Sleeping in Airports

Casablanca Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Casablanca Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Had to ask someone where the children’s play area was, he looked at me like I was stupid – and asked “you want to play?” – Si

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport.

What to Expect

Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport consists of two terminals (T1 and T2). While T1 recently underwent renovations, the airport in general is reported to be difficult to navigate, crowded, and disorganized, with mixed opinions about cleanliness. Some reviewers report that bathroom facilities are scarce and in poor, possibly unsanitary, condition. A lack of adequate signage makes getting around difficult, though much of the airport staff is reportedly trilingual, with an understanding of English, French and Arabic. WiFi is available, but power outlets are inconveniently located and only accept round-pin (European) plugs. Be prepared for long-lines and manual security checks. There are more than a dozen eateries and shopping places within the terminals, but prices for everything are considered exceptionally high, and all close by 10:00PM. Additional services and comforts—including showers—can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

Sleeping in Terminal 2 is described as “safe” and uneventful, with airport staff and security accommodating to overnight sleepers. We have had no sleep-related reviews since T1 was renovated. Previously noted T2 sleeping spots include the first-floor check-in area, and some armrest-free seating located near Gate C-16. An extra layer and/or travel blanket/sleeping bag are recommended for floor sleeping, as are eyeshades for light, and earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones for noise. For uninterrupted sleep, there is a transit hotel inside Terminal 2 and some other hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

Smoking areas are open, making it an unpleasant experience for non-smokers.

If you are travelling internationally on Royal Air Maroc and have a connecting international flight with a reservation that is not available for 24 hours, you will be provided with a hotel for the transit period. On arrival at the airport, proceed to the “Transit and Accommodation” in the Arrivals area.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Pearl Lounge (Departures) – Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Pearl Lounge (Arrivals) – Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping at the Casablanca Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

In Transit Airport Hotel – A reader has confirmed that there is a hotel inside the transit area of Terminal 2. While we are not sure about the hotel name, Darryl tells us that the hotel offers rooms with a bed and communal bathroom. The rate (as of April 2015) was 35 Euro for single and 44 Euro for double. In April 2016, another reader described their experience at the hotel as “a huge mistake. The hotel was absolutely filthy! The room had a bed and a television and no bathroom. The toilet facilities for the hotel were the dirtiest I had seen anywhere at this airport.” We recommend you inquire to see a room before paying.

Near Airport Atlas Sky Airport – (8 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle runs to/from the airport every 15 minutes.
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Near Airport Relax Airport Hotel – (8 minute drive) A airport shuttle departs every 30 minutes. Hotel also offers free shuttles to local attractions. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Casablanca Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Casablanca Airport for 30 minutes. Connect to the “WIFI_Aeroport_MedV” network.

Pro Tip: You can re-login after the 30 minute time limit. Another traveller says that WiFi is available with purchase at one of the cafes on the ground floor near the train station.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Banking Services – Several banks and money wiring services (MoneyGram, Western Union) are available in the airport.

Currency Exchange – Several foreign currency exchange kiosks are available both Landside and Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in the boarding zone and the baggage delivery areas. A variety of other shops are available including a Hudson News for any last minute items.

Food & Drinks – A selection of food options are available both Landside and Airside.

Information Desks – Need help finding your way? An information desk is available in all terminals, both Landside and Airside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Care – Staffed by a doctor and nurses, emergency medical assistance is available in the airport’s UMU (Urgent Medical Unit). Hours: Open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Pharmacy – Available in Terminal 1.

Post Office – Two post offices, one each in Terminals 1 and 2. Locations: Landside, Arrivals Hall, Level 0. Hours: 9:00AM – 8:00PM

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Showers can be found in the Arrivals lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.

Airlines

As of March 2018, Casablanca airport is served by the following airlines: Royal Air Maroc • Air Arabia • Air France • Saudi Arabian Airlines • easyJet • Qatar Airways • Turkish Airlines • Etihad Airways • Air Algerie • Alitalia • Iberia • Tunisair • Egypt Air • Vueling • Lufthansa • Transavia • Air Mediterranee • TAP Portugal • Air Mauritanie.

Transportation

Car Rentals

The airport is served by at least 20 car rental companies, including: Africa Rent • Avis • Budget • Europe Car • First Car • Hertz • National Alamo Car • Nava Tour • Renaissance Car • Select Rent • Sixt • Thrifty Car, and more.

Taxis

Taxis are available 24 hours per day. The Taxi Station is located on the Arrivals Esplanade.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.