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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Baghdad, drive

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Baghdad (BGW)
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly London Heathrow to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly London Heathrow to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly London Stansted to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly London City to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly London City to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

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Last updated: October 17 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Karbala is 4121 km.

It takes approximately 10h 51m to get from London to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 45m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 2h ahead of London. It is currently 8:55 PM in London and 10:55 PM in Karbala.

British Airways, Iraqi Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 4120.6 km
  • Duration: 10h 51m

What companies run services between London, England and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from London to Karbala. However, you can take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the train to London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from London Heathrow to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from London Stansted to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Dublin, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Edinburgh, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Manchester, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Nice, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Flights from London City to Najaf via Amsterdam Schiphol, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from London City to Najaf via Dusseldorf, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,200
Flights from London City to Najaf via Dublin, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from London City to Najaf via Munich, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,200
Flights from London City to Najaf via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from London City to Najaf via Frankfurt, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,200
Flights from London City to Najaf via Geneva, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from London City to Najaf via Zurich, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,200
Flights from London City to Najaf via Venice, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from London City to Najaf via Edinburgh, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from London City to Najaf via Nice, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,300
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from London Gatwick to Baghdad via Sulaymaniyah
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from London Gatwick to Baghdad via Antalya
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Najaf via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
10h 12m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,700
Flights from London Stansted to Baghdad via Ankara
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from London Stansted to Baghdad via Antalya
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Dusseldorf, Erbil
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from London City to Najaf via Amsterdam Schiphol, Kuwait
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from London City to Najaf via Frankfurt, Beirut
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from London City to Najaf via Amsterdam Schiphol, Erbil
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$750 - $6,000
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
Flights from London Heathrow to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Venice, Doha
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from London Stansted to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Frankfurt, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Zurich, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Dusseldorf, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Rotterdam, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Baghdad via Amman
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Frankfurt, Amman
Ave. Duration
12h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Amsterdam Schiphol, Amman
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from London City to Baghdad via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Amman
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,700
Flights from London Stansted to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from London Stansted to Baghdad via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$410 - $3,300
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from London City to Najaf via Frankfurt, Beirut
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
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