Doha Metro Map, Stations, Timings, Ticket Prices: 2020 Guide

Doha Metro Map Stations Timings Ticket Prices

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.

SEPTEMBER 2020 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 Line

Doha Metro Red Line

The Red Line runs for 40 kilometres from Al Wakra in the south to Lusail in the north. This line also connects Hamad International Airport at Terminal 1 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 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 Doha Metro as of 2020:

Doha Metro Map

Here, you can download a high resolution PDF of Doha Metro Map:

Types of Travel Cards

To travel on Doha metro, you will need to buy a travel card. There are three different types of travel cards available for Doha Metro:

  • Limited Use Travel Cards – One time use only; Paper; Use in Standard & Family class
  • Standard Travel Card – Rechargeable; Plastic; Costs QR 10 for the card; Use in Standard & Family class
  • Gold Club Travel Cards – Rechargeable; Plastic; Costs QR 100 for the card; Use in Gold class

You can see a comparison of different types of cards here

Type of CardLimited Use CardLimited Use CardStandard CardGold Club Card
Class of TravelStandard & FamilyGold ClassStandard & FamilyGold Class
Single JourneyQR 3QR 15QR 2QR 10
Day PassQR 9QR 45QR 6QR 30
Travel Card CostFreeFreeQR 10QR 100
ReusableNoNoYesYes

Limited Use Cards

These are single-use cards, that cannot be recharged. There is no cost for the card. You just need to pay for the journey.

Passengers can opt for Single Journey Ticket or a Day Pass. A Day Pass allows unlimited journeys for one day.

Doha Metro Limited Use Card

In Standard & Family class, one journey costs QR 3 and Day Pass costs QR 9.

In Gold class, one journey costs QR 15 and a Day Pass costs QR 45.

Limited Use Travel Cards can be purchased from self-service Travel Card Vending Machines (TVMs) at all Doha Metro stations. These cards are more suitable for visitors and occasional users.

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 Standard & Family class, one journey costs QR 2 and Day Pass costs QR 6.

Doha Metro Standard Card

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 Gold class, one journey costs QR 10 and Day Pass costs QR 30.

Doha Metro Gold Card

Where To Buy Doha Metro Travel Cards

Limited use cards can be purchased at all Doha Metro stations – from Vending Machines and Gold Club offices.

Standard Cards can 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.

How To Top-up Doha Metro Travel Cards

Limited use cards cannot be recharged as they are one time use only.

Standard and Gold Club Cards can be recharged at Station Travel Card Vending Machines, Qatar Rail 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 them for you. The cards can 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 rather than occasional users.

Journey Rates

  • If you use a Limited Use Card to travel in Standard or Family Class, the rate per journey is QR 3.
  • If you use a Rechargeable Card to travel in Standard or Family Class, the rate per journey is QR 2.
  • If you use a Limited Use Card to travel in Gold Class, the rate per journey is QR 15.
  • 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 multiple times during a day using Standard or Gold Club cards, there is 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.

Day Passes for Unlimited Journey

If you are buying Limited Use Card, you can opt for Standards and Family Class Day Passes that costs QR 9 and Gold Class Day pass that costs QR 45. This will allow you to travel unlimited for the day.

All the above cards are valid on both Doha Metro and Lusail Tram.

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 are the same for any class.

A child 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

Operation Timings of Doha Metro are:

Saturday to Wednesday06:00hrs to 23:00hrs
Thursday06:00hrs to 23:59hrs
Friday14:00hrs to 23:59hrs

Free Shuttle Services

Metrolink

Doha Metro Metrolink Bus

Mowasalat is running Metrolink feeder buses providing first and last-mile connectivity to Qatar Rail customers within 2 to 5 km radius of the Doha Metro stations. These are free of charge and operates at the following times:

  • Saturday to Wednesday: 06:00 to 23:00
  • Thursday: 06:00 to 23:59
  • Friday: 14:00 to 23:59

You can find the Metrolink route maps here.

Metroexpress

Doha Metro Metroexpress

Metroexpress is a free trial ride-sharing service, currently covering the West Bay QIC and DECC station areas (Onaiza 63). Metroexpress uses a fleet of branded Mercedes Vito vans, seating 7 people per vehicle.

The free trial ride-sharing service provides a quick and convenient access to DECC and West Bay QIC metro stations from dedicated pick-up/drop-off points only. The Service can be booked through its designated app.

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.

How to Plan A Trip With Doha Metro

To travel using Doha Metro you can use the Plan My Journey feature on Qatar Rail website or download the Qatar Rail app from App Store or Google Play.


FAQ on Doha Metro


Where can I buy Metro tickets in Qatar?

You can buy Standard Travel Cards at all Metro Stations and authorised retailers. Limited Use Cards and Gold Club Cards can be bought at Metro Stations only.

How much does Doha Metro tickets cost?

The rates per journey in Standard and Family Class are QR 2 (Standard Card) or QR 3 (Limited Use Card). The rates in Gold Class are QR 10 and QR 15 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 Metro timing are: Saturday to Wednesday: 06:00hrs to 23:00hrs, Thursday: 06:00hrs to 23:59hrs and Friday: 14:00hrs to 23:59hrs.


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