Car Rental in Tangier

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Tanger Airport
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$15.46 / per day
Tanger Airport
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Locationauto
$17.95 / per day
Tanger Airport
Compact
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$19.78 / per day
Tanger Airport
Intermediate Van
Dacia Dokker or similar
Dacia Dokker
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
DiRent
$25.23 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Tanger Airport
Special
Dacia Dokker or similar
Dacia Dokker
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AirCar
$36.33 / per day
Tanger Airport
Full-size
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$51.18 / per day
Tanger Airport
Economy Elite
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Finalrentals
$58.67 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:31 on 2024-06-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Arabic, French, Spanish
Currency
MAD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+212
Average car rental price
$34 per day
Average car rental length
9 days
Speed limit within town
60 km/h or 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 120 km/h or 62 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.02%
Rating
9.0 / 10
Average gas price
$1.54 per liter or $5.83 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.30 per liter or $4.94 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.61 per liter or $6.08 per gallon

Why rent a car in Tangier?

Something of a mythical destination that was beloved by some of the most famous figures of the 20th century, Tangier is one of Morocco’s most interesting cities. Although sometimes hectic and overwhelming, it harbors plenty of history and charm to make visiting worthwhile. If you get a rental car, Tangier also offers access to both the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Morocco.

Tangier

One-Way Car Rentals in Tangier

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Tangier and drop off in another city include:

  • From Tangier to Marrakech - 555 offers from $32.09 per day
  • From Tangier to Casablanca - 542 offers from $32.09 per day
  • From Tangier to Rabat - 301 offers from $32.09 per day
  • From Tangier to Fes - 192 offers from $32.09 per day
  • From Tangier to Oujda - 56 offers from $32.09 per day

Top ways to enter Tangier

  • Tangier Airport. Also known as Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport, it handled over one million travelers in 2018. The airport is a hub for Air Arabia Maroc and also has flights by European low-cost companies like easyJet and Transavia. Located about 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest of the city center, the airport can be reached in about 20 minutes.
  • Rabat Airport. Serving the capital city of Morocco, Rabat-Sale Airport has flights by nine different airlines. In addition to domestic routes, there are also flights to and from countries like Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Located 235 km (146 mi) south of Tangier, Rabat Airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Casablanca Airport. By far the largest in the country (and among the ten busiest in all of Africa), Casablanca Mohammed V Airport handled over eight million travelers in 2018. The airport is the main hub of the national carrier Royal Air Maroc and also has flights by about 20 other airlines. There are connections with destinations in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, the Middle East, East Asia, and the Americas. Casablanca Airport is 367 km (228 mi) southwest of Tangier and takes about four hours to reach.
  • Fez Airport. Also known as Fèz–Saïs, this airport has flights by eight different airlines, including many by the low-cost company Ryanair. Serving the legendary city of the same name, Fez Airport is 407 km (253 mi) southeast of Tangier and can be reached in four hours.

City facts

  • Tangier has a Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and mild, short winters. The average high temperature is 28.6 °C (83.5 °F) in August, the hottest month, and 16.2 °C (61.2 °F) in January, the coolest. The precipitation is almost nonexistent in July and August, but it’s very rainy from November to February.
  • Divided from Europe only by the nearby Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier has historically been known as “the Door to Africa”. Spain is only 32 km (20 mi) away. During the warmer months of the year, there is a frequent ferry service connecting Tangier with the Spanish port of Tarifa. There’s also a ferry from Algeciras in Spain to Tangier Port that’s about a 40 km (25 mi) east of the city proper.

Top sights and activities

  • Kasbah. Tangier Kasbah or fortress is one of the most impressive buildings in the city. On a clear day, from its Northern terrace you can see Europe on the other side of the Strait of Gibraltar. The adjoining Kasbah Museum, located in a former Sultan’s palace, hosts artefacts and treasures of prehistoric Phoenicians, Arab dynasties, Spanish rulers, and other cultures that once inhabited Tangier.
  • The tomb of Ibn Battouta. Born in Tangier in the 13th Century, Ibn Battouta was one of the great travelers of the Medieval world. He explored North and East Africa all the way to present day Tanzania, the Middle East, and even ventured as far Far East, a place beyond the margins of the known world of the day. 
  • The Cinema Rif. Although films, both Hollywood movies and local productions, are only screened in French and Arabic here, you should still consider visiting Cinema Rif. Located in an old colonial building in central Tangier, this movie theater is one of the hippest places in Morocco and perhaps one of the most beautiful cinemas in all of Africa.
  • Grand Mosque of Tangier. Also located in Medina, the old town of Tangier, the first stone of the Grand Mosque was laid in the 1680s, but it took nearly a century-and-a-half to finish. The long wait was worth it, however, as it is nowadays one of the most beautiful houses of prayer in all of Morocco. The site of the mosque has a long religious history — it was the location of the 5th-century church and a Roman temple is assumed to have been there even before that.
  • Berber Farm Market. Every Sunday and Thursday, an outdoor farmer market is held on the streets near St. Andrew’s Church. The Berbers from nearby villages come to Tangier to sell their products, mainly fresh fruits and vegetables from their farms.

