Bus

Use the public bus service to travel across Doha

Doha’s bus network connects Hamad International Airport to various destinations across the city, offering a convenient transport option. All buses are operated by Mowasalat, Qatar’s state transport company. The vehicles are clean, well-maintained and staffed by trained drivers and supported by helpful ground staff.

Paying your bus fare with Karwa Smartcard

Your bus fare can only be paid with a Karwa Smartcard.

 Buy or top-up the Smartcard at ticket vending machines located at Arrivals, Ground Floor, Bus Pavilion at Hamad International Airport. The Ticket Vending Machine is a user friendly, smart device available on a 24X7 basis, providing fast and secure transactions. The touch-screen is easy to use and the device offers voice assistance to customers undertaking the transactions.

 The machine only accepts Cash – Qatari Riyal (QR) 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 currency notes. Since it does not have a refund feature, customers are advised to pay using the exact amount.

Three types of Karwa Smartcards to choose from:

  • Classic Card, QAR 30 (USD 8):  rechargeable card for long term / future journeys.
  • Limited Card, QR10 Card (USD 3) : two inner-city trips within a 24 hour period
  • Unlimited Card, QR20 Card (USD 5): unlimited trips across Qatar within a 24 hour period.

Please remember to tap in on boarding and tap out when leaving.

For more information, visit Karwa website

Bus routes

For your convenience there are three bus routes serving Hamad International Airport:

Route 757: HIA- Al Matar Street - D Ring Road- Najma Street - Al Mansoora Street

Operating Hours: 24 hours

Frequency: every 30 mins from 04:00 – 23:00 , every 60 Mins from 23:00 – 04:00

Fares: QAR 3 (via Karwa smartcard)

View Bus Route Maps for more info

Route 777: HIA - West Bay - the Pearl - Zig Zag Towers via Corniche (circular route)

Operating Hours: 05:00 to 24:00

Frequency: 20 minutes

Fares: QAR 5 (via Karwa Smartcard)

View Bus Route Maps for more info

Route 109: Al Ghanim Bus Station - HIA – Barwa Village – Al Wakra – Mesaieed (also in the reverse direction)

Operating Hours: 04:04 to 23:04

Frequency: 30 minutes

Fares: from QAR 2.5 - 6 (via Karwa Smartcard)

View Bus Route Maps for more info

Route 747: HIA – Souq Waqif - Al Ghanim Bus Station - Old Salata Area via Al Matar Street (also in the reverse direction)

Operating Hours: 04:42 to 23:42

Frequency: 20 minutes

Fares: from QAR 3 (via Karwa Smartcard)

View Bus Route Maps for more info

Route 737: HIA - Karwa City Bus Stations (also in reverse direction)

Operating Hours: 24 hours

Frequency: 20 minutes

Fares: from QAR 3 (via Karwa Smartcard)

View Bus Route Maps for more info

Route 727: HIA - Al Khor (also in reverse direction)

Operating Hours: 04:00 to 23:50

Frequency: 60 minutes

Fares: from QAR 2.5 - 7 (via Karwa Smartcard)

View Bus Route Maps for more info

For more information about routes and timings please contact the Mowasalat call centre on (+974) 4458 8974/ 8650 or visit the Mowasalat website.

Boarding your bus

All buses depart from our Bus Pavilion (map) that is located to the right of the arrivals hall. Please exit the Arrivals Hall by following the signs to the Bus Pavilion or ask at the information desk for assistance. Each bus offers a storage area for stowing your baggage during the journey.

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