Transport in Qatar

Transport in Qatar Last updated on Saturday 24th April 2010

As there is neither a bus nor a service-taxi system in Qatar, the only option for visitors is to rent a car or hire a taxi.

Taxis

Most taxis in Qatar have meters but the fare should still be negotiated in advance. The fare from the airport into Doha should be about QR15.

There are plenty of taxis available in Doha and it is easy to find one. Rates are normally quite cheap but they do increase at night.

Cars

Cars can be rented on most foreign licences. Foreigners resident in GCC countries can rent a car if they can show a residence visa from their country of residence.

Avis, Budget and Europcar rates per day for a small car, including insurance and unlimited mileage, is about QR150. There are rental desks at the airport and also in some hotels. There is also an agency in Doha -- Al-Muftah Rent-A-Car on Musheireb Street -- which often gives rates cheaper than QR150 per day.

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