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Car Hire Essaouria Airport Useful information

Driving in Morocco offers a unique way to explore the country's diverse landscapes, historical sites, and rich cultures. Essaouira, located on the Atlantic coast, is a beautiful starting point for any road journey. Here's what you need to know if you're hiring a car from Essaouira Airport:

Essaouira Mogador Airport is a relatively small airport located near the coastal city of Essaouira in Morocco. It primarily serves regional flights, with some international services mainly focused on European destinations.

Distance from Main Towns:

  1. Essaouira: The airport is about 15 km (around 9 miles) from the city center of Essaouira. The drive usually takes approximately 20 minutes under normal conditions. Essaouira is a charming coastal city known for its medina, historical ramparts, and the annual Gnaoua World Music Festival.

  2. Marrakech: The distance between Essaouira Mogador Airport and Marrakech is approximately 185 km (around 115 miles). Driving between the two locations typically takes about 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. Marrakech is one of Morocco's major tourist destinations, known for its vibrant medina, palaces, gardens, and historical sites.

  3. Agadir: Agadir is roughly 175 km (around 109 miles) from Essaouira Mogador Airport. A drive between these two points takes about 2.5 to 3 hours. Agadir is another popular destination in Morocco, especially for beach enthusiasts, and it's known for its modern layout, seaside promenade, and hilltop kasbah.

  4. Safi: Located about 125 km (around 78 miles) to the north of Essaouira Mogador Airport, Safi is a coastal city renowned for its ceramics, historic sites, and fishing port. The drive is usually around 1.5 to 2 hours.

It's worth noting that while Essaouira Mogador Airport is conveniently close to the city of Essaouira, those planning to visit other major cities in Morocco, especially those further inland, might consider using larger airports like Marrakech Menara Airport or Agadir-Al Massira Airport for more flight options and potentially better connectivity. Car Hire is available from all these Airports.

Some helpful advice for you for when on the road with your hire car:
  1. Drive on the Right: In Morocco, you drive on the right side of the road.
  2. Speed Limits: In cities, the speed limit is generally 50 km/h, outside cities on secondary roads it's 90 km/h, and on highways, it's 120 km/h.
  3. Seat Belts: Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers.
  4. Documentation: Always carry your passport, driver's license, car rental agreement, and insurance papers. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is recommended, though not always required.
  5. Alcohol: The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.02%. However, it's better to avoid alcohol altogether if you're planning to drive.
  6. Children: Kids under 10 cannot sit in the front seat.
  7. Roundabouts: Vehicles inside the roundabout generally have the right of way, but this isn't always observed, so be cautious.
  8. Parking: In many cities, when you park on the street, a guardian ("gardien") might approach offering to watch your car for a small fee. This is customary in Morocco.

Sightseeing and Driving Distances:

From Essaouira, you can explore a range of destinations:

  1. Marrakech: Known for its historic medina, Jardin Majorelle, Koutoubia Mosque, and bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square.
  2. Argan Forests: On the way to Marrakech, you might pass through areas with Argan trees. Here, you may encounter local cooperatives where women produce the famous Moroccan Argan oil.
  3. Agadir: A modern city known for its beaches, promenade, and the hilltop Kasbah with panoramic views.
  4. Sidi Kaouki: A tranquil beach spot, ideal for relaxation, horseback riding, and surfing. It's about 20 km south of Essaouira (roughly a 30-minute drive).
  5. Ranches around Essaouira: For horse riding along the beach or in the surrounding forests.

Tips for Safe Driving:

  1. Stay Alert: Be cautious of pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, and horse-drawn carts, especially in populated areas.
  2. Night Driving: Avoid driving at night outside of cities as roads may not be well-lit, and there could be unexpected obstacles.
  3. Navigation: A reliable GPS or map is crucial. Using apps like Maps.me or Google Maps can be helpful.
  4. Communication: Learn a few basic French or Arabic phrases related to driving, like asking for directions.
  5. Fuel: While there are numerous petrol stations in and around major cities, it's a good practice to fill up your tank before venturing into more remote areas.

Remember, while driving allows you the freedom to explore at your own pace, always prioritize safety, respect local customs, and enjoy the journey!

Current Rental Rates at Essaouira Mogador Airport

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 143.37 EUR from 17/06/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.65 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 151.55 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.88 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 153.21 EUR from 17/06/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.58 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 305.07 EUR from 17/06/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Essaouira Mogador Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Essaouira is the setting for the fictional Astapor in the cult TV series Game of Thrones
  • Until this year, Essaouira was the haunt, almost exclusively, of French tourists
  • easyJet will commence a route from Luton to Essaouira Mogador Airport this May
  • The Orson Welles film Othello was shot in the town

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January€ 47
February€ 44
March€ 39
April€ 47
May€ 51
June€ 60
July€ 90
August€ 84
September€ 60
October€ 46
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December€ 50
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June€ 45
July€ 104
August€ 73
September€ 42
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February€ 110
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April€ 124
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June€ 150
July€ 196
August€ 180
September€ 140
October€ 128
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January€ 67
February€ 67
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June€ 69
July€ 120
August€ 109
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February€ 111
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April€ 115
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June€ 114
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August€ 164
September€ 102
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December€ 139
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August€ 121
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February€ 56
March€ 53
April€ 79
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July€ 119
August€ 114
September€ 100
October€ 60
November€ 68
December€ 68

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