Car Rental in Morocco
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Why rent a car in Morocco?
Morocco is a great destination to travel around by car. The road network is in increasingly better shape, the regions are unique in culture and atmosphere, and the nature is varied, from the Atlantic and the Mediterranean coasts to the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert. Having your own ride is the best way to experience it all.
A popular time to visit Morocco is during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. In 2023, it lasted from March 22 until April 20. During this month, Muslims fast during the day and break the fast every evening, which is called Iftar. Often times Iftar takes place as a large public dinner. This is a great opportunity to sample the local food and speak to Muslims about their religion and fasting. Don’t be put off thinking this would be a difficult time. Morocco is much more open to foreigners during this time than in other Muslim countries. Just make sure not to walk around eating in public during the day and you will have a great experience.
Top ways to enter Morocco
- Marrakesh Airport: Serving Morocco’s most popular travel destination, Marrakesh Airport serves flights to and from many destinations in Europe and North Africa, and is popular with low-cost carriers like Ryanair and easyJet
- Casablanca Airport: Morocco’s most busy airport serves flights not only to and from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East but also to many large cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Tangier Airport: Located in Morocco’s northernmost city, Tangier Airport serves flights to and from such destinations as Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Barcelona, and many others.
- By land or sea: While most car providers won’t allow you to rent a car in Spain and then drive to Morocco, you can take a ferry from Tarifa or Algeciras in Spain to Morocco and rent a car after you’ve arrived in Tangier. Large airports in Spain near Tarifa or Algeciras are Malaga Airport and Seville Airport. It is currently not possible to enter Morocco from neighboring Algeria.
- By cruise ship: Some cruise lines include Morocco as part of their itineraries, particularly visiting ports like Casablanca and Tangier. You can disembark at the designated port on a cruise and explore the country.
Top cities and places to visit
- Marrakesh: Ageless and beautiful, Marrakesh has been attracting visitors from all over the world for centuries, with its Medina and Jemaa el-Fnaa marketplace the most obvious attraction.
- The Atlantic Coast: Favored by rock stars such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, Western Morocco has the charming Essaouira and the busy Agadir, as well as some of the best surfing in Africa in the coastal region between the two cities
- Fez: Less busy, but more traditional than Marrakesh, Fez is an ancient learning center and the best place to dive into the atmosphere of the old Morocco.
- Essaouria: The charming coastal town in Morocco is famous for its blue-washed streets, beautiful beaches, and local craft of intricately inlaid wooden jewelry boxes made from polished Thuya wood. These popular souvenirs, found in Medina's numerous shops, showcase the region's craftsmanship and highlight the abundance of Thuya, a native shrub thriving in Essaouira.
- Atlas Mountains: The Atlas Mountains in Morocco are a magnificent range that stretches over 2,500 kilometers. Hiking and trekking enthusiasts can explore the challenging trails, encountering traditional Berber villages in rugged terrain. From the majestic Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, to the picturesque Ourika Valley, the Atlas Mountains offer a captivating experience that combines awe-inspiring vistas, cultural encounters, and a sense of tranquility amidst nature's grandeur.
Most popular rental car
The most popular rental car in Morocco is the Hyundai i10, although travelers also love the Dacia Logan and the Renault Clio.
Driver's license requirements
It is possible to rent a car in Morocco if you are 18 years old, however only some rental suppliers rent to drivers of this age. You may therefore not be able to rent a car in the location you that you would like to. In general, most rental suppliers charge an additional Young Driver Fee for drivers that are under 25 years of age. You also must have held your licence for at least a year (longer for some companies and luxury cars).
An International Driving Permit is not required if your driver's licence is in English. You will also need your passport, which shouldn't be a problem as you will need it to enter the country.
Morocco shares a border with Algeria and Mauritania. The border between Morocco and Algeria is currently closed, therefore it is impossible to travel between the two countries. Unlike Morocco, Mauritania requires visitors from all countries but those surrounding it to obtain a visa in advance.
Regardless of the visa situation, it is unfortunately not possible to rent a car in Morocco and then enter Mauritania - travel between the two countries is only possible with public transportation or a private vehicle.
As Morocco considers Western Sahara as its sovereign territory, it is usually possible to take a rental car to the disputed territory. You should check the security situation first. Also, be prepared to show your passport and papers for the car often. In fact, it is a good idea to bring copies of your passport with you. You can not and should not go to the area controlled by the SADR, with or without a rental car.
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 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. The toll rates for passenger cars can range from 10 to 120 Moroccan Dirhams (MAD), depending on the distance traveled and the vehicle type.
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.
