Transportation in Oman


- historical background about the Omani transportation system


- Best available public transportation options


- Private car "Taxis"


- Sharing car "Public bus"


- Adventurous car "4*4 wheel car"



Oman has a strategic location overlooks the Arabian Sea, the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Gulf. It also controls the Strait of Hormuz, which is one of the most important facilities in the region, linking the Sea of Oman with the Arabian Gulf. The Strait of Hormuz is a gateway to all ships coming from the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea.

Oman is an elegant Arabian country that lies in western continent Asia. It is considered an attraction for tourists worldwide due to its good transportation system that provides a comfortable and easy journey.

Omani transportation system is quite good, a taxi ride and car rental are very common there. The petrol is Oman is inexpensive which makes the transportation cost in Oman reasonable.


Private car "Taxis"


Taxis spread across the city are the perfect choice for commuting in Oman. Orange taxis are private and the white ones have a specified route and can transport more than one passenger. Also, Oman has a lot of car rental companies that also can be beneficial for you during your journey if you want a private way for transfer.


How much does a Taxi cost?


Taxis in Oman do not use a meter, but the average cost from Muscat international airport to any place in Muscat is about 6 riyal (14EUR or 16USD).


Sharing car "public bus"


You may take a public bus as well to the different Omani locations, buses are cheap, comfortable and very safe in Oman.  Public transportation in Muscat is a guarantee of access to some places, not all areas of the capital. The bus covers several major and minor areas in the capital. Bus service is common and preferred for citizens and tourists alike.


How much does the public bus cost?

There are several stations in more than one area in Oman, there are two types’ small buses (are called baizes) which in white and orange colors and bigger buses that are air-conditioned and comfortable but its tickets are higher than the small ones. The cost of a bus ride for short distances is about 200 baizes(0.50USD). 


Another way of transport is very common in Oman which is the 4 wheel vehicle, as some of the attractions would be reached through rough roads, you may need such suitable transportation to get to these places.

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