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There are 4 ways to get from Jeddah to Karbala by plane, car, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Jeddah (JED) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Cheapest option

Bus, drive

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

2 alternative options

Fly to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Jeddah (JED) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Train, bus, drive

  1. Take the train from Al-Sulimaniyah Jeddah station to Madinah
  2. Take the bus from Al Medina to Amman Abdali Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
  4. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

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Last updated: November 30 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Jeddah to Karbala is to bus and drive, which costs 400﷼ - 420﷼ and takes 42h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Jeddah to Karbala is to fly and drive which costs 700﷼ - 3500﷼ and takes 8h 26m.

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The distance between Jeddah and Karbala is 1326 km.

It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Jeddah to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Jeddah Airport to Najaf Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 35m and has one stopover.

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Iraqi Airways, Fly Baghdad, Qatar Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Jeddah Airport to Najaf Airport.

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The best way to get from Jeddah to Jeddah Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 5﷼ - 10﷼.

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Map of how to get from Jeddah to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 1326.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 26m

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

There is no direct connection from Jeddah to Karbala. However, you can take the bus to King Abdulaziz Airport, take the walk to Jeddah airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to King Abdulaziz Airport, take the walk to Jeddah airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Beirut
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $800
Flights from Jeddah to Baghdad via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $550
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Jeddah to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Jeddah to Baghdad via Amman
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Jeddah to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Jeddah to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Jazeera Airways
Website
jazeeraairways.com
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Kuwait Airways
Website
kuwaitairways.com
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Fly Baghdad
Website
flybaghdad.net
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Beirut
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Jeddah to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Train operators
Saudi Railways Company (SAR)
Phone
920000329
Email
customerservices@sar.com.sa
Website
sar.com.sa
Train from Al-Sulimaniyah Jeddah station to Madinah
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
sar.hhr.sa
Bus operators
Jett
Phone
+962 6 566 4141
Email
info@jett.com.jo
Website
jett.com.jo
Bus from Al Medina to Amman Abdali Terminal
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Jeddah to Amman Abdali Terminal
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$43
Book at
12go.asia

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