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

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Fly to Najaf, drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Tehran Imam Khomeini (IKA) to Najaf (NJF) IKA - NJF
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

1 alternative option

Fly to Baghdad, drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Tehran Imam Khomeini (IKA) to Baghdad (BGW) IKA - BGW
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

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The distance between Tehrān and Karbala is 762 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Tehrān to Karbala, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport to Najaf Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Karbala is 30 min behind Tehrān. It is currently 8:20 AM in Tehrān and 7:50 AM in Karbala.

Mahan Air, Caspian Airlines, Iraqi Airways and Zagros Airlines offer flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport to Najaf Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Tehrān to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 476 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Tehrān, Iran and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Tehrān to Karbala. However, you can take the taxi to Azadi Square, take the bus to Tehran Imam Khomeini airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Azadi Square, take the bus to Tehran Imam Khomeini airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Baghdad via Nasiriyah Off-Line Point
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Zagros Airlines
Website
zagrosairlines.com
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Caspian Airlines
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $240

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