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There are 5 ways to get from Manama to Karbala by plane, car or bus

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Fly Manama to Baghdad, drive  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from Manama (BAH) to Baghdad (BGW) BAH - BGW
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

4 alternative options

Fly Manama to Najaf, drive  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Manama (BAH) to Najaf (NJF) BAH - NJF
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Bus to Dammam, fly to Baghdad, drive  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Manama - Lulu Centre to Dammam
  2. Fly from Dammam (DMM) to Baghdad (BGW) DMM - BGW
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Bus to Dammam, fly to Najaf, drive  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Manama - Lulu Centre to Dammam
  2. Fly from Dammam (DMM) to Najaf (NJF) DMM - NJF
  3. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Bus, drive  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Manama - Lulu Centre to Dammam
  2. Take the bus from Dammam to Amman Abdali Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
  4. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manama and Karbala is 953 km.

It takes approximately 8h 29m to get from Manama to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manama Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 35m and has one stopover.

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Flydubai, Egyptair, Royal Jordanian and two other airlines offer flights from Manama Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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The best way to get from Manama to Manama Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Manama to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 952.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 29m

What companies run services between Manama, Bahrain and Karbala, Iraq?

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

Airlines
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Manama to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Manama to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Dammam to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Dammam to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Manama to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Manama to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Dammam to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Dammam to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Dammam to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $530
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Manama to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $950
Flights from Dammam to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $950
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Manama to Baghdad via Amman
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Manama to Najaf via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Dammam to Najaf via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Kuwait Airways
Website
kuwaitairways.com
Flights from Manama to Najaf via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Dammam to Najaf via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Dammam to Najaf via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $490
Bus operators
SAPTCO
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Manama - Lulu Centre to Dammam
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $16
Website
saptco.com.sa
Jett
Phone
+962 6 566 4141
Email
info@jett.com.jo
Website
jett.com.jo
Bus from Dammam to Amman Abdali Terminal
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50
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

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