Agadir Airport car hire – discover Morocco in a rental car
Agadir in southwestern Morocco is an increasingly popular beach holiday destination for tourists from northern Europe.
With over 300 days of sunshine throughout the year, a soft-sanded 10 km long beach along a beautiful bay and a modern, vibrant city centre Agadir offers close to everything tourists may expect from an exotic holiday within a fairly easy access from Europe.
The region of Agadir is served by an international airport, Agadir-Al Massira Airport – AGA.
Agadir Airportis located 15 miles / 25 km southeast of the city centre.
Cheap flights to Agadir, Morocco - Agadir Airport airlines and destinations
Flights to Agadir Airport are available from a wide choice of airlines on year-round, seasonal and charter routes.
In the UK, routes to Agadir are offered by British Airways (departures from London-Heathrow), Thomson Airways (London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester), Thomas Cook Airlines (London-Gatwick, Manchester) and by the low-cost carriers EasyJet (London-Gatwick).
With the booming tourism in Agadir and the undergoing expansion of Agadir Airport facilities, even more airlines are expected to establish themselves in this Moroccan airport.
Agadir Airport domestic flights vs. road travel – car hire Morocco
Agadir Airport is well connected to other major Moroccan airports – Casablanca and Marrakech – by several domestic routes.
However, since the inauguration of the new expressway connecting Agadir to Marrakech and, further on to the A7 motorway to Casablanca, the road access to major cities in Morocco is much easier.
The road distance from Agadir to Casablanca, approx. 280 miles/460 km can be comfortably covered in around 4 hour time. A road trip from Agadir to Marrakech will take approx. 2 hours 30 min, covering the 150 miles / 240 km distance.
See detailed road map Morocco.
Although in terms of prices, Morocco can be seen as one of the most expensive travel destination in Africa, with prices higher than in, for instance, Tunisia or Egypt, the cost of fuel in Morocco is still considerably lower than in the UK – on average £0,86/liter of 95 unleaded petrol and £0,66/liter diesel (prices in March 2013).
The cheapest Agadir Airport car hire offers can be found with prices starting from approx. £130 for a week of Morocco car rental of an economy class vehicle, such as Hyundai i10, or similar.
Agadir Airport car hire companies – book online with Cartrawler
Major and local car hire companies supply rental cars at Agadir Airport: Alamo, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty, Avis Rent A Car, Sixt, First-Car and Locationauto, amongst others.
Cartrawler Morocco car hire search engine allows you to compare prices from many different providers at the destination of your choice and to book online. Frequently, Agadir car hire rates available on the internet are substantially cheaper than when inquired directly at the counter of a car rental agency.
Agadir golf holiday
A surprising variety of attractions is at an easy reach for tourists on a self-drive holiday in Morocco.
The town of Agadir itself is rather new and modern, as its historic quarter, the kasbah, was largely destroyed in the 1960 earthquake. The lovely Agadir waterfront, full of European-style cafés, restaurants and shopping areas is best visited on foot.
Transportation is needed, however, to reach one of Agadir’s attractions: excellent year-round golfing facilities. Moroccan golf courses are rising in popularity in the golfers’ community.
Three top-rate golf courses are situated south of Agadir town center: Golf Club Med Les Dunes, Golf du Soleil and Royal Golf Club Agadir.
Read about the golf courses in Agadir - Morocco.
Best surf locations Agadir, Morocco
The Atlantic coast near Agadir enjoys the fame of one of best surf locations in Morocco.
Killer Point, Anchor Point, Banana Point, Hash Point, Boilers or Mysteries are only some of the surf spots to be found along the nearly 25 miles long stretch of coast, northwest of Agadir town.
There, surfers of all levels, from beginners to experts, will find excellent wave and wind conditions, as well as professional instructors and surf equipment hire. Many of these locations offer accommodation facilities. However, if you are lodged in Agadir town and travelling with your own equipment, Agadir Airport car hire gives you the greatest freedom of experiencing Agadir surf locations.
Ideas for Agadir day trips – tips for driving in Morocco
Agadir is a great base for day trips to several places of tourist interest with a guarantee of wonderful landscapes on the way.
Places worth visiting in a close distance from Agadir can be found along the coast line, as well as inland, in the Anti-Atlas mountain range.
On the coast, do not miss out on Essaouira, 168 km north of Agadir, an ancient port town filled to the brim with historic monuments and a witness to the tumultuous history of Morocco. Essaouira is frequently called a ‘Portuguese city’ as it preserves evidence of a strong influence of Portuguese established in Morocco in the XVI century. Jewish and French cultural legacy is also present in Essaouira and the city’s Old Quarter, Medina, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Read more about Medina of Essaouira (Mogador) – UNESCO World Heritage.
Taroudant and Tafraout villages
Enjoy the diversity of Moroccan landscapes travelling west and south west to the mountain villages of Taroudant (55 miles / 90 km from Agadir) and Tafraout (100 miles / 160 km from Agadir). Both locations - extremely charming, cozy, yet rather difficult to access by public transportation – offer a great chance of getting to know closer the Moroccan tradition, crafts and cuisine.
Along the way across the mountain, you will have opportunity to admire the famous "flying goats of Morocco", very agile local species capable of climbing the Argane trees in order to graze on its leaves.