The greatest gift to Doha's public transport has got to be the metro.
And now there's more of it. The recently-opened Green Line covers 11 stations from Al Riffa in the east to Al Mansoura in the west.
The stations include Msheireb which is an interchange station, Al Bidda which is also an interchange station, The White Palace, Hamad Hospital, Al Messila, Al Rayyan Al Qadeem, Al Shaqab, Qatar National Library and Education city.
Doha Metro stations operate seven days a week. From Sunday to Thursday, the trains operate between 6am and 11pm.
The metro runs from 6am until 11.59pm on Thursday and from 2pm until 11.59pm on Fridays.
Trains arrive every six minutes and the commute between stations lasts for approximately three minutes.
Metro cards and rates
All users of Doha Metro must have metro cards with them. The cards are divided into three categories: Standard, Gold Club and Limited Use.
Limited Use cards are appropriate for occasional travellers or tourists for any one-time use. The journey costs QR2 and the cost of a full day pass is QR6 for standard or family-class travel. To use the Gold Class, the journey cost is QR10 and a full day pass costs QR30.
Rechargeable Cards come in Standard and Gold options and can be recharged and used repeatedly. It has to be topped up before usage and is valid for five years. The cards will be priced at QR30 with a travel credit of QR20.
Licensed retailers will, however, not be able to top-up your travel credit. This can be done at Doha Metro stations only.
Reaching the station
Metrolink feeder buses are available for customers to use to and from the stations. Information about these shuttle buses and their pick-up points can be found on the Qatar Rail mobile app.
You can click on Plan my journey or download the maps to see the free feeder bus pick up points closest to your location.
Karwa app users can avail a flat QR8 fee through the promo code RAIL on any journey within 3km to and from the metro stations.
The Qatar Rail application can be downloaded for iOS and Android. Once you register, you can link it to your metro card. The app will keep track of all your journeys while enabling access to a network map of current operational trips.