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Muscat car hire information

Pick-up locationMuscat
Car types
Hire locations49
Airport locations11

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Muscat

  • The capital city of Oman, Muscat is a sprawling metropolis between the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The city has excellent public transport links, but these are limited to scheduling and location. With car hire in Muscat, you can overcome such disadvantages and enjoy the freedom and unlimited convenience every eager visitor craves. Discover adventures along the road to Sur, 204 miles south via Route 17, or to Sohar, 206 miles north via Route 1.
  • Muscat International Airport (MCT), formerly Seeb Airport, is about 12 miles from the city centre. You can pick up your car hire in Muscat there as soon as you arrive, instead of waiting until you reach downtown. It is likely you will need transportation to connect you from the terminal to the airport’s car hire centre, and many companies such as Sixt, Budget and Hertz provide shuttles to do just that. In International Arrivals, find the nearest information desk to request directions to the shuttle collection point in order to pick up your vehicle.
  • The Muscat Highway and Sultan Qaboos Street are the two major roadways connecting the city from east to west and accordingly are the major inbound and outbound traffic routes to Muscat. Pedestrian and cycle activity is moderate on most city centre streets but increases near retail hubs, educational institutions and Old Muscat, which is a hive of administrative buildings and cultural landmarks. The peak tourist season from November to April will also see increases in vehicular, pedestrian and cycle traffic around the city centre and beaches along the coastline.
  • There are three rush hour periods in Muscat. The morning rush lasts from about 07:00 to 08:30; the afternoon busy period is from 12:30 to 15:30, and the evening rush is from 17:30 to 19:00 from Sunday to Thursday. During these times the Muscat motorway and Sultan Qaboos St are likely to experience congestion. The Bab Al Mathaib Street/Al Mina Street interchange near Majan University College, the Al Bahri Road/Harat A’shamal Street leading to the port complex and the Qurum roundabout near Qurum National Park are other key areas to avoid during these periods.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Muscat for €61 or less
  • Book your car hire in Muscat at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Muscat

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Muscat?

    Unless passenger numbers are a major concern, a small economy car or compact is likely the best vehicle for touring the city’s roads due to its affordability and ease of handling. SUVs and luxury vehicles offer a more comfortable ride over extended distances and have a much greater storage capacity than smaller vehicles.

  • What’s the speed limit in Muscat?

    Speed limits in the city of Muscat are determined by the type of road along which you’re driving. On single carriageways through urban districts the limit is set at about 25mph, while along dual carriageways through urban districts speeds between 35mph and 50mph are allowed. Roads travelling through rural areas carry a limit of 55mph, while motorways have a maximum limit of about 75mph. There are active static and traffic cameras used near major junctions, along highways and in residential districts, so heed posted signs at all times.

  • Where are the best places to park in Muscat?

    On-street parking in residential districts is forbidden, so you can only park your Muscat car hire on streets and garages where there are meters. These are in operation from 08:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 21:00 from Monday to Friday, at a rate of about 0.10 OMR (£0.20) for 30min. Between 13:00 and 16:00, and from 21:00 to 08:00, parking is free in all metered zones except where otherwise restricted. Cash, online or SMS mobile payments are accepted.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Muscat?

    On average a car hire in Muscat costs €70 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Muscat?

    The average price of fuel in Muscat is €2.17 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €26 and €35, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Muscat?

    Full-size (Toyota Fortuner or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Muscat.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Seeb airport (MCT)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Seeb airport include Europcar, AST Car Rentals and Tours and Dollar.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Seeb airport (MCT)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Seeb airport to off-airport locations is Europcar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Muscat?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Muscat?

    A Full Size car hire in Muscat costs €78 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Muscat?

    In Muscat, cars are most frequently rented at Europcar Seeb International Airport (12 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Muscat?

    On average a car hire in Muscat costs €489 per week (€70 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Muscat?

    On average a car hire in Muscat costs €2,094 per month (€70 per day).

