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Fly Athens to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly Athens to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly Thessaloniki to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. 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.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
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 Greece began to resume from July 15.

Last updated: October 17 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Greece and Karbala is 2104 km.

It takes approximately 9h 30m to get from Greece to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 15m and has one stopover.

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Aegean Airlines, Egyptair, Middle East Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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The best way to get from Greece to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs €10.

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Map of how to get from Greece to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 2103.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 30m

What companies run services between Greece and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Greece to Karbala. However, you can take the subway to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the subway to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Athens to Baghdad via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Athens to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Athens to Najaf via Amman, Kuwait
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Thessaloniki to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Thessaloniki to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Athens to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Athens to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Athens to Baghdad via Amman
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Athens to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Athens to Najaf via Beirut
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$420 - $950

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