Day-to-day Travel

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During the FIFA World Cup 2022™ some areas may be busier than usual, including those near the stadiums, the FIFA Fan Festival™ and the many attractions and events across the country. 

Whether home or away, the 5 Rs will help us all progress through the tournament without stoppages. 

Check out our handy transport guide for day-to-day travel during the tournament.

5 Rs: Re-mode, Re-time, Reroute, Remain, Reduce

Re-mode
  • Consider walking, cycling or using public transport
  • Share the ride: carpool with co-workers, family members or friends
  • If you’re a resident and driving to a match, see if you can share the ride
  • The tournament bus services are the most convenient for ticketholders
Re-time
  • Avoid travel during rush hour and areas where matches are being played; try to travel at quieter times 
  • Do all of your staff need to arrive at the same time? Businesses are encouraged to implement flexible working hours to allow staff to arrive at staggered times
Reroute
  • Will your normal route be busy? Aim to plan alternative routes and allow extra time for journeys 
  • Check for road closures/ diversions before you travel 
  • Use Park & Ride options when visiting central Doha 
Remain
  • Consider getting deliveries instead of making the trip yourself 
  • Save yourself the hassle of travelling. Stock up on pantry goods before tournament time 
  • Do you really need to go to the shopping mall or supermarket? Walk and visit local convenience shops instead 
  • Avoid a busy commute and work from home when possible 
Reduce
  • Reschedule meetings or trips to occur outside of matchday times 
  • Do you need to meet face-to-face? Consider switching to phone or video meetings 

Qatar has a well-connected public transport network, which will help you get around central Doha, where parking is limited.

Residents and locals are encouraged to drive and share the ride when travelling to stadiums.

Check out the Public Transport section on the Getting Around Qatar webpage to find out about the country’s range of public transport options to help you beat the traffic.

Information about road diversions, closures and restrictions will be available closer to the tournament.

 

Business-as-usual (BAU) Travel around Stadiums

Do you usually travel around one of the Qatar 2022™ stadiums?  

From 20 November to 18 December, public transport and roads surrounding the venues are expected to be busier than usual, especially 3 hours before match kick-off until 2 hours after the final whistle.

Adapt your travel routine if travelling in and around these areas to avoid traffic congestion and delays. 

Check the Match Schedule, or the stadium-specific kick-off dates and times below, to see if your regular journeys could be affected:

Al Bayt Stadium

  • 20 November (7 PM kick-off)
  • 23 November (1 PM kick-off)
  • 25 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 27 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 29 November (6 PM kick-off)
  • 1 December (10 PM kick-off)
  • 4 December (10 PM kick-off)
  • 10 December (10 PM kick-off)
  • 14 December (10 PM kick-off)

Al Thumama  Stadium

  • 21 November (7 PM kick-off)
  • 23 November (7 PM kick-off)
  • 25 November (4 PM kick-off)
  • 27 November (4 PM kick-off)
  • 29 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 1 December (6 PM kick-off)
  • 4 December (6 PM kick-off)
  • 10 December (6 PM kick-off)

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

  • 21 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 23 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 25 November (1 PM kick-off)
  • 27 November (1 PM kick-off),
  • 29 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 1 December (6 PM kick-off)
  • 3 December (10 PM kick-off)

Stadium 974

  • 22 November (7 PM kick-off)
  • 24 November (7 PM kick-off)
  • 26 November (7 PM kick-off)
  • 28 November (7 PM kick-off)
  • 30 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 2 December (10 PM kick-off)
  • 5 December (10 PM kick-off)

Education City Stadium

  • 22 November (4 PM kick-off)
  • 24 November (4 PM kick-off)
  • 26 November (4 PM kick-off)
  • 28 November (4 PM kick-off)
  • 30 November (6 PM kick-off)
  • 2 December (6 PM kick-off)
  • 6 December (6 PM kick-off)
  • 9 December (6 PM kick-off)

Al Janoub Stadium

  • 22 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 24 November (1 PM kick-off)
  • 26 November (1PM kick-off)
  • 28 November (1 PM kick-off)
  • 30 November (6PM kick-off)
  • 2 December (6 PM kick-off)
  • 5 December (6 PM kick-off)

Khalifa International Stadium

  • 21 November (4 PM kick-off)
  • 23 November (4 PM kick-off)
  • 25 November (7 PM kick-off)
  • 27 November (7 PM kick-off)
  • 29 November (6 PM kick-off)
  • 1 December (10 PM kick-off)
  • 3 December (6 PM kick-off)
  • 17 December (6 PM kick-off)

Lusail Stadium

  • 22 November (1 PM kick-off)
  • 24 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 26 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 28 December (10 PM kick-off)
  • 30 November (10 PM kick-off)
  • 2 December (10 PM kick-off)
  • 6 December (10 PM kick-off)
  • 9 December (10 PM kick-off)
  • 13 December (10 PM kick-off)
  • 18 December (6 PM kick-off)

Areas surrounding the stadiums may be even more congested on 20 November for the Opening Match, and on 18 December for Qatar National Day and the Final Match.

For updates on getting around Qatar, follow @roadto2022go on Twitter.