An imperial city overflowing with artisan heritage and angelic vibrancy, Marrakesh is a gateway to the wonders and mystique of Northern Africa. Renting a car during your trip to the central Moroccan city will help you maximize your time as you take in the stunning Islamic architecture, street vendors, and buzzing nightlife. Having a rental car will also let you venture outside of the city limits and explore the incredible waterfalls and sliding hills of the Ourika Valley, or head towards the Atlantic coastline and visit beach towns, such as Essaouira, which are blessed with world-renowned seafood.
Marrakesh Menara Airport is host to many major international airlines that fly across the world and is located only 5 miles from the city center. Use KAYAK to view the best range of rental options from a long list of companies such as Avis, Sixt, Hertz, and Budget, which have counters located in the Arrival Hall of Terminal 2.
Be prepared for plenty of car horns on the streets of Marrakesh. While honking is uncommon in the United States and can be viewed as a signal of displeasure, Moroccans use the horn to let other drivers know their location on the road. Make sure you acquire an International Drivers Permit before renting a car for your trip; simply apply for one at any American Automobile Association branch or online.
Be mindful that roads close to the center of Marrakesh can experience considerable traffic congestion throughout the majority of the day. If you are planning on visiting famous landmarks such as the market square of Jemaa el-Fnaa or the El Badi Palace, it is best to park and use public transport or a tuk tuk to reach your destination.
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Off-airport rental car locations in Marrakech are around 27% more expensive than airport locations on average
Mini rental cars in Marrakech are around 15% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Marrakech
Some car rental companies in Marrakech which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Avis and Dollar
On average a hire car in Marrakech costs C$ 41 per day.
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Marrakech. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Marrakech.
A Mini car rental in Marrakech costs C$ 31 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Marrakech costs C$ 43 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Marrakech costs C$ 20 per day, on average.
In Marrakech, cars are most frequently rented at Locationauto Marrakech Airport (5 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Marrakech costs C$ 285 per week (C$ 41 per day).
On average a rental car in Marrakech costs C$ 1,222 per month (C$ 41 per day).
A compact sedan will best help you navigate the traffic congestion and tight parking spaces in the city. A car such as the Fiat Panda or Peugeot 208 will provide you with tons of flexibility for changing lanes and will help you get the most of the space available on Marrakesh roads -- without not sacrificing internal space, as there is room for five passengers.
Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit in urban and residential areas is 40 km/h (24 mph). On rural roads the maximum speed is 100 km/h (62 mph), while on motorways such as the A3, which connects Marrakesh to Casablanca, the speed limit can reach 120 km/h (74 mph). Be mindful of your speedometer as police are known to patrol the highways and will issue you a fine if you are driving too fast.
Since finding a park close to the old town can be an exhausting process, it is recommended that you either leave your car at your accommodation and venture into the city center via public transport, or use a secure parking lot such as the one beneath Gueliz Plaza. The underground parking lot at Gueliz Plaza is affordable and charges approximately 5 Moroccan Dirham ($1.60 USD) per hour.