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

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Bus, fly to Baghdad, drive

  1. Take the bus from Side to Aksu
  2. Fly from Antalya (AYT) to Baghdad (BGW)
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Bus, fly to Najaf, drive

  1. Take the bus from Side to Aksu
  2. Fly from Antalya (AYT) to Najaf (NJF)
  3. Drive from Najaf 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.

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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 Turkey began to resume from August 1.

Last updated: November 25 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Side and Karbala is 1243 km.

It takes approximately 7h 28m to get from Side to Karbala, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Antalya Airport to Baghdad Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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

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Map of how to get from Side to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 1242.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 28m

What companies run services between Side, Turkey and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Side to Karbala. However, you can take the bus to Aksu, take the taxi to Antalya airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Aksu, take the taxi to Antalya airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Antalya to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Antalya to Najaf via Baghdad
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Antalya to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Antalya to Najaf via Erbil
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Flights from Antalya to Najaf via Istanbul, Beirut
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Antalya to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Antalya to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Antalya to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Antalya to Baghdad via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Antalya to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Antalya to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Side to Aksu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
MetroTurizm

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