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There are 3 ways to get from Taba to Karbala by ferry, plane, car or bus

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Ferry to Aqaba, fly, drive

  1. Take the ferry from Taba to Aqaba
  2. Fly from Aqaba (AQJ) to Baghdad (BGW)
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Bus to Sharm el-Sheikh, fly, drive

  1. Take the bus from Taba to Sharm el Sheikh
  2. Fly from Sharm el-Sheikh (SSH) to Baghdad (BGW)
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Ferry, bus, drive

  1. Take the ferry from Taba to Aqaba
  2. Take the bus from Aqaba to Abdali
  3. Take the bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
  4. 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 Egypt began to resume from July 1.

Last updated: December 5 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Taba and Karbala is 936 km.

It takes approximately 8h 18m to get from Taba to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Aqaba Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 1h ahead of Taba. It is currently 11:52 PM in Taba and 12:52 AM in Karbala.

Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian offer flights from Aqaba Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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Map of how to get from Taba to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 936.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 18m

What companies run services between Taba, Egypt and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Taba to Karbala. However, you can take the ferry to Aqaba, take the taxi to Aqaba airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Sharm el Sheikh, take the taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Aqaba to Baghdad via Amman
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Aqaba to Baghdad via Amman, Doha
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Sharm el-Sheikh to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Sharm el-Sheikh to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Sharm el-Sheikh to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Bus operators
East Delta Travel
Phone
02 226 231 28
Email
info@eastdelta-travel.com
Website
eastdelta-travel.com
Bus from Taba to Sharm el Sheikh
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ask-aladdin.com
Jett
Phone
+962 6 566 4141
Email
info@jett.com.jo
Website
jett.com.jo
Bus from Aqaba to Abdali
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Ferry operators
AB Maritime
Phone
+20693665658
Email
info@abmaritime.com.jo
Website
abmaritime.com.jo
Ferry from Taba to Aqaba
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
abmaritime.com.jo
12 yrs +
$90

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