How To Reach Qatar's Eight FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums By Road Or By Public Transport In Qatar
Category: Fifa World Cup 2022
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The FIFA World Cup is being held in Qatar for the first time. Having the smallest country to host makes it easy for visitors to navigate the country even if attending multiple games on the same day is possible. All 8 venues are within easy driving distance of Doha, the furthest distance between stadiums being 34 miles (55 km). It is possible to attend consecutive matches across different FIFA World Cup venues for the first time and stay in the same location for the duration of your stay for the first time.

The following is a guide to getting to Qatar's eight stunning stadiums for FIFA World Cup 2022 by road and using public transportation: 

Extended metro hours during the World Cup (From 20 Nov to 20 Dec 2022):  Saturday to Thursday, 6 a.m. to 3 a.m., and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.

You can plan your journey using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app during the tournament. You will be able to view real-time travel updates, schedules, and locations of transport hubs in your app. You can also use your Hayya Card to access free public transportation from 10 November to 23 December 2022.

Express Buses Service connectingng stadiums in Qatar: 

Start Destination Service Number Travel time (approx.)
Khalifa Intl Ahmad Bin Ali S901 20 minutes
Al Thumama Al Bayt S902 50 minutes
Education City Al Janoub S903 30 minutes
Lusail Ras Abu Aboud (974) S904 50 minutes
Al Bayt Al Thumama S905 50 minutes
Al Janoub Ras Abu Aboud (974) S906 25 minutes
Education City Lusail S907 35 minutes
Ahmad Bin Ali Khalifa Intl S908 20 minutes

 

1. How to go To Al Bayt Stadium (35 km north of Doha Center, next to Al Khor Coastal Road) 

By Metro: The nearest metro station to Al Bayt Stadium is Lusail QNB (Red line). S950 shuttle bus service will run to/from Lusail QNB Metro Station (Red line). It takes about 25 minutes to travel by bus. The stadium is a 15-minute walk from the drop-off area. Bus service begins 4 hours before the game starts and ends 1.5 hours after the final whistle. Expect heavy traffic on the metro due to World Cup.

By Stadium Express Buses: It's the fastest way. There will be dedicated Stadium Express Bus Hubs from which this service will operate, bringing fans to the stadium within a 20 minute walk from downtown Doha and accommodation sites. The buses start running 4 hours before kick-off and stop 1.5 hours after the final whistle. The last bus departs Bus Hub 1 hour before kick-off. Use your Hayya Card app to find bus hub locations.

Departure Bus Hub Service Number Minimum Travel Time
Barwa Madinatna S951 65 min
Souq Waqif - North S952 60 min
FIFA Fan Festival S953 55 min
West Bay S954 45 min
Barwa Barahat Al Janoub S955 65 min

Driving to the stadium: Residents and locals should drive to the stadium. There is parking near the stadium. Parking opens 4 hours before kick-off and closes 1.5 hours after the game. Parking options will be accessible. Car parks will fill quickly, so arrive early. 

Spectator Parking Lot Minimum walking time to stadium
A 20 min
B 30 min
C 35 min

 

Taxi, Uber, Careem:  

Pick-up and drop-off areas are at least a 25-minute walk from the stadium. The area will open four hours before kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the end of the match.

Using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, you can find pick-up and drop-off locations.

Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For Android
Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For IOS 

 

2. How to go to  Lusail Stadium (About 20 km north of central Doha)

By Metro: The nearest metro station to Lusail Stadium is Lusail QNB (Red line). The stadium is within 20 minutes of walking distance.

By Stadium Express Buses: It's the fastest way. The Stadium Express Bus service will operate from dedicated hubs and take fans a minimum 30-minute walk from the stadium. The buses start running 4 hours before kick-off and stop 1.5 hours after the final whistle. The last bus departs Bus Hub 1 hour before kick-off. Use your Hayya Card app to find bus hub locations.

Departure Bus Hub Service Number  Minimum Travel Time
Barwa Madinatna  S991 60 minutes
Souq Waqif - North  S992 35 minutes
FIFA Fan Festival S993 30 minutes
West Bay S994 35 minutes
Barwa Barahat Al Janoub S995 55 minutes

Driving to the stadium: Residents and locals should drive to the stadium. There is parking near the stadium. Parking opens 4 hours before kick-off and closes 1.5 hours after the game. Parking options will be accessible. Car parks will fill quickly, so arrive early. 

Spectator Parking Lot Minimum walking time to stadium
B 35 minutes 
C 45 minutes
D 45 minutes
E 15 min shuttle bus (S998) + 10 min walk
F 15 min shuttle bus (S998) + 10 min walk
G 40 minutes
 
 
Taxi, Uber, Careem: 

Pick-up and drop-off areas are at least a 20-minute walk from the stadium. The area will open four hours before kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the end of the match.

Using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, you can find pick-up and drop-off locations.

Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For Android
Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For IOS 

 
3. How to go to Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan Stadium) (Located along the Dukhan Highway, 20km west of central Doha, next to the Mall of Qatar)

By Metro: From Al Riffa Mall of Qatar Metro Station (Green line), it takes 15 minutes to walk to the stadium.

By Stadium Express Buses: It's the fastest way. There will be dedicated Stadium Express Bus Hubs from which this service will operate, bringing fans to the stadium within a 20 minute walk. The buses start running 4 hours before kick-off and stop 1.5 hours after the final whistle. The last bus departs Bus Hub 1 hour before kick-off. Use your Hayya Card app to find bus hub locations.

Departure Bus Hub Service Number Minimum Travel Time
Barwa Madinatna S961 45 minutes
Souq Waqif - North S962 50 minutes
FIFA Fan Festival S963 35 minutes
West Bay  S964 30 minutes
Barwa Barahat Al Janoub S965 40 minutes

 

Driving to the stadium: Residents and locals should drive to the stadium. There is parking near the stadium. Parking opens 4 hours before kick-off and closes 1.5 hours after the game. Parking options will be accessible. Car parks will fill quickly, so arrive early. 

Spectator Parking Lot Minimum walking time to stadium
A 10 minutes
B 20 minutes
C 10 minutes
D 25 minutes
E 10 minutes
 
Taxi, Uber, Careem:

Pick-up and drop-off areas are at least a 15-minute walk from the stadium. The area will open four hours before kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the end of the match.

Using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, you can find pick-up and drop-off locations.

Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For Android
Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For IOS 

 
4. How to go to Al Janoub Stadium (22 km south of central Doha)
 
By Metro: The nearest metro station to Al Janoub Stadium is Al Wakra Metro Station (Red line). The S920 shuttle service will run to and from Al Wakra Metro Station. It takes about 15 minutes to travel by bus. The stadium is a 15-minute walk from the drop-off area. Bus service begins 4 hours before the game starts and ends 1.5 hours after the final whistle. Expect heavy traffic on the metro due to World Cup.

By Stadium Express Buses: It's the fastest way. There will be dedicated Stadium Express Bus Hubs from which this service will operate, bringing fans to the stadium within a 20 minute walk. The buses start running 4 hours before kick-off and stop 1.5 hours after the final whistle. The last bus departs Bus Hub 1 hour before kick-off. Use your Hayya Card app to find bus hub locations.

Departure Bus Hub Service Number Minimum Travel Time
Barwa Madinatna S921 15 minutes
Souq Waqif - North S922 40 minutes
FIFA Fan Festival S923 40 minutes
West Bay S924 50 minutes
Barwa Barahat Al Janoub S925 15 minutes

 

Driving to the stadium: Residents and locals should drive to the stadium. There is parking near the stadium. Parking opens 4 hours before kick-off and closes 1.5 hours after the game. Parking options will be accessible. Car parks will fill quickly, so arrive early. 

Spectator Parking Lot Minimum walking time to stadium
A 10 minutes
B 10 minutes
C 10 minutes
D 10 minutes
E 20 minutes
 
Taxi, Uber, Careem: 

Pick-up and drop-off This area is located between Stadium Express Bus Hub and Spectator Parking Lot A, which is a 25-minute walk to the stadium. The area will open four hours before kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the end of the match.

Using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, you can find pick-up and drop-off locations.

Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For Android
Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For IOS 

 
5. How to go to Al Thumama Stadium (12 km south of central Doha, adjacent to the Doha Express Highway)

By Metro: The nearest metro station to Al Thumama Stadium is Free Zone Metro Station (Red line). The S980 shuttle service will run to and from Free Zone Metro Station. It takes about 20 minutes to travel by bus. The stadium is a 35 minute walk from the drop-off area. Bus service begins 4 hours before the game starts and ends 1.5 hours after the final whistle. Expect heavy traffic on the metro due to World Cup.

By Stadium Express Buses: It's the fastest way. There will be dedicated Stadium Express Bus Hubs from which this service will operate, bringing fans to the stadium within a 35 minute walk. The buses start running 4 hours before kick-off and stop 1.5 hours after the final whistle. The last bus departs Bus Hub 1 hour before kick-off. Use your Hayya Card app to find bus hub locations.

Departure Bus Hub Service Number Minimum Travel Time
Barwa Madinatna S981 25 minutes
Souq Waqif – North S982 30 minutes
FIFA Fan Festival S983 35 minutes
West Bay S984 40 minutes
Barwa Barahat Al Janoub S985 20 minutes
 

Driving to the stadium: Residents and locals should drive to the stadium. There is parking near the stadium. Parking opens 4 hours before kick-off and closes 1.5 hours after the game. Parking options will be accessible. Car parks will fill quickly, so arrive early. 

