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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rabat, Agdal Railway Station Car Rental
Economy
Dacia Sandero or similar
Dacia Sandero
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$23.67 / per day
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Rabat Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$23.72 / per day
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Rabat Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Citroen C Elysee or similar
Citroen C Elysee
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$33.50 / per day
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Rabat, Agdal Railway Station Car Rental
Intermediate
Fiat Tipo or similar
Fiat Tipo
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$33.52 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Rabat, Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate Elite
Peugeot 301 or similar
Peugeot 301
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$33.64 / per day
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Rabat Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Celerio or similar
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
AirCar
$35.70 / per day
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Rabat Airport Car Rental
Economy
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Man.
AirCar
$38.40 / per day
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Rabat Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$39.10 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:10 on 2020-02-16. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Arabic,
French
Currency
MAD
Country code
212
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$46.52 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
60 km/h
37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Rating
6.4

Why rent a car in Rabat?

Rabat is a great place for renting a car. Having the freedom of your own wheels will let you to experience all of the city, not just its downtown, as well as to travel to other cities and nature areas nearby.

Rabat Car Rental

Top ways to enter Rabat

  • Rabat Airport. Also known as Rabat–Salé, the main airport serving the capital region handles about one million travelers every year. Made up of a single terminal, the airport has flights by nine different airlines. Rabat Airport is some 15km (9.3 miles) from downtown Rabat and takes about 25 minutes to reach by car.
  • Casablanca Airport. Also called Mohammed V Airport after the former monarch of Morocco, Casablanca Airport handles more than ten million travelers every year, making it by far the busiest in the country. The airport is the main hub of the national carrier Royal Air Maroc and also has flights by around 25 other airlines. Located 115km (68 miles) southwest of Rabat, the airport can be reached in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Fez Airport. Serving the historic city in the interior of the country, Fez–Saïs Airport handles about 1.2 million travelers per year. The airport is a large hub for Air Arabia Maroc and Ryanair, and is also served by eight other airlines. Fez Airport is located 215km (133 miles) east of Rabat and can be reached in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport. Located in the northwestern corner of the country and named after the legendary Arab traveler, Tangier-Ibn Battouta has flights by around 15 airlines, including the low-cost carriers easyJet, Transavia, and Volotea. Rabat is 250km (155 miles) south and takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach. 

Useful city facts

  • Located on the coast of the ocean, Rabat has a Mediterranean climate. With hot, long summers and mild, short winters. The average high temperature is 27°C (81°F) in August, the warmest month, and 17°C (63°F) in January, the coldest. Precipitation is extremely low during the summer months, but winters are very rainy, with an especial increase in November and December.
  • Rabat has been inhabited since the 12th century when a military outpost was established in the area by the Almohad dynasty (the city’s name means ‘fortification’ in Arabic). Later, the city was ruled by the Spanish, Barbary pirates, and French colonialists before replacing Fez as the capital of the French protectorate of Morocco in 1912. Despite being only the seventh-largest city in Morocco, Rabat retains the title to this day. 

Top destinations and activities

  1. Kasbah of the Oudaias. The oldest part of the capital city, the fortress of the Oudaias (or Udayas) was first built in the 12th century by the Almohad Caliphate. You can get lost in its cute labyrinthine streets, visit the beautiful Andalusian Gardens, or enjoy the view of the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
  2. Chellah. First founded by Carthaginians more than 2000 years ago and later ruled by Romans and Moroccans, in this old city you can learn about the rich history of Rabat in one place. In more recent times, a great number of bird species have found home here, including a stork nest on the top of an old minaret.
  3. Rabat Zoo. Home to different species of animals from Morocco, Sahara, and the rest of Africa, Rabat Zoo tries to provide them with homes that are similar to their natural habitats, be they mountains, desert, or rain forest.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 120 km/h on motorways (autoroutes), 100 km/h on roads outside urban cities that are not motorways, and 60 km/h within populated areas.
  • Even inside some big cities, and in the most smaller towns and villages, there are no special lanes for cyclists or sometimes even pavements for pedestrians. In those cases, you’ll be sharing a road with them, so be extra careful.
  • Road signs are written in both Arabic and French. If you don’t know either of these languages, it’s good to learn at least the main terms in one of them before renting a car.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.00% for both experienced and novice drivers. Drunk driving can lead to large fines and even jail time or deportation.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The nation-wide emergency police number is 19 and the nation-wide ambulance and fire safety department number is 15.

Toll roads

A toll needs to be paid for using most of Morocco’s motorways or autoroutes. All of the toll roads in Morocco are administered by the state-owned company Autoroutes du Maroc (ADM). 

