How to Reach Salalah

You can reach Salalah by taking a flight.

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How to Reach Salalah from India

Many airlines can be taken to go from India to Muscat such as Oman Air, Jet Airways, IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet and Air India Express. There are flights from Kerala (Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram) that fly directly to Salalah. From Muscat to Salalah, there are regular Oman Air flights (3 daily).

Most frequently searched routes to Salalah

Route Name Distance Time
Muscat to Salalah 1017 kms 9 hours 42 minutes
Dubai to Salalah 1,220.2 kms 12 hours 11 minutes

How to reach Salalah by flight

The best way to reach Salalah is to fly from Muscat or Dubai. From Muscat, it is a 90 minute flight, and from Dubai it is a 2 hour flight.

How to reach Salalah by road

From Muscat to Salalah, it is a 12-hour drive. It is a beautiful drive as you pass Nizwa and other small towns. The first 5 hours are super scenic, and the rest will just be deserts and oil fields.

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How to reach Salalah by bus

There are daily buses between Omani cities as well as Dubai which are all operated by the Gulf Transport Company. This is relatively cheaper than the costs of flying or taking a cab.

Local transport in Salalah

The easiest way to get around is in a taxi or driving your own car. There is a public transport system that is active within the city but is not accessible to Salalah's main attractions outside the city like the waterfalls and other destinations. 

Buses in Salalah:
The city is divided into 2 zones, A and B. Travelling within the zones will cost you only OMR 0.2. But if your commute across zones, it'll cost you OMR 0.3 or more, depending on your destination.

Taxis in Salalah:
Considered the most common means of public transportation here, the taxi drivers are well acquainted with all of Salalah's attractions and will get you around with ease. You can even take a taxi from the city to attractions outside the city. Taxi fares start at OMR 2 for 3kms and this is the minimum fare. 

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