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There are 3 ways to get from Matka to Karbala by plane or car

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Fly Skopje to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly Skopje to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Drive to Pristina, fly to Baghdad, drive

  1. Drive from Matka to Pristina
  2. Fly from Pristina (PRN) to Baghdad (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.

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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 North Macedonia began to resume from July 1.

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

Questions & Answers

The distance between Matka and Karbala is 2255 km.

It takes approximately 8h 59m to get from Matka to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Skopje Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 55m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 1h ahead of Matka. It is currently 11:10 PM in Matka and 12:10 AM in Karbala.

Iraqi Airways, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Skopje Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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The best way to get from Matka to Skopje Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs $24 - $29.

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Map of how to get from Matka to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 2254.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 59m

What companies run services between Matka, North Macedonia and Karbala, Iraq?

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

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Skopje to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Skopje to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Flights from Pristina to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Skopje to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Skopje to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Pristina to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Skopje to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650

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