Morocco uses a “closed system” for its toll roads, meaning that there is a toll booth both at the entrance and the exit of the toll road. You pay either by cash or by credit card (although some toll points might only accept cash so it’s good to have some available at all times). Make sure to keep any proof that you have paid for the toll road as police checks are frequent and fines can be hefty. The prices for using the toll roads are generally quite low.

Most of the toll roads connect the largest cities of the country. Oftentimes you can opt to use regional roads instead - while traveling along those will be much slower, the views are usually much more scenic.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Skhirat. Just a half an hour’s drive from downtown Rabat, Skhirat is perhaps the most famous beach town near the capital city. Although Skhitar’s central area has become rather posh and crowded in recent years, you can easily find more quiet spots if you drive up or down the coast.
  • Fez. Just a couple of hours drive from Rabat, Fez is one of the most famous cities of Morocco, and, indeed, North Africa. Visit its great markets or souks where skilled leather tanners still practice their craft to this day.
  • Maâmora Forest. Holding the title of the world’s largest cork oak forest, this nature reserve is home to many species of flora and fauna and is one of the largest green areas in all of Morocco.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental cars in Morocco are the Hyundai i10, the Dacia Logan, and the Renault Clio. Most national highways are in great shape, but if you plan to drive in the Atlas Mountains or in the Sahara Desert, getting a 4x4 vehicle can be a good idea. The most popular rental car types in Morocco are Economy, Mini, and Intermediate.

Further destinations

  • Casablanca. Although not as historic as some other large cities of Morocco, the country’s largest metropolis is a fascinating place where modern lifestyle is intertwined with older traditions. 
  • Essaouira. Located on the Atlantic Coast, beautiful Essaouira has long captured the imaginations of Arab poets and Western rock stars alike. Although the title is passionately contested, it also has a strong claim for being the seafood capital of Morocco.
  • Marrakech. Timeless Morocco attracts visitors with Jemaa el-Fnaa, a square and a market in its historic medina quarter that is like the whole of Morocco in miniature. Watch street performers and snake and lizard charmers from the desert, join a local concert next to a bonfire, bargain for local crafts, and, when you’ve soaked yourself in the atmosphere for good, travel further to visit the snowy peaks of the nearby Atlas Mountains.

Car Rental Prices in Rabat

  • Station wagons - from $136 per day
  • Large cars - from $94 per day
  • Medium cars - from $66 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $132 per day
  • Premium cars - from $396 per day
  • Small cars - from $42 per day
  • SUVs - from $147 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Rabat:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Rabat is the cheapest in January when renting a car is almost 45% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 9 Cities near Rabat

  1. Marrakech Car Rentals from $39.22 per day
    290.5 km / 180.5 miles away
  2. Casablanca Car Rentals from $33.54 per day
    100.4 km / 62.4 miles away
  3. Tangier Car Rentals from $27.05 per day
    207.8 km / 129.1 miles away
  4. Fez Car Rentals from $27.05 per day
    171.6 km / 106.6 miles away
  5. Agadir Car Rentals from $34.08 per day
    476.8 km / 296.2 miles away
  6. Nador Car Rentals from $35.70 per day
    365.2 km / 226.9 miles away
  7. Oujda Car Rentals from $27.05 per day
    458.7 km / 285.0 miles away
  8. Essaouira Car Rentals from $35.70 per day
    394.6 km / 245.2 miles away
  9. Ouarzazate Car Rentals from $35.70 per day
    342.3 km / 212.7 miles away

Top 15 Locations near Rabat

  1. Rabat, Downtown Car Rentals from $23.67 per day
  2. 2.4 km / 1.5 miles away
  3. Rabat Airport Car Rentals from $23.67 per day
    8.7 km / 5.4 miles away
  4. 84.4 km / 52.5 miles away
  5. 85.5 km / 53.1 miles away
  6. 100.4 km / 62.4 miles away
  7. Fes Airport Car Rentals from $27.05 per day
    171.6 km / 106.6 miles away
  8. 207.8 km / 129.1 miles away
  9. 290.5 km / 180.5 miles away
  10. 342.3 km / 212.7 miles away
  11. Nador Airport Car Rentals from $35.70 per day
    365.2 km / 226.9 miles away
  12. 394.6 km / 245.2 miles away
  13. Oujda Airport Car Rentals from $27.05 per day
    458.7 km / 285.0 miles away
  14. Agadir Airport Car Rentals from $34.08 per day
    476.8 km / 296.2 miles away
  15. Dakhla Airport Car Rentals from $44.69 per day
    1446.2 km / 898.6 miles away

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Rabat?