Muscat car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Muscat

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Al Mujamma Street

+968 9476 1324

Monday15:30 - 19:0008:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:0015:30 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:0015:30 - 19:00
Thursday15:30 - 19:0008:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:0015:30 - 19:00
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New Airport Road

+968 24 356287

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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Sultan Qaboos Street

+968 22 080940

Monday15:30 - 19:0008:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:0015:30 - 19:00
Wednesday15:30 - 19:0008:00 - 13:00
Thursday15:30 - 19:0008:00 - 13:00
Sunday15:00 - 19:0008:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Highly recommended

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 1

INTERRENT

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Muscat

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Muscat Seeb Intl Airport

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We didnt manage to get the car due to unable to give a credit card as deposit and i have been emailing the car rental for refund but it has been 3 days and still no respond. Please help me to do something.

Cons:

I want a refund!

5.6 Fair

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

It's convenient to pick up and drop off the car in the airport

Cons:

Firstly I booked the Mazda car. But they gave me Nissan Sunny and telling me that this is an upgrade. In fact I'm not so familiar with the car range whether or not it is really an upgrade. But overall the car condition is good. I just thought that this kind of contradiction can be avoided. Nobody informed me in advance we should clean the car before returning. In fact we didn't make the car too dirty but just some sand on the car carpet and dirt at the external car body. This is very usual for the customers who hired the car for 4 days. Eventually they just charged OMR5 just for the cleaning. Last but not least, during the pickup the staff asked me to park at P2 when I return the car. I follow exactly their instruction but during the care return, they wanted me to pay for the parking fee OMR 0.500 and I'm not happy. I explain that this is what they asked to park here. Eventually they refund me the OMR0.500

1 out of 1

Europcar

9.1

Wonderful

5 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.7

Locations in Muscat

Al Khuwair, P.o. Box 939, P.c

+968 7904 5727

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Al Mawaleh South, Al Seeb

+968 7904 5727

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Al Mouj 335 Street 6

+968 7904 5727

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Al Qurum P.o. Box 1455, P.c

+968 7904 5727

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Meet & Greet, 355 Street 6

+968 7904 5727

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Meet & Greet, Chedi Muscat

+968 7904 5727

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Meet & Greet- Al Jamah Al Akbar St

+968 7904 5727

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
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Meet&greet - W Hotel

+968 7904 5727

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Po Box 1998, Muscat

+968 7904 5727

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Qantab, Al Jissah Street

+968 7904 5727

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Seeb International Airport

+968 9590 8348

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Shatti Al Qurum

+968 7904 5727

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Villa Number 1 Building Number

+968 24 121165

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Easy to find and to drop off at the airport. Make sure you have about 30 minutes extra in case there's a line for returning. I got a better car than what I booked too!

7.2 Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car quality was not that much, it was for 24 hours and there was noises from the car since I pick it

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Great car, great service. Ahmed was wonderful at the check-in.

1 out of 1

Dollar

6.2

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.7

Locations in Muscat

Crowne Plaza Hotel Lobby

+968 24 567441

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
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Muscat Intl Airport

+968 24 356278

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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2.8 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Scam. Car advertised by Dollar as SUV however no whatsoever off-road functionality. Just looks. Totally unsuitable for Oman roads for which an SUV is required. Dangerous. Stay away.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The reservation mentioned unlimited mileage and when picking up the car, the company tried to impose a limit. Then, they were extremely slow bringing the car - we had to wait more than half an hour after finishing all the paperwork. Drop off was smooth.

3.2 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no car available on the pickup date. After 2 hours waiting I was provided with a small car, and I had to come back to airport the next day to change the car. This time I was given a proper sized car however lower class (I booked a premium car I was given a standard). no apologies by dollar

8.8 Very Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, good staff at drop off and pick up.

Cons:

Poor signage at airport led to mistakes and extra time to find drop off. Unnecessarily difficult, but this is for all rental cars at MCT, not just Dollar.

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Mostly good experience. Since we were visiting Jebel Akhdar, we needed a 4WD and were grateful the agent at pick-up could provide that. I would have been even more grateful had that been clear when I was making the booking. I checked the model we reserved online prior to booking -- when booking with the same company in both Salalah and Muscat -- but that was not a reliable way to ensure we had a 4WD. Also, returning the vehicle at Muscat Airport was very frustrating; there are few and poorly placed signs directing to rental returns, and then there is no way to get through the gate into the parking area, which requires an entry card. This left a poor end to an otherwise great experience, both in Oman and with Dollar Rental.

