How to Reach Nizwa


  • By Air: The closest international airport to Nizwa is Muscat, at approximately 148 km. Nizwa also has its own domestic airport that mainly services domestic flights.
  • By Bus: One can board an ONTC bus from Muscat to Nizwa that run twice daily (at 8.30 am and 2.30 pm daily).


Women travelers have to bear in mind that Oman predominantly has a male-dominated society. So, solo women travelers might find themselves as the only female passenger in buses and mini-vans.

  • By Taxi: Hiring a cab would be the easiest and most convenient way to get around in Nizwa. Do remember, however, that taxi drivers do not go by the meter and often dupe foreigners who do not the going rate.
  • By Bus: The Baisa buses are inexpensive and punctual. But also remember that they drop off every passenger at a stop of their choice instead of fixed stops which means that the ride almost always longer and tiresome.
  • By Car: If you plan on exploring the outskirts of Nizwa, you will have to rent a car. There are a number of options available, rights from sedans to 4-wheel drives for any off-road adventure that you might fancy.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Nizwa. The most preferred mode of transport in Nizwa is Walking.

Average distance: 9.25 km Average time: 24.5 min

  • Walking 50%
    Walking 30 min Driving 7 min Overall average time for 3.5 kms 37 min
  • Car 50%
    Driving 12 min Overall average time for 15 kms 12 min
Route Distance Time
Saham to Nizwa 107.85 km 1 hour 47 mins
Ruwi to Nizwa 112.26 km 1 hour 52 mins
Muscat to Nizwa 117.65 km 1 hour 57 mins
Sohar to Nizwa 128.74 km 2 hours 8 mins
Sharjah to Nizwa 272.67 km 4 hours 32 mins
Dubai to Nizwa 292.25 km 4 hours 52 mins
Abu dhabi to Nizwa 370.27 km 6 hours 10 mins
Doha to Nizwa 689.75 km 11 hours 29 mins
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