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There are 2 ways to get from Melbourne to Karbala by plane or car

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Fly to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. 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 Australia are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: October 18 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Karbala is 13029 km.

It takes approximately 28h 36m to get from Melbourne to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Najaf Airport. The quickest flight takes 24h 50m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 8h behind Melbourne. It is currently 7:47 PM in Melbourne and 11:47 AM in Karbala.

Flydubai, Iraqi Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Najaf Airport.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 13029.4 km
  • Duration: 28h 36m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Karbala. However, you can take the bus to Melbourne Airport T3 Skybus/Arrival Dr, take the walk to Melbourne airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Melbourne Airport T3 Skybus/Arrival Dr, take the walk to Melbourne airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Melbourne to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,400
Flights from Melbourne to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
21h 42m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,100
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Melbourne to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
29h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,300
Flights from Melbourne to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Melbourne to Najaf via Doha, Baghdad
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,300
Flights from Melbourne to Najaf via Dubai, Baghdad
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,500

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