Travel to Iraq

Flying to Iraq

Iraqi Airways ( 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 ( flies to Erbil from Frankfurt or Vienna.

The major airport is: Erbil International Airport.

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.

Airport guides

Airport Code: EBL. Location: The airport is located 6km (4 miles) northwest of central Erbil. Money: There is a bank in the terminal which offers bureau de change facilities. ATMs and credit card... Read more

Other airports in Iraq

Baghdad International Airport

Airport Code: BGW. Location: The airport is 18km (11 miles) south of the city (journey time - 20 minutes). Website: Public transport description: Taxi services go to the city with rates negotiable for shared taxis. There is a surcharge after 2200. Car hire is also available.

Travel by rail

There are no international rail links at present.

Getting to Iraq by boat

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.