FOLLOW US

World Travel Guide > Guides > Middle East > Qatar

Travel to Qatar

Flying to Qatar

Qatar Airways (www.qatarairways.com) is the national airline, linking Qatar to over 160 international destinations. Other airlines that fly to Qatar include Air India, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Turkish Airlines, among others.

The major airport is: Doha Hamad International Airport.

Airport Guides

Doha Hamad International Airport

Code

DOH

Location

The airport is located around 9km (5.6 miles) southeast of central Doha.

Telephone

+974 4010 6666

Address
Doha Hamad International Airport
Doha

Find out more >

Flight times

From London - 6 hours 45 minutes; New York - 12 hours 20 minutes, Sydney - 15 hours 10 minutes, Singapore - 7 hours 40 minutes.

Departure tax

None.

Travelling to Qatar by Rail

At present, there are no passenger rail services to Qatar from Saudi Arabia, the only country which Qatar shares its land borders.

Driving to Qatar

Qatar shares land borders with Saudi Arabia which may be shut from time to time due to conflicts. Even when the borders are opened, only residents of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE, along with permit holders, can cross the borders.

Getting to Qatar by boat

Doha and Ras Laffan are the main ports. The water traffic is mostly commercial.

Cruise ships

Some cruise lines like MSC Cruises (www.msccruises.com) include Doha on their Middle Eastern itineraries.

Related Articles

City Highlight: Doha

In Doha, going to the shopping malls is more than a hobby, it's a necessity. Read on to find out why.

16 things to know before travelling to Qatar

Qatar is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup from 21 Nov 2022 to 18 Dec 2022. Before you go, here are the top 16 things to know