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How To Get From Muscat Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on December 20th, 2022 at 12:27 pm

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We will write how to get from Muscat airport to city center. The distance from Muscat Airport to downtown is 35 kilometers. Click here to book online Muscat activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Muscat airport to city center is around 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Muscat airport to downtown is 20 OMR which is $50 USD.

The cheapest way from Muscat airport to city is by bus for 1 OMR which is $3 USD. The bus travel time from Muscat airport to Muscat city center is around 40 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Muscat airport or get a private transfer.

SIM CARD MUSCAT AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Muscat airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Muscat. Read here Oman sim card for tourist and best Oman eSim

You can find the cheapest Oman eSim with Airalo Oman eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $18 USD with 3 GB data and for $27 USD with 5 GB data and valid for 30 days.

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WHERE TO STAY IN OMAN

There are cheap hotels in Oman starting from $30-50 USD depending on the season to luxury resorts starting from $200-300 USD.

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MUSCAT AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

AIRPORT BUS MUSCAT AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Muscat airport to city center is by bus. The Airport Buses 1A and 1B Muscat airport to city center is running every 30 minutes. The bus fare is 1 OMR which $1 USD one-way ticket that you pay to the driver. You will find the Buses 1A and 1B are leaving from Arrivals Terminal.

BUS 1A FROM MUSCAT AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

Bus 1A is going from Muscat airport to Al Mabelah in Seeb passing by Burj Al Sahwa and Al Hail Mosque. The bus is running every 30 minutes and the total travel time from Muscat airport to Manama is around 40 minutes. Check Bus 1A schedule and route!

BUS 1B FROM MUSCAT AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Bus 1B is going from Muscat airport to Ruwi passing by Opera House. The bus is running every 30 minutes and the total travel time from Muscat airport to Ruwi Bus Terminal is around 35-45 minutes. Check Bus 1B schedule and route!

FREE SHUTTLE FROM MUSCAT AIRPORT TO MUSCAT CITY CENTER

There are free shuttles from Muscat airport to Muscat city center from your hotels. Make sure when booking your hotel in Muscat that it’s included free transportation from the airport.

BY TAXI FROM MUSCAT AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Muscat airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Muscat airport to city center is around 30 minutes.

The taxi fare from Muscat airport to downtown is 20 OMR which is $50 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

If you go from Muscat airport to Seeb is 10 OMR which is $25 USD.

CAR RENTAL AT MUSCAT AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Muscat’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Muscat. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Muscat from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport for €30 per day.

Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Muscat. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Muscat.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MUSCAT AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Muscat. Prices are around €40 and you can fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.

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WHERE TO STAY IN MUSCAT

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There are cheap hotels in Muscat starting from $30-50 USD depending on the season to luxury resorts starting from $200-300 USD.

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BUDGET TRAVEL IN OMAN

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If you go for local food you can get in local restaurants for $3-4 USD. A bottle of water can cost $1 USD. But a meal in a luxury resort can cost $30 USD and a bottle of beer $8-10 USD. So when visiting Oman make sure you to local restaurants if you go on a budget.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT OMAN

Oman has a really hot desert climate. Summer (late May to September) is scorching hot and it’s uncomfortable for people who are not used to this weather.

We suggest that you visit during winter (November to March) when the weather is good for outdoor activities. If you have booked your travel during summer, don’t worry as there are many things to do in Oman to beat the heat- like going to the mall, etc.

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CASH AND ATMS IN OMAN

The currency of Oman is called Omani Rials and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is 1 OMR= $2.60 USD. Also if you are bringing debit cards you will find many ATMs all over Oman.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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