VIDEO: What's so terrible about the buses of Qatar?

VIDEO: What's so terrible about the buses of Qatar?

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A lot of people use carlifts or taxis to get around Qatar. But for many, riding the bus might actually be a better alternative. 

Have you tried riding the local buses of Qatar? 

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By kumail37• 12 Nov 2016 11:54
kumail37

ahh finally my wait is over as i was expecting someone at least be bother about karwa bus ride...i have some pics which i have taken recently from Al Ghanim bus station while catching 136-137 bus en route to Al Sailia Sports Club..for a moment i assumed i am in my country's bus station...a single tight opening of door with 50 odd people around the gate waiting for three buses and they never know whom is gonna alight first...one guy lost his spects while pushing in through...Bus supervisors are standing like statues...and plz do not forget bus numbers i mentioned are running in gap of hour or so..for being a witness please visit bus station once..i dont think anybody will bother to patch up these issues...sorry for my poor english.

By razka35• 12 Nov 2016 10:40
razka35

I hope the bus network will become better & better. if waiting for the bus max only need 15 min & all bus stop is like having a windowed cabin full ac, i think people will consider bus as their everyday transport.

By wirehead• 10 Nov 2016 20:30
wirehead

as i've always said, i prefer buses to taxis. they will never go on a strange, longer route. they will never overcharge you. you only need lots of patience to wait for them to come.

just a few corrections:

1. the flat fate of QAR 10 is the price of a 24-hour 2-way/return ticket. that means it's QAR 5 per trip as long as you don't tap out when you get off the bus as the card reader will read that as your second trip

2. the fare can actually be as low as QAR 2.50 depending on the bus route you take and the distance you travel if you have the smartcard. you only need to tap out (as opposed to the ticket type in 1) when you get off the bus so it will charge you a certain amount depending on the distance you travelled in a particular route. some circular routes within doha (e.g. buses 57, 74 & 76---the ones going to city center) charge a flat fee of QAR 3 though.

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