Morocco’s ONCF has announced that all free-ride tickets for the LGV the railway company scheduled before the end of November were reserved.
To allow a greater number of citizens discover the LGV’s travel experience on board, ONCF offers a monthly quota of 40,000 seats, for three months, at promotional prices for second class, the railway company said in a statement on Monday.
Interested passengers can purchase tickets at MAD 79 for Tangier-Kenitra, MAD 89 for Tangier Rabat, and MAD 99 for Tangier-Casablanca, provided that the purchase is at least seven days prior to the trip.
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Tickets can be purchased through ONCF’s commercial website, www.oncf-voyages.ma, its Customer Relationship Call Center number 2255, or at train stations.
Depending on three peak periods—low, normal, or high— traditional second-class tickets cost MAD 93-139 for Tangier-Kenitra, MAD 115-172 for Tangier-Rabat, and MAD 149-224 for Tangier-Casablanca.
First-class tickets cost MAD 162-244 for Tangier-Kenitra, MAD 187 to MAD 281 for Tangier-Rabat, and MAD 243-364 for Tangier-Casablanca.
ONCF Director General Mohamed Rabie Khlie said that ticket prices will vary according to the ticket class, date of purchase, date and time of trips, discount cards, and whether the tickets are refundable or flexible.
On November 15, King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the high-speed train, named Al-Boraq.
Passengers buying tickets on same day of the trip will have to pay 10 percent extra, and 20 percent extra for refundable tickets.
The high speed train links Tangier and Casablanca in two hours and 10 minutes instead of the normal five-hour train ride. The train will also make stops in Kenitra and Rabat.
The trip from Tangier to Kenitra will take 50 minutes, while the trip from Tangier to Rabat will take 80 minutes.