Muscat Airport is the main Oman’s airport and mostly thanks to airline Oman Air is used more often as a connection hub for flights from the UK and rest of Europe to Middle East, South and South-East Asia.
The airport has got a brand new look after 2018’s 70 months reconstruction so it could cope with a growing number of incoming passengers.
There are plenty of shopping and dining (restaurants, fast-foods, cafes..) possibilities as well as airport hotel ‘Aerotel’ on level 5 of the Departure hall, 2 other hotels in Arrivals public hall, Spa (relax zone with massage chairs) just before Gate A3, adjacent to Gate A and in the middle of the Duty Free area; restrooms and showers or sleeping seats.
See their official walkthrough video on youtube.
There are direct flights from Manchester and London Heathrow airport with Oman Air (7h 30min flight time) and with 1 layover with other major airlines (around 10 hours journey).
Turkish low-cost airline Pegasus sometimes offers flights from London Standsted or Manchester airports to Muscat as much as 3 times cheaper than regular fares.
The airport is open 24/7.
Muscat Airport Transit
Muscat airport is much smaller than large popular airports in Dubai or Doha and is very well signposted. During your international transit, you will stay in the transit area the whole time.Allow minimum time to transit 60 minutes.
Muscat Airport Transfer
Airport – City / Ruwi bus station
There is a bus service No. 1B operating daily on the route from Muscat Airport to Ruwi bus station. Bus calls at 15 bus stops all around the city. See the timetable here.
The service runs from 3:30 – 17:00 in 30 minutes intervals with journey taking approximately 20-30 minutes.
The single ticket fare is
1 OMRcurrently £2.08
Airport – Hotel
Many hotels and tour operators offer private buses to transport their guests from Muscat Airport directly to their hotels or resorts.
Hotel and tour operators’ representatives’ will be waiting at the arrival lounge for travellers arriving at Muscat Airport, upon baggage reclaim and customs clearance.
Many hotels and tour operators also have information desks and assembly points in the arrival lounge to provide assistance during the trip.
- Taxis are available from Muscat International Airport to all destinations in Muscat or other cities, from the taxi area just outside the main terminal building.
- During the day, the taxi fare from the airport start at
3 OMRcurrently £6.25 and each kilometre costs 400 baisa (0.4 OMR) . At night, the fare increases to
3.6 OMRcurrently £7.50 and 450 (0.45 OMR) baisa per kilometre.
- Note: 1000 baisa = 1 Omani rial
Accomodation near the airport