Traffic and parking

  • 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 day trips

  • Caves of Hercules. Located right outside Tangier, the Caves of Hercules are a place where, according to the legend, the Greek hero Hercules rested after finishing his 12 labours. Inhabited since 6000 BC, the cave was long thought to be bottomless and is still an impressive natural and archaeological landmark. You can combine your visit with also seeing the nearby Cape Spartel Lighthouse.
  • Tetouan. Less than an hour’s drive from Tangier lies Tetouan, a beautiful old city that boasts arguably the most picturesque medina in Morocco (and that is some claim in this country). Those craving a more active relaxation will enjoy the diving opportunities in the nearby beaches.
  • Jebel Musa. Back in ancient times, this rocky mountain was known as one of the two Pillars of Hercules. Still offering an impressive view of two continents at once, Jebel Musa also provides great opportunities for further exploration of the Rif Mountains.
  • Asilah. One of the most popular day trips from Tangier, little Asilah (sometimes also called Arzila) is known for its slow pace of life and many beautiful beaches. Unlike many other towns its size, Asilah is also home to a beautiful, well-preserved medina. Located some 45km (28 miles) south of Tangier, Asilah can be reached in less than one hour by car.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car type in Morocco is an Economy, followed by Mini and Intermediate. Most national highways are in great shape, but if you plan to drive in mountains or desert, getting a 4x4 vehicle can be a good idea. The most popular rental car in Morocco is the Hyundai i10, although travelers also love the Dacia Logan and the Renault Clio.

Further destinations

  • Fez. One of the oldest cities in Morocco and one of the most famous ones in the Arab World, Fez is still as impressive as the legends that have been told about it for centuries. Its religious importance is exemplified by many beautiful mosques and madrasas while in the tanneries and other workshops of its souks or markets you’ll find men greatly skilled in ancient crafts.
  • Meknes. About four hour’s drive from Tangier, Morocco’s previous capital has maybe lost some of its old grandeur, but none of its charm. Historic sites and impressive buildings abound inside the city, but if you’re still craving for more, visit the ruins of nearby Volubilis, a city once inhabited by Romans, and even before by Carthaginians.
  • Chefchaouen. Located high and deep inside the mountains, Chefchaouen is perhaps one of the unique cities in Morocco. Just a bit more than two hours drive from Tangier, it is best known for its blue-and-white architecture and for the Ras el Maa spring. Don’t miss out on the Akchour Waterfalls, located 30 km from Chefchaouen. This series of waterfalls is an ideal day hike in nature when staying in Chefchaouen, and you can also visit the unusual rock formation called God’s Bridge.
  • Rabat. Surprisingly relaxed and quiet for a national capital, Rabat is one of Morocco’s loveliest cities to visit. Its own medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the city also boasts attractions like Kasbah of Oudaiahs, the abandoned city of Chellah, and the National Archaeological Museum. The drive down the coast from Tangier will take about three hours.
  • Casablanca. While not as historical as Fez or Marrakesh, nor as atmospheric as Tangier, Casablanca is Morocco’s largest and most modern metropolis, and it has plenty for any traveler to enjoy. Its main landmark is undoubtedly the immense Hassan II Mosque, but there are other notable attractions such as the Mahkama du Pacha Courthouse, the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, and the oceanside boulevard of Corniche. The drive from Tangier will take about 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Car rental prices in Tangier

  • Station wagons - from $24 per day
  • Large cars - from $18 per day
  • Medium cars - from $17 per day
  • Vans - from $25 per day
  • Premium cars - from $70 per day
  • Small cars - from $15 per day
  • SUVs - from $30 per day

Money-saving tips

These are the things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Tangier:

  • Compare 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 on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Tangier is the cheapest in May when renting a car is about 45% cheaper than the yearly average.
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Article reviewed and updated by Cynthia Bil, founder of Journal of Nomads, an Adventure Travel Blog for backpackers and adventurous travelers interested in culture, nature, and outdoor activities in Morocco and off-the-beaten-path regions such as Central Asia and the Caucasus. Cynthia is a blogger, professional photographer, and tour leader.

