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Travel to Iraq

Flying to Iraq

Iraqi Airways (www.iraqiairways.com.iq) fly from London Gatwick to Baghdad. Iraqi Airways also operates flights between Baghdad and all regional cities.

There are now regular scheduled direct flights on an increasing number of international and regional airlines into Baghdad, Basra, Irbil and Sulemaniyah.

Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com) flies to Erbil from Frankfurt or Vienna.

The major airport is: Erbil International Airport.

Airport Guides

Baghdad International Airport

Code

BGW

Location

The airport is 18km (11 miles) south of the city (journey time - 20 minutes).

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Erbil International Airport

Code

EBL

Location

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

Tel

+964 66 281 0000

Address

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Flight times

Average flight time from London to Baghdad International is 5 hours 35 minutes; New York - 15 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax

There is no departure tax.

Travelling to Iraq by Rail

There are no international rail links at present.

Driving to Iraq

Getting to Iraq by boat