Getting Around

Doha is home to Doha International Airport, Qatar's only international airport, served regularly by Qatar Airways and in close proximity to the city. Doha also has an excellent road network with new highways being developed to further improve access to the metropole.

There is an extensive bus system and good taxi services in place in and around the city. The city also has a metro system that recently opened. Doha Port is located just off the Doha Corniche and also provides access to the city.


Doha International Airport

The airport is eight miles (13km) from Doha.

Doha International Airport (DOH)


The airport is eight miles (13km) from Doha.

Getting to the city

Most of the larger city hotels provide a courtesy shuttle service for guests to and from the airport. There is a taxi pavilion just outside the terminal. Bus routes run via the airport and into the city centre. Rental cars are available.


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Car rental

Car rental companies have desks across the Arrivals Hall of the Passenger Terminal Building, with most of the major car rental companies represented. These include Europcar, AVIS, Hertz, Budget, Payless, Sixt, and more.

Airport Taxis

There are various taxis available outside the arrivals hall.


Facilities at the airport include ATMs, bureaux de change, WiFi, restaurants, snack bars, varied and numerous shops, male and female prayer rooms, and duty-free shopping. The Qatar Airways Oryx Lounge is available to business and first-class passengers. Economy-class passengers can access these facilities at a charge of QAR 200. The Oryx Lounge includes a business centre, meeting rooms, internet access, WiFi accessibility, cloak room, nursery room, and food and beverage shops.


There are short and long-term parking bays available outside the departures and arrivals halls. Short-term parking is free for the first 10 minutes, QAR 10 per hour for the first five hours and QAR 5 per hour thereafter. There are also valet and car wash services.