Tangier Car Hire: A Guide to Tangier Car Rental
Tangier Car Rental: What’s on offer?
To hire a car in Tangier, you have the option of going for local agencies or major international car rental firms, such as Hertz, Budget and Avis. These are well represented and have office in Tangier city centre and desks at Boukhalef Tangier Airport.
The smallest car available is generally a Fiat Uno, more rarely a Renault 4. A reliable small car, with small clearance and better road holding, is the Peugeot 205. These will cost from around 3500 dh per week, or 500dh per day for unlimited mileage.
Four-wheel drives include the Suzuki Gemini (2 persons), the Vitara (4 persons) and the Mitsubishi Pajeros (6 persons). The cost is considerably higher, up to 10 000 dh per week or 1,400 per day for unlimited mileage.
How to hire a car in Tangier… and save in the process!
As mentioned previously, you can rent a car with local Moroccan agencies or through the international car rental firms which are well represented in Tangier. Which one should you go for?
Local car rental companies in Tangier have booths next to each other in the airport. This can be an excellent place to haggle and the rates can be very reasonable.
However, international car rental firms have one major advantage over local agencies: service in case of emergencies, breakdown or accident. Through their network of offices throughout Morocco, a replacement car can be sent to you from the nearest depot. Besides, you can book in advance over the Internet and get discounts of up to 30%.
To get the best deal on your Tangier car rental, I suggest you use a comparison site to automatically shop around and save in the process. My top pick is TravelSupermarket, which has the largest range of all car hire companies represented in Tangier. I also recommend doing a search on CarRentals, a good broker with special offers on Tangier car rentals.
Insurance and Practicalities for your Tangier Car Rental
Insurance is a compulsory and sold with all car rental agreements. You should take out Collision Damage Waiver insurance (up to 110 dh a day) and it’s also a good idea to take out personal insurance (around 40 dh per day). Note that most car rental agreements prohibit the use of cars in unsurfaced roads and as such you will not be covered for any off-road driving damages.
Before setting out, check the car condition: tyre condition, presence of jack and warning triangle, safety belts and working lights. Make sure you car comes with a spare tyre, a toolkit and full documentation – including insurance cover.
Useful Tangier Car Rental Addresses:
Avis: 54, Boulevard Pasteur. Telephone: 039 93 46 46
Budget: 7, Rue du Prince Moulay Abdallah. Telephone: 039 94 80 60
Hertz: 36, Boulevard Mohammed V. Telephone: 039 32 22 10
EuropCar: 87, Boulevard Mohammed V. Telephone: 039 94 19 38
These car rental agencies have also desks at the Boukhalef Tangier Airport.