We will write how to get from Doha airport to city center. The distance from Doha Airport to city center is 14 kilometers and the travel time from Doha airport to city is around 20 minutes by taxi and 50 QAR which is around $15 USD.
The cheapest way from Doha airport to city is by bus around 30 minutes and metro 15 minutes travel time for 3 QAR which is $1 USD. You can also rent a car in Doha airport or get a private transfer. Read here Qatar sim card for tourist.
DOHA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
AIRPORT BUS DOHA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Doha airport to city center is by bus. The Airport Bus Number 747 Doha airport to city center is the most popular running every 20 minutes starting from 4 50 am until 11 pm. The bus fare is 3 QAR which $1 USD one way ticket. The travel time from Doha airport to city center is around 20-25 minutes.
You will find easy the bus from Doha airport to city in the Arrivals. You need to get Karwa smart card from the driver for 10 QAR the limited smart card (allows you 2 trips) and 20 QAR for the unlimited smart card (unlimited trips for 24 hours).
Bus Number 777
Bus Number 777 is running from 5 am to 11 pm from Doha airport to city center starting from 5 am to 11 pm. The bus fare is 5 QAR and it’s going to to Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl Qatar.
Bus Number 109
Bus Number 109 is going from Doha airport to Al Ghanim Bus station, Barwa Village, Al Wakra and Mesaieed. The buses are running every 30 minutes from 4 40 am until 11 45 pm.
Metro From Doha Airport To City Center
The best way from Doha airport to city center is by metro. The travel time by metro Doha airport to city is around 15 minutes. You can get the metro in the Airport Terminal just 5 minutes walking following the signs. There are 3 Metro Lines: Red Line, Gold Line and Green Line. You will use the Red Metro Line from Doha airport where you will find the most popular places: West Bay, DECC, Katara and The Pearl-Qatar.
The metro fare from Doha airport to city center is 3 QAR if you get one use Travel Metro Card. It will be 2 QAR if you buy a Standard Card for 10 QAR (more about this below). You can buy the Travel Metro Card in the Metro Station and Shopping Malls. The metro schedule opening hours: Saturday to Wednesday 6 am to 11 pm, Thursday 6 am to midnight and Friday 2 pm to midnight.
DOHA METRO MAP
There are 3 Metro Lines: Red Line, Gold Line and Green Line. You will use the Red Metro Line from Doha airport where you will find the most popular places: West Bay, DECC, Katara and The Pearl-Qatar.
Metro Card Doha
You have to buy a Metro Travel Card a Limited Use (it’s free, one time use) the cost of a single journey is 3 QAR which is $1 USD and 9 QAR for 24 hours unlimited. Standard (10 QAR and rechargeable) the cost of a journey is 2 QAR and 6 QAR unlimited 24 hours. And Gold (100 QAR and rechargeable) for people who stay long time in Doha.
Karwa smartcard costs 10 QAR the limited smart card (allows you 2 trips) and 20 QAR for the unlimited smart card (unlimited trips for 24 hours). The Classic Card for 30 QAR and it can be rechargeable for long term. You can buy the Karwa smartcard in the vending machines at Hamad International Airport, Doha Bus Station, The Pearl Qatar and Qatar Mall.
BY TAXI DOHA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Doha airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 20 minutes and the taxi fare from Doha airport to city center is 50 QAR which is $15 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
CAR RENTAL AT DOHA AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Doha’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Doha. It will take you 20 minutes to get to Doha from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport for €30-40 per day.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Doha. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Doha.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION DOHA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Doha. Prices are around €40 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
WHERE TO STAY IN DOHA
A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Doha. Where you can sleep in a dorm room starting from $20-30 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $60-90 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $200 USD.
If you are traveling in Qatar outside the peak season prices will be much cheaper. You can also try Airbnb in Qatar. Get a pretty sweet discount for your first Airbnb booking in Qatar!
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL QATAR
For food budget travel in Qatar we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for $5-7 USD per person trying different choices. For decent meals expect to pay $15 USD per person in a restaurant.
BEST TIME TO QATAR
Qatar has a really hot desert climate. Summer (late May to September) is hot that it’s uncomfortable for people who are not used to this weather. We suggest that you visit during winter (November to March) when the weather is good for outdoor activities.
CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN QATAR AND ATMS
The currency of Qatar is called Qatari Riyal and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is $1 USD= 3.64 QAR. Also if you are bringing debit card you will find many ATM’s all over Qatar. You can pay in most of the places with card.
You can also try AirBnB in Qatar with prices starting from $40 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!
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