When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Rabat?
When you use Netflights to find Rabat flights, you can see all our up-to-date return flight deals on a month-by-month basis, which can help you choose the cheapest time to fly. Our last-minute flights are also great budget travel options. The spring and autumn shoulder seasons are good times to find cheap flights to Rabat; you’ll be able to enjoy the city while the weather is sunny but not too hot, and it will be less crowded.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Rabat?
Try booking your Rabat flights around two months before departure to benefit from a wide selection of airline offers. The holiday seasons are when return flights are most in demand, so book well in advance to travel at this time. April to mid-June, September and October are good months to find bargain flights to Rabat.
Flying to Rabat–Salé Airport RBA
Rabat–Salé Airport, or Salé Airport (RBA), is located in the city of Salé, but it also serves Morocco’s capital. Located eight kilometres north-east of Rabat, the international airport is a joint military and public-use airport. The bright and modern single-terminal airport was inaugurated in 2012 and features contemporary Islamic art on its facade. There are no direct flights to Rabat from the United Kingdom (UK), but return flights with just one stopover are widely available. Check-in for Rabat flights at Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Heathrow and Manchester with Air France for trips with just one stopover in Paris. With Netflights, you can compare return flights on a month-by-month basis or even find last-minute flights. Etihad Airways also offer flights to Rabat from the UK.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
This modern, single-terminal airport provides a range of amenities at the combined arrivals exit and departure zone. Car hire services, banks, ATMs, kiosks and shops (including duty-free), cafes, restaurants, Wi-Fi and a smoking area are all available, giving travellers everything they need for a hassle-free journey. Airport lounges are also on site.
Getting to the City from Rabat–Salé Airport RBA
There are a number of public and private transport options to get from the airport to Rabat. An express airport shuttle bus that runs on a tight schedule meets flight arrivals and serves departures (leaving 30 minutes after flight arrivals and arriving three hours before). Local Bus 2 leaves from outside the Atacadao supermarket, a five-minute walk from the airport. Private shuttle buses and official taxis are available. Salé Airport also has several car hire offices on site.
Why Visit Rabat?
With a charming 12th-century Medina perched dramatically near the Atlantic Ocean, powerful Islamic architecture, tree-lined avenues, exotic gardens and beautiful beaches, Rabat is a captivating blend of the ancient, modern and naturally spectacular. Highlights include the majestic 44-metre Hassan Tower that’s surrounded by exotic plants and historic ruins and the collection of impressive stone entranceways to the Kasbah.
Getting lost while browsing the stalls in the Medina is a quintessential Rabat experience as is sipping mint tea in one of the trendy restaurants of the Agdal district. The 2014 Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is one of the city’s pioneering cultural venues, while the Rabat Archaeological Museum is a must see for history buffs. Head over the river to explore Rabat’s lovely sister city, Salé, or discover the wild and beautiful coast that stretches to the north and south of the city. Wind up a day of sightseeing at a rooftop restaurant dining on aromatic North African dishes.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Travellers entering Morocco on a British passport do not need a visa for stays less than three months. Passports only need to be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in the Kingdom of Morocco. However, travellers are advised to ensure that their passports aren’t damaged and are stamped upon entry to avoid any issues. The Moroccan dirham is available at ATMs and money exchange services within the airport.