Islamic architecture from the Idrisid dynasty period.
Drop into one of Fez’ countless madrasas, mosques, temples, minarets, fortresses, or gardens and get a glimpse of perfectly kept ancient history. All of Fez’ architectural artifacts are extremely well kept and are located in the old city center.
Surrounding the old city is the place where your hotel will likely be, along with many of the more modern tourist attractions like restaurants and artificially hydrated “nouria” gardens. Before you leave, be sure to climb the hill and explore the old medina of Fez, which has a breathtaking view of the entire city’s basin.