Muscat Taxi Service
Muscat is the capital of Oman and a unique destination combining landmarks and history dating back to antiquity with upscale malls and luxury. Surrounded by mountains and deserts, Muscat offers multiple exciting activities within city limits and beyond. To enjoy all the port capital has to offer, you can move around quickly and comfortably by hopping in a Muscat taxi or pre-booking your personalised Muscat transfer to enjoy premium service from the moment you land at the airport. Official taxis in Muscat are regulated and metered, offering reliable service both to locals and tourists. Wherever you are, you can hail a taxi from the street, order one online using the available apps or call one of the official taxi operators.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
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Muscat Taxi Rates
Official Muscat taxis are regulated by the state and as of 2019 are required to use the taximeter for the entire ride to calculate the total fare. If the taxi driver refuses to use the taximeter, then the ride is free and according to the law, customers will not have to pay a fee. There is a single tariff 24/7 and Muscat taxi rates are as follows:
Base fare – €4.80 (OMR 2)
Rate/km – €0.70 (OMR 0.30)
It should be noted that besides the fixed rates, there can be additional fees. For example for transfers from the airport, the base fare starts at €6 (OMR 2.5) and the rate per kilometre is €1 (OMR 0.40). There is also a waiting time fee of €12 (OMR 5) per hour.
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How to Get a Taxi in Muscat
There are many official operators providing reliable taxi services in Muscat so getting a taxi is easy 24/7. Official taxis stand out as they’re white with orange stripes and the distinctive taxi sign on the roof. If the sign on the roof or the dashboard is lit, you can wave over, signalling the driver to stop; just make sure that there’s enough space for the driver to pull over so that you’re not obstructing traffic. If you don’t see any taxis around, you can order one online. Alternatively, you can order a taxi over the phone by calling one of the official operators like OTAXI at +968 9061 0204 or TaxiPro at +968 9468 1176. Of course, if you know when and where you’ll be needing a ride, you may also pre-book your trip for an effortless door-to-door pickup and drop-off.
Pre-Book your Taxi in Muscat
Getting from one activity and destination to the other while you’re on a trip can be tiresome, especially if the public transport network isn’t extensive. To avoid unnecessary stress, you can pre-book your Muscat taxi with Welcome Pickups and upgrade your travel experience. You’ll enjoy a personalised and reliable transfer from the moment you land at Muscat Airport, without waiting in line for a taxi or checking bus timetables. A professional, English-speaking driver will be there to pick you up and your transfer will be pre-paid, saving you the trouble of currency exchange. With Welcome Pickups, you can have the same level of service for the whole duration of your trip and enjoy peace of mind with competitive fixed rates and impeccable door-to-door service. All you need to do is spend a few minutes to pre-book all the transfers you’ll need in Muscat, not only from or to the airport but to nearby destinations; a quick, comfortable, and stress-free transportation option for a memorable trip!
Muscat Taxi Tips
- Not all taxi drivers in Muscat speak English so it’s best to have your address written down in Arabic.
- Official taxis in Muscat are metered; make sure that the taximeter is turned on and set to the base fare of 4.80€ (OMR 2).
- Tipping your taxi driver isn’t expected but it’s always appreciated; a tip of around 10% of the total fare should suffice if you’re happy with the service.
- It's best to ask for a receipt at the end of the ride in case you leave any personal items behind.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Muscat
Infrastructure in Muscat isn’t as wheelchair friendly as in other tourist destinations in the UAE. Standard taxis can store and transport a foldable wheelchair in the trunk but aren’t fully accessible to wheelchair users who need to remain seated during the ride. To move around the city in comfort, you can pre-book your Muscat taxi service with a company like HolidayTaxis that provide transfers with fully wheelchair-accessible vans.
Muscat Taxi Safety and Complaints
Taxis in Muscat are strictly regulated in order to ensure safe and reliable service both for locals and tourists. All official taxis should use a taximeter for the entire ride, otherwise, the customer isn’t obligated to pay for the ride. If you encounter any problems during the ride regarding either the fare or the driver’s behaviour, you can contact the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT) at +968 2265 0650 and report the issue. Make sure that you have written down the driver’s name, registration number, and license plate and if possible, ask for a receipt at the end of the ride.