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There are 4 ways to get from Umm Qaşr to Karbala by car, plane, taxi or train

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Drive, fly to Baghdad

  1. Drive from Umm Qaşr to Basra
  2. Fly from Basra (BSR) to Baghdad (BGW)
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

3 alternative options

Drive, fly to Najaf

  1. Drive from Umm Qaşr to Basra
  2. Fly from Basra (BSR) to Najaf (NJF)
  3. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Taxi, train, drive

  1. Take a taxi from Umm Qaşr to Basra
  2. Take the train from Basra to Baghdad
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Drive

  1. Drive from Umm Qaşr 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 Iraq began to resume from July 23.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

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

Questions & Answers

The distance between Umm Qaşr and Karbala is 468 km. The road distance is 530.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Umm Qaşr to Karbala, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Basra Airport to Baghdad Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Umm Qaşr to Karbala is 531 km. It takes approximately 5h 11m to drive from Umm Qaşr to Karbala.

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Iraqi Airways offers flights from Basra Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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Map of how to get from Umm Qaşr to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 468.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Umm Qaşr, Iraq and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Umm Qaşr to Karbala. However, you can take the drive to Basra airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Basra airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Basra to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $430
Flights from Basra to Najaf via Baghdad
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Flights from Basra to Najaf via Erbil
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $380
Flights from Basra to Najaf via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from Basra to Najaf via Baghdad, Erbil
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Basra to Najaf via Beirut
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $440
Train operators
Iraqi Republic Railways
Website
scr.gov.iq
Train from Basra to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $28
Schedules at
scr.gov.iq
Sleeper berth
$28
Seat
$7
Other operators
Taxi from Umm Qaşr to Basra
Ave. Duration
1h
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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