Doha International Airport
The only commercial airport in Qatar, Doha International Airport is a relentlessly busy facility that acts as a major travel hub between east and west. The base for Qatar Airways, flights to Doha International Airport come in from all over the world as more than 12 million passengers each year connect from one destination to another. The airport is huge and facilities are extensive.
The airport is eight miles (13km) from Doha.
Getting to the city
Most of the larger city hotels provide a courtesy shuttle service for guests to and from the airport. There is a taxi pavilion just outside the terminal. Bus routes run via the airport and into the city centre. Rental cars are available.
Car rental companies have desks across the Arrivals Hall of the Passenger Terminal Building, with most of the major car rental companies represented. These include Europcar, AVIS, Hertz, Budget, Payless, Sixt, and more.
There are various taxis available outside the arrivals hall.
Facilities at the airport include ATMs, bureaux de change, WiFi, restaurants, snack bars, varied and numerous shops, male and female prayer rooms, and duty-free shopping. The Qatar Airways Oryx Lounge is available to business and first-class passengers. Economy-class passengers can access these facilities at a charge of QAR 200. The Oryx Lounge includes a business centre, meeting rooms, internet access, WiFi accessibility, cloak room, nursery room, and food and beverage shops.
There are short and long-term parking bays available outside the departures and arrivals halls. Short-term parking is free for the first 10 minutes, QAR 10 per hour for the first five hours and QAR 5 per hour thereafter. There are also valet and car wash services.
WiFi is free throughout Doha International Airport.
Many premium lounges offer excellent business facilities including computer terminals, fax services, WiFi, newspapers, and even secretarial services.
Doha International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.