Casablanca Airport car hire – explore Morocco in a hire car
The main international airport of Morocco is located not in the country's capital, Rabat, but within the area of the biggest Maroccan city, Casablanca.
See map of Morocco, in Africa.
Casablanca Airport - CMN is officially called Mohammed V International Airport, in honour of the late sultan of Morocco.
The airport is situated in the Nouaceur province, approx. 30 km south of Casablanca city centre and just off the A7 motorway linking Casablanca and Marrakech.
Major roads in Morocco are fairly modern and well signposted and many tourists arriving in Casablanca Mohammed V opt for airport car hire to explore the wealth of tourist attraction in Casablanca area, at the coast and further inland.
Casablanca Airport – airlines and destinations
Apart from being the major airport in Morocco, Casablanca Airport is also one of the key hubs for air transportations in Africa.
The Morroco flag carrier Royal Air Maroc, with a base at Casablanca Airport, offers a wide selection of international flights to European destinations and on intercontinental routes.
Amongst other airlines at Casablanca Airport are main European carriers, such as Air France, Lufthansa and Iberia, as well as low-cost companies Easyjet and Germanwings.
From the UK, flights to Casablanca are available with Royal Air Maroc (departures from London-Heathrow and London-Gatwick), as well as from Air Arabia Maroc (departures from London-Gatwick).
Car hire Casablanca Airport – online price comparison
Car hire services at Casablanca Airport are available from a large number of companies.
Amongst Casablanca rent a car providers are internationally recognized brands, such as: Europcar, Avis Rent a Car, Sixt, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty.
Local car hire companies in Casablanca Airport include: First Car, Jet Car, Union Rent a Car, Afrique, Location Auto, Nava Tour Car Rental Morocco, Connection Car, and many more.
Internet search engines of car hire offers, such as Cartrawler Morocco, offer an easy and efficient solution for comparing prices of car rental at the destination of your choice. Cartrawler quotes the current rates from many rent a car suppliers and allows you to book the desired Casablanca Airport hire car.
Usually, the cheapest Casablanca Airport car hire offers can be found with prices starting from around £110 for a week of Morocco car hire.
Please note, that most of Casablanca Airport car hire deals on Cartrawler disallow cross-border travels. If you are planning to travel to Algeria, Mauritania or other African countries, please check "Rental conditions" of the Cartrawler Morocco car hire offer.
Tourist attractions Casablanca – Morocco in a hire car
A number of tourist attractions is available in Casablanca and within a short drive from the city.
Hassan II Mosque
The impressive Hassan II Mosque is one of the few mosques in Morocco that can be visited by non-Muslims. Casablanca’s mosque is the largest mosque in the country and its minaret, the tallest in the world, measuring 689 ft (210 meters).
The Hassan II Mosque is a fairly recent building, as its construction was concluded in early 1990ies. Actually, a great part of the historic quarters of Casablanca was destroyed in 1755 earthquake, which also devastated Portugal and Spain.
Old Medina in Casablanca
To get the taste of old Muslim culture, visit Old Medina a short drive from the city centre. Old Medina is a small walled town north of Casablanca, where historic architecture and traditions are preserved.
La Corniche, Casablanca
La Corniche is Casablanca´s beachfront and one of the most popular places amongst the tourists. A busy boulevard, lined with boutiques, restaurants and clubs burst with life day and night.
Humphrey Bogart’s Casablanca
The city of Casablanca was immortalized by the 1942 romantic drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Although the movie ‘Casablanca’ was shot in a Hollywood studio, not in Morroco, the cafe and restaurant Rick’s Café remains one of Casablanca’s top tourist attractions. The American owner successfully recreated in this spot the ambience and decoration of the café pictured in the movie.
Distances from Casablanca to other cities in Marocco
Make a good use of your Casablanca Airport hire car and travel to some from the long list of interesting places in Morocco. See, below, approximate road distances between Casablanca and other Morrocan cities:
- Distance Casablanca – Marrakech: 150 miles / 240 km
- Distance Casablanca – Rabat: 60 miles / 90 km
- Distance Casablanca – Fes: 180 miles / 300 km
- Distance Casablanca – Tanger: 210 miles / 340 km