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Getting around in Qatar

Explore our guide to getting around in Qatar, whether you want to rent a car, hail a taxi or use Doha’s excellent public transport. Qatar’s cities and iconic sights are connected through an extensive road network, with five main highways linking Doha to its neighbouring cities.

How to get around in Qatar

Planning a Qatar holiday? Finding transport in Doha is a breeze, from the ever-expanding Doha Metro to taxis, trams and more. 

Public transport in Doha

Doha Metro

One of the world’s most advanced metro rail systems, Doha Metro is sleek, fast and super affordable. It consists of three lines (Red, Green and Gold) which meet at Msheireb Station. These routes will easily connect you to major areas, including Hamad International Airport, West Bay, Education City and Al Wakrah

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Buses and metrolink services

Karwa Bus is the public bus network operated by the government-owned Mowasalat. These mostly electric, air-conditioned buses connect Doha to all major towns. Metrolink, the feeder bus network, supplement metro services by shuttling passengers to and from metro stations. For more information, download the Karwa Journey Planner app.

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Tram lines

There are three Doha trams to look out for:

Lusail Tram: Connects to the metro through Lusail and Legtaifiya stations, with four lines and 25 stations. Ride using your metro travel card.

Msheireb Tram: Free to ride, the tram interconnects all of Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD). It runs around a closed loop circuit with a 2 km track.

Education City Tram (EC): Free to ride, the EC Tram network has three lines, Yellow, Blue and Green. The tram has free wi-fi and is electrically-powered, using a unique method of battery-charging.

Three ways to navigating the city by road

Travel stress-free with a local taxi, book a luxury limousine transfer or rent a vehicle to visit remote attractions such as the ancient Al Jassasiya Rock Carvings. These distance attractions require a 4x4 or travellers will get stuck in the sands/rocks. 

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Whiz around on two wheels

Cyclists love to explore Qatar’s many lush parks and custom-built paths. Rent a bike and explore Al Bidda Park, Aspire Park or the Olympic Cycling Track. At 33km, it’s the world’s longest continuous cycle path.

Electric scooters are also becoming increasingly popular: simply download and register on an app like Falcon Ride, Loop Mobility or wer2 to see where you can unlock eco-friendly e-scooters, electronic bikes and mopeds.

Explore Doha on foot

During the cooler months, walking is a great way to discover local traditions and see some unusual sights. Here are a few ideas on popular walking routes.  

Explore the city with Doha Bus

See iconic locations at your own pace with Doha Bus, which offers a range of hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours. Buy the 24-hour ticket and explore popular sights like Souq Waqif, the National Museum of Qatar and Katara Cultural Village.

For a thrilling ride over sand dunes, get onboard the Monster Truck to visit the Inland Sea, see the native oryx and chill at the beach.

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