Al Ashkharah is located at an important junction. This is where Coastal Hwy 17 meets inland Hwy 35 from Al Kamil. Most people heading south to Masirah or Salalah from Sur are likely to pass through this town. There is no public transport.
The journey from Sur, via Ras Al Hadd, to Al Ashkharah is 120km and takes about two hours to drive. From Al Kamil (70km) it takes about one hour to drive.