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There are 3 ways to get from Dammam to Karbala by plane, car or bus

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Fly to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Dammam (DMM) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

2 alternative options

Fly to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Dammam (DMM) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Dammam to Amman Abdali Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

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

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

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

Questions & Answers

The distance between Dammam and Karbala is 904 km.

It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Dammam to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dammam Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Kuwait Airways, Emirates, Flydubai and three other airlines offer flights from Dammam Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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The best way to get from Dammam to Dammam Airport is to taxi which takes 27 min and costs 170﷼ - 210﷼.

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Map of how to get from Dammam to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 904.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 41m

What companies run services between Dammam, Saudi Arabia and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Dammam to Karbala. However, you can take the taxi to Dammam airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Dammam airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Dammam to Baghdad via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dammam to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Dammam to Najaf via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $800
Flights from Dammam to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Dammam to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,800
Flights from Dammam to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,600
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Dammam to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Dammam to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Bus operators
Jett
Phone
+962 6 566 4141
Email
info@jett.com.jo
Website
jett.com.jo
Bus from Dammam to Amman Abdali Terminal
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
jett.com.jo

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