Muscat International Airport Guide (MCT)

Airport info
Code: MCT
Address:
Muscat, Oman
Location:

The airport is located roughly 40km (25 miles) west of central Muscat.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +968
Telephone:
+968 2451 9223
Timezone: GMT ++04:00
Map:
Muscat International Airport map

Muscat International Airport, formerly Seeb International Airport, serves the capital of Oman, and is the country's principal international gateway. Our Muscat International Airport guide includes contact details, as well as information regarding transport routes to and from the airport, terminal facilities and nearby accommodation options.

Airport news

Construction of the airport’s second terminal is scheduled for completion in late 2016, over two years behind its initial 2014 opening date. Further expansion is planned for the near future.

Information

An information desk is available near the main terminal entrance and in the arrivals hall near the baggage concourse.

Email address: 
feedbackmct@omanairports.com
Driving directions

The airport is directly linked to the city via Route 1, Sultan Qaboos Street.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:Most hotels operate courtesy bus services to and from the airport for their guests. There are, however, public buses running along Sultan Qaboos Street with the bus stop just a short walk from the terminal. Journey time into the city centre is about 20-25 minutes.

Taxi:There is an official taxi desk (tel: +968 2434 1297) in the terminal. The 25-minute trip into the city centre costs between RO10,000-15,000.

Terminal facilities

Money

Several ATMs are available in the airport, operating in a number of currencies. There are also bureau de change services for currency exchange.

Communication

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Muscat International Airport, as are pay telephones. A post office is also available to passengers.

Food

There is a good choice of cafés, fast food outlets and restaurants both in Arrivals and Departures, along with an Irish-style pub.

Shopping

Duty-free is available in International Departures and Arrivals, offering a variety of goods including souvenirs, alcohol, perfumes and tobacco.

Luggage

Trolleys are available, along with porter service. For 'lost and found' assistance, contact the main airport service centre (tel: +968 2451 9223).

Other

Other services available at Muscat International Airport include baby-changing facilities, a first-aid centre and shower facilities, along with a number of travel agencies. A mosque is also located just outside the terminal.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are currently no meeting facilities at the airport, but these services are available at a number of larger hotels in the area, with one of the nearest being the Golden Tulip Seeb Muscat (tel: +968 2451 0300;www.goldentulipseeb.com), which is a short distance from the terminal grounds. The Oman International Exhibition Centre (tel: +968 2451 2100; www.omanexhibitions.com) is also close by and offers extensive meeting and business facilities.

Disabled facilities

The airport is fully accessible, with lifts and escalators connecting the three levels. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking

Short- and long-term public parking is available immediately outside the airport grounds. A free shuttle bus connects the parking area with the main terminal.

Car rental

International car rental companies Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are represented at the airport, along with a number of local operators.

Hotels

There are currently no on-site hotels at Muscat International Airport. However, there are a number of quality accommodation options nearby and even more in the city centre or along the coast.


Golden Tulip Seeb Hotel

+968 2451 0300

The 4-star Golden Tulip Seeb Hotel is located immediately across the Sultan Qaboos Road (roughly a five-minute drive from the airport) and features a number of bars, a restaurant, outdoor pool and extensive meeting and event facilities.

Exhibition Street, PC111, Muscat, Oman

The Chedi

+968 2452 4400

The Chedi is a luxury hotel located on Oman’s coastline roughly 10km (6 miles) from the airport and provides facilities to guests that include several restaurants, outdoor pools, meeting rooms and comprehensive spa and fitness facilities.

North Ghubra 32, Way No 3215, Street 46, Muscat, Oman

Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat

+968 2448 7777

Located 15km (9.3 miles) from the airport and within walking distance of the city centre, the Radisson Blu Hotel is a great all-round choice. Facilities include high-speed complimentary internet access, an outdoor pool and a health club.

209, Al Khuwair Way, Muscat, Oman
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