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Travel on the Doha Metro

When it comes to travelling around Doha in Qatar, the metro is exceptionally clean and convenient. It makes one of the world’s most advanced metro train systems, with high-speed journeys and trains arriving every 6 minutes.

Fast trains at an affordable price

Surprisingly affordable, the Qatar metro in Doha is one of the best ways to get around. You can explore all day for a maximum cost of QAR 6. There are 3 types of carriage to choose from: Standard, Family, and Goldclub.

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Doha Metro lines

There are three separate lines with 37 stations available across the city. Plus, there are plans to add another line soon. Eventually, there will be around 100 stations on the Qatar metro system.

The Green Line (Education line) 

The Green Line runs east from Al Mansoura to Al Riffa Mall of Qatar in the west. There are 11 stations along the line, with notable stops being Education City, Hamad Hospital, Al Shaqab and Qatar National Library. 

The Red Line (Coastal line) 

The Red Line runs for 40 km from Al Wakra in the south to Lusail in the north. It also connects Hamad International Airport at Terminal 1 to the city centre. Amongs its 18 active stations are West Bay Qatar Energy, Katara, and Qatar University. The Red line has connecting stations where you can hop on to other lines: Al Bidda for Red/Green line interchanges and Msheireb for Red/Green/Gold line interchanges. It also connects to the tram network at Legtaifiya and Lusail.

The Gold Line (Historic line) 

The east to west Gold Line extends from Ras Bu Aboud to Al Aziziyah. Eleven stations run along the Gold Line, with stops at the Qatar National Museum, Souq Waqif, Sport City (for Khalifa International Stadium) and Al Aziziyah (for Villaggio Mall). 

The Blue Line (City line) 

Still under construction, the Blue Line should be finished by 2025. It will run from HIA (Hamad International Airport) Terminal 2 to West Bay. Total length 17.5 km.

Getting to the nearest Metro station

Need to get to a Metro station quickly? You have several options for services that will whizz you to your nearest stop.

Doha metro services

Riding on the Qatar metro is convenient and pleasant for everyone in the family. Services you can expect include:

Hop on the Doha Metro 

Want to see it in action? Get a glimpse of the smooth and rapid metro journeys in Qatar’s capital city. 

Doha metro | Driverless trains in Qatar capital
Doha metro | Driverless trains in Qatar capital

Hours of service

Open from early until late, the Doha Metro system is accessible most of the time.

Sunday – Wednesday: 5:30 AM to 11:59 PM

Thursday: 5:30 AM to 1:00 AM

Friday: 2:00 PM to 1 AM*

Saturday: 6:00 AM to 11:59 PM

*Take note of Friday morning shutdown for Friday prayers. Many museums, restaurants and sights are also closed during this time. 

Doha metro | Driverless trains in Qatar capital

How to get tickets for the metro

There are two main classes of travel: standard (which includes family carriages) and goldclub. Get your tickets from any station vending machine, and pop into a goldclub office in one of the Doha Metro stations for a goldclub card.

Tip: Travel cards are for frequent customers only and designed to be topped up.

Have questions about the Doha Metro system?

Children under the age of 5 travel for free. Then, children will be charged at the same price as adults. 

You can buy your ticket (travel card) at the station vending machines. There are some retailers which also sell metro cards too. 

The trains arrive every 6 minutes so you won’t be waiting long.

Yes, you ‘tap in’ and ‘tap out’ your Doha metro card at the start and end of every journey.

As the trains are high speed, the average journey from station to station is just 3 minutes.

You can go beyond Doha to the neighbouring city of Lusail. Doha metro connects with Lusail tram network at Lusail and Legtafiya stations. There are also plans for water taxis to link Al Wakra with Al Khor, so watch out for that. 

The Green Line.

Msheireb is the largest station at the heart of Doha metro map. Here, Red, Gold and Green Lines all meet.

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Doha metro | Driverless trains in Qatar capital