Getting to and
around Qatar

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Find out how to travel to and around Qatar for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Need to create your game plan for travelling to and around Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022™? Check out our winning strategies below! We look forward to welcoming fans from across the world.
Make sure you check back regularly for up-to-date information.
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Air

All commercial flights will arrive at Hamad International Airport. All chartered flights and private jets will arrive at Doha International Airport. If you’re coming by air, find out which mode of transport you can use to get to your accommodation.

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Hamad International Airport (HIA)

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Metro

Passengers arriving at Hamad International Airport can take the Red line directly into central Doha from T1 Metro Station. Passengers can buy a travel card from any station. From 10 November - 23 December 2022, ticketholders can use their digital Hayya Card and the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, available for iOS and Android, for free travel on the metro.

The metro has elevators, space for wheelchair users and guide dog allowances. Check with Qatar Rail before you travel. Additional information, including hours of operation, ticket prices and details on how to pay for travel, is available on the Qatar Rail website or app, available for iOS and Android.

Public buses

Several Karwa buses service Hamad International Airport and this will be expanded for tournament visitors. Smart cards are available from vending machines at the airport and bus drivers upon boarding. From 10 November - 23 December 2022, ticketholders can use their digital Hayya Card and the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app for free travel on public buses. Bus stations have elevators, space for wheelchair users and guide dog allowances. Visit the Mowasalat website or download the iOS or Android app before you travel.

Taxi, Uber, Careem

Arrivals can access metered Karwa taxis 24/7. Upon exiting the arrivals hall, head left and follow the signs. You can pay by cash, bank card or mobile payment. Karwa taxis have accommodations for people with disabilities and/ or limited mobility. For more information, visit the Mowasalat website or speak to a Karwa airport representative upon arrival.

Uber and Careem and provide on-demand services to/ from the airport through their apps, which are available for iOS and Android.

Note: There is no vehicle access at Cruise Ship Hotels, except for shuttle buses, taxis, Uber and Careem.

Rent a car

There are many car rental agents available at arrivals; however, due to high demand, road closures and diversions, it is recommended that you use public transport for all travel within central Doha.

Accommodation Shuttle Buses

You can book a bus for your arrival to transfer you from the airport to key accommodation areas. This service will run from 14 November - 18 December 2022 and provide a 24-hour bus service, running every 30 minutes, between Hamad International Airport and key accommodation.

Service Service Number
Cruise Ship Hotels A831
Barwa Madinatna A833
Barwa Barahat Al Janoub A835
Ras Bu Fontas Fan Village A850
Rawdat Al Jahhaniya Fan Village A851
Zafaran Fan Village A852

 

You must book your seat in advance using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app. Further details will be provided by accommodation providers closer to tournament time.

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Doha International Airport (DIA)

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Metro

Passengers arriving at Doha International Airports can take the Gold line directly into central Doha. The National Museum Metro Station is located 800m from the airport arrival terminal or you will be able take a shuttle bus.

On your return journey, take the Red line to Al Matar Al Qadeem Metro Station, which is located close to the airport departures terminal. There will be no shuttle service in operation for this metro station.

More information on getting to/ from the metro stations will be available closer to the tournament.

Passengers can buy a travel card from any station. From 10 November - 23 December 2022, ticketholders can use their digital Hayya Card and the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, available for iOS and Android, for free travel on the metro.

The metro has elevators, space for wheelchair users and guide dog allowances. Check with Qatar Rail before you travel. Additional information, including hours of operation, ticket prices and details on how to pay for travel, is available on the Qatar Rail website or app, available for iOS and Android

Taxi, Uber, Careem

Arrivals can access metered Karwa taxis 24/7 upon exiting the arrivals hall. You can pay by cash, bank card or mobile payment. Karwa taxis have accommodations for people with disabilities and/ or limited mobility. For more information, visit the Mowasalat website or speak to a Karwa airport representative upon arrival.

Uber and Careem provide on-demand services to/ from the airport through their apps, which are available for iOS and Android. The airport has dedicated pick-up/ drop-off areas, which are indicted on the apps.

Shuttle buses

A Mowasalat shuttle bus (Service Number A840) will be in operation between the Arrivals hall and the Souq Waqif Bus Hub – South.

Accommodation Shuttle Buses

You can book a bus for your arrival to transfer you from the airport to key accommodation areas. You must book your seat in advance using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app.

Further details will be provided by accommodation providers closer to tournament time.

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Land

To ensure you have a smooth journey into Qatar by road, here are some things to take into consideration.

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Abu Samra Land Border

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Arrivals:
  • Getting to the border
  • Immigration
  • Onward journey into central Doha

The Abu Samra Crossing is the State of Qatar’s land border with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is located on Salwa Road.

You have two options to enter Qatar via the land border:

  1. You can park your vehicle at the border terminal’s secure car park, which has 4,500 spaces available. Then, you will need to take the free shuttle bus from the waiting areas to the terminal.
  2. If that car park is full, you must park your vehicle at the alternative secure car park in Saudi Arabia. Then take the free shuttle bus to the border terminal.

Note: Parking fees may apply.

To use the land border parking service and enter the State of Qatar, you must have a valid FIFA match ticket, an approved Hayya Card and meet all immigration and customs requirements.

Your Hayya Card is your entry permit during the tournament and also your stadium access (along with your match ticket).

To apply for a Hayya Card, visit the Hayya Portal at Qatar2022.qa/Hayya or download the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app.

Please note that COVID-19 protocols will apply. Check moph.gov.qa for the most up-to-date advice.

After you have cleared immigration to Qatar, you have two options to reach your destination:

  1. Take the free bus from the terminal to Al Messila Metro Station in Doha. This will provide you easy access to other transport options for a seamless onward journey to your matches and accommodation.
  2. If your family members or friends are meeting you, you can take the free shuttle bus to the family and friends pick-up area, located 6km from the Abu Samra land border terminal. Please allow 10 minutes for this bus journey.
Departures:
  • Journey from central Doha to the border
  • Crossing into Saudi Arabia and onward journey

After you’ve had a memorable time in Qatar, you have two options to get back to the land border from central Doha:

  1. Head to Al Messila Metro Station where you can take the free bus straight to the border terminal.
  2. Your family members or friends can drop you at the family and friends pick-up area, located 6km from the land border. From here, you will take the free shuttle bus to the border terminal. Please allow 25 minutes for this bus journey.

After passing through immigration and customs, you can leave the State of Qatar by taking the free shuttle bus to the car park that you parked your vehicle in.

See you at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

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Sea

Get more information about entry by sea and the cruise ships that will dock at Hamad Port 

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Cruise Terminal

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Chartered cruise ships are scheduled by the Qatar Tourism Qatar Tourism and will be docked at Hamad Port for their stopovers in Qatar. Transport to and from these cruise ships will be arranged by the cruise ship operators. All travel arrangements for cruise ships will be done by cruise operators. Please liaise with your tour operator for further information.

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