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  1. Mus
    December 17, 2014

    Hi, thanks for the detailed post!

    I was wondering if there are any 2-bed options in the Maraqesh-Tangier night train. (I’ll be traveling with my wife and we’d rather not have strangers in our compartment)

    Thanks in advance!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      December 18, 2014

      There are some private compartments in first class, but they tend to fill rather rapidly as there are few. Alternatively, you could try to buy tickets for all four beds in one compartment.

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  2. Sandra Rowe
    September 30, 2013

    I have travelled by train to Rabat with my husband about 5 years ago, but not overnight. I am considering travelling from Tangiers to Marrakesh on the overnight train and I now use a walking stick and this time will be alone. I am no spring chicken but neither am I over the hill….so hints on practicalities please.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 1, 2013

      That shouldn’t be a problem at all. If you were in a wheelchair, I’d suggest an alternative. But a walking stick shouldn’t present any trouble at all. The space in the couchettes is ample enough for you to be able to move around, and the toilet areas are big enough as well. I really wouldn’t have any reservations about it at all.

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  3. Talon Windwalker
    April 12, 2013

    I find the breeze coming up through the hole to be quite refreshing. LOL It’s definitely an adventure. I think you guys will enjoy it. 🙂

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  4. Charles
    April 12, 2013

    Great post Talon! Looking forward to taking the same overnight train trip to Marrakesh in a few days time. Love taking the train and sleepers are the most fun.

    The first one we ever took was heading up to Chang Mai in Thailand a few years back and it definitely beats the bus hands down! They also had the “open toilets” and there’s nothing quite like watching the world pass by you a few feet down. Beats a magazine any day! 😉

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  5. wandering educators
    November 20, 2012

    great tips!! and super fun! 🙂

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    • Talon
      November 20, 2012

      Thanks! Yes, it really was fun. I actually am looking forward to the next long train trip. Something you’ll never hear me say about a bus trip, even if it’s only 3 hours. LOL

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  6. Rhonda
    November 19, 2012

    We didn’t take the overnight, but we took the train from Fes to Rabat to Marrakesh. Later back to Fes and then to Casablanca. We loved traveling via train in Morocco, and also had that same giggle when we discovered the toilet empties directly onto the track. Enjoy Marrakesh.

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    • Talon
      November 19, 2012

      We did enjoy Marrakech. Enjoying Guelmim even more, though. 🙂

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  7. Lina
    November 19, 2012

    I love travelling via train it’s more cozy and fun. You get a chance to see the scenery and witness what the place can offer

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    • Talon
      November 19, 2012

      I’m a big fan, too. I also like that it makes it easier to socialize with people.

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  8. Mary
    November 19, 2012

    Great info! I love sleeper trains!

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    • Talon
      November 19, 2012

      I’m a fan now, too. Much more relaxing than taking the bus. And more conducive to chatting with fellow travelers.

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