Day-to-Day Travel Qatar
Day-to-Day Travel Qatar

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.

 

Reduce, remain, re-mode, re-route and re-time your travels during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Central Doha 

Spanning from West Bay down to Souq Waqif, the city’s coastal area will be a central hub for fans during the tournament. 

We encourage everyone to use Doha’s well-connected public transport network due to road diversions and restrictions during tournament time. Check back for further updates closer to tournament time.

Below you will find information on a range of public transport options to help you beat the traffic. Let’s go! 

Travel tips

Commuters in Doha Metro station
Metro
  • Buy your travel card at stations and some supermarkets – and then save time by topping up online or on the Qatar Rail app (iOS and Android)
  • Enjoy longer running services during the tournament
  • Change lines at Msheireb and Al Bidda Metro stations
  • MetroLink buses are free and run useful routes within 2-5km of stations
  • MetroExpress are free minibuses that shuttle passengers between stations and nearby locations and can be booked via the app (iOS and Android)
  • Some stations will have dedicated car parks to help reduce traffic during tournament time, including Qatar University, Al Qassar and Umm Ghuwailina
  • Check out the full network map
Line of Qatar Buses
Public buses
  • Services will operate for longer than usual during the tournament
  • Buy a smart card from Doha Bus Station or some supermarkets 
  • Keep track of timetables and your smart card balance on the Karwa Bus app (iOS and Android)
  • Visit Mowasalat for more information
People walking in the park with Doha skyline in the background
Walking, cycling and e-scooters

Doha is right on the sea, filled with enchanting cityscapes and parks, meaning that walking around is a pleasure.

 

The city is also relatively flat and at sea level, making for leisurely cycling conditions. The Qatar Cycling Federation has information about cycle paths and more adventurous routes.

 

Electric scooters in Doha can also be rented by the minute. Simply download the provider's app and you'll be whizzing around in no time.

Highway with cars in Lusail, Qatar
Driving

We recommend that you use public transport if you’re staying in central Doha due to busy road networks, closures and diversions. Motorists drive on the right side of the road.

 

Car rental with a non-Qatari licence – You can rent a car if you are 25 and older, and have held a valid driving licence for at least 12 months. Rental availability is likely to be low due to demand.

 

Driving with a non-Qatari licence – Visit or business visa holders can drive for up to 15 days from arrival with their home country license, or six months with an international license. GCC licence holders can drive for up to three months from arrival. To extend this, you need to apply for a temporary Qatar driving licence.

Qatar’s transport operators

Qatar is well served by a wide range of public transport operators, including metro, tram, buses, rentable bicycles and e-scooters, and taxis. Please follow the links below to visit each operator’s website.

Qatar Rail (metro, tram, metrolink and metroexpress buses)

Mowasalat (buses)

Karwa (taxis)

Uber and Careem (rideshare)