Car Rental at Muscat Airport

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Muscat Airport, Muscat, Oman
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discovery Car Rental
$22.20 per day
Compact
Nissan Sunny or similar
Nissan Sunny
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$28.85 per day
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$32.99 per day
Intermediate
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$67.13 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$87.43 / per day
Full-size SUV
Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
AST Car Rental & Tours
$133.33 / per day
Luxury
Kia K5 or similar
Kia K5
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discovery Car Rental
$39.01 / per day
Premium Elite SUV
Toyota RAV4 or similar
Toyota RAV4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discovery Car Rental
$47.62 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 12:00 on 2023-06-02. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
Arabic,
English,
Baluchi
Currency
OMR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+968
Average car rental price
$57.32 / per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 80 km/h
25 - 50 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 120 km/h
56 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Rating
9.6
Muscat Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Developed and affluent, but relatively quiet, Muscat hasn’t received the same international attention as some of its neighbors like Dubai. But give this coastal capital a chance and you’ll discover an ancient city that has been inhabited for three thousand years, boasts fascinating culture in the shape of everything from museums to markets, and also provides access to unique nature. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Muscat:

  • Al Jalali Fort. The imposing Al Jalali Fort is one of the symbols of Muscat. Built in the late 16th century by the Portuguese who ruled the area at the time to repel Ottoman naval attacks, Al Jalali has seen multiple sieges and attacks over the centuries but has always been rebuilt to its former glory. There are several other famous forts in Muscat, most notably Al Mirani Fort.
  • Museums. Muscat is home to a large number of museums, several of which are among the best on the Arabian peninsula. Among these, Bait Al Zubair Museum is dedicated to the history of the Omani people, Bait al-Baranda Museum is mainly dedicated to the early habitation of Oman, the Natural History Museum deals with the flora and fauna characteristic of the country, and the National Museum is the best place to see Omani national costumes and traditional crafts.
  • The Hajar Mountains. Located in the country’s interior west of the capital, the Hajar Mountains are one of the most impressive natural attractions of Oman. Home of austere landscapes and dramatic vistas, the area is also home to attractions such as the ruins of Wadi Tanuf, ancient sites of Bat and Al-Khutm, and the Al Hoota cave of stalactites and stalagmites. The main highways of the region are quite accessible, but to explore the mountains properly, it is best to rent a 4x4. A car trip from the capital to the mountains takes about three hours, so while the area can be visited on a day trip, it is best to spare at least two to three days to have time.
  • The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. This is the most important mosque in Oman and one of the most impressive and visually stunning. It shimmers beneath the sun in shades of beige and white and boasts stunning courtyards, manicured gardens, rich tapestries and porticoed walkways. The mosque dates back to 2001. Its interiors are just as impressive as its exteriors and are decorated with stunning blue and green mosaics. Look out for the intricately woven carpet that decorates the interior flooring. This was once the largest Persian rug in the world. That is, until the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi came in, took measurements, and claimed the title!
  • Muttrah. Ancient Muttrah is one of the oldest parts of Oman. It is technically its own city, but urban expansion has made it difficult to note where Muscat ends and Muttrah begins! The Muttrah souk has been in operation for over 250 years and is worth passing through. The stalls here are an attack on all of the senses. Be prepared to find herbs and spices piled high in colorful jars, jewelry and precious metals, weapons and traditional dress. This market caters mostly to tourists, so you won’t find the best deals here. (If something does catch your eye, be prepared to haggle! The initial price is always inflated). The Muttrah fish market is one of the interesting places to people-watch. If you can get there at 3 or 4 am, you will see some ferocious negotiations between locals and restauranteurs and the Omani fishermen as they bring in their fresh morning catches. 
  • The Royal Opera House in Muscat. This is a gorgeous example of contemporary Arabian architecture. It was designed by architects Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, and construction on the site started in 2007. Various operas, ballets and cultural performances worldwide are hosted here each month. Getting tickets to an event would be a spectacular way to experience life in Muscat like a local. If your schedule doesn’t allow it, you can tour the premises to learn more. 
  • Fanja. Fanja is a small settlement located 25km away from Muscat, Oman. The town is essentially divided into two halves: the abandoned old town and the newer settlement. While the new town of Fanja has some interesting marketplaces to offer, it is the old town that draws in visitors. This ghost town is filled with abandoned houses and buildings - including an abandoned fortress whose rusting cannons are still lined up defensively along the walls. 
  • Yiti Beach. Some gorgeous beaches run along Oman’s east coast. One of the closest to Muscat is Yiti beach on the Gulf of Oman. The water here is clear, calm, and perfect for swimming in, and the beach is framed by unique rock formations. Yiti beach is usually pretty quiet, and most tourists don’t even know about its existence. On the weekends, you will see Omani families here enjoying picnics and flasks of tea.

Top international routes

  • Salalah
  • Dubai
  • Doha
  • Dhaka
  • Cairo
  • Kozhikode

Main airlines

Oman Air, SalamAir, Kish Air, Jet Airways, Air India, and Pakistan International Airlines

Terminals

The airport has two terminals, the Old and New Terminals, but as of May 2021, only the New Terminal has scheduled flights while the Old Terminal is under construction. It will reopen in the future to serve low-cost carriers.

