TO AND FROM AIRPORT

 

Access Road

The map

Muscat International Airport is strategically located on the Main Sultan Qaboos Road between Muscat and Al-Seeb cities.

Directions

From Muscat:

Take Sultan Qaboos Highway travelling west from Muscat City Centre, with the sea on your right-hand side. Muscat International Airport will be on the right side of the highway with a sign post. Take the exit signpost and Follow the slip road until you reach the flyover and stay in the right passing lane while following the signage.

From Seeb:

Take Sultan Qaboos Highway travelling east towards Muscat City Centre, with the sea on your left hand side. Muscat International Airport is on the left side of the highway with a signpost. Follow the signage and take the slip road until you reach the flyover, then turn left, crossing over Sultan Qaboos Highway. Stay in the left passing lane before turning left to enter Muscat International Airport.

From other parts of Oman:

If arriving from other parts of Oman or going towards them, take Burj Al Sahwa roundabout, then go to the western side of Muscat International Airport that connects the capital city to routes across the rest of the country.

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Pick Up & Drop-off

Muscat Airport dedicated pick-up and drop-off areas in front of the departures and arrival terminals. For security reasons and in order to prevent congestion, the drop-off and pick-up areas are equipped with access systems to enhance passenger comfort and control traffic flow more effectively.  Vehicles are not allowed to stay longer than 10 minutes in these areas; neither are drivers allowed to leave their vehicles unattended, or else they will be seized. Passengers who wish to stay longer than 10 minutes are recommended to use the short-term car parking.

Where can I drop off passengers?

Vehicles are permitted to wait outside the departure terminal building for free for a maximum of 10 minutes. Staying longer than 10 minutes in this area will incur a fee. For drivers who need more than 10 minutes, Muscat Airport recommends the short-term parking area.

To ensure a smooth transfer to the check-in area, trolleys are available in front of the departure area in order to assist in carrying your luggage.

Please note that for security reasons, and to ease congestion in the terminal building, only passengers with valid travel documents are permitted to enter the departures hall.

For departing first and business class passengers travelling with Oman Air, a dedicated drop-off area, close to Oman Air’s First and Business Class check-in lounge, is available.

Where can I pick up passengers?

Vehicles are permitted to wait outside the arrivals hall for free for a maximum of 10 minutes. Staying longer than 10 minutes in this area will incur a fee. For drivers who need more time than 10 minutes, Muscat Airport recommends the short-term parking area. To ensure a pick-up without trouble, we advise families and friends coming to pick up passengers to check flight arrival status via Muscat International Airport website or application before departing for the airport.

Drop Off / Pick up
Time Total Charges
0-10 Min Free
10-20 Min 2.000 Ro
After 10 minutes , every 10 minutes additional RO 2 / will be charged

Car Parking

Muscat Airport provides parkings, for both short and long-stay cars, for travelers and family and friends picking-up or dropping-off their loved ones. All car parks are located just a short walk from the main terminal building.

Parking tickets can be paid, in Omani Riyals only in automated ticket machines situated in each car park. Car parking attendants are available on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in case any assistance is required.

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Parking Fares

Short Stay Parking P1
Time Total charges (In OMR)
0-30 min 0.500
30 min-1 Hrs 1.000
1-2 Hrs 2.000
2-3 Hrs 3.000
3-4 Hrs 5.000
4-5 Hrs 6.000
5-6 Hrs 7.000
6-9 Hrs 10.000
9-12 Hrs 15.000
12-24 Hrs 24.000
More than 24 Hrs Additional RO 20.000 Every Day
P2( short & Premium Long Term)
Timing Tariff
0 up to 30 Minutes Bz 0.500
30 minutes - 1 Hour OMR 1.000
1-2 Hours OMR 2.000
2-3 Hours OMR 3.000
3-4 Hours OMR 5.000
After Third hour, additional OMR 5 per day
Long Stay Parking P3
Timing Tariff
First Day OMR 3.00
Second Day OMR 6.000
Third Day OMR 9.000
An additional OMR 3 is charged per day

Taxi

Airport taxis are available through Mwasalat taxi office in the public arrivals hall. Taxis are available from all main hotels, outside the airport, or can be flagged down on the road. Taxis are currently not required to have meters so it is recommended to agree first on the fare with the driver, before starting your journey.

Taking a taxi to the airport:

  • All taxi drivers in the city are familiar with the routes leading to Muscat International Airport. Taxi drivers are required to use taximeters for price regulation.
  • For the estimated taxi fare between Muscat International Airport and the most important areas in Muscat, please refer to the following table:

Taking a taxi from the airport:

  • 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 OMR and each kilometer costs 400 baisa. At night, the fare increases to 3,6 OMR and 450 baisa per kilometer.

Arriving in Oman

Muscat International Airport warmly welcomes you with the same spirit of Omani hospitality.

Once you arrive to the International arrivals hall, you can:

  • Obtain a visa (if required).
  • Exchange money.
  • Clear immigration through the immigration desks or e-Gates.
  • Go through customs clearance and declare any valuables.
  • Enjoy a last minute shopping at the Duty Free shop.
  • Collect your luggage from the baggage hall.
  • Ask for help from a porter.
  • Learn about Oman from the Ministry of Tourism Information Desk. Staff are available during peak periods to answer any queries you may have.

If you are transiting through Muscat International Airport, follow the signs to continue your journey.

For further enquiries before traveling, please contact Mwasalat Transport Company on (555/24121500) or by email [email protected]

Car Rental

Upon arrival in Oman, car rental is an easily accessible option to benefit the maximum from your stay in the country. Renting a car is easy at Muscat International Airport, with a number of friendly and reliable car rental companies operating out of Muscat International Airport. All offices are open 24 hours a day and are located in the arrivals public hall.

Company Airport Contact Airport Email Web site Off airport contact details (00968)
Europcar +968 245421369 [email protected] www.eurpoaroman.com +968 22004455/9
+968 94111928
Fax:24794061
Herz +968 24625219 [email protected] www.nttomanhertz.com  
Thrifty +968 24521189 [email protected] www.thrifty.com  
National Renaissance + 968 24356279 [email protected] www.nationalcar.com +(968) 99886754 Mobile
Budget +968 24510816/17 [email protected] www.budgetoman.com [email protected]
Avis + [email protected]  

99334615
24356239

Enter Prises + 968 24356279 [email protected] ww.enterprise.com +(968) 99886754 Mobile
Sixt Rent a car + [email protected]   95187373
24594922
24356287
Dollar   [email protected]   91113811
24356278

Shuttle Bus Services

Hotel buses

Muscat International Airport has many car rental companies to assist those wishing to rent a car during their stay in Oman. Their offices are located in the arrivals hall. In level 1, in the south parking area, cars are available for passengers to pick, after completion of formalities.

When passengers want to leave Muscat, they can return their rented cars to the designated area in level 4 of the north parking area.

Additional covered parking spaces are available for rented vehicles in the ground floor between the south parking area and the passenger terminal.

For more information about car rentals at Muscat Airport, please visit our services section.

Public transportation

Public buses, operated by Mwasalat Transport Company, are available at the bus station located in the ground floor outside the airport building.

Bus schedules that depart directly from Oman International Airport are available on Mwasalat website: http://mwasalat.om/en-us/Bus-routes/Time-Table

Free Shuttle Bus Services

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 travelers 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.

Please prearrange courtesy buses directly with your hotel or travel agent prior to travelling.

Driver service

First and Business Class passengers can fly to and from the airport in a unique atmosphere of luxury and comfort, by taking advantage of the service of the private driver who takes them directly to their destination.

For more information, please contact Oman Air or your travel agent.