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Transportation to and from Doha Hamad International Airport


What is the distance from Doha Hamad International Airport to the centre of Doha?

The distance from the airport to the centre of Doha (Souq Waqif) is 14 kilometres / 8.7 miles, it takes about 20 minutes by car.

From DOH Airport to Doha City centre by Taxi
14 km
20 min
QAR 45.-

Public transport

Metro to Doha

Since December 2019, you can travel by metro between Doha Hamad International Airport and the city, before the bus and taxi were your only options. Due to the new metro connection Doha Hamad International Airport is now easily accessible by public transport, the journey time to the centre of Doha is only 15 minutes. The airport’s metro station is a 5-minute walk from the terminal, it’s located next to West Short Term Car Park. If you need to be in the city centre, you can take the Red Line in the direction of Lusail to Msheireb, along the way it stops at Oqba Ibn Nafie, Al Matar Al Qadeem, Umm Ghuwailina and Al Doha Al Jadeda. From Msheireb metro station, you can reach the centre of Doha on foot or by metro by changing to the Gold Line. The centre of the city is one stop away, namely Souq Waqif metro station.

Metro tickets
In total, Doha has three metro lines: Red Line, Gold Line and Green Line. Popular places such as West Bay, DECC, Katara and The Pearl-Qatar (Legtaifiya metro station) are directly accessible by the red metro line from the airport. You can buy tickets for the metro from ticket machines at the stations. First, you will need to buy a Travel Card, you can choose between Limited Use (free, one time use), Standard (10 QAR, rechargeable) and Gold (100 QAR, rechargeable). Second, you must top up your card to access the platforms. The price for a single ticket is 3.00 QAR with a Limited Use Travel Card and 9.00 QAR for a day ticket. If your are in possession of a Standard Travel Card you pay 2.00 QAR in Standard & Family Class, the price for a day ticket is 6.00 QAR. Gold Class is much more expensive, but a very nice experience as well. Children up to 4 years are allowed to travel for free on public transport in Qatar. Please consult website Doha Metro for more information.

Bus to Doha

You can still travel by bus to and from Doha Hamad International Airport, several buses run from and to the airport. Bus Route 747 (04:50 hours – 23:50 hours / 3.00 QAR) and Bus Route 777 (05:00 hours – 23:00 hours / 5.00 QAR) connect the airport to the city centre, every 20 minutes you have a travel option. Bus 747 stops at many places in central Doha, including at Al Ghanim Bus Station near Souq Waqif metro station. Bus 777 runs to Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl-Qatar via a few stops in the city centre. Doha Hamad International Airport’s bus station is located on the right-hand side outside the Arrivals hall. Buses in Doha are operated by Mowasalat. Please consult website Mowasalat for more information.

Discover and book tickets, activities and tours:



Doha: Souq Waqif, Katara, and Pearl-Qatar Island Guided Tour

Discover the sights and sounds of Doha on this guided tour. Explore the shops in Souq Waqifall, learn about life in Qatar at the Katara cultural village, and visit the manmade Pearl-Qatar island.


Doha: Dhow Cruise and Corniche Walk

Embark for a 2-hour cruise on a traditional wooden sailing boat, called a dhow, used in the past by merchants and fishermen.


Doha: Katara Cultural Tour

KATARA was built to epitomize traditional Qatari architecture.



Doha: Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding and Inland Sea Tour

Enjoy a day trip to the desert with a safari guide in an air-conditioned 4WD, with return hotel transfers from Doha. Go camel riding, dune bashing, and sandboarding.


Doha: Desert Safari Dune Bashing and Inland Sea Day Trip

Enjoy a desert dune bashing adventure amidst the fabled sand dunes of Qatar with this day trip from Doha. See camels and falcons, cruise thorugh the sand in a 4WD vehicle, and visit the Inland Sea.


Doha: Desert Safari, Dune Bashing Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Experience the stunning beauty of the desert of Qatar by 4WD vehicle and take a short camel ride. Drive across the desert dunes on a safari tour from Doha.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

Doha: Quad Bike, Sandboarding, Desert Safari, Camel Ride

Embark on an adventure tour through the desert of Qatar. Experience an ATV bike ride, a camel ride, and adventurous dune bashing, all in the company of a certified 4x4 desert driver.

Tour & transport

Doha: Desert Safari w/ Quad Bike, Sandboarding & Camel Ride

Venture into the heart of the desert outside Doha for a day of safari adventure. Enjoy the delightful desert scenery and participate in thrilling activities such as quad biking, sandboarding, dune bashing, and a camel ride.

Tour & transport

Doha: The Pearl-Qatar Food Tour & Boat Ride

Set off on a tasting journey through the diverse international food scene on The Pearl-Qatar. Explore most of the island's attractions as you delight your taste buds. Soak up the scenery on an included water taxi ride.


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