One thing visitors ask me a lot is how to get around the city. Agadir is a relatively compact city, making it easy to get around on foot or by bicycle. However, if you want to explore beyond the city centre or visit nearby attractions, there are several options for transportation.
Taxis are a convenient and affordable way to get around Agadir. Taxis in Agadir are usually orange in colour. Most trips will only cost a few dirhams, so be sure to negotiate the price before you get in to avoid any confusion. If you want to go further afield, head for the Place du Taxi where the larger taxis operate. Again, negotiate the price before you embark. You can get a private taxi or a shared taxi with other passengers if you’re comfortable with that, 5 – 6 people can be crammed into one taxi, but the costs are significantly lower of course.
Another option for transportation in Agadir is to rent a car. There are many car rental companies in the city, and renting a car gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace. However, be aware that driving in Morocco can be challenging, with narrow streets and aggressive drivers, so it’s best to be an experienced driver. I would advise getting the full insurance package too.
If you prefer public transportation, there are buses that run throughout the city and to nearby towns. The buses are cheap but can be crowded and uncomfortable, especially during peak hours. It really is an experience to get on a bus here – it is without a doubt the cheapest way to get around.
There is an ongoing development of transport systems being constructed just now across the city, with the aim to make inner city travel simple and cheap, removing most of the cars from the central commerce areas, This is due to open in mid-2023. Cycle paths and sidewalks are being upgraded all over and the hire of electric bikes and scooters will be common very soon.
Overall, there are several transportation options in Agadir, depending on your budget and preferences. Whether you choose to walk, take a taxi, rent a car, or try something more unique, getting around Agadir is relatively easy and convenient.