Muscat car hire

Muscat car hire

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Muscat, Oman
6 Dec — 13 Dec
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Muscat, Oman
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Muscat car hire information

Pick-up locationMuscat
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Standard
Hire locations44
Airport locations12
Popular agenciesDollar, AST Car Rentals and Tours, Hertz, INTERRENT

Cheap car hire in Muscat

Economy$22/day
Compact$30/day
Intermediate$34/day
Standard$48/day
Full-size$46/day
Full-size SUV$100/day
Intermediate SUV$53/day
Compact SUV$68/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Muscat car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
8 Excellent (3 reviews)
3 locations in Muscat
Avis
Locations in Muscat
  • 8.6
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay3 Jan. 2018
Professionnaly poor1 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!)
Rated no. 2
Sixt
8 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Muscat
Sixt
Locations in Muscat
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Apr. 2018
Very goodHighly recommendedNothing
From $68/dayRated no. 3
Europcar
Cheapest deal
7.2 Good (1 review)
13 locations in Muscat
Europcar
Locations in Muscat
  • 8
  • 6
  • 8
  • 6
  • 8
Recent reviews
7.2 Good7 Apr. 2019
The car quality was not that much, it was for 24 hours and there was noises from the car since I pick it
From $72/dayRated no. 4
Dollar
Most popular
6.1 Good (9 reviews)
2 locations in Muscat
Dollar
Locations in Muscat
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 5.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent31 Oct. 2021
The drop off was confusing and no one was answering our calls.
2.8 Mediocre17 Mar. 2019
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 Good13 Mar. 2019
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 Mediocre5 Mar. 2019
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 Excellent4 Mar. 2019
Great car, good staff at drop off and pick up.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.
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Rated no. 5
Budget
6 Good (9 reviews)
3 locations in Muscat
Budget
Locations in Muscat
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 4.6
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent5 Apr. 2018
Easy, good value, if a bit slower then expected.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.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 Okay7 Apr. 2017
That i had to call them few times in order to unlock my deposit after checkout.
5.2 Okay3 Apr. 2017
Exact car that was listed.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 Mediocre15 Mar. 2017
Long time to deliver the car to me and when I retuThey 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 Good26 Feb. 2017
Budget Rental Car Process ImprovingThe 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.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.
5.6 Okay7 Feb. 2017
Good price, reasonable car, but problems with pickThe car was in reasonable shape and priced competitively. I was able to pick it up at the airport and avoid a shuttle.The attendant failed to give me a ticket to exit the parking area, and when the exit gate wouldn't open without one, I had to back the car up a ramp and around several corners, park the car and walk back to the rental counter to get one. Then she failed to tell me I would need it on the other end to enter the garage when I returned the car. They charged me an additional 1/2 OMR (a small amount) which was no big deal , but they insisted it was my problem, not theirs. The check in procedure took about 30 minutes and put me close to missing my flight. Back home it would have taken 30 seconds. The car upholstery was dirty. There is an additional charge of 5 OMR = $12.50 for parking that was not included in the quote
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Rated no. 6
INTERRENT
3.8 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Muscat
INTERRENT
Locations in Muscat
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • 4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre31 Dec. 2017
RefundWe 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.I want a refund!
5.6 Okay13 Sep. 2016
Lack of communication with the customerIt's convenient to pick up and drop off the car in the airportFirstly 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
Sunnycars
7 locations in Muscat
Sunnycars
Locations in Muscat
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Muscat
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Muscat
Recent reviews
AST Car Rentals and Tours
2 locations in Muscat
AST Car Rentals and Tours
Locations in Muscat
Recent reviews
Hertz
2 locations in Muscat
Hertz
Locations in Muscat
Recent reviews
Autorent Car Rental
1 location in Muscat
Autorent Car Rental
Locations in Muscat
Recent reviews
Priceless
1 location in Muscat
Priceless
Locations in Muscat
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Muscat
Thrifty
Locations in Muscat
Recent reviews
26 travellers who hired a car in Muscat gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car hire locations in or near Muscat

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$81/day

Good deal

$71/day

When to book a car hire in Muscat

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

Car hire excess insurance in Muscat

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Muscat car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Muscat.

Deductible

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

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 $71 or less
  • Book your car hire in Muscat at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Muscat are around 54% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Full-size car hires in Muscat are around -95% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Muscat