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Plenty of options

There are plenty of options available for easy travel through the Sultanate – perfect for travellers looking to explore the country’s unique culture, amazing nature, authentic heritage and great food. For some harder to reach locations, guided tours can easily be arranged by one of the listed travel agents or tour operators.

Ferries

Ferries provide important links between ports in Oman and the region, with the National Ferries Company (NFC) providing a high speed, first class service. Main routes include ferries from Shannah to Masirah and Muscat to Khasab. Cars are able to be transported on selected routes.

Buses

Buses are a safe and affordable option for getting around Oman and operate across the Sultanate, as well as within Muscat. Mwasalat – a government owned company – is the leading public transport service in the country, offering inter-regional as well as inner-city travel.

Taxis

Taxis are an efficient and cost-effective way to explore the Sultanate and can be recognised by their distinctive white and orange colouring. Special blue and white taxis operate from airports only and have a set price that can be requested from the driver.

Car Rentals

Looking for a personal adventure that requires the freedom to drive to your destinations. Travel in personal comfort or explore the off-road regions by rentin a car whilst in Oman.

Flight Operators

Oman’s national carrier, Oman Air, operates local and international flights from and to the Sultanate from various locations in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and more.

Travel Advice

Oman is one of the safest and most relaxing countries to visit and is home to some of the most welcoming people in the world. Here are a few helpful pointers and tips to help you make the most of your visit to the Sultanate and gain a better understanding of the country’s culture, customs and laws.

July 14, 2019

How to get around