Top 13 cities near Tangier

  1. 55 km / 34.2 miles
  2. 174.5 km / 108.4 miles
  3. 201.3 km / 125.1 miles
  4. 208.9 km / 129.8 miles
  5. 217.7 km / 135.3 miles
  6. 262.7 km / 163.2 miles
  7. 274.5 km / 170.6 miles
  8. 303.8 km / 188.8 miles
  9. 377.3 km / 234.4 miles
  10. 498.3 km / 309.6 miles
  11. 594.4 km / 369.3 miles
  12. 683.3 km / 424.6 miles
  13. 1,646.5 km / 1,023.1 miles

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Tangier?

Car rental prices in Tangier vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Tangier
$15.71
January
$16.41
February
$16.71
March
$25.94
April
$23.66
May
$26.52
June
$38.82
July
$38.20
August
$21.44
September
$21.51
October
$15.30
November
$22.05
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Tangier is November (when prices average $15.30 per day). This is 35% cheaper than the yearly average and 61% cheaper than renting in July (when prices average $38.82).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Tangier?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 13 days, and in January, they keep their car for 8 days.
Average number of rental days in Tangier
8
January
8
February
9
March
9
April
8
May
10
June
13
July
11
August
10
September
8
October
8
November
9
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Tangier is August, and the least popular is March.
Monthly searches in Tangier by pick-up date relative to the average
81%
January
80%
February
62%
March
91%
April
113%
May
102%
June
129%
July
148%
August
108%
September
108%
October
85%
November
93%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 5
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers AirCar, United Rent A Car, Locationauto, DiRent, Optimo Rent
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $15 per day
Cheapest supplier AddCar

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
United Rent A Car Dacia Sandero 5 2 Small cars
AirCar Kia Picanto 4 1 Medium cars
United Rent A Car Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Optimo Rent Dacia Logan 5 3 Medium cars
Locationauto Peugeot 108 5 1 Small cars
AirCar Dacia Lodgy Stepway 5 3 Vans
AirCar Dacia Duster 4 3 SUVs
AirCar Kia Picanto 4 2 Medium cars
1 Service Car Dacia Sandero Stepway 5 3 SUVs
Locationauto Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars

FAQ

Is it expensive to rent a car in Tangier?
Renting a car in Tangier can be quite economical. The prices depend on the type of car you choose, the length of the rental period (longer rentals make the daily price decrease significantly), and whether you know how to drive a car with manual transmission. July and August are the most expensive months, but you can still find a bargain.
Is it a good idea to drive in Tangier?
Yes, it absolutely can be – having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the city and even take some exciting day trips. Thousands of tourists rent a car in Tangier every year, and most come away very satisfied with the experience. That being said, it’s worth keeping in mind that traffic can feel a little hectic at times and that roads outside the city center and away from the main roads can lack lighting, pavement, and sidewalks for pedestrians.
Can you travel from Tangier to Casablanca by car?
Yes, it’s possible to travel from Tangier to Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, or any other large Moroccan destination in a rental car. There are a number of companies that offer one-way rentals, and you can find them by entering the pick-up and drop-off locations, as well as the dates of your trip when searching. One-way rentals usually include an extra fee, but at the same time give you the freedom to see more of the country.
What type of car should I rent in Tangier?
If you only plan to travel inside the city, a smaller car has its advantages, as it is more compact which is certainly useful during rush hours and for parking. A small car is also fine for staying on the main highways, but a bigger car, perhaps even a 4x4, should be considered if you plan to get off the beaten-and-paved path and have some off-road adventures.