Location

Muscat Airport is about 32 km (19.9 mi) west of Muscat, the capital of Oman. Highway 1 is the main road connecting the airport to the city, but you can also take 18th November Street, which runs parallel to Highway 1 and has views of the Gulf of Oman.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $27 per day
  • Medium cars - from $27 per day
  • Premium cars - from $39 per day
  • Small cars - from $22 per day
  • SUVs - from $37 per day

Car rental desks

Most can be found in the arrivals hall.

Services and facilities

Modern and fairly large, Muscat Airport isn’t quite as large as its neighbors, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but nonetheless has plenty of amenities. These include a number of shops and eateries, ATMs, a pharmacy, a children’s play area, a prayer room, paid lounges, an on-site hotel, and WiFi that is free to use for the first two hours.

Nearest gas station

There’s a Shell gas station that is a part of the airport complex and has the same address as the airport. Many other gas stations can be found on the way from the city and in Muscat.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Abu Dhabi (498 km / 309 miles)
  • Dubai (427 km / 265 miles)
  • Sharjah (411 km / 255 miles)
  • Salalah (1,017 km / 632 miles)
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Fact checked by:
Melissa Douglas
Melissa Douglas is a British Travel Writer based in Athens, Greece. She runs the Mediterranean-focused solo female travel website High Heels and a Backpack and has written for several high-profile travel publications across the globe. Her aim is to inspire people to travel off the beaten path and not just stick to the most popular tourist destinations in each country.

Airport info

Rating
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 7.9
  • Check-in and departures 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 7.6
  • Wi-Fi 7.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.0
  • Lounge 7.0

Muscat Airport (MCT)

  • IATA: MCT
  • ICAO: OOMS
  • Name: Muscat Airport (MCT)
  • Distance from city: 19.9 miles / 32 km

Top 2 Locations near Muscat Airport

  1. 26.2 km / 16.3 miles away
  2. 849.8 km / 528.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Muscat Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Muscat Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Muscat Airport
$47.60
January
$55.22
February
$47.37
March
$63.29
April
$36.11
May
$43.40
June
$50.11
July
$38.71
August
$36.21
September
$59.98
October
$52.30
November
$58.44
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Muscat Airport is May — when rental costs average $36.11 per day. This is 26% cheaper than the yearly average and 43% cheaper than renting a car in April (when prices average $63.29 per day).

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.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Muscat Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in February the average rental period is 8 days, while in July, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average rental length at Muscat Airport
7
January
8
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
6
July
7
August
7
September
8
October
7
November
7
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Muscat Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Muscat Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Muscat Airport in December, while they are least likely to rent in in June.
Monthly searches at Muscat Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
150%
January
131%
February
113%
March
88%
April
67%
May
18%
June
51%
July
40%
August
66%
September
88%
October
112%
November
277%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Dollar, Europcar, Budget, Discovery Car Rental, AST Car Rental & Tours
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars
Lowest price $22 per day
Cheapest supplier Discovery Car Rental

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Nissan Kicks 4 3 SUVs
Dollar Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Europcar Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Europcar Nissan Sunny 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Small cars
Europcar Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Europcar Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Dollar Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Europcar Mazda 6 4 2 Large cars
AST Car Rental & Tours Mitsubishi Pajero 5 3 SUVs

FAQ

Are EU driver’s licenses accepted in Oman?
Some rental companies in Oman require EU license holders to carry an International Driving Permit while others do not. Be sure to check the rental conditions of the company you would like to rent from to see if an IDP will be necessary or not.

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an 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, verified, and trustworthy.

Italy
Toyota Yaris
February 24, 2023
We travelled for 12 days in this wonderful territory. Uncontaminated nature, wonderful and helpful people. Sure re will be back🥰
Poland
Kia Picanto
January 19, 2023
Oman is a beautiful country. We enjoyed great attractions in Muscat and nature spots in Dhofar. We admire Omanis kindness and inner peace of them and it is the greatest experience of all.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
December 21, 2022
Well my trip was a business/ pleasure trip I enjoyed my time and visit in Muscat it’s great country love their peoples and looking forward to visit again.
Italy
Mitsubishi Pajero
October 16, 2022
nature spots
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Micra
December 14, 2019
easier to get around with your own car

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Europcar
9.3 / 10
Lowest rated company
AST Car Rental & Tours
6.2 / 10
Total number of reviews
10
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$57.32
Lowest daily price
$22.20
Total cars available
63

Top 7 Suppliers at Muscat Airport in 2023

Europcar
Exceptional 9.3 / 91 reviews
+96895908348 / +96824521369
SEEB INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
$27 - $86
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Dollar
Excellent 8.6 / 182 reviews
+96824356278
Muscat international airport, Oman
$33 - $220
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.6 / 10 reviews
+96824356251
Muscat International Airport
$40 - $220
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5
24356281
Seeb Intl Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Discovery Car Rental
Discovery Car Rental
Excellent 8.5 / 9 reviews
+96895769977 / +96894222832
Airport Terminal _Arrivals
$22 - $90
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:50
Tue:08:00-20:50
Wed:08:00-20:50
Thu:08:00-20:50
Sat:08:00-20:50
Sun:08:00-20:50
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.4 / 3 reviews
+96824510342
Muscat International Apt
$59 - $87
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
AST Car Rental & Tours
Good 6.2 / 21 reviews
+96894044684
Level 5, Departures, Mucat International Airport, Postal Code, 111
$93 - $250
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
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