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There are 5 ways to get from Iraq to Saudi Arabia by plane or bus

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Fly Basra to Dammam  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Basra (BSR) to Dammam (DMM) BSR - DMM

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Fly Najaf to Dammam  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Najaf (NJF) to Dammam (DMM) NJF - DMM

3 alternative options

Fly Erbil to Jeddah  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Erbil (EBL) to Jeddah (JED) EBL - JED

Fly Najaf to Riyadh  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Najaf (NJF) to Riyadh (RUH) NJF - RUH

Bus  •  41h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Baghdad to Amman Abdali Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Al Riyadh

Basra (BSR) to Dammam (DMM) flights

The flight time between Basra (BSR) and Dammam (DMM) is around 5h 57m and covers a distance of around 499 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 40m. The fastest flight normally takes 4h 10m. Services are operated by Flydubai, Qatar Airways, Emirates and others. Typically 33 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 17m
Layover time:
2h 40m
Total time:
5h 57m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
4h 10m
Flight distance:
499 km
Flights per week:
33
Cheapest price:
152﷼
Carbon emissions:
101 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
08:55
Last flight departs at:
16:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basra (BSR) to Dammam (DMM) flight schedules

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Saudi Arabia

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Saudi Arabia. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Saudi Arabia.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Saudi Arabia.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Saudi Arabia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Saudi Arabia

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Saudi Arabia from June 21.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Saudi Arabia

Limited international flights leaving Iraq began to resume from July 23.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

Last updated: October 24 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Iraq to Saudi Arabia is to bus, which costs $119 - $124 and takes 41h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Iraq to Saudi Arabia is to fly which costs $300 - $480 and takes 3h 49m.

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The distance between Iraq and Saudi Arabia is 849 km.

The best way to get from Iraq to Saudi Arabia without a car is to bus which takes 41h 16m and costs $119 - $124.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Iraq to Saudi Arabia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Iraq to Saudi Arabia is to fly which takes 5h 4m and costs $120 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $119 - $124 and takes 41h 16m.

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There is no direct flight from Basra Airport to Dammam Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Iraqi Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates and two other airlines offer flights from Basra Airport to Dammam Airport.

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The best way to get from Iraq to Basra Airport is to taxi which takes 25 min and costs $35 - $50.

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Map of how to get from Iraq to Saudi Arabia.
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  • Distance: 849.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 4m

What companies run services between Iraq and Saudi Arabia?

Flydubai, Qatar Airways and four other airlines fly from Basra to Dammam 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Baghdad to Riyadh via Amman Abdali Terminal and Al Riyadh in around 41h 16m.

Airlines
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Basra to Dammam via Dubai
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
410﷼ - 1500﷼
Flights from Najaf to Dammam via Dubai
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
600﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Najaf to Riyadh via Dubai
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
800﷼ - 2400﷼
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Najaf to Dammam via Beirut
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700﷼ - 1600﷼
Flights from Erbil to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1100﷼ - 2200﷼
Flights from Najaf to Riyadh via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1000﷼ - 2100﷼
Flights from Najaf to Riyadh via Beirut
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
850﷼ - 2000﷼
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Basra to Dammam via Dubai
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
340﷼ - 1400﷼
Flights from Najaf to Riyadh via Dubai
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
800﷼ - 2400﷼
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Basra to Dammam via Doha
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600﷼ - 3100﷼
Flights from Najaf to Dammam via Doha
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700﷼ - 3300﷼
Flights from Najaf to Riyadh via Doha
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900﷼ - 4200﷼
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Basra to Dammam via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
700﷼ - 1700﷼
Flights from Najaf to Dammam via Beirut
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700﷼ - 1600﷼
Flights from Najaf to Riyadh via Beirut
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
850﷼ - 2000﷼
Jazeera Airways
Website
jazeeraairways.com
Flights from Najaf to Dammam via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
85﷼ - 1000﷼
Flights from Najaf to Riyadh via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
900﷼ - 1500﷼
Kuwait Airways
Website
kuwaitairways.com
Flights from Najaf to Dammam via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85﷼ - 1000﷼
Flights from Najaf to Riyadh via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
850﷼ - 1600﷼
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Erbil to Jeddah via Amman
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
850﷼ - 2400﷼
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Najaf to Dammam via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
85﷼ - 1000﷼
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Erbil to Jeddah via Cairo
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
900﷼ - 2600﷼
Bus operators
Jett
Phone
+962 6 566 4141
Email
info@jett.com.jo
Website
jett.com.jo
Bus from Baghdad to Amman Abdali Terminal
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
225﷼
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Al Riyadh
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
159﷼
Schedules at
jett.com.jo

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