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About Erbil International Airport (EBL)

Erbil International Airport serves the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. Our Erbil International Airport guide provides details on local transportation routes, terminal facilities and accommodation options nearby.


There is an information office located in the public area of the terminal.


Driving directions:

From the centre of Erbil, take the Ainkawa Road north, which leads directly to the airport. The journey time from the city centre is approximately 20 minutes.

Transfer between terminals:

A free shuttle bus operates from the terminal building to the public parking area.

Airport Info



The airport is located 6km (4 miles) northwest of central Erbil.

No. of terminals:

+964 66 281 0000

Time Zone:
Arabia Standard Time
GMT +0300

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Taxi:A 24-hour taxi service is available at the airport, and cars should be reserved in advance (tel: +964 750 417 0000). The fixed fare to the city is ID12,000 (aprox. US$10). A security checkpoint operates at the airport entrance, where passengers are requested to get out of the car for a baggage check.

Terminal facilities


There is a bank in the terminal which offers bureau de change facilities. ATMs and credit card facilities are not currently available.


There is a small café offering light meals, snacks and drinks.


Duty-free is available in International Departures, offering a variety of goods including souvenirs, alcohol, perfumes and tobacco.


Trolleys are available, but there is no left-luggage facility. A catalogue of lost items is available to view on the airport’s official website. If you misplace an item in the terminal area, contact the information desk.


Other facilities available at Erbil International Airport include baby changing rooms and a prayer room.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are currently no conference facilities at the airport, however there is a VIP lounge in Departures where passengers can complete work in a quiet and professional environment. Those in need of more extensive business services, including meeting rooms, should head to one of the larger city hotels, the nearest of which is the Noble Hotel (tel: +964 750 431 2244;

Communication Facilities:

Public telephones are available throughout the terminal complex.

Disabled facilities:

The airport is fully accessible to wheelchair users, and is all on one single level. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

Public parking is available immediately outside the airport grounds, and a free shuttle bus operates between the car park and the terminal.

Car rental:

Car hire is not available at the airport.