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Doha Hamad International Airport, how to go?

Are you looking for how to get from Doha Hamad International Airport to the center? We’ll also tell you about options to spend time there.

After collecting your suitcase, the only thing you want to do is get to your hotel and rest to start exploring. But stop there, there is still a long way to go, so here we are going to tell you about the options you have, so you can see how to get from Doha Hamad International Airport to the center. So, you can choose the one that suits you best.

Some facts about Doha Hamad International Airport

  • IATA Code: DOH
  • It is located 14 km from the center of Doha
  • It was inaugurated on April 30, 2014

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What can be done at Doha Hamad International Airport?

In case you are on a connecting flight, and you wonder how to get from the Doha airport to the center, to know if it is convenient for you to leave the airport, here we leave you our experience of a day of visiting Doha, made between a flight and other.

By the way, if your flight is connecting, and you fly with Qatar Airways, they will give you a yellow envelope for your boarding passes. Another important thing that you can check with the airline, in case you have a long connection, is if it is possible to take a free tour of the city.

Shopping at the airport

In case you decide to stay at the airport, you can spend your time in the many airport shops. Something that will catch your attention to see is a store for the Paris Saint-Germain soccer team, and you have to remember that the state of Qatar owns this French team.

Prayer rooms

At the airport, in addition to the usual services, such as restrooms, you will also see prayer rooms for Muslim worship.

Many food options

At Doha Hamad International Airport there are quite a few options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In our case, we had breakfast there, since we arrived quite early.

How to go from Doha Hamad International Airport to the city center?

These are the options to move from Doha Airport to the center and vice versa:

Option 1: Taxi

From the airport you can take the blue taxis, called Karwa, this network is owned by the government and highlights its turquoise blue color. The price will depend on what the meter shows, but leaving the airport, according to the official mowasalat site, they tell us that the starting price would be 25 riyals and each kilometer would cost 1.6 riyals.

Option 2: Car rental

From Doha airport, you can pick up a rental car, although you may not be sure you want to rent one here, you have to know that it exists. At the airport there are world-known companies such as Europcar, AVIS or Hertz, but there are also local companies such as Mustafawi or Al Muftah. If you are considering renting a car in Doha, here are our tips for finding a rental car at the best price.

Option 3: Bus

If you want to arrive by urban bus, from the airport, you can take buses 747 and 777 which arrive at the center and run every 20 minutes.

Option 4: Metro

As of 2019, there is a metro line that goes to the airport, the journey takes only about 15 minutes to the city center. When we were in Doha, this option did not yet exist, but according to the information I found, you have to walk about 5 minutes to get to the West Short-Term parking lot.

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Olga Grijalva

Olga is a traveler and travel content creator with 17 years of experience. Her goal is to share useful information to help you plan your adventures. She has visited more than 40 countries and is excited to share her experience with you.