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There are 2 ways to get from Medina to Karbala by plane, car or bus

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Fly, drive

  1. Fly from Medina (MED) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

1 alternative option

Bus, drive

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

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Questions & Answers

It is approximately 1003 km to get from Medina to Karbala.

It takes approximately 7h 11m to get from Medina to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Medina Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 45m and has one stopover.

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Etihad, Iraqi Airways, Flydubai and four other airlines offer flights from Medina Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Karbala. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Medina to Medina Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs 75﷼ - 95﷼.

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Map of how to get from Medina to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 1002.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 11m

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

There is no direct connection from Medina to Karbala. However, you can take the taxi to Medina airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Amman Abdali Terminal, take the bus to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Medina to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Medina to Baghdad via Amman
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Medina to Baghdad via Manama
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Medina to Baghdad via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Medina to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$460 - $950
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
Bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
Jett

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