Car rental prices in Rabat vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Rabat
$62.03
January
$50.61
February
$30.36
March
$44.04
April
$15.14
May
$25.88
June
$30.54
July
$34.88
August
$24.34
September
$25.18
October
$34.85
November
$73.45
December
The best month to rent a car in Rabat is May (when prices for an Economy class start from $15.14). This is 60% cheaper than the yearly average and 79% cheaper than renting in December (when rental prices start at $73.45 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Rabat?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 20 days in February, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Rabat
20
January
6
February
10
March
9
April
14
May
13
June
10
July
10
August
11
September
6
October
16
November
14
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Rabat?

While travelers visit Rabat year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is December, and the least popular is June.
Rabat Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
86%
January
341%
February
34%
March
35%
April
38%
May
30%
June
45%
July
61%
August
36%
September
74%
October
32%
November
388%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Thrifty Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
WANALOU Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
WANALOU Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
WANALOU Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
LocationAuto Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
AirCar Suzuki Celerio 4 1 Small cars
LocationAuto Suzuki Celerio 4 1 Small cars
Dollar Peugeot 208 4 3 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car in Rabat?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (6.4 from 5 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car in Rabat?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Morocco?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Morocco?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Rabat?
You must be between 18 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars in Rabat?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Budget, Optimo Rent, Surprice, Thrifty, NuCarrentals, Dollar, Hertz, GreenMotion, Carwiz, Keddy, AirCar, Europcar, HAG, Avis and Global Rent a Car in Rabat.
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, People Carriers/Vans, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars, Premium cars and Station wagons vehicle types are available in Rabat.
Can I rent a car in Rabat with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Rabat.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in Rabat?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in in Rabat without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Rabat.
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company in Rabat offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Rabat?
A rental car costs $116 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $24 at Budget and Surprice.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental in Rabat is $814. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental in Rabat was $166.
What car rental companies are located in Rabat?
Budget, Optimo Rent, Surprice, Thrifty, NuCarrentals, Dollar, Hertz, GreenMotion, Carwiz, Keddy, AirCar, Europcar, HAG, Avis and Global Rent a Car can be found in Rabat.
What is the best car rental company in Rabat?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Europcar (8.4, 2 reviews), AirCar (8.4, 9 reviews) and Optimo Rent (8.4, 3 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

Romania
Hyundai i10
January 8, 2019
Very nice country to visit. Be careful when driving (the traffic is a bit crazy).
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
January 6, 2019
it was easy to collect the car and driving around morocco is very nice you can drive confident .
United Kingdom
Dacia Logan
September 12, 2018
If you don’t speak French or Arabic you are doomed. Plus there is one rule to driving in Rabat is that there are no rules for driving.
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
June 20, 2018
It is easy and simple to drive well sign posted and GPS works if one have internet

Top 20 Suppliers for Rabat in 2020

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+212660541122
Aéroport international de Rabat-Salé، Salé
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.7
+2120537724141
RABAT-SALE AIRPORT
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+212661875835
Aeroport International de Rabat Sale, Sale 10000
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.5
+212537829700 / +212802007778
Aéroport International de Rabat Salé, Salé 10000
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+212537831198
Rabat-Sale Airport
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+212660174111
Aeroport De Rabat Sale
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+212662523796 / +212661518950
Sale Airport, Rabat 11025
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Excellent 8.2
+2120660717042
Rabat Agdal Railway Station,Avenue El Hadj Ahmed Charkaoui, Rabat
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.1
+2120537724141
RABAT-SALE AIRPORT
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8
+212600077800
Rabat Sale Airport
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8
+212802007778
Aeroport Rabat-Sale, Rabat, 10000
AirCar
AirCar
Excellent 8
+212537830049
Aéroport Rabat-Salé, Rabat 10000
WANALOU
WANALOU
Very good 7.5
+212666100971 / +212661712009
Aéroport Rabat، Salé 11025, Morocco
LocationAuto
LocationAuto
Very good 7.5
+2126000025999
Aeroport Rabat، Sale 11025
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 7.2
+212802007778
Aeroport Rabat-Sale, Rabat, 10000
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 7.1
+212802007778
Aeroport Rabat-Sale, Rabat, 10000
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.1
+212666273944
Angle Avenue Abdelmoumen et rue Sebta، Rabat 10000
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Acceptable 5.8
+212661303743 / +212661453635
Rabat Sale Airport (RBA)
Surprice
Surprice
Acceptable 5.5
+212661640115
3, Rue Abderrahman El Ghafiki Imm Belle Résidence 5 Appt 2A،, Rabat 10090

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