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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Karbala by plane, car or train

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Fly to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly to Sulaymaniyah, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sulaymaniyah (ISU)
  2. Drive from Sulaymaniyah to Karbala

Fly to Erbil, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Erbil (EBL)
  2. Drive from Erbil to Karbala

Fly to Basra, train, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Basra (BSR)
  2. Take the train from Basra to Baghdad
  3. Drive from Baghdad 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

Currently, we are unable to provide travel restriction information for leaving United States. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status in United States, please check government recommendations.

Last updated: October 19 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Karbala is 10377 km.

It takes approximately 16h 3m to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 30m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 8h ahead of Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). It is currently 10:43 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and 6:43 AM in Karbala.

Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 10376.8 km
  • Duration: 16h 3m

What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Karbala. However, you can fly to Baghdad then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can fly to Najaf then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sulaymaniyah via Doha
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erbil via Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Basra via Doha
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sulaymaniyah via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sulaymaniyah via Copenhagen, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erbil via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Basra via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baghdad via Amman
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sulaymaniyah via Amman
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erbil via Amman
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Basra via Amman
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Basra via Paris CDG, Amman
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sulaymaniyah via Dubai
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Basra via Vienna, Erbil
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Basra via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sulaymaniyah via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erbil via Vienna
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erbil via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erbil via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Basra via Dubai
Ave. Duration
28h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,200
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Basra via Copenhagen, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Train operators
Iraqi Republic Railways
Website
scr.gov.iq
Train from Basra to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $28
Schedules at
scr.gov.iq
Sleeper berth
$28
Seat
$7

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