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Getting around

Visitors can discover Doha by road, air or sea - as a variety of options - from bus, to helicopter or dhow boat tours are available throughout the day.


Public transport in Qatar

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.


Karwa Taxi by Mowasalat, is the exclusive taxi operator in the State of Qatar. On arrival at Hamad International Airport (HIA), follow the signs for the taxi rank and enjoy a hassle-free transportation experience. Karwa Taxis are available at prominent locations around Qatar, such as shopping centres, hotels, hospitals, business centres and more. Travellers with special needs can book a minivan via the Karwa Taxi app, suitable for two or three wheelchairs and accompanying passengers. Payment options are cash, all major credit and debit cards, iPay (by Vodafone), Apple pay and Google pay. 

In addition, the Metro Express Service can be accessed through the Karwa Taxi App. In certain areas, a shared ride to the closest Metro or Tram station can be requested. It is a service that is provided free of charge, when combined with a Metro or Tram ride.

For bookings, download the Karwa Taxi App, call 4458 8888 or hail from the side of the road.

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. 

Book your limousine

Continue your high-class travel experience with the brand-new Mowasalat limousines. Doha Limousine provides three categories of limousine – Limousine, Electric and Van that are all available at the HIA limousine rank. You can book your vehicle on the Karwa Taxi App or call +974 4458 8888.

Doha Limousines can be booked for specific journeys, by the hour, or rented on a short-term or long-term basis. All limousines are metered and tracked by a quality assurance team. Payment options are cash, all major credit and debit cards, iPay (by Vodafone), Apple pay, Google pay. VIP Limousines are also made available at HIA and all major five-star hotels.

Getting around
Doha city
Getting around

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.

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
The state-of-the art Doha Metro
Getting around