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Netherlands
Hyundai i10
March 3, 2024
Was just enjoying family and friends
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
October 19, 2023
Get away from the big cities and the coast.
Morocco
Dacia Sandero Stepway
August 21, 2023
customer photo
Netherlands
Kia Seltos
July 30, 2023
The vacations was verry good
United States of America (USA)
Dacia Dokker
July 26, 2023
Nice to stop for roadside coffee from back of small trucks along the highway.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
May 22, 2023
Lots of hiking and exploring all over Morocco
United States of America (USA)
Kia Picanto
May 14, 2023
The people, towns, shops and scenery were all so wonderful. We enjoyed our visit. Our drive to Ouzoud Falls was a particular adventure!
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Spain
Dacia Sandero
April 29, 2023
Everything went well, thank God
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
March 4, 2023
I was very impressed with your service. The person who called me on the day of picking up the car, for me was very helpful because I know that someone will be there Also received called when I was just landed. The same when I return the car, good communication and on time.
United Kingdom
Dacia Duster
March 1, 2023
had a great time
Singapore
Dacia Dokker
October 19, 2022
I drove to the seafront of Asilah and Rabat, the desert of Merzouga, the gorges of Todra and Dades, and the raw and wild Middle and High Altas mountains. My Dacia Dokker didn’t fail me a single bit. Thank you!
Netherlands
Kia Seltos
September 22, 2022
Nice car to drive outside city where the road is not a highway.
Italy
Kia Picanto
August 30, 2022
Car was fine, clean and with 65k km. Average consumption was about 20km/L (petrol).
United Kingdom
Citroen C4 Cactus
November 17, 2020
Beautiful city. Places to visit... Tetouan, Chefchaouen & Asilah. Worth the visit.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
November 12, 2019
Tangiers is beautiful and great place for tourists
Belgium
Suzuki Celerio
October 1, 2019
One of the best places in tanger
France
Peugeot 308
July 23, 2019
Tangiers is a good town very beautiful place
Netherlands
Peugeot 208
May 3, 2019
Spend a couple of hours in Tangier and then take the car to beautiful Chefchaouen!
United Kingdom
Peugeot 308
February 11, 2019
Good value for money, excellent customer service in Tangier
Portugal
Peugeot 301
September 1, 2018
Watch out for pick up and delivery places of renting cars. GPS works poorly, and not very accurate.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
July 29, 2018
Tangier is a colorful city and its surrounding smaller cities.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
SIXT
8.4 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
AddCar
4.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
118
Total rental companies
30
Average daily price
$33.50
Lowest daily price
$15.46
Total cars available
900

Top 30 suppliers in Tangier in 2024

AirCar
AirCar
Very good 8.4 / 477 reviews
2 locations
$25 - $142
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.4 / 24 reviews
4 locations
$31 - $93
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.3 / 187 reviews
2 locations
$27 - $111
DiRent
DiRent
Very good 8.1 / 516 reviews
3 locations
$21 - $99
1 Service Car
1 Service Car
Very good 8.1 / 168 reviews
2 locations
$43 - $400
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.1 / 107 reviews
2 locations
$27 - $168
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 6 reviews
2 locations
$36 - $405
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Very good 8 / 214 reviews
1 location
$19 - $27
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8 / 138 reviews
2 locations
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 41 reviews
2 locations
$42 - $123
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.9
1 location
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.8 / 161 reviews
4 locations
$47 - $464
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.8 / 79 reviews
2 locations
$42 - $143
Payless
Payless
Good 7.8 / 19 reviews
2 locations
$45 - $123
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.8
1 location
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Locationauto
Locationauto
Good 7.5 / 470 reviews
1 location
$18 - $85
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 7.5 / 65 reviews
1 location
$57 - $349
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4
2 locations
$49 - $445
United Rent A Car
United Rent A Car
Good 7.3 / 579 reviews
1 location
$49 - $2510
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.2 / 27 reviews
3 locations
$39 - $169
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.2 / 10 reviews
1 location
$22 - $30
Resolve Cars
Resolve Cars
Good 7.2 / 7 reviews
1 location
$40 - $57
MOVIS Car Rental
MOVIS Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.7 / 3 reviews
1 location
$48 - $1230
Zezgo
Zezgo
Satisfactory 6.7 / 1 review
2 locations
$46 - $58
EXER
EXER
Satisfactory 6 / 17 reviews
1 location
WheeGo
WheeGo
Poor 5.8 / 1 review
1 location
$36 - $168
Sovoy
Sovoy
Poor 5.1 / 63 reviews
2 locations
$65 - $475
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Poor 5 / 143 reviews
2 locations
$26 - $164
AddCar
AddCar
Poor 4.8 / 67 reviews
1 location
$15 - $30
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