Cheapest car hire in Marrakech Airport
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*daily rates in Marrakech Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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Useful things to know about Marrakech Airport
- The airport’s full name is Marrakech-Menara.
- It’s located seven miles from the new city.
- Over three million passengers came to Marrakech through the airport last year.
- Ryanair and easyJet both operated flights to Marrakech from Belfast, London Gatwick and Manchester.
- In World War II the US Air Force used the airport as a supply post for the North African campaign.
Marrakech Airport Mini Guide
Landing at Menara Airport in Marrakech and then venturing out into the ancient city is like being in a time machine – the airport is bang up to date in the 21st century whilst parts of the city of Marrakech haven't changed for thousands of years. The airport has been expanded over recent years – during World War II it was a United States supply post for the North Africa campaign. The airport now handles over 3 million passengers per year making this a favourite short break city for many Europeans, particularly as it is used by Ryanair and easyJet, making it a relatively low cost destination.
How Far Out of Town?
The airport is only 6km out of the city of Marrakech, making it ideal for a short break. If hiring a car at the airport, all the main international rental companies are represented in the arrivals area, together with several local ones. When you've collected your car it's an easy 10-15 minute drive into the city.
There are banking facilities in both terminals and also an ATM machine in the arrivals hall for your local currency. Wi-Fi is provided in the airport so you can keep in touch or for if you need to do some work during your time there. There is a restaurant within the terminal and several snack bars to keep hunger at bay. As Morocco is predominantly a Moslem country you will also find a prayer room should you wish to make use of this. If you should have any local currency left after your holiday there are the usual shops and duty free outlets in Menara Airport – after all there's not much point in taking that last little bit of change home is there?
There are no hotels at the actual airport, however, there are several just a 10-15 minute drive away. If you like hotels full of old charm, then maybe the Riad Kniza, situated in the old Medina – previous guests include former US Presidents and movie stars like Tom Cruise and Jennifer Aniston. If you prefer a more modern hotel then maybe you would prefer the Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and Spa – a modern luxury hotel with spa facilities and also a business centre. If, however, you're on a budget break then there are lots of smaller hotels to be found.