From Marrakech to Erg Chebbi
By Coach / Bus
There is no direct way to get to Erg Chebbi from Marrakech. If you are on a budget, the best way is to take a CTM bus from Marrakech to Quarzazate and then change busses for Rissani. There is also a Supratours bus which is located near the Marrakech Train Station. Your final destination can be either Erfoud, Rissani or Merzouga. You can arrange to go into the desert at any hotel once there.
By Grand Taxi
The other option is to take a Grand Taxi. The entire taxi cost Dirham 480 to hire from Marrakech to Quarzazate. If you are willing to squeeze into the back of the taxi with three others, while having 2 sit in the front seat, it will cost 80 Dirham each. The taxi will only leave once it is full. When you get to Quarzazate, take another taxi to Tinehir where you will need to change for another bus or taxi to Rissani.
If you are interested in visiting the Kasbah at Ait Benhaddou and the Todra George on your way to the desert, then a 3 day (minumum) tour with Omar is your best bet. This way, you need not worry about haggling with the taxi driver or worrying about where you are going to spend the night. The price of the tour depends on how many people sign up for the tour. The more people there is, the cheaper it will be for everyone.
Click here to view tours to the desert which start and end in Marrakech
Trains do not service this route