Spectator Parking Lot Minimum walking time to stadium
A 25 minutes

 
Taxi, Uber, Careem:
 
Pick-up and drop-off area is 30-minute walk to the stadium. The area will open four hours before kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the end of the match.

Using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, you can find pick-up and drop-off locations.

Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For Android
Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For IOS 

6.  How to go to Education City Stadium (7 km north-west of Doha's center)

By Metro: From Education City Metro Station (Green line), it takes 15 minutes to walk to the stadium.

By Stadium Express Buses: It's the fastest way. There will be dedicated Stadium Express Bus Hubs from which this service will operate, bringing fans to the stadium within a 25 minute walk. The buses start running 4 hours before kick-off and stop 1.5 hours after the final whistle. The last bus departs Bus Hub 1 hour before kick-off. Use your Hayya Card app to find bus hub locations.

Departure Bus Hub Service Number Minimum Travel Time
Barwa Madinatna S931 45 minutes

 

Souq Waqif - North S932 35 minutes
FIFA Fan Festival S933 30 minutes
West Bay S934 25 minutes
Barwa Barahat Al Janoub S935 45 minutes

Driving to the stadium: Residents and locals should drive to the stadium. There is parking near the stadium. Parking opens 4 hours before kick-off and closes 1.5 hours after the game. Parking options will be accessible. Car parks will fill quickly, so arrive early. 
 
Spectator Parking Lot Minimum walking time to stadium
A Tram + 20-minute walk
B 15-minute shuttle bus (S938) + 15-minute walk
C 15-minute shuttle bus (S939) + 10-minute walk
D 30-minute walk
 
Taxi, Uber, Careem: 
 
The drop-off and pick-up areas are located next to the Education City Metro Station, about a 20-minute walk from the stadium. This area will open 4 hours before match kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the final whistle.
 
Using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, you can find pick-up and drop-off locations.
 
7. How to go to Khalifa International Stadium (Approximately 11km west of central Doha)

By Metro: From Sport City Metro Station (Gold line), it takes 15 minutes to walk to the stadium.

By Stadium Express Buses: It's the fastest way. There will be dedicated Stadium Express Bus Hubs from which this service will operate, bringing fans to the stadium within a 30 minute walk. The buses start running 4 hours before kick-off and stop 1.5 hours after the final whistle. The last bus departs Bus Hub 1 hour before kick-off. Use your Hayya Card app to find bus hub locations.

Departure Bus Hub Service Number Minimum Travel Time
Barwa Madinatna S941 30 minutes
Souq Waqif - North S942 35 minutes
FIFA Fan Festival S943 30 minutes
West Bay S944 25 minutes
Barwa Barahat Al Janoub S945 30 minutes
 
Driving to the stadium: Residents and locals should drive to the stadium. There is parking near the stadium. Parking opens 4 hours before kick-off and closes 1.5 hours after the game. Parking options will be accessible. Car parks will fill quickly, so arrive early. 
 
Spectator Parking Lot Minimum walking time to stadium
A 20 minutes
B 25 minutes
C 30 minutes
 
Taxi, Uber, Careem:
 
Pick-up and drop-off areas are located next to Al Waab Street, approximately 20 minutes from the stadium. This area will open 4 hours before match kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the final whistle. 

Using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, you can find pick-up and drop-off locations.

Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For Android
Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For IOS 

8. How to go to Ras Abu Aboud Stadium (Stadium 974) (10km to the east of central Doha. Near the Ras Abu Aboud Expressway)

By Metro: From Ras Abu Aboud Metro Station (Gold line), it takes 30 minutes to walk to the stadium.

By Stadium Express Buses: It's the fastest way. There will be dedicated Stadium Express Bus Hubs from which this service will operate, bringing fans to the stadium within a 15 minute walk. The buses start running 4 hours before kick-off and stop 1.5 hours after the final whistle. The last bus departs Bus Hub 1 hour before kick-off. Use your Hayya Card app to find bus hub locations.

Departure Bus Hub Service Number Minimum Travel Time
Barwa Madinatna S971 20 minutes
Souq Waqif - North S972 25 minutes
FIFA Fan Festival S973 35 minutes
West Bay S974 35 minutes
Barwa Barahat Al Janoub S975 30 minutes
 
Driving to the stadium: Residents and locals should drive to the stadium. There is parking near the stadium. Parking opens 4 hours before kick-off and closes 1.5 hours after the game. Parking options will be accessible. Car parks will fill quickly, so arrive early. 
 
Spectator Parking Lot Minimum walking time to stadium
A 30 minutes
B 20-minute shuttle bus (S979) + 20-minute walk
 
Taxi, Uber, Careem:
 
Drop-off/pick-up is available adjacent to Spectator Parking A, which is within a 30-minute walk of the stadium. This area will open 4 hours before match kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the final whistle.

Using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, you can find pick-up and drop-off locations.

Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For Android
Hayya to Qatar 2022 App For IOS 

 
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