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There are 4 ways to get from Valencia to Karbala by plane, car or train

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Fly Valencia to Baghdad, drive  •  13h 39m

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Baghdad (BGW) VLC - BGW
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

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Fly Valencia to Najaf, drive  •  15h 2m

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Najaf (NJF) VLC - NJF
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Train to Barcelona, fly to Baghdad, drive  •  15h 41m

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Baghdad (BGW) BCN - BGW
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Train to Barcelona, fly to Najaf, drive  •  14h 54m

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Najaf (NJF) BCN - 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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Iraq from July 16.

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Iraq from July 23.

International flights leaving Spain are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Spain

Last updated: September 20 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Valencia and Karbala is 4023 km.

It takes approximately 13h 39m to get from Valencia to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Valencia Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 45m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 1h ahead of Valencia. It is currently 5:15 AM in Valencia and 6:15 AM in Karbala.

Iraqi Airways and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Valencia Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Valencia to Valencia Airport is to line 3 subway which takes 21 min and costs €1 - €3.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 4022.9 km
  • Duration: 13h 39m

What companies run services between Valencia, Spain and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Valencia to Karbala. However, you can take the line 3 subway to Aeroport, take the walk to Valencia airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the line 3 subway to Aeroport, take the walk to Valencia airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Valencia to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Valencia to Baghdad via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Valencia to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Barcelona to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Barcelona to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,700
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Barcelona to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Valencia to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Barcelona to Baghdad via Amman
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Barcelona to Baghdad via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Barcelona to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Caspian Airlines
Flights from Barcelona to Najaf via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
Renfe Viajeros

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