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There are 4 ways to get from Iran to Karbala by plane or car

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Fly Mashhad to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Mashhad (MHD) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Tehran Imam Khomeini (IKA) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly Esfahan to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Esfahan (IFN) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly Tehran Imam Khomeini to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Tehran Imam Khomeini (IKA) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

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

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International flights leaving Iran are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Iran and Karbala is 987 km.

It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Iran to Karbala, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Mashhad Airport to Najaf Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Karbala is 1h 30m behind Iran. It is currently 9:53 PM in Iran and 8:23 PM in Karbala.

Iraqi Airways and Caspian Airlines offer flights from Mashhad Airport to Najaf Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Karbala. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Iran to Mashhad Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $2.

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Map of how to get from Iran to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 986.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

What companies run services between Iran and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Iran to Karbala. However, you can take the taxi to Mashhad airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the line 1 subway to Shahed - Bagher Shahr Station, take the subway to Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, take the walk to Tehran Imam Khomeini airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Caspian Airlines
Flights from Mashhad to Najaf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Mashhad to Najaf via Esfahan
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Flights from Esfahan to Najaf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $800
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $410
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Mashhad to Najaf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $410
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $650

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