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Getting to Qatar

Visiting Qatar soon? Travel to us in three easy ways: by air, road or sea. Doha is an average of 6-7 hours away from major international airports and just a few hours’ drive from our GCC neighbours. Discover all the ways you can reach Qatar, plus all the transport options once you’re here.

Travelling by air to Qatar

Whether you are enjoying a quick stopover or flying into Hamad International Airport (HIA) for a fun-filled holiday, choose from more than 50 international airlines. 

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Book a direct flight with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways connects over 160 destinations worldwide to Doha, from places like Johannesburg, Sydney and Rio. Book with our national airline and reach Doha within 5 – 10 hours. 

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Hamad International Airport

Designed to resemble the gentle waves of the Arabian Gulf, the Hamad International Airport a destination in its own where luxury, convenience, and hospitality converge to create an unforgettable experience. Whether you're passing through on your way to another destination or staying awhile to explore everything Qatar has to offer, HIA is all set to welcome you with tailored experiences and rejuvenating offerings.

Road trip to Qatar

Entering Qatar through its only land border with Saudi Arabia is a seamless travel experience. Visitors from Oman, the UAE and other GCC counties can enter by car at the Abu Samra border – which is around one hour away from Doha. Visitors must check that they have completed all the entry requirements, including obtaining a visa if necessary. Fast-track entry can be pre-registered on the Hayya app.

Explore the best of Qatar

Enrich your visit by exploring the winding roads beyond the city. Here are some hidden gems that should be on your radar, tips from locals and our comprehensive Qatar Map.

Visit Doha by cruise ship or yacht

Doha Port welcomes leading international cruise lines, such as MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises, TUI Mein Schiff, Emerald and Silversea. If you are visiting with a luxury yacht, you can dock directly in The Pearl or at Lusail Marina.

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Getting around in Qatar

It’s really easy to find transportation in Qatar, whether you want to travel by car, use Doha’s excellent public transport or try something different like a sky adventure, boat cruise or e-scooter. 

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Visit visa-free or get a Hayya e-visa

Nationalities from 102 countries can enter Qatar visa-free, and all others can apply for an e-visa using the Hayya platform online. 

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Getting to Qatar | How to travel to Qatar?