Travel to Qatar

Flying to Qatar

Qatar Airways ( 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.

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:


Airport guides

Airport Code: DOH. Location: The airport is located around 9km (5.6 miles) southeast of central Doha. Money: Multiple bureaux de change and ATMs are available throughout the airport. Follow the signs or... Read more

Travel 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 ( include Doha on their Middle Eastern itineraries.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.