Airports in Qatar
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 12 million passengers each year connect from one destination to another.
The facility was not designed for this volume of traffic, and is currently under construction to relieve the pressure of the large crowds, which can be downright unpleasant at peak times. Passengers spending more than an hour or two at the airport will want to head to the Oryx Lounge, which for $40 (free for business-class passengers) offers air-conditioned comfort and day-care facilities.
The airport is three miles (5km) from Doha.
Getting to the city
A limousine service is available from the airport with rates from QR30 to QR75 for anywhere in Doha. Most of the larger city hotels provide a courtesy shuttle service for guests to and from the airport. Taxis to the city centre cost QR5 and bus routes 49 and 94 run via the airport, a bus to the city centre costs QR2. Rental cars are available at the kiosks as you exit customs.
Tel: +974 4462 2999.
Doha International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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