Travel to Oman
Flying to Oman
Oman Air (www.omanair.com), operates direct flights from the UK to Muscat. Alternatively, there are plenty of indirect options with other carriers in the region, including flights with Emirates (www.emirates.com), Etihad Airways (www.etihad.com), Gulf Air (www.gulfair.com), Qatar Airways (www.qatarairways.com) and Turkish Airlines (www.turkishairlines.com).
The major airport is: Muscat International Airport .
The new Muscat International Airport is expected to open in 2016 or 2017. The new Salalah International Airport opened in 2015.
Muscat International AirportCode
The airport is located roughly 40km (25 miles) west of central Muscat.Telephone
+968 2451 9223Address
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From London - 7 hours 35 minutes; New York - 15 hours (including stopover).
Travelling to Oman by Rail
There are currently no rail services in Oman, but there are plans to construct a rail network connecting the country with the rest of the Gulf region. See www.omanrail.om for updates.
Driving to Oman
The road network covers most of the country and there are good road connections with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where it is possible to drive a hire car over the border with additional insurance. There is a road between Yemen and Oman and one linking Oman with Saudi Arabia. MWASALAT (mwasalat.om) operates buses between Muscat and Dubai in the UAE.
Getting to Oman by boat
An increasing number of cruise lines call at Oman’s ports, particularly Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Salalah and Khasab in the north.
There are no international ferry routes into Oman.
There are no river routes in Oman.