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Home Flights Oman Cheap flights to Muscat, Oman

Cheap flights to Muscat, Oman

Popular in December High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price $1,349 Average for round-trip flights in December 2020
Round-trip from $706 From New York to Muscat
One-way from $645 One-way flight from New York to Muscat
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Can I fly to Muscat right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Muscat along with the rest of Oman. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Oman has extended the suspension of all commercial flights, except for humanitarian and repatriation flights. Oman has restricted the entry of all travelers except for Omani citizens and residents, who must have prior approval before returning to the country. Residents of Oman should contact their nearest Oman Embassy for advice. Alternatively, their sponsors can email the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs at consular@mofa.gov.om. Nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates must enter with a passport are allowed to enter Oman. All permissions to return to Oman are subject to the Government of Oman’s approval. When checking in at the airport, residents returning to Oman must present either proof of their accommodation (such as a rental agreement) or have a letter from their sponsor confirming that they have accommodation.

Entry requirements

All travelers arriving into Oman must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours prior to arrival. Travelers must complete a "Traveler registration form" and must present before boarding. Travelers must download Tarassud+ phone app before arrival. On arrival in Oman travelers will have their temperature checked. Those who show symptoms of coronavirus may be sent to a testing center and/or a quarantine facility. All foreign nationals must have valid health insurance.

Quarantine requirements

Residents arriving in Oman are subject to 7 days of quarantine at either their residence in Oman or at a hotel at their own expense. Arriving travelers may be given a tracking bracelet to wear and a passenger locator form to complete, and may be asked to download Hmushrif app if they are staying for more than 7 days.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Muscat and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Muscat flights by month

January
$868
February
$864
March
$910
April
$889
May
$1,144
June
$1,197
July
$1,134
August
$968
September
$797
October
$937
November
$838
December
$1,058
September is currently the cheapest month to fly to Muscat. At this moment in time June is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Muscat?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - MCT
Price
$797 - $1,549
MCT
Temperature
77 - 104 °F
MCT
Rainfall
0.04 - 1.26 inches
September is typically the best time to fly to Muscat, but there are other times where great deals are available. June sees the temperatures in Muscat peak to their warmest. March tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Muscat?

Booking 59 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Muscat. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Muscat?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Muscat. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Muscat?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Muscat trip. A flight at noon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Muscat is Oman’s capital, and as its largest city and the seat of its government it promises the traveler many different things to see and do. This vibrant and ancient city is home to some truly stunning mosques. If you only visit one, then why not make it Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, with its majestic architecture and elegant gardens? Head down to Qurum beach to experience some gorgeous white sands, palm trees, and perfect sunbathing weather. Visit Qurum Natural Park for a wonderful family-friendly day out, and check out the Amouage Perfumery on your way to see some of the fabulous perfumes for which this region of the world is so famous. Muscat is also home to some fascinating museums, such as the Sultan’s Armed Forces Museum and the Ghalya’s Museum of Modern Art. When it comes to food and drink, too, you are spoilt for choice by the restaurants, cafes, and market stalls dotted throughout downtown.

How long is the flight to Muscat?

Flights from the United States to Muscat, Oman range from about 15h-35h. The length of your flight will depend on several factors, including your city of departure as well as the number and length of any stopovers you make. If you’re flying out of the west coast, your flight time is more likely to be on the longer end of the spectrum, since flights to Muscat take a route through Europe to south Asia. Flights departing from the east coast are likely to be shorter and have less stopovers due to distance.

Where can you get direct flights to Muscat from?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Muscat from the United States. To try to book the most direct flight possible, first consider departing from your nearest major airport, especially one that services airlines that regularly fly into Muscat, which include Oman Air, Lufthansa, Emirates Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. If you can book a flight with one of these airlines, you’re more likely to cut back on the number of stopovers you make for a shorter flight time. When you do experience stopoves, you can expect these to occur in cities like Frankfurt, Abu Dhabi, and Doha, depending on your airline.

How do you get from Muscat airport to the city centre?

When you fly into Muscat from the United States, you’ll arrive at Muscat International Airport (MCT), the only international airport in Oman, which is about 19 miles west of Muscat city center. To reach downtown from the airport, you can take a taxi, which will cost about $28-$35 and take about 20 minutes to reach your destination. You can also opt to take a local bus. The bus departs every four hours from Muscat airport and arrives in the eastern end of Muscat in Ruwi in about 35 minutes, all for about $5-$7.

What are some things to do in Muscat?

Muscat is the capital city of Oman and one steeped in natural beauty, a vibrant culture, and a rich history, making it a superb place to visit. While here, visit the pristine and classically designed Royal Opera House, which hosts some of the most famous ballets and operas in the world. Located along the marina, the gold and blue Sultan’s Palace is sure to standout and is the perfect spot for snapping photos in front of its iron gate. Spend a morning meandering through the covered Mutrah Souq market, where you can peruse stalls packed with textiles, jewelry, and trinkets, all perfect souvenirs to bring home. Stroll along the Grand Mosque and take in its superb gold-sand color and modern architecture.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Muscat?

United States citizens traveling to Muscat, Oman need a passport with a validity of six months remaining from the date of their arrival as well as a visa, which must be obtained before flying into Muscat International Airport.

Best Time to Fly to Muscat

The most temperate time to visit Muscat is actually during the winter. Between the months of October and March, the temperatures range between 59 and 86 degrees F, enabling you to enjoy some heat without being stifled so that you can explore the city and the beach to the full. In the summer months, temperatures reach around 113 degrees, which can make sightseeing more difficult. Travel during the more popular winter season is often more expensive, though many people think it is worth it, and it is still possible to get cheap deals. But if you like the heat at its hottest, July and August are the best months to go – just make sure to protect yourself well against the sun rays. To see the city at its best, why not visit during one of the many festivals that occur there? For example, the Muscat Festival happens every year, usually in February, and lasts a whole month showcasing arts, music, and other cultural delights.

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Getting around Muscat

Most of the main downtown sights can be explored on foot, and when the weather is temperate, this can be the most pleasant option. Otherwise, hop on a tour bus, flag a taxi, or rent yourself a car and away you go.

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