Most visitors rely on taxis to get around town. Karwa taxis are widely available and reasonably priced; their meters start at QR4 and run at QR1.20 per km. To order a taxi in advance (for an extra charge of QR4), call +974 4458 8888. Most hotels will hail a taxi for you, and may have their own limousine service, especially for airport transfers.
There are many local and international car hire firms operating in Qatar, including several with branches at the airport. Hirers will require a credit card, passport copy and a valid driving licence from their home country or international permit. Longer-term leases are possible.
Chauffeured limousine hire is ideal for seamless travel between appointments. Cars can be hired by the hour or on a daily basis. Hotels and car hire firms can make the necessary arrangements.
Although not widely used by tourists, there is a good service throughout most of Doha and across the country. Buses are modern, clean and air-conditioned. Fares within the city are around QR3 to QR9 depending on the distance, and fares outside town are reasonable priced. The West Bay Shuttle serves a route that takes in a number of destinations that may be of interest to visitors.