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There are 5 ways to get from Islamabad to Karbala by plane, car or taxi

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Fly Islamabad to Baghdad, drive  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Islamabad (ISB) to Baghdad (BGW) ISB - BGW
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

4 alternative options

Fly Islamabad to Najaf, drive  •  10h 58m

  1. Fly from Islamabad (ISB) to Najaf (NJF) ISB - NJF
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Taxi to Peshawar, fly to Baghdad, drive  •  9h 46m

  1. Take a taxi from Islamabad to Peshawar
  2. Fly from Peshawar (PEW) to Baghdad (BGW) PEW - BGW
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Taxi to Peshawar, fly to Najaf, drive  •  10h 10m

  1. Take a taxi from Islamabad to Peshawar
  2. Fly from Peshawar (PEW) to Najaf (NJF) PEW - NJF
  3. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Taxi to Sialkot, fly to Baghdad, drive  •  11h 13m

  1. Take a taxi from Islamabad to Sialkot
  2. Fly from Sialkot (SKT) to Baghdad (BGW) SKT - BGW
  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.

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 Pakistan began to resume from June 20.

Last updated: October 18 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Islamabad and Karbala is 2695 km.

It takes approximately 7h 50m to get from Islamabad to Karbala, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Islamabad Airport to Baghdad Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h.

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Karbala is 2h behind Islamabad. It is currently 1:51 PM in Islamabad and 11:51 AM in Karbala.

Iraqi Airways, Flydubai, Qatar Airways and Emirates offer flights from Islamabad Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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The best way to get from Islamabad to Islamabad Airport is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs $6 - $9.

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Map of how to get from Islamabad to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 2694.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 50m

What companies run services between Islamabad, Pakistan and Karbala, Iraq?

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

Airlines
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Islamabad to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
9h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from Islamabad to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,100
Flights from Peshawar to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Peshawar to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Peshawar to Najaf via Karachi, Dubai
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Sialkot to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
10h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Islamabad to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Islamabad to Najaf via Baghdad
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,000
Flights from Islamabad to Najaf via Dubai, Baghdad
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Flights from Islamabad to Najaf via Dubai, Kuwait
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,900
Flights from Islamabad to Najaf via Dubai, Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from Peshawar to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Peshawar to Najaf via Dubai, Baghdad
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Peshawar to Najaf via Dubai, Kuwait
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Sialkot to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Islamabad to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,100
Flights from Peshawar to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Peshawar to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Peshawar to Najaf via Karachi, Dubai
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Sialkot to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Islamabad to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,900
Flights from Islamabad to Najaf via Muscat, Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,800
Flights from Islamabad to Najaf via Abu Dhabi, Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from Peshawar to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Sialkot to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Peshawar to Baghdad via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Sialkot to Baghdad via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Other operators
Taxi from Islamabad to Peshawar
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Metro Radio Cab
Phone
+92 51 111 222 787

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