A very affordable and convenient way to sightsee in Doha, is to jump on a number 777 bus. It doesn’t have too many stops and travels from Doha International Airport, along the Corniche, through West Bay and on to the Pearl. The route takes in some of the must see sights of Doha.
The 777 route is circular, so it will bring you back to wherever yo get on. Unless you get off at any of its interesting stops. And buses run at a frequency of 20 minutes. So you never have long to wait for one to come along if you do get off.
You can buy a Karwa Smartcard on the bus. But they only accept local currency. And they are an absolute bargain at just QR 10. Even better is the fact that you can use them for up to two rides. So if you do get off. You can get back on and ride on the same ticket again. But you can only do that once. Or you will need to buy another ticket.
The service starts at 5am and ends at 11pm seven days a week. So there is plenty of opportunity to take a ride. Please take a look at our YouTube video below, to get a good idea of what you will see.
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.
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.
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.
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.
of Karwa smart card:
Card, (Cost: QR.30): Rechargeable card for long term.
Card, 24hr (Cost: QR.10): Good for two journeys within 24-hrs of purchase.
Card, 24hr (Cost: QR.20): Good for unlimited journeys within 24-hrs of
Limited Card, 24hr
Unlimited Card, 24hr
For more information and to check the information being given in this article is still up to date and correct, please go to www.mowasalat.com or call Qatar (+974) 443 66 053
Doha Bus Hop On Hop Off- The easy way to get around Qatar’s top tourist destinations
One of the best ways of getting around some of the top tourist destinations in Qatar, is to use the Doha Bus ‘Hop on, Hop off’ service. You buy a 24 hour or 48 hour ticket and then literally hop on and off the bus whenever you want (9am – 6pm). You also get a bonus free Night Tour thrown in.
Doha Bus have three tour routes (Red Line, Green Line and Orange Line). All three are available to you and you simply have to decide which tourist attractions you want to hop off at. No parking issues, no hailing taxi cabs, just wait for the next bus on the route to pick you up when you have finished (approximately every 20 mins).
You can buy tickets online or at ticket sales kiosks located in prime locations around Doha. The tickets represent exceptional value starting at QR 90 for a child, QR 180 for an adult and QR 455 for a family (24 hour period).