Hamad International Airport in Doha, the home base of SKYTRAX 5 star airline Qatar Airways is a new (build in 2014) airport which has replaced an old Doha airport due to high capacity demands.
The airport has currently 1 Terminal with 5 concourses (A, B, C, D, E) and 2 runways located 1.2 miles from each other, both designed for simultaneous take-offs and landings.
It offers a large amount of shopping, dining, lounging and entertainment options.
The airport is open 24/7.
Doha Hamad Airport Transit
New airport's terminal is large, modern and very spacious and certainly does not share flaws from the old airport. It is easy to navigate within the airport and so required transit time is as low as 45 minutes and 60 minutes for USA flights as long as the flights are booked within 1 ticket.
It is possible to step out from the airport and visit the near city of Doha. About 6 hours layover between your flights should be sufficent to visit the city and come back waiting for your flight. Longer layovers are possible while booking your ticket. Visa are free for upto 90 days, available at the Doha airport.
Doha Hamad Airport Transfer
Many hotels in Doha offer their own shuttle service as it is most convenient means of transport to city centre.
Other then hotel shuttles, City taxis are very popular here.
Flag-down fare -
4 QARcurrently £0.88 +
25 QARcurrently £5.49 'from airport' surcharge
1.2 QARcurrently £0.26
Journey Airport- Doha City centre (skyscrappers, bussiness area) costs approx.
60 QARcurrently £13.19
Journey Airport- south Doha (Souq Waqif) costs approx. 40-50 QAR
There are Express buses available from the airport to Doha City centre.
- Buses operate from 5:30 – 23:30 and departure every 20 minutes.
One way -
10 QARcurrently £2.20
24 hour ticket -
20 QARcurrently £4.40
Buy tickets from the driver
Airport Bus stop is located at the right end of the terminal, signed as City Bus.
- Bus No. 747 calls at final bus station Al Ghanim, Souq Waqif
- Bus No. 777 calls at Doha City Center shopping centre in West Bay.
Accomodation near the airport