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Getting around Qatar

Qatar University has its very own dedicated stop on the Doha Metro and there’s an internal shuttle service to transport students from all the main buildings to that stop. This shuttle service — the Campus Express — also helps students get around between the university buildings.

Public transport

Those who prefer independence and flexibility can easily move around the country using the accessible and affordable public transport system.

Bus Services

The bus network connects Hamad International Airport to various destinations across the city, offering a convenient transport option.  Bus fare can only be paid with a Karwa Smartcard, available at HIA help desks near baggage claim belts 5 & 6.

Getting around Qatar


Karwa taxis offer a convenient and flexible way travel to and from Hamad International Airport. The taxi pavilion is located to the left of the arrivals hall. All taxis are metered and the minimum flag down fare at the airport starts at QAR 25 (USD 7), with cash payments in Qatari Riyal only. Transfer time to the city centre is 30 minutes on average.

Getting around Qatar

Car rental / Driving

There are many local and international car hire firms operating in Qatar, including several with branches at HIA, such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz. Uber is also operate in Qatar.

Getting around Qatar

Doha metro

The state-of-the art Doha Metro is largely operational, connecting various points of interest across Doha. While currently mostly underground, a tram system is under development, and expected to open shortly.

Getting around Qatar

Best-in-class automated rail network

Boasting some of the fastest driverless trains in the world, the Doha Metro rapid transit system has three lines: Red, Green and Gold, with 37 stations across 76 km which converge at the centrally located Msheireb Station, close to Doha's main cultural attractions.

  • Red (coastal) Line connects Hamad International Airport to West Bay, Katara Cultural Village, Qatar University and Lusail.
  • Green (educational) Line connects Hamad Hospital, Al Bidda park, Qatar Foundation’s Education City and Mall of Qatar.
  • Gold (historic) Line runs through Khalifa Stadium, Villaggio Mall, to Souq Waqif and National Museum of Qatar.

Most stations offer free feeder buses.

Getting around Qatar
Getting around Qatar