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There are 6 ways to get from Albania to Karbala by bus, plane or car

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Bus to Podgorica, fly to Baghdad, drive  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Shkodër to Podgorica
  2. Fly from Podgorica (TGD) to Baghdad (BGW) TGD - BGW
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

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Fly Tirana to Baghdad, drive  •  11h 18m

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Baghdad (BGW) TIA - BGW
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Bus to Skopje, fly to Baghdad, drive  •  15h

  1. Take the bus from Debar to Tetovo
  2. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Baghdad (BGW) SKP - BGW
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly Tirana to Najaf, drive  •  9h 56m

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Najaf (NJF) TIA - NJF
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Bus to Pristina, fly to Baghdad, drive  •  16h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Shkodër to Prishtina
  2. Fly from Pristina (PRN) to Baghdad (BGW) PRN - BGW
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Bus to Podgorica, fly to Najaf, drive  •  15h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Shkodër to Podgorica
  2. Fly from Podgorica (TGD) to Najaf (NJF) TGD - NJF
  3. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

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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 Albania began to resume from June 15.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Albania

Last updated: December 1 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Albania and Karbala is 2323 km.

It takes approximately 13h 45m to get from Albania to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Podgorica Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 45m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 2h ahead of Albania. It is currently 6:45 AM in Albania and 8:45 AM in Karbala.

Iraqi Airways and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Podgorica Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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The best way to get from Albania to Tirana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs $3.

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Map of how to get from Albania to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 2323.3 km
  • Duration: 13h 45m

What companies run services between Albania and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Albania to Karbala. However, you can take the bus to Podgorica, take the walk to Podgorica, take the train to Aerodrom, take the walk to Podgorica airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to Tirana Airport, take the walk to Tirana airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Podgorica to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Athens, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Zaporizhia, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Belgrade, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Skopje to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Tirana to Najaf via Athens, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Tirana to Najaf via Zaporizhia, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Pristina to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Podgorica to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Podgorica to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Istanbul, Basra
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Boryspil, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen, Antalya
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Skopje to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Tirana to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Pristina to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Sarajevo, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Lviv, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Skopje to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Skopje to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen, Ankara
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Istanbul, Amman
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Tirana to Baghdad via Athens, Amman
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Tirana to Najaf via Istanbul, Beirut
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $900
Bus operators
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Shkodër to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Debar to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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habibtours.tripod.com
Atmaxha
Phone
+383 (0)29 226666
Email
info@atmaxhatrans.com
Website
atmaxhatrans.com
Bus from Shkodër to Prishtina
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
atmaxhatrans.com

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