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There are 6 ways to get from New York to Karbala by plane or car

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Fly New York JFK to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

5 alternative options

Fly New York JFK to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly Newark to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly Newark to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly New York La Guardia to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly New York La Guardia to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) 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

Currently, we are unable to provide travel restriction information for leaving United States. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status in United States, please check government recommendations.

Last updated: October 19 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between New York and Karbala is 9677 km.

It takes approximately 18h 16m to get from New York to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from New York JFK Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 10m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 7h ahead of New York. It is currently 11:33 PM in New York and 6:33 AM in Karbala.

Iraqi Airways, Royal Jordanian, Egyptair and three other airlines offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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Map of how to get from New York to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 9677.2 km
  • Duration: 18h 16m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from New York to Karbala. However, you can take the train to Jamaica, take the walk to Jamaica Station-Station D, take the tram to Terminal 4, take the walk to New York JFK airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the train to Jamaica, take the walk to Jamaica Station-Station D, take the tram to Terminal 4, take the walk to New York JFK airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from New York JFK to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,069
Flights from New York JFK to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,500
Flights from Newark to Najaf via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,300
Flights from Newark to Najaf via Dublin, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Najaf via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Najaf via Chicago O'Hare, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Najaf via Montreal, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Najaf via Toronto, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Najaf via Washington Dulles, Doha
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baghdad via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baghdad via Montreal, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from New York JFK to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3,757
Flights from New York JFK to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
25h 32m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Newark to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,800
Flights from Newark to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
18h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baghdad via Boston, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baghdad via Toronto, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baghdad via Montreal, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from New York JFK to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$3,757
Flights from New York JFK to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Newark to Najaf via Frankfurt, Beirut
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,000
Flights from Newark to Najaf via Frankfurt, Erbil
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,000
Flights from Newark to Najaf via Vienna, Erbil
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baghdad via Montreal, Cairo
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from New York JFK to Najaf via Frankfurt, Beirut
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $5,500
Flights from New York JFK to Najaf via Rome, Beirut
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,400
Flights from Newark to Najaf via Frankfurt, Beirut
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,900
Flights from Newark to Najaf via Rome, Beirut
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,189 - $1,190
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baghdad via Toronto, Cairo
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baghdad via Washington Dulles, Cairo
Ave. Duration
21h 39m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,900
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from New York JFK to Baghdad via Amman
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baghdad via Montreal, Amman
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$900 - $1,800
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from New York JFK to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,350 - $1,380
Flights from New York JFK to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,600

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