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There are 2 ways to get from İzmir to Karbala by plane or car

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Fly to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

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Fly to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iraq

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Iraq. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Iraq.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Iraq.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Iraq from July 16.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Iraq from July 23.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

Limited international flights leaving Turkey began to resume from August 1.

Last updated: December 7 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between İzmir and Karbala is 1655 km.

It takes approximately 8h 27m to get from İzmir to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Izmir Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines offer flights from Izmir Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Izmir Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 14 ₺.

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Map of how to get from İzmir to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 1655.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 27m

What companies run services between İzmir, Turkey and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from İzmir to Karbala. However, you can take the train to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, take the walk to Izmir airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the train to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, take the walk to Izmir airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Izmir to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Izmir to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Izmir to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Izmir to Baghdad via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Izmir to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Izmir to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen, Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Fly Baghdad
Website
flybaghdad.net
Flights from Izmir to Najaf via Istanbul, Baghdad
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Izmir to Najaf via Istanbul, Beirut
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Izmir to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Izmir to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Izmir to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Caspian Airlines
Flights from Izmir to Najaf via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700

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