Car Rental at Muscat Airport

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Muscat Airport, Muscat, Oman
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Muscat Airport
Economy
Suzuki Dzire or similar
Suzuki Dzire
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Goldcar
$18.45 / per day
Muscat Airport
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$20.14 / per day
Muscat Airport
Standard
GAC GA4 or similar
GAC GA4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discovery Car Rental
$31.20 / per day
Muscat Airport
Compact
Nissan Sunny or similar
Nissan Sunny
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$31.79 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Muscat Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$41.00 / per day
Muscat Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$44.06 / per day
Muscat Airport
Premium SUV
Toyota Prado or similar
Toyota Prado
  • 7
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$87.14 / per day
Muscat Airport
Luxury SUV
Chevrolet Tahoe or similar
Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 7
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$99.22 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:14 on 2024-06-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Arabic, English, Baluchi
Currency
OMR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+968
Average car rental price
$47 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 80 km/h or 25 - 50 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 120 km/h or 56 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Rating
9.2 / 10
Average gasoline price
$0.62 per liter or $2.36 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$0.57 per liter or $2.16 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$0.68 per liter or $2.56 / 1 gallon
Muscat Airport

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 $31 per day
  • Medium cars - from $19 per day
  • Premium cars - from $40 per day
  • Small cars - from $18 per day
  • SUVs - from $30 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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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

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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
$46.25
January
$51.30
February
$46.14
March
$41.53
April
$41.86
May
$36.83
June
$41.83
July
$43.90
August
$40.17
September
$51.82
October
$48.98
November
$57.89
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Muscat Airport is June — when rental costs average $36.83 per day. This is 19% cheaper than the yearly average and 36% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $57.89 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 September, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at Muscat Airport
7
January
8
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
6
September
7
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 July.
Monthly searches at Muscat Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
131%
January
190%
February
124%
March
156%
April
47%
May
24%
June
22%
July
42%
August
41%
September
91%
October
132%
November
201%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Discovery Car Rental, Europcar, Dollar, Alamo, DRIVUS
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $18 per day
Cheapest supplier Goldcar

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Europcar Nissan Sunny 4 2 Medium cars
Europcar Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Small cars
Europcar Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Dollar Nissan Kicks 4 3 SUVs
Dollar Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Kia Sportage 4 3 SUVs
Discovery Car Rental Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Europcar Toyota Camry 4 3 Large cars

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.

Qatar
GAC GA4
April 20, 2024
Visited Muscat and even though weather became bad the country and city is beautiful. Enjoyed visiting the fort and the traditional souq
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Kuwait
MG RX8
April 19, 2024
Fantastic scenery, Wadis, mountains, wildlife, safe roads, courtesy of other drivers, friendly people, rose picking, great food, IKEA, The Royal Opera House, The Grand Mosque, Turtle Sanctuary, Great beaches
United Arab Emirates
Nissan Sunny
April 16, 2024
Muscat Oman nature
Belgium
Hyundai Accent
February 29, 2024
Great experience at the Wadi, Oman is very interesting, calm and beautifull.
France
Toyota RAV4
February 23, 2024
Oman is a fantastic country to discover and people are so friendly !
Bahrain
Nissan Sunny
February 11, 2024
Oman is beautiful.
Saudi Arabia
Toyota Yaris
February 8, 2024
Over all good
United Arab Emirates
Kia Picanto
January 31, 2024
A good trip, we seized the essential of Oman.
Poland
Nissan Sunny
January 26, 2024
Oman is a lovely country with very friendly and polite people.
France
Toyota Rush
January 9, 2024
Incredible Oman. A fantastic expérience on off road, meeting People so friendly in so incredible landscape.
Netherlands
Kia Pegas
January 6, 2024
Visit my friends
Cyprus
Suzuki Dzire
December 25, 2023
Oman beautiful. Landsca0es are vest seen when on a road trip.
Netherlands
Nissan X-Terra
November 30, 2023
Rent a 4x4 if you want to visit dessert camps or the mountains. An off road vehicle brings you everywhere
Oman
Hyundai Accent
November 14, 2023
Nature and historical spots
Saudi Arabia
Toyota Yaris
October 29, 2023
My visit was for work, but the country is very beautiful.
Spain
Toyota Fortuner
August 17, 2023
we enjoyed places visited.
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
Croatia
Mazda 3
January 7, 2022
Oman is a very good place to road trip. It is a beautiful country with a lot of interesting things to see and explore. The roads are very good and the fuel is not expensive.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Micra
December 14, 2019
easier to get around with your own car
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Europcar
8.9 / 10
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Lowest rated company
AST Car Rental & Tours
4.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
40
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$46.62
Lowest daily price
$18.45
Total cars available
210

Top 12 Suppliers at Muscat Airport in 2024

Europcar
Very good 8.9 / 182 reviews
+96895908348 / +96824521369 / +96896739547
SEEB INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
$43 - $185
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
Very good 8.3 / 239 reviews
+96824356278
Muscat international airport, Oman
$20 - $190
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
Very good 8.2 / 20 reviews
+96824356251
Muscat International Airport
$30 - $156
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
Very good 8 / 94 reviews
+96899442191 / +96894222832
Airport Terminal _Arrivals
$31 - $98
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
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8 / 43 reviews
+96824521970 / +96824356279
Muscat International Airport (MCT), Sultan Qaboos Road Pc130,
$21 - $205
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7 / 5 reviews
+96824521970
Muscat International Airport (MCT)
$23 - $268
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
National
National
Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
+96824521970 / +96824356279
Muscat Airport, Sultan Qaboos Road
$23 - $287
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
Good 7.7
024356281
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
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6 / 3 reviews
+96824510342
Muscat International Apt
$60 - $88
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.5
+96896739547
Muscat International Airport
$18 - $36
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
DRIVUS
DRIVUS
Good 7.2 / 17 reviews
+96897090115 / +96897090120 / +96892583100
Airport Muscat, Oman
$40 - $183
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
AST Car Rental & Tours
Poor 4.6 / 24 reviews
+96899424277
Level 5, Departures, Mucat International Airport, Postal Code, 111
$89 - $255
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
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