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Car Rental from Muscat Airport

If you are travelling to Muscat, the best to get to the city is by using the excellent Muscat Airport rental car service from Rhino. There is no need to search around all the individual Muscat car rental suppliers, as we do that for you. Simply tell us what you want from a hire car at Muscat Airport, whether it be an economy rental such as a Ford Fiesta or a luxury saloon such as a Mercedes E-Class and we will match your requirements to the best deals availble on car hire at Muscat Airport.

Get an instant quote with Rhino today and see what you can save on car hire from Muscat Airport. Getting to the city is simple and convenient with a rental car. All of our cars come with fully inclusive insurance and air conditioning to make driving in the hot climate pleasant and give you extra peace of mind.

Here's what you need to know if you're collecting a hire car from Muscat International Airport and driving in and around Muscat:

Hiring a Car:

  1. Age Requirement: Typically, you must be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Oman, though this might vary by car type and rental agency. For certain specialty or luxury vehicles, the age requirement could be 25.

  2. Driving License: International visitors should have an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with their valid driving license from their home country.

  3. Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive insurance. The rental agency will offer this, but always double-check the coverage details.

  4. Vehicle Inspection: Before leaving the rental premises, inspect the car for any damage and ensure it is noted on the rental agreement to avoid disputes when returning the car.

Driving Regulations & Local Customs:

  1. Drive on the Right: In Oman, you drive on the right side of the road.

  2. Speed Limits:

    • Urban areas: 40-60 km/h
    • Outside urban areas: 90-120 km/h
    • Expressways: 100-120 km/h
  3. Seat Belts: They are mandatory for both front and rear passengers in Oman.

  4. Mobile Phones: It's illegal to use a mobile phone while driving unless you have a hands-free system.

  5. Roundabouts: Vehicles within the roundabout have priority, but always approach with caution as this might not always be observed.

  6. Alcohol: Oman has a strict zero-tolerance policy for drinking and driving. The blood alcohol limit is 0.00%.

Driving from Muscat International Airport:

  1. Route: The primary route from Muscat International Airport into the city center of Muscat is via Sultan Qaboos Street (Route 1).

  2. Distance: The distance from the airport to the city center is approximately 14-16 km, depending on your exact destination.

  3. Driving Time: Under normal traffic conditions, the drive from the airport to the city center should take about 15-20 minutes.

Surrounding Area:

  1. Road Conditions: The main roads and highways in and around Muscat are in excellent condition. Signage is clear, usually in both Arabic and English.

  2. Parking: In Muscat, you'll find both paid parking lots and street parking. Always ensure you're parking in a designated area to avoid fines.

  3. Fuel Stations: Petrol stations are widespread in and around Muscat. Most of them are open 24/7, and many accept credit cards.

  4. Traffic: Like many capital cities, Muscat can have traffic congestion, especially during morning and evening rush hours. Factor in some extra time if traveling during these periods.

  5. Navigation: While the roads are well-signposted, having a GPS or smartphone navigation app can be beneficial, especially if you're unfamiliar with the area.

General Tips:

  1. Safety: Omani drivers are generally courteous, but as with anywhere, you'll encounter various driving styles. Stay alert and drive defensively.

  2. Documentation: Always carry your driving license, IDP, car rental agreement, passport, and insurance details when driving.

  3. Checkpoints: While less common in Muscat, there are checkpoints on roads leading to other parts of Oman. Always have your documents ready.

In summary, driving in Muscat and its surroundings can be a pleasant experience thanks to the good road infrastructure. Stay informed, adhere to local regulations, and enjoy your trip!

Current Rental Rates in Muscat Airport

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.75 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 222.27 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Suzuki Swift Dzire

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.55 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift Dzire

7 Days rental at 241.88 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.68 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 242.79 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

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

  • Muscat is the seat of Government in Oman.
  • The landscape beyond the city walls is filled by the Western Al Hajar mountain range.
  • Muscat International Airport is approximately 15 miles from the city.
  • It has 2 runways, the longest being a substantial 3,500m in length.
  • It received over 15 million passengers in 2018.
  • If you plan to rent a car from Muscat Airport (MCT), this can be arranged via the international rental agents based at the airport, including Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty and Sixt.


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Average prices per day in Muscat Airport

January€ 49
February€ 51
March€ 47
April€ 49
May€ 43
June€ 42
July€ 43
August€ 41
September€ 41
October€ 43
November€ 46
December€ 52
January€ 38
February€ 38
March€ 36
April€ 37
May€ 35
June€ 34
July€ 35
August€ 34
September€ 35
October€ 38
November€ 38
December€ 41
January€ 107
February€ 99
March€ 107
April€ 106
May€ 98
June€ 87
July€ 88
August€ 86
September€ 101
October€ 105
November€ 110
December€ 123
January€ 68
February€ 65
March€ 68
April€ 68
May€ 65
June€ 59
July€ 62
August€ 61
September€ 62
October€ 66
November€ 65
December€ 74
January€ 163
February€ 158
March€ 155
April€ 145
May€ 152
June€ 147
July€ 149
August€ 144
September€ 146
October€ 156
November€ 153
December€ 197
January€ 41
February€ 35
March€ 39
April€ 42
May€ 42
June€ 33
July€ 33
August€ 32
September€ 32
October€ 32
November€ 28
December€ 31
January€ 83
February€ 80
March€ 80
April€ 78
May€ 75
June€ 74
July€ 75
August€ 72
September€ 74
October€ 76
November€ 77
December€ 87
January€ 67
February€ 67
March€ 68
April€ 65
May€ 64
June€ 59
July€ 59
August€ 59
September€ 60
October€ 63
November€ 68
December€ 86

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