Most popular types of rental car
The most popular rental car in Morocco is an Economy, followed by Mini and Intermediate. Most national highways are in good shape, but if you plan to drive in the Atlas Mountains or in the Sahara Desert, getting a 4x4 might be a good idea.
Top driving routes
- Atlas Mountains: Majestic in appearance and dotted with hospitable Berber villages, the Atlas Mountains are the best place in Morocco to escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Destinations like Ourika Valley and Toubkal National Park are within a day-trip drive from Marrakesh.
- Sahara: Southern Morocco is where the world’s largest desert begins. Visiting the Sahara is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To properly explore the desert, you’ll need to go with a guide, but the city of Ouarzazate and the village of M’Hamid, both sometimes called the gate to the Sahara, are places that you can reach with a car and from where many tours take off.
- Mediterranean Coast: Somewhat less explored by foreign visitors than the Atlantic shore, but still plenty hospitable and accessible, Morocco’s Mediterranean region is notable not just for its splendid beaches, but also the Rif mountains. Tangier and Fez both make good starting points to explore this part of the country, and there are also international airports in Nador and Oujda.
- Road of a Thousand Kasbahs: This road is a scenic driving route in Morocco that winds through the Skoura and Dades Valleys. Along the way, you'll encounter numerous ancient kasbahs, fortified mud-brick structures that showcase the region's architectural heritage. The route offers stunning desert landscapes, palm groves, and an immersive experience of Berber culture.
- Coastal Route: This route in Morocco starts from Tangier in the north and then goes through seaside towns like Asilah and Essaouira. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views, visit pristine beaches, and indulge in fresh seafood. You can explore historic medinas, engage with local artisans, and experience the laid-back coastal lifestyle.
Car Rental Prices
- Station wagons - from $9 per day
- Large cars - from $14 per day
- Medium cars - from $10 per day
- Vans - from $18 per day
- Premium cars - from $37 per day
- Small cars - from $8 per day
- SUVs - from $20 per day
How can I save money on my rental car?
You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Morocco:
- Compare rates of different rental suppliers
- Book your rental car well in advance
- Plan your route before you go
- Know your fuel and mileage requirements
- Visit in the month when the rental prices are the lowest. According to our data, visiting Morocco is the cheapest in October when renting a car is about 34% cheaper than the yearly average and 59% cheaper than renting a car in November.
Top 13 Most Popular Cities in Morocco
Car Rental in Marrakech from $8.10 per day
Car Rental in Casablanca from $10.44 per day
Car Rental in Agadir from $10.19 per day
Car Rental in Tangier from $10.83 per day
Car Rental in Fes from $9.20 per day
Car Rental in Oujda from $20.75 per day
Car Rental in Rabat from $10.98 per day
Car Rental in Nador from $24.28 per day
Car Rental in Essaouira from $15.02 per day
Car Rental in Tetouan from $17.59 per day
Car Rental in Meknes from $61.44 per day
Top 16 Most Popular Locations in Morocco
Car Rental at Marrakech Airport from $8.10 per day
Car Rental at Casablanca Airport from $10.44 per day
Car Rental at Agadir Airport from $10.19 per day
Car Rental at Tanger Airport from $10.83 per day
Car Rental at Fes Airport from $9.20 per day
Car Rental at Oujda Airport from $20.75 per day
Car Rental at Nador Airport from $24.28 per day
Car Rental at Rabat Airport from $10.98 per day
Car Rental in Marrakech (Downtown) from $11.33 per day
Car Rental in Agadir (Downtown) from $18.42 per day
Car Rental in Tangier (Downtown) from $18.42 per day
Car Rental in Casablanca (Downtown) from $12.24 per day
Car Rental at Marrakech Train Station from $37.53 per day
Car Rental at Casa-Voyageurs Train Station from $31.29 per day
Car Rental at Casa-Port Train Station from $31.86 per day
Map of Car Rental Locations
What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Morocco?
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.
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Car Rental Information
|Car rental locations||49|
|Popular suppliers||AirCar, LocationAuto, United Rent A Car, Budget, Keddy|
|Popular car categories||Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans|
|Lowest price||$8 per day|
|Cheapest supplier||United Rent A Car|
Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|AirCar||Kia Picanto||4||1||Medium cars|
|LocationAuto||Fiat Panda||5||1||Small cars|
|LocationAuto||Chevrolet Spark||4||1||Small cars|
|LocationAuto||Dacia Sandero||4||2||Medium cars|
|LocationAuto||Kia Picanto||4||1||Small cars|
|Optimo Rent||Dacia Logan||5||3||Medium cars|
|AirCar||Dacia Lodgy Stepway||5||3||Vans|
|United Rent A Car||Dacia Sandero||5||2||Small cars|
|AirCar||Kia Picanto||4||2||Medium cars|
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