All the things you need to know about Doha Metro Travel Cards

All the things you need to know about Doha Metro Travel Cards

Doha Metro Red Line South will start its initial operation for the public from tomorrow. This Line extends from Al Qassar to Al Wakra. Out of the 18 Red Line stations, the initial operation will include 13 stations.

As you are getting ready to experience the new mode of travelling in Qatar, here are all the things you need to know about tickets and the cost.

To travel on the metro, you will need to buy a travel card. Three different types of travel cards are available for Doha Metro - Limited Use Travel Cards, Standard Travel Card and Gold Travel Cards.

In standard class one journey costs QR 2 and a Day Pass costs QR 6, a Day Pass allows unlimited journeys for one day. When using travel credit, you will pay no more than QR6 a day no matter how many journeys you make. Adult and child fares are the same. Travelling in goldclub is more expensive. A single journey in Goldclub is QR 6 and day pass will cost QR 30.

Limited Use Travel Card - A non-reusable, paper travel card that contains either a single journey or day pass. The cost of this travel card depends on the type of product you are purchasing (a single journey or a day pass) and the class of travel you want to travel in (standard class (including family) or goldclub). Limited Use Travel Cards can be purchased from self-service Travel Card Vending Machines (TVMs) at all Doha Metro stations.

Standard Travel Card - A reusable plastic travel card that costs QR 10. This card must have Travel Credit added to it before you can use it to travel. Add Travel Credit by "Topping Up" at a TVM (Travel Card Vending Machine) at all Doha Metro stations, which can be done at the same time as purchasing the card. This Travel Card does not permit travel in the Gold section of the Doha Metro trains. This card is currently available at licensed retailers like Al Meera and Carrefour.

Gold Travel Card - A reusable plastic card that costs QR 100 and is only available from Gold club offices at all Doha Metro stations. This Travel Card permits travel in the goldclub sections of the Doha Metro trains. This card must have Travel Credit added to it before you can use it to travel. Add Travel Credit by “Topping Up" at a TVM (Travel Card Vending Machine) at all Doha Metro and Lusail Tram stations, which can be done at the same time as purchasing the card.

If you are using standard and goldclub cards there is a daily cap on the amount charged if you travel multiple times during a day. Once you have made 3 journeys in a day you'll pay no more for the rest of the journeys you make - your fare is "capped" at the equivalent day pass fare, QR 6 for standard and QR 30 for goldclub.

Anyone aged 5 and above needs a Travel Card to travel on Doha Metro. Children aged 4 and below do not need a Travel Card and must be accompanied by a fare paying adult. A child must be 9 years old or above to travel alone on the network. Younger kids should be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age.

A travel card can be used again and again, it is valid for five years, so do not throw it away. Top up the card with travel credit at self-service machines at all Doha Metro stations. Licensed retailers are not able to Top Up travel cards. A standard and gold club travel card can hold a maximum amount of travel credit.

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