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
It is strange that after using car you should wash it - it could be rental service responsibility

1 out of 4

Budget

5.3

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.6

3 locations in Muscat

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Halabuilding

+968 24 683999

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
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Main Office - Al Tameer Street

+968 22 351850

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
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Muscat International Airport

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Easy check in and return processes with courteous staff throughout the experience

8.4 Very Good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was easy if a little slow. Return was easy but a little confusing since there was no notification to say what to do. Good value for money, specially Car received was in good condition, clean and fueles up.

Cons:

Limiting mileage to 200km a day is annoying. I didn’t need more but it made me feel like I was renting from easy-rent-a-car.

5.6 Fair

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

That i had to call them few times in order to unlock my deposit after checkout.

5.2 Fair

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Exact car that was listed.

Cons:

Pick up and drop off was slow, I wanted to opt out of insurance (credit card covers it) and they didn't seem to know how to do that, no one around to receive the car at drop-off.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

They add 5 oman riyal for the parking befor I received the car The time to dropping the car its take very long time coz he wrote manual Car was very small and not what i rent online

7.6 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental return process was much faster than a year ago, probably because there is an operational garage now to return the car, rather than returning the car at the curb where it is chaotic.

Cons:

The rental car pickup process was still slow. A lot of writing on the contract by the clerk at the counter which negates the online reservation work that I did. Seemed very redundant and time-consuming. You expect a quick pickup process and to be on your way.

1 out of 3

National

8.1

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Muscat

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Post Box No 204 Jibroo

+968 2460 1081

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keddy by Europcar

6.4

Okay

No reviews available

4 locations in Muscat

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Al Qurum P.o. Box 1455, P.c

+968 7904 5727

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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Meet & Greet- Al Jamah Al Akbar St

+968 7904 5727

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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Seeb International Airport

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Villa Number 1 Building Number

+968 24 121165

Monday14:30 - 16:0009:00 - 12:30
Tuesday14:30 - 16:0009:00 - 12:30
Wednesday09:00 - 12:3014:30 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:3014:30 - 16:00
Sunday14:30 - 16:0009:00 - 12:30
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Priceless

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Muscat

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Sultan Qaboos St.

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Discovery Oman

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5 locations in Muscat

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Oman Muscat, Wmct

+968 9576 9977

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Oman Muscat

+968 9576 9977

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Oman Muscat

+968 9576 9977

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Oman Muscat

+968 9576 9977

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Oman Muscat

+968 9576 9977

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AST Car Rentals and Tours

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Locations in Muscat

Ar Rumaylah St, Muscat

+968 9404 4684

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Muscat Airport

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Muscat Downtown

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Wattayah Motors Al Rumaila Street, Ruwi, Muscat, Oman

+968 9777 2314

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
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Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
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Avis

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Al Bustan Palace Hotel

+968 24 769392

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00
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Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00
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Muscat International Apt

+968 24 356239

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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4.8 Mediocre

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

1 person on the desk to serve everybody: +30min waiting to pickup the car. Supposed to be upgraded... i think I have been rather downgraded. No check at dropoff and when i insisted, 1 person (speaking neither english nor arabic) came with me just to take the car and park it in the good place... hard to have a paper with "ok accepted"... hope not to have any surprise in the future (ghost bills!)

1 out of 0

DRIVUS

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3 locations in Muscat

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Next To Radisson Blu Hotel، Shop No 125، Al Khuleiah St, Muscat 130

+968 9709 0115

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Park Inn By Radisson Muscat

+968 9709 0115

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W Hotel Muscat, Al Kharjiya Street

+968 9709 0115

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Muscat

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Building No 100, Block No 375, Street No 55

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Seeb International Airport

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Autorent Car Rental

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One location in Muscat

Locations in Muscat

Seeb International Airport

+968 9747 9007

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Thrifty

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One location in Muscat

Locations in Muscat

Seeb Intl Ap

+968 24 521189

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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32 travellers who hired a car in Muscat gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car hire locations in or near Muscat

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

€70/day

Good deal

€61/day

When to book a car hire in Muscat

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire insurance in Muscat

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Muscat car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Muscat.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Muscat car hire.