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Travelling to Qatar
How do I travel to Qatar?
You can travel to Qatar by air, land and sea. The FIFA World Cup 2022™ has come and gone, but you can still Discover Qatar and see where football history was written.
For the most up-to-date visa and entry requirements, check the Visit Qatar website.
Hayya Card holders are allowed to enter Qatar until 24 January 2024, as per the conditions specified by the Ministry of Interior.
All flights will arrive at Hamad International Airport. Visit the airport website to discover your available travel options.
Metro – Passengers arriving at Hamad International Airport can take the Red line directly into central Doha from Hamad Intl Airport T1 Metro Station.
Passengers can buy a travel card from any station.
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, 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.
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.
Road access to Qatar is via the Abu Samra land border crossing.
The Abu Samra Crossing is the State of Qatar’s land border. It is located on Salwa Road.
For more information on how you can enter Qatar with your vehicle, please visit the Ministry of Interior website or call the hotline on (+974) 235 0777.
Chartered cruise ships are scheduled by 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.