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Posted On: 19 July 2022 05:30 pm
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Nearest metro stations to World Cup stadiums

Fareeha Imtiaz
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If you've been wondering how to access the World Cup stadiums via the metro, you've landed at the right place. The Doha Metro plays an integral part in Qatar's public transportation system.

The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team is here to give you all the information you need to guide you on which station is the closest to each stadium.

Note: Shuttle services known as the 'Stadium Express Bus' will be available across the 'Stadium Express Bus hubs', which link metro stations to stadiums during the tournament. Stay tuned for details once confirmed information is released.

Doha Metro

Nearest metro stations to world cup stadiums
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The Doha Metro network operates with 37 stations divided across three lines.

  • Red Line: Al Wakra, Ras Bu Fontas, Hamad International Airport (Terminal 1), Economic Zone, Oqba Ibn Nafie, Al Matar, Umm Ghuwailina, Al Doha Al Jadeda, Msheireb, Al Bidda, Corniche, West Bay, Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre (DECC), Al Qassar, Katara, Legtaifiya, Qatar University, Lusail
The Red Line has two interchange stations for the metro lines – Al Bidda for interchanges between Red and Green and Msheireb for interchanges between all three lines.
  • Gold Line: Ras Bu Abboud, Qatar National Museum, Souq Waqif, Bin Mahmoud, Al Sadd, Joaan, Al Sudan, Al Waab, Sport City & Al Aziziyah
  • Green Line: Al Mansoura, The White Palace, Hamad Hospital, Al Messila, Al Rayyan Al Qadeem, Al Shaqab, Qatar National Library, Education City & Al Riffa

All three lines meet at the Msheireb metro station, making it the central station.

Ticket fares

The mandatory Hayya Card will give the cardholder access to free public transportation services such as the metro, bus, and taxis.

Qatar Rail application

The Qatar Rail application is available for iOS and Android users. The application provides all the necessary information such as train timings, etc.

Metro link services

The metrolink is a free service for metro users which provides shuttle services to the metro stations within a 2 to 5-kilometre radius distance. Current route details can be found here.

  • Operational hours: Sat to Wed - 6 am till 11 pm | Thu - 6 am till 11:59 pm | Fri - 2 pm till 11:59 pm

Metroexpress

The metroexpress is also a free service that accommodates a capacity of 7 passengers in specific service zones around metro stations. This flexible service can be booked on-demand via the Karwa Taxi App. However, this service is limited to metro passengers and must be used along with a train journey.

  • Karwa Taxi App can be downloaded here: iOS, Android

Nearest metro station to stadiums

Lusail Stadium

Nearest metro stations to World Cup stadiums
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  • Metro station: Lusail- QNB
  • Distance to stadium: 10-minute walk
  • Line: Red Line
  • Area: Lusail

Al Bayt Stadium

Nearest metro stations to World Cup stadiums
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  • Metro station: Lusail - QNB
  • Distance to stadium: 30-minute drive (Shuttle service will be available)
  • Line: Red Line
  • Area: Al Khor

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan Stadium)

Nearest metro stations to World Cup stadiums
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  • Metro station: Al Riffa Mall of Qatar
  • Distance to stadium: 10-minute walk
  • Line: Green Line
  • Area: Al Rayyan

Al Thumama Stadium

Nearest metro stations to World Cup stadiums
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  • Metro station: Free Zone
  • Distance to stadium: 15-minute drive (Shuttle service will be available)
  • Line: Red Line
  • Area: Al Thumama

Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah Stadium)

Nearest metro stations to World Cup stadiums
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  • Metro station: Al Wakra
  • Distance to stadium: 15-minute drive (Shuttle service will be available)
  • Line: Red Line
  • Area: Al Wakrah

Khalifa International Stadium

Nearest metro stations to World Cup stadiums
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  • Metro station: Sports City
  • Distance to stadium: 10-minute walk
  • Line: Gold Line
  • Area: Al Waab

Education City Stadium

Nearest metro stations to World Cup stadiums
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  • Metro station: Education City
  • Distance to stadium: 10-minute walk
  • Line: Green Line
  • Area: Al Rayyan

Stadium 974 (Ras Abu Aboud Stadium)

Nearest metro stations to World Cup stadiums
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  • Metro station: Ras Bu Abboud
  • Distance to stadium: 10-minute walk
  • Line: Gold Line
  • Area: Ras Abu Aboud

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