Most visitors arriving at Hamad International Airport will just want to jump into a taxi and quickly get to where they are going. But if you are not too tired, can easily handle your luggage and have a little more time on your hands. You can elect to take a bus for a fraction of the cost. Getting around Qatar can be very affordable using the Karwa bus service.
Bus tickets cost between QAR 2.50 and QAR 7.00 but can only be paid for by cash (local cash). Single journey tickets can be bought on the bus.
You can also buy Smart Cards at a machine located in the Bus Terminal at Hamad International Airport. The machine accepts local currency or a credit card.
KARWA SMART CARD
Public transport smart cards are needed to ride Karwa public bus. Top-up amount in multiples of Qr.10. Buy and top-up Karwa smart card at ticket vending machines at Hamad International Airport, Doha Bus Station, The Pearl Qatar and Qatar Mall, also partner merchants.
Three types of Karwa smart card:
- Classic Card, (Cost: QR.30): Rechargeable card for long term.
- Limited Card, 24hr (Cost: QR.10): Good for two journeys within 24-hrs of purchase.
- Unlimited Card, 24hr (Cost: QR.20): Good for unlimited journeys within 24-hrs of purchase.
|Sample Exchange Rates||0.21||0.27||0.24||14.44|
|Limited Card, 24hr||10||2.08||2.75||2.41||144|
|Unlimited Card, 24hr||20||4.16||5.49||4.82||289|
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