Barka is located a 45 minute drive from the city centre of Muscat, and is easily accessible by road through hired taxis that will take you the whole way, or by renting a car and making the drive yourself. The Omani public bus transport system, Mwasalat, runs regular buses from the capital city to Barka.
Commuting within Barka is generally limited to travelling in hired cars or taxis. Public transportation options exist but are limited in frequency and connectivity. Public buses ply the route to Barka from Azaiba Bus Station in Muscat but connectivity within Barka itself is limited. Taxis are easily available from many areas in Barka and offer the most convenient mode of transport to visit attractions within the city.