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

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Fly from Tehran Mehrabad, drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Tehran Mehrabad (THR) to Najaf (NJF) THR - NJF
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

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Fly from Tehran Imam Khomeini, drive  •  5h 58m

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

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Last updated: December 1 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

It is approximately 762 km to get from Tehrān to Karbala.

It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Tehrān to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Tehran Mehrabad Airport to Najaf Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 25m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 30 min behind Tehrān. It is currently 3:32 PM in Tehrān and 3:02 PM in Karbala.

Iraqi Airways, Iran Airtour Airline, Iran Air and two other airlines offer flights from Tehran Mehrabad Airport to Najaf Airport.

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The best way to get from Tehrān to Tehran Mehrabad Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $2.

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Map of how to get from Tehrān to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 761.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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 Tehran Mehrabad airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the line 1 subway to Shahed - Bagher Shahr Station, take the subway to Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, take the walk to Tehran Imam Khomeini airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Caspian Airlines
Flights from Tehran Mehrabad to Najaf via Mashhad
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Tehran Mehrabad to Najaf via Mashhad, Esfahan
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Tehran Mehrabad to Najaf via Asaloyeh, Esfahan
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Tehran Mehrabad to Najaf via Esfahan
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $380
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Tehran Mehrabad to Najaf via Mashhad
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $380
Iran Air
Website
iranair.com
Flights from Tehran Mehrabad to Najaf via Mashhad
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Tehran Imam Khomeini to Najaf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $380

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