Getting to Qatar

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Travelling to Qatar

How do I travel to Qatar?

Your Hayya Card is your pre-approved entry permit to the country, ensuring you have a smooth journey to the FIFA World Cup™.


All commercial flights will arrive at Hamad International Airport.
All chartered flights and private jets will arrive at Doha International Airport.


Road access to Qatar is via the Abu Samra border crossing with Saudi Arabia. Travellers can continue on Salwa Road to central Doha, which is 95km from the border.


Cruise ships arrivals are scheduled by Qatar Tourism.

Arriving in Qatar

How do I get to my accommodation from…?


Taxi – Arrivals can access metered Karwa taxis 24/7. You can pay by cash, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Scan N Pay or credit card. Karwa taxis can be ordered or pre-booked on the Karwa iOS or Android app, through the toll-free number +974 800 8294 or by speaking to a Karwa airport representative upon arrival. 

Karwa taxis have accommodations for people with disabilities and/ or limited mobility. For more information, visit the Mowasalat website.

Shared rideCareem and Uber provide rideshare services to/ from the airport through their apps, which are available for iOS and Android.

Metro – Passengers arriving to either Hamad International or Doha International airports can take the Red line directly into central Doha. 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.

Hamad International Airport

In addition, passengers arriving to Hamad International Airport can access:

Public buses – Several Karwa buses service Hamad International Airport and this will be expanded for tournament visitors. Smart cards are available at the airport. 

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. 

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. 

Abu Samra Land Border 

Fans travelling by road need their Hayya Card to cross the border. More information about onward travel will be provided closer to tournament time. 

Cruise Terminal 

More information about onward travel will be provided closer to tournament time. 

Does my accommodation include a free airport transfer?

Please check with your accommodation provider to confirm whether you are entitled to an airport transfer.

For certain accommodation, such as cruise ship hotels and fan villages, a free transport service is provided for guests from the airport. Please check your confirmation emails or contact your customer representative. 

Are there any luggage restrictions on public transport?

Due to high demand, there may be luggage restrictions on public transport services. Please check with your preferred transport providers.

What are the COVID-19 travel requirements?

International travellers should check the travel advice from your chosen airline and your country's government, and follow the guidelines from the State of Qatar's Ministry of Public Health

It is your responsibility to keep up to date with current COVID-19 announcements.