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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

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.18 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 183.30 EUR from 23/09/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.36 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 212.58 EUR from 23/09/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.37 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 212.65 EUR from 23/09/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

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

  • Seamless Connectivity to Key Attractions: Hiring a car from Muscat Airport provides immediate access to Muscat’s rich tapestry of history, culture, and stunning landscapes. Drive effortlessly to iconic landmarks such as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the Royal Opera House, and the bustling Muttrah Souq.

  • Explore Oman's Natural Wonders: With your own vehicle, venture beyond the city to discover Oman’s diverse natural beauty. Visit the dramatic canyons of Wadi Shab, the serene white sands of Wahiba, or the lush terraces of Jebel Akhdar at your own pace.

  • Freedom and Flexibility: Enjoy the freedom to explore Muscat and its surroundings on your own terms. With no strict schedules, you can spend as much or as little time as you wish at each destination, from the beaches of Qurum to the historic forts of Nizwa.

  • Comfort and Convenience: Escape the heat and travel in comfort with a climate-controlled, well-equipped vehicle. Car hire from Muscat Airport means you and your travel companions can enjoy the journey as much as the destination, with ample space for passengers and luggage.

  • Tailored Travel Experience: Customize your itinerary to suit your interests, whether that’s delving into Oman’s rich history, embarking on an outdoor adventure, or simply enjoying the scenic drives. A rental car gives you the flexibility to create a personalized travel experience unique to you.


Muscat Airport - Popular Destinations

  •  Muscat City Center: Approximately 15 kilometers  from Muscat Airport.
  • Muttrah Corniche: Roughly 25 kilometers  from Muscat Airport.
  • Al Seeb: Around 10 kilometers  from Muscat Airport.
  • Qurum Beach: Approximately 20 kilometers  from Muscat Airport.
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque: Roughly 10 kilometers  from Muscat Airport.

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Muscat Airport

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Muscat Airport car hire information

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    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar EMEA Franchise
  • € 183.26
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Average prices per day in Muscat Airport

January€ 49
February€ 51
March€ 47
April€ 49
May€ 47
June€ 45
July€ 44
August€ 41
September€ 42
October€ 43
November€ 46
December€ 52
January€ 38
February€ 38
March€ 36
April€ 37
May€ 37
June€ 36
July€ 36
August€ 35
September€ 36
October€ 38
November€ 38
December€ 41
January€ 107
February€ 99
March€ 107
April€ 106
May€ 101
June€ 96
July€ 94
August€ 90
September€ 101
October€ 105
November€ 110
December€ 123
January€ 68
February€ 65
March€ 68
April€ 68
May€ 67
June€ 64
July€ 64
August€ 62
September€ 63
October€ 66
November€ 65
December€ 74
January€ 163
February€ 158
March€ 155
April€ 145
May€ 155
June€ 155
July€ 152
August€ 144
September€ 155
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€ 76
June€ 76
July€ 75
August€ 72
September€ 74
October€ 76
November€ 77
December€ 87
January€ 67
February€ 67
March€ 68
April€ 65
May€ 67
June€ 62
July€ 62
August€ 60
September€ 62
October€ 63
November€ 68
December€ 86

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