How to use Qatar’s Metro System to get to Stadiums

Using Google Maps and Qatar 2022’s “Getting to Stadiums” section, we’ve mapped out the options for getting to stadiums from the accompanying metro stops, similar to our earlier post regarding bus stations.

It does appear that metro and bus travel will be free for carriers of the Fan ID for Qatar, which is called Hay’ya Card.

The 2021 Arab Cup operated a shuttle system for matches and contained detailed info on how long the shuttle rides took + the walking time from the shuttle stop. We assume it will be the same for the World Cup since distances from metro to stadium won’t be changing. 🙂

Again, the Qatar 2022 site has a link on each stadium but we summarized it below + added some extra character to the Google maps.

Walking: Metro to Stadium

The below stadiums are a 10 minute walk to/from the following stadiums:

Shuttle: Metro to Stadium

And take a shuttle from the metro for these stadiums:

  • Al Bayt
    • Lusail Metro Station (Red line)
    • 30 min shuttle + 10 min walk
    • 40 total mins once off metro + waiting time for shuttle
    • Open Google Map Location
  • Al Janoub
    • Al Wakra Metro Station (Red line)
    • 15 min shuttle + 5 min walk
    • 20 total mins once off metro + waiting time for shuttle
    • Open Google Map Location
  • Al Thumama
    •  Free Zone Metro Station (Red line)
    • 15 min shuttle + 30 min walk
    • 45 total mins once off metro + waiting time for shuttle
    • Open Google Map Location

Lastly before we get into details, this site was helpful in understanding travel options for the stadiums and the Qatar 2022 site which we recommended earlier for tracking accommodation is a great resource as well for everything else.

Stadium Detail + Games

Looking for me details on the stadiums and which games they host?

Visit our article on this topic.

Curious on visualizing how close each stadium is and what it would be like to drive stadium to stadium?

We have an article with that exact route via google maps.

Stadiums & Respective Metro Stops

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

  • Metro Stop: Al Riffa on the Green Line
  • Walk or Shuttle: You can walk this.
  • Walking Distance: 1.4 km / 17 min
  • The Mall of Qatar is right next to this metro stop and could be a good place to wait out the rush for the
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Al Bayt Stadium

  • Metro SHUTTLE Stop: This is tricky but there is NOT a metro stop at this stadium. Instead you need to get off at the LUSAIL (Red Line) stop in Doha and then jump on a metro shuttle for a 30 minute ride.
    • Shuttle Info:
      • Start your trip: 4 hours before kick-off
      • Shuttle operates until: 1 hour 30 minutes after kickoff
      • Est. Journey time: 30 minutes
  • Walking Distance: It is a 10 minute walk from the metro shuttle stop (but again, you have to take the 30 minute metro shuttle from Lusail stop on the Red Line in Doha first).
  • Uber/Taxi may be a good option for this stadium as well; if the roads to get overrun with vehicles and delay the trip even more, which was common in Brazil and South Africa.
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Al Janoub Stadium

  • Metro Stop: Al Wakra on the Red Line
  • Walk or Shuttle: Shuttle
    • The metro station is 5km away and then you have to take a metro shuttle. It appears to be a non-stop, 5 minute shuttle ride on Google Maps but the official site lists the shuttle trip as 15 minutes.
    • Shuttle Info:
      • Start your trip: 4 hours before kick-off
      • Shuttle operates until: 1 hour 30 minutes after kickoff
      • Est. Journey time: 15 minutes
  • Walking Distance: 5-7 minutes from the metro shuttle stop…or you can brave the 5km walk from the station.
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Al Thumama Stadium

  • Metro Stop: Free Zone on the Red Line
  • Walk or Shuttle: Shuttle
    • The metro station is ~7km away and then you have to take a metro shuttle. It appears to be a non-stop, 15 minute shuttle ride but, it also appears the stop is a 30 minute walk to the stadium so be prepared.
    • Shuttle info
      • Start your trip: 4 hours before kick-off
      • Shuttle operates until: 1 hour 30 minutes after kickoff
      • Est. Journey time: 15 minutes
  • Walking Distance: 30 minutes from the metro shuttle stop.
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Education City Stadium

  • Metro Stop: Education City on the Green Line
  • Walk or Shuttle: Walk
  • Walking Distance: 10 minutes from the metro stop.
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Stadium 974

  • Metro Stop: Ras Bu Abboud on the Gold Line
  • Walk or Shuttle: Walk
  • Walking Distance: 10 minutes from the metro stop.
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