Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Karbala?

Book now

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 Baghdad, drive

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

3 alternative options

Fly to Najaf, drive

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

Train, bus, drive

  1. Take the train from Jeddah Airport 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

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

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

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

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Saudi Arabia

Last updated: October 21 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Jeddah and Karbala is 1326 km.

It takes approximately 9h 3m to get from Jeddah to Karbala, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Jeddah Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 25m and has one stopover.

Search flights

Saudia, Qatar Airways, Flydubai and two other airlines offer flights from Jeddah Airport to Baghdad Airport.

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from Jeddah to Karbala.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1326.2 km
  • Duration: 9h 3m

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 Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to King Abdulaziz Airport, take the walk to Jeddah airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Beirut
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Amman, Kuwait
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Riyadh, Kuwait
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,200
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Jeddah to Baghdad via Amman
Ave. Duration
9h 31m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Jeddah to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Dammam, Doha
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Jeddah to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Jeddah to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Jeddah to Najaf via Beirut
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Train operators
Saudi Railways Company (SAR)
Phone
920000329
Email
customerservices@sar.com.sa
Website
sar.com.sa
Train from Jeddah Airport to Madinah
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$37
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
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Bus from Jeddah to Amman Abdali Terminal
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
jett.com.jo

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Gatwick Airport into central London, Travelling to the US: What do I need to know? and 5 incredible day trips from Florence by train - to help you get the most out of your next trip.