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Oman Getting There - International Travel
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There continues to be a high threat from terrorism, so all visitors should remain cautious particularly in public places.

The national airlines of Oman are Gulf Air (GF), which it jointly owns with the governments of Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar, and Oman Air (WY).

Other airlines serving Oman include Emirates, British Airways, KLM and Lufthansa.

Approximate flight times

Approximate times are as follows:
    It takes 8 hours and 10 minutes traveling from Muscat to    London.
  It takes 6 hours and 30 minutes traveling from Muscat to    Singapore.
  It takes 16 hours traveling from Muscat to Sydney. 
Muscat International airport

Muscat (MCT) (Seeb International), is 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of the city (the travel time is 15 to 30 minutes).

Airport facilities

Airport facilities include a bank / bureau de change, duty free shops, bar and light refreshments, restaurants and tourist information as well as post office and car rental (Budget, Avis and Hertz). Buses and taxis and to the city are available.
Departure Tax

Departure tax is 5O R for all departures (this has usually already been collected at ticket issuance). Children under 2 years old are exempt.


The major ports are Mina Raysut and Sultan Qaboos. Traffic is generally commercial.


Travel into Oman by land is only achievable with prior government permission. The best route is the north south road from Muscat to Salalah, a journey of between 10 to 12 hours.

Road travel through Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is very limited and there is no access from Yemen.
Useful links
Gulf air information on Oman's national airlines.
Oman air For more information on 1 of Oman's national airlines.