The Doha Metro is a state-of-the-art, best-in-the-class automated rail network running underground and across the city of Doha. In this article, we cover Qatar metro timings, Doha metro timings, Doha Metro Map, Stations, Ticket Prices, and everything you need to know about using the Metro service. Keep in mind we regularly review this article to ensure the content is up-to-date and accurate. The last editorial review and updated today.
Qatar Metro Timing Recent Updates
25 NOVEMBER 2022: Doha Metro and Lusail Tram transported 2.4 million passengers during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament, especially to tournament stadiums, recreational areas, and fan zones.
15 NOVEMBER 2022 UPDATES: Al Matar Al Qadeem metro station is the closest metro station to Doha International Airport (DIA), and Hamad International Airport T1 station is the closest metro station to Hamad International Airport (HIA).
For safety reasons, travelers with luggage won’t be allowed on board during busy times. Please plan your trip to the airport ahead of time.
Report any unattended bags you see around Metro stations please contact 105 or your nearest staff member.
10 NOVEMBER 2022 UPDATES: Starting from 10 November 2022 till 23 December 2022, those with Hayya Card can use the metro service for free. Prepare your Hayya Card on your phone before reaching the gates and show it to the Metro staff. Tapping is not required.
From 11 November to 19 December 2022, Corniche station on the Red Line will operate as an exit only. You can access the Metro through the nearest stations: West Bay Qatar Energy or Al Bidda.
From 11 November to 19 December 2022, MetroExpress service will operate from Saturday to Thursday 6 AM to 12 Noon. The service is not available on Fridays. Sports City & Al Waab service areas will be serviced through Al Waab QLM Metro Station.
Qatar Doha Metro Timings During FIFA World Cup
On the occasion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, from 11 November to 20 December 2022, Doha Metro Services will operate from 6 AM to 3 AM (Saturday to Thursday). On Fridays, the metro opening hours are 9 AM to 3 AM.
|Saturday to Thursday||6 AM to 3 AM|
|Fridays||9 AM to 3 AM|
Starting 11 November, all carriages will be changed to Standard Class. The Gold and Family Class will be suspended until 22 December. This step is being taken to increase the train capacity during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
There are 35 additional gates installed in nine Doha Metro stations. These nine Qatar metro stations are connected to the stadiums & entertainment areas, which are expected to see a huge turnout. These additional gates will facilitate the movement of fans inside stations.
Qatar Rail will deploy 110 metro trains and extend its operations to 21 hours daily to cater to an anticipated surge in ridership during the World Cup. It expects around 700,000 daily commuters during the tournament, about six times the routine daily ridership.
Doha Metro Timings
Below are the regular timings for Doha Metro (Updated 30 NOV 2022)
|Days||Regular Timing||World Cup Timing|
|Saturday to Wednesday||06:00 am to 11:00 pm||06:00 am to 03:00 am|
|Thursday||06:00 am to 11:59 pm||06:00 am to 03:00 am|
|Friday (regular timing)||02:00 pm to 11:59 pm||09:00 am to 03:00 am|
Walking Time Between Stations
Walking can be quick and easy to get around Metro stations, especially during busy times. This map shows you how much time it takes to walk between some stations.
Doha Metro Network
A Doha Metro network consists of three lines — Red, Green, and Gold, with 37 stations, including 2 interchange stations.
Doha Metro Red Line
The Red Line runs for 40 kilometers from Al Wakra in the south to Lusail in the north. This line also connects Hamad International Airport at Terminal 1 to the city’s center.
It has 17 active stations (Legtaifiya will open next year), notably West Bay QIC, Katara, and Qatar University. The Red Line has two interchange stations for the metro lines — Al Bidda and Msheireb.
Doha Metro Green Line
The Green Line runs east from Al Mansoura to Al Riffa in the west. It has eleven stations along the line, with notable stops at Education City, Hamad Hospital, Al Shaqab, and Qatar National Library.
Doha Metro Gold Line
The east-to-west Gold Line extends from Ras Bu Aboud to Al Aziziyah. Eleven stations run along the Gold Line, with stops at the Qatar National Museum, Souq Waqif, Sport City (for Khalifa International Stadium), and Al Aziziyah (for Villaggio Mall).
Doha Metro Map
Below is the latest map of the Doha Metro stations network as of 2022:
Here is the geographic map of Doha Metro.
