The Doha Metro is a new, state-of-the-art, best in the class automated rail network, running mostly underground and across the city of Doha.
Completed in May 2019, Doha Metro is one of the fastest driverless trains in the world. Departures are frequent, it is very easy to navigate, and connects with most major tourist attractions (including the Corniche, Qatar National Museum, Katara Cultural Centre and Shopping Malls) with dedicated ultra-modern stations.
This article covers Doha Metro Map, Stations, Timings, Ticket Prices and everything else you need to Know about using the Metro service.
NOVEMBER 2020 STATUS UPDATE: As part of Qatar’s Phase 4 reopening from 1 September 2020, Doha Metro has resumed regular services with 30% capacity and ensuring all coronavirus (COVD-19) precautionary measures are taken.
Doha Metro Network
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 to the centre of the city.
It has 17 currently 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. There are eleven stations along the line with notable stops being 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 Azizlyah. Eleven stations run along the Gold Line, with stops at the Qatar National Museum, Souq Wadif, Sport City (for Khalifa International Stadium) and Al Aziziyah (for Villaggio Mall).
Doha Metro Map
Below Is the latest map of Doha Metro as of 2020
Here, you can download a high resolution PDF of Doha Metro Map: Download Doha Metro High Resolution POF Map
Types of Travel Cards
To travel in Doha metro, you will need to buy a travel card. There are two different types of travel cards avaitable for Doha Matro:
- 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 cords here:
|Type of Cards||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: As part of its efforts to promote sustainability and preserve the environment, Doha Metro has suspended limited use paper tickets until further notice.
These are rechargeable cards for travel in Standard Class & Family Class. The card costs QR 10 and Tt (ol needs to be topped-up with the Journey fare.
In Standard & Family class, one journey costs QR 2 and maximum charge per day is QR 6.
Gold Club Cards
These are rechargeable cards for travel in Gotd Class which is more luxurious. The card costs QR 100 and needs to be topped up with the journey fare
In Gold class, one journey costs QR10 and maximum chorge per day is QR 30.
Where To Buy Doha Metro Travel Cards
Standard Cards con be purchased at all Metro stations (from Vending Machines) as well as licensed retailers like Al Meera, Lulu, Carrefour, Family Food Center and Jumbo.
Gold Club cards can be purchased at Gold Club offices in all 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
Stendard and Gold Club Cards can be recharged at Station Travel Card Vending Machines, Qatar Rall website and 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 thern for you. The cards con be recharged at Vending Machines, website and mobile app.
A rechargeable travel card can be used again and again as it is valid for five years Hence these cards are more suitable for frequent users Father than occasional users.
- If you use a Rechargeable Card to travel in Standard or Family Class, the rate per journey is QR 2.
- If you use a Rechargeable Card to travel in Gold Class, the rate per journey is QR 10.
The rate per journey is the same irrespective of the distance. The Travel Card will be scanned/punched twice during any journey: first while entering the platform and second time while exiting the platform.
Maximum Charge Per Day
If you travel muitiple mes during a day using Standard or Gold Club cards, there ts a daily limit on the amount charged. The maximum is three times the normal journey rate. From the fourth ride onwards, the ride is free of charge.
That means, you will pay no more than QR 6 a day (for Standard Card) and QR 30 a day (for Gold Club Card) no matter how many journeys you make in a single day.
Please note: You don’t need to tap out and in when changing stations However, there is a 90 minute limit on travel throughout the network. You will be charged after spending 90 minutes on the network. 90 minutes Is more than enough time to travel any Possible route on Doha Metro network and should not be an issue even if you are changing the trains at an intersection,
Travelling With Children
Anyone aged 5 and above needs a Travel Card to travel on Doha Metro. Children aged 4 and below do not need a Travel Card and must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.
Adult and child fares ara the same for any class.
A chitd must be 9 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 Timings
Doha Metro runs 7 days of the week Below are the daily timings for Doha Metro:
|Saturday-Wednesday||6:00 am to 11:00 pm|
|Thursday||6:00 am to 11:59 pm|
|Friday||2:00 pm to 11:59 pm|
Free Shuttle Services
Mowasalat is running Metrolink feeder buses providing first and last mule connectivity to Qatar Rail customers within 2 to S km radius of the Doha Metro stations. These are free of charge and operotes at the following times:
- Saturday to Wednesday 06°00 to 23.00 * Thursday: 06°00 to 23 59 « Friday 1400 to 2359
You can find the Metrolink route maps here.
Metroexpress is a free trial ride-sharing service, currently covering the West Bay QIC and DECC station areas (Onaiza 63) Metroexpress uses 4 fleet of branded Mercedes Vito vans, seating 7 people per vehicle. However, seating is currently restricted to 3 passengers per ride, due to COVID precautions.
Metroexpress now serves a total of six stations on the Red Line, from Qatar University to West Bay QIC.
The service operates during the following timings:
Saturday to Wednesday 05 46 to 23°00 Thursday 05 45 to 2359 Friday’ 14.00 to 23 59
This service is provided strictly for Doha Metro customers registered with Qatar Rail and is to be used only in conjunction with a metro Journey The Service can be booked through its mobile app.
How to Plan A Trip With Doha Metro
To travel using Doha Metro you can use the Plan My Journey feature on Qatar Rail websrte or download the Qatar Rail app from App Store or Google Play.
Free Wifi Connectivety
Since September 2020, Qatar Rail is also providing seamless Wi Fr for public use across all trains and lines (Red, Gold and Green} to Metro customers.
The Qatar Rail Wi Fi offers users free connectivity for 30 minutes per day on a limited bandwidth.
Customers can connect onfine as soon as they enter any station and until they leave One time registration will be required per user They will be required to sign in using their mobile number, input a One Time Password or use Facebook or email authentication before use.
To enjoy high speed Internet services, customers can purchase a dally, weekly or monthly subscription plan under ‘Add Ons’ on the @asy to use Metro Wi-Fi screens On using a subscription plan, customers can automatically connect to Qatar Rat’s Wi Fi services when in the proximity of any station or on a journey.
FAQ on Doha Metro
Where can | buy Metro tickets in Qatar?
You can buy Standord Travel Cards at all Metro Stations and authorised retailers. Gold Club Cards can be bought at Metro Stations only,
How much does Doha Metro tickets cost?
The rate per journey in Standard and Family Class is QR 2. The rate in Gold Class 1s QR 10 per journey.
Should children have tickets for Doha Metro?
Children aged 5 and above need Travel Card to travel while children aged 4 and below do not need a Travel Card.
How can I recharge Doha Metro Travel Cards?
Standard and Gold Club Cards can be recharged at Station Travel Card Vending Machines, Qatar Rail website and mobile app
What are the timings for Doha Metro?
Doha Matro timings are 6 00 am to 1100 pr (Saturday to Wednesday), 600 am to ll’69 pm on Thursday and 2.00 pm to 1°59 pm on Friday