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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rabat Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$16.83 / per day
Rabat, Agdal Railway Station Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$16.83 / per day
Rabat Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$16.83 / per day
Rabat Airport Car Rental
Compact
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$19.24 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Rabat Airport Car Rental
Economy
Dacia Sandero or similar
Dacia Sandero
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$19.24 / per day
Rabat Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
WANALOU
$20.00 / per day
Rabat Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
WANALOU
$20.13 / per day
Rabat Airport Car Rental
Compact
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$20.45 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel information

Language
Arabic,
French
Currency
MAD
Country code
212
Average car rental length
15 days
Economy car rental price
$29.00 / 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%

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 center, as well as to travel to other cities and nature areas nearby.

Rabat Car Rental

Top ways to enter Rabat

  • Rabat Airport: Located just northeast of the city center, Rabat–Salé Airport is served by both large airlines like Etihad Airways and Air France and low-cost carriers like Ryanair.
  • Casablanca Airport: The largest airport in Morocco (and one of the busiest in the whole of Africa) is just 100 km (62 mi) from Rabat, so flying to Casablanca is another great way to reach the capital city. 
  • Fez Airport: About two hours drive east of Rabat, Fez Airport offers flights to and from destinations in countries like Spain, United Kingdom, France, and others.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Fez by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Agdal Railway Station or Medina Railway Station

Useful city facts

  • Rabat has a Mediterranean climate with warm and very dry summers that last from June to September. The winters are mild, with temperature rarely dropping below 10 °C  (50 °F).
  • Despite being only the seventh most populous city in Morocco, Rabat is the capital of the country. It replaced Fez as a capital in 1912. Rabat is the primary residence of the royal family of Morocco.

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. During more recent times, an 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 Rabat center, Skhirat is perhaps the most famous beach town near the capital city. Although Skhitar’s central area has become rather posh and crowded during the 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 atmosphere for good, travel further to visit the snowy peaks of the nearby Atlas Mountains.

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 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 Rabat is the cheapest in January when renting a car is almost 45% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 9 Cities near Rabat

Casablanca Car Rentals from $16.83 per day
100.4 km / 62.4 miles away
Marrakech Car Rentals from $16.83 per day
290.5 km / 180.5 miles away
Tangier Car Rentals from $22.19 per day
207.8 km / 129.1 miles away
Fez Car Rentals from $26.46 per day
171.6 km / 106.6 miles away
Agadir Car Rentals from $19.25 per day
476.8 km / 296.2 miles away
Oujda Car Rentals from $33.30 per day
458.7 km / 285.0 miles away
Nador Car Rentals from $33.29 per day
365.2 km / 226.9 miles away
Ouarzazate Car Rentals from $30.08 per day
342.3 km / 212.7 miles away
Essaouira Car Rentals from $30.08 per day
394.6 km / 245.2 miles away

Top 15 Locations near Rabat

Rabat, Downtown Car Rentals from $21.43 per day
2.4 km / 1.5 miles away
Rabat Airport Car Rentals from $16.83 per day
8.7 km / 5.4 miles away
84.4 km / 52.5 miles away
85.5 km / 53.1 miles away
100.4 km / 62.4 miles away
Fes Airport Car Rentals from $26.46 per day
171.6 km / 106.6 miles away
207.8 km / 129.1 miles away
290.5 km / 180.5 miles away
342.3 km / 212.7 miles away
Nador Airport Car Rentals from $33.29 per day
365.2 km / 226.9 miles away
394.6 km / 245.2 miles away
Oujda Airport Car Rentals from $33.30 per day
458.7 km / 285.0 miles away
Agadir Airport Car Rentals from $19.25 per day
476.8 km / 296.2 miles away
Dakhla Airport Car Rentals from $23.31 per day
1446.2 km / 898.6 miles away

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
$21.78
January
$52.23
February
$31.34
March
$45.46
April
$23.40
May
$26.71
June
$31.52
July
$36.00
August
$27.31
September
$28.79
October
$61.88
November
$47.21
December
The best month to rent a car in Rabat is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $21.78). This is 40% cheaper than the yearly average and 65% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $61.88 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 May, travelers rent a car for an average of 15 days in October, the average rental period is 7 days.
Average Rental Length in Rabat
10
January
9
February
10
March
9
April
15
May
13
June
10
July
10
August
9
September
7
October
8
November
8
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 August, and the least popular is May.
Rabat Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
116%
January
92%
February
92%
March
94%
April
79%
May
82%
June
121%
July
164%
August
86%
September
94%
October
87%
November
94%
December

Our Customers Reviews

January 8, 2019
Very nice country to visit. Be careful when driving (the traffic is a bit crazy).
January 6, 2019
it was easy to collect the car and driving around morocco is very nice you can drive confident .
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.
June 20, 2018
It is easy and simple to drive well sign posted and GPS works if one have internet

Top 16 Suppliers for Rabat in 2019

Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
00212 0 669 174 007
Avenue El Hadj Ahmed Charkaoui, Rabat
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.7
+2120537724141
RABAT-SALE AIRPORT
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
00212 661 875 835
Aeroport International de Rabat Sale, Sale 10000
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.1
+2120537724141
RABAT-SALE AIRPORT
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8
+212-600077800
Rabat Sale Airport
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8
00 212 802 007 778
Aeroport Rabat-Sale, Rabat, 10000
AirCar
AirCar
Excellent 8
00212 537 830 049
Aéroport Rabat-Salé, Rabat 10000
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
00212-6605-41122
RABAT SALE AP-MEET AND GREET
WANALOU
WANALOU
Very good 7.5
00 212 666 100 971 / 00 212 673 745 911
Aéroport Rabat، Salé 11025, Morocco
LocationAuto
LocationAuto
Very good 7.5
00212 6 000 025 999
Aeroport Rabat، Sale 11025
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 7.2
00 212 802 007 778
Aeroport Rabat-Sale, Rabat, 10000
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 7.1
00 212 802 007 778
Aeroport Rabat-Sale, Rabat, 10000
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.1
00212 666 273 944
Angle Avenue Abdelmoumen et rue Sebta، Rabat 10000
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Acceptable 5.8
00212 661 640 115 / 00212 661 453 635
Rabat Sale Airport (RBA)
Surprice
Surprice
Acceptable 5.5
0021 2661 640 115
Avenue El Hadj Ahmed Charkaoui, Rabat

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