Types of Doha Metro Travel Cards
To travel using the Doha metro, you must buy a travel card. There are two different types of travel cards available for Doha Metro:
- Standard Travel Card – Rechargeable Plastic Cards; Costs QR 10 for the card; Use in Standard & Family class
- Gold Club Travel Cards – Rechargeable Plastic Cards; Costs QR 100 for the card; Use in Gold class
You can see a comparison of the two types of cards here:
|Type of Card||Standard Card||Gold Club Card|
|Class of Travel||Standard & Family||Gold Class|
|Single Journey Cost||QR 2||QR 10|
|Maximum Charge Per Day||QR 6||QR 30|
|Travel Card Cost||QR 10||QR 100|
UPDATE: Doha Metro has suspended the limited use of paper tickets to promote sustainability and preserve the environment until further notice.
Doha Metro Standard Cards
These are rechargeable cards for travel in Standard Class & Family Class. The card costs QR 10 and needs to be topped up with the journey fare.
In the Standard & Family class, one journey costs QR 2, and the maximum daily charge is QR 6.
Doha Metro Gold Club Cards
These are rechargeable cards for travel in Gold Class which is more luxurious. The card costs QR 100 and needs to be topped up with the journey fare.
In the Gold class, one journey costs QR 10, and the maximum daily charge is QR 30.
Over 1.5 million Travel Cards (Standard & Gold club) have been sold from day one until March 2022.
Where To Buy Doha Metro Travel Cards
Standard Cards can be purchased at all Metro stations (from Vending Machines) and licensed retailers like Al Meera, Lulu, Carrefour, Family Food Center, and Jumbo.
Gold Club cards can be purchased at Gold Club offices in all Doha Metro stations.
These cards are valid on both Doha Metro and Lusail Tram. Note that Lusail Tram does not have Gold Class.
How To Top Up Doha Metro Travel Cards
The Qatar metro cards can be recharged through station travel card vending machines, the Qatar Rail website, and the mobile app.
The Standard Cards available at licensed retailers are priced at QR 30, including travel credit for QR 20. However, retailers will not able to top up them for you. The cards can be recharged at vending machines, websites, or mobile app.
A rechargeable travel card can be used repeatedly as it is valid for five years. Hence these cards are more suitable for frequent users rather than occasional users.
Doha Metro Frequency
Typically, trains on the Doha Metro network operate every 3 minutes, so you do not have to wait more than 3 minutes for the next train.
Traveling With Children
Anyone aged five and above needs a Travel Card to travel on Doha Metro. Children aged four and below do not need a Travel Card and must be accompanied by a fare-paying adult.
- Fares are the same for any class for both adults and children.
A child must be nine years old or above to travel alone on the network. Younger kids should be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age.
Doha Metro Park & Ride Facility
One convenient way to reach the metro network is to use any of the ‘Park & Ride facilities available for the public at 12 stations across the Doha Metro network with around 12,000 parking spaces. As part of this initiative, free parking spaces are provided to passengers who can park their vehicles and avail of Metro services to reach their destinations.
The Red Line Umm Ghuwailina station has a Park & Ride facility with 2,500 parking spaces, Qatar University station has 3,800 parking spaces, and Al Messila station on the Green Line has 4,000 parking spaces. These will allow the public to park their cars and use the metro to reach their destination without worrying about traffic.
How to Plan A Trip With Doha Metro
To travel using Doha Metro, you can use the Plan My Journey feature on the Qatar Rail website or download the Qatar Rail app from App Store or Google Play.
Doha Metro Contact Number
Doha Metro has a 24×7 customer care helpline on 105 (inside Qatar) and +974 4429 3777 (outside Qatar).
FAQ on Doha Metro
Q. Where can I buy Metro tickets in Qatar?
A. You can buy Standard Travel Cards from all Metro Stations and authorized dealers while Gold Club Cards are only bought through Metro Stations only.
Q. How much do Doha Metro tickets cost?
A. In Standard and Family Class ticket costs are QR 2. The rate in Gold Class is QR 10 per journey.
Q. Should children have tickets for Doha Metro?
A. Children of age five and above need Travel Card to travel, while children aged four and below do not need a Travel Card.
Q. How can I recharge Doha Metro Travel Cards?
A. You can recharge Doha Metro Travel Cards at Station Travel Card Vending Machines, the Qatar Rail website, and the mobile app.
Q. What are the timings for Doha Metro?
A. Doha Metro’s regular timings from Saturday to Wednesday are 06:00 am to 11:00 pm while on Thursday from 06:00 am to 11:59 pm and on Friday from 02:00 pm to 11:59 pm.
Q. How many Trains are there on Doha Metro trains?
A. On normal days Doha Metro trains operate with three cars.
Q. What time does Doha Metro close?
A. Doha Metro stops service at 11.00 pm from Saturday to Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, the service is extended until 11.59 pm.
Q. When is the last Metro train from Hamad International Airport?
A. From HIA the last Doha Metro train is at 10:19 pm (Sat to Wed) and 11:19 pm (Thu-Fri).
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