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Oman is located on the most southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula with a population of almost five million. The country is home to gorgeous beaches, a multicultural social life, and spectacular modern attractions. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit lovely Oman and buy your cheap flight ticket to Oman today!

Travelling to different cities in Oman after a flight between Oman Muscat International Airport and İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport will require different modes of transportation.

Although the challenging weather conditions limit the transportation options, it is possible to use various public transport methods to reach the airport.

Transportation To/From Oman Muscat International Airport

Oman Muscat International Airport is located in Seeb, which is 32 km away from the Muscat city centre. The public transport options to/from the Oman Muscat International Airport are limited with buses and a free shuttle. In addition to buses and free airport shuttle, it is possible to take a taxi, rent a car or book a private transfer service to reach Muscat city centre.

Public Transport

Travelling in Oman is relatively limited since there is only one option: taking the bus. Public transport in Oman does not consist of trains, metro lines, or other types of transportation. Local people mostly use their private cars to travel in Muscat and to go to other cities in Oman. The tourists can also rent a car to visit other cities or use a taxi in Muscat.

Buses in Muscat

Mwasalat is the primary transportation provider in Muscat, which offers city buses to travel around the city. There are 12 lines and 478 bus stops that cover the entire city of Muscat. The major lines in the city are as follows:

Bus line 1 follows Ruwi Bus Station - Al Mabilah Bus Station route, connected to Bus line 2, which goes between Ruwi Bus Station - Wadi Al Kabir. In addition to that, Bus line 4 and bus line 5 leaves from Ruwi to Muttrah - Muscat and Al Amerat, respectively. Bus line 6 operates on Al Khoud - Burj Al Sahwa route, while Bus line 7 operates on Al Mabilah Bus Station - Al Khoud - Burj Al Sahwa route. Bus line 8 also leaves from Burj Al Sahwa Station to Al Khuwayr. Bus line 9 follows the Al Athaiba Bus Station - Misfa Industrial Área route, while Bus line 10 has a more comprehensive route which follows Al Mabilah - Al Seeb Souq - Al Mawalih South - Burj Al Sahwa. Bus line 12 starts from Burj Al Sahwa to Hay Al Irfan and Al Khuwayr route. Bus line A1 is a helpful line to reach the Muscat International Airport from Al Mabilah Bus Station - Muscat Int'l Aiport route. Also, there is a short line: Bus AM1 for Al Mouj - Muscat City Center route.

Is there a tourist travel card in Oman?

There is no travel card for tourists in Oman. Tourists need to buy bus tickets to use the bus to travel between Oman Muscat International Airport and the city centre.

Transportation Between Cities in Oman

Travellers can use bus lines to travel between cities in Oman. Some of the most popular destinations to visit are Nizwa, Buraimi, Sur, Masirah Island, Khasab and Salalah. The major bus company in Oman is Mwasalat. The bus schedules might change depending on the season, so it is best to check the bus schedule from the official website. Also, there are city buses, intercity buses, and charter bus options to travel between cities in Oman.

Where to Stay in Oman?

Oman is a popular tourism destination that attracts more than three million international tourists in every year and offers a variety of accommodation options to its visitors ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hotels, especially in its capital and most influential city Muscat.

If it is your first time in Muscat, you can prefer staying in hotels located around Souk Al Ghubrah Streets  and Al Marafah. These hotels are located in the most central areas of the city.

We would love to help you organize your trip to Oman and you can book a hotel easily through our website.


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Things to Do in Oman

Oman is an amazing country to explore with its modern landmarks, vibrant cultural atmosphere, and gorgeous coastline along the Gulf of Oman. There are many attractions in Oman that are sure to amaze its visitors. We listed some of the things you can do in Oman below and if you would like to know more about the country, you can check our detailed Oman Travel Guide.

  • Watch a Night Show in the Royal Opera House: Royal Opera House in Muscat is an architectural masterpiece that was completed in 2011. It is a fascinating landmark to tour during the day while seeing a show in the Royal Opera House at night is a whole another experience.
  • The National Museum: The National Museum is located at the heart of Old Muscat, serves both as a contemporary art exhibition and a museum that exhibits selective artifacts representing the rich history of Oman.
  • Buy Souvenirs from Muttrah Souq: While Muscat has many modern shopping malls and avenues, Muttrah Souq still is one of the most vibrant commercial areas of Muscat. There are plenty of authentic Omani products you can buy from the souq ranging from ornaments to textile, shisha pipes to household items.
  • Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, located in the central Muscat, is the spectacular modern Islamic landmark of the city that amazes every visitor with its vastness and beautiful architecture.
  • Walk on the Mutrah Corniche: Mutrah Corniche is one of the most tranquil places you can visit in Muscat with amazing sceneries of the city and the Gulf of Oman.
  • Water Sport Tours: Muscat is a vibrant center for recreational sea activities and you can participate in many of them including swimming with dolphins, boat tours, fishing, snorkeling, or scuba diving.

If you would like to know more about Muscat and its attractions, you can check our comprehensive Muscat Travel Guide.

We listed some useful side notes about Oman for you right below. Things to Know Before Visiting Oman

  • Almost half of Oman’s population is made of expatriates and this multicultural social structure of the country provides a large number of international restaurants and cultural events you can enjoy.
  • Oman is one of the hottest countries you can visit during the summer. If you are planning to visit Oman during the season, it is important to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Although it is not forced by the law, women and men are expected to cover their shoulders and knees in public spaces.
  • It is not recommended to display affection with your partner in public spaces. Displaying affection is not a federal crime but is culturally unwanted.
  • Oman does not have a convenient public transport network and taxis are widely used by visitors. It is recommended for you to negotiate the fare before hopping in or use taxis that have meters. Taxis also operate with higher fares at night and national holidays.
  • Friday is the resting day of the week in Oman, equivalent to Sunday in western countries.

Essential Numbers

Country Code: +968

Muscat International Airport Number: +968 24 351234

Tourism Ministry: +968 22088000

Emergency Number: 9999

Public Authority for Electricity and Water: 1442

 

Oman Airports

We use Muscat International Airport for our flights in Oman. 

Muscat International Airport

Muscat International Airport (MCT) is located 10 kilometers away from the city center. You can get to the city center with public bus, taxi, and rental car from the airport. Public buses are available on the ground floor outside the airport building with 30-minute intervals during the day. You can also use taxis available at the airport 24/7.

 

Car Rental in Oman

You can also rent a car with Pegasus privileges if you want to consider a more comfortable option for city transportation when you arrive in Oman for business or leisure.


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FAQ

How to get cheap tickets for Oman?

To buy the cheapest flight ticket to Oman, you can book your flight ticket in advance, ideally two or three months prior to your flight. You can visit Oman during its off-season which is summer and enjoy our amazing seasonal flight ticket promotions. You can also follow our campaigns and sales regarding flights

Why should I visit Oman?

Oman is an amazing country to explore with its striking modern landmarks that are accompanied by a vibrant cultural atmosphere. It is a joy to wander on the streets of Muscat and its gorgeous coastline.

What is the ideal time to visit Oman?

Oman has a tropical desert climate that exhibits extreme temperatures during summer. Summers are very hot and dry; winters are warm with occasional heavy showers. Travelers usually choose to visit Oman during winter or early spring because the weather is pleasant and more welcoming.

What time zone does Oman use?

Oman has only 1 time zone. The country follows the Greenwich Mean Time GMT +4.

Do I need a visa to visit Oman?

Oman requires visa for most nationalities, but travelers can apply for the visa online which is relatively an easier application process. 

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