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Cheap Flights to Iraq
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||$2,125||Average for round-trip flights in July 2020|
|Round-trip from||$1,533||From Melbourne to Erbil|
Cheapest prices for Iraq flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Iraq?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
MEL - EBL
$1,236 - $2,242
6 - 35 °C
0 - 78 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to Iraq?
The best time to book flights to Iraq is 35 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Iraq?
The cheapest flights to Iraq are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Iraq?
At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Iraq trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.
How long is the flight to Iraq?
Depending on the airline you choose, the fastest one-stop flight from Sydney Airport to Baghdad International Airport takes around 18h 30m, while the shortest flight time from Sydney Airport to Erbil International Airport is roughly 21h 40m. The shortest one-stop flight time from Melbourne Airport to Baghdad, Iraq is roughly 19h 40m, while flights from Melbourne to Erbil International take approximately 21h 25m. Some flights can take as long as 47h, depending on the airline, number of stops, and stopover duration.
Which cities offer direct flights to Iraq?
Unfortunately, direct flights from Australia to Iraq are currently not serviced by any airline. However, Emirates Airlines offers one-stop flight deals to Iraq from Sydney, Perth and Melbourne via Dubai. Alternatively, Qatar Airways offers one-stop flights from Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne with stopovers at Doha Hamad International. If you’re flying to Erbil International, you’ll find one-stop flights at Sydney Airport, Melbourne Airport, and Perth Airport serviced by Qatar Airways and Emirates Airlines.
What is the best way to travel around Iraq?
Air travel provides a quick and easy way of traveling around Iraq, especially for long-distance trips between cities. The country has domestic flights linking most of the major cities, including Erbil, Basra, and Baghdad. Iraq also has a rail route that connects Basra to Baghdad. The train runs once daily. For shuttles within cities, taxis are a popular pick.
What are some things to do in Iraq?
Iraq offers several tourist attractions, such as the 9th century Great Mosque of Samarra, Lalish Temple in Al-Shikhan, the Citadel of Erbil, and the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. If you’re visiting Erbil, Sami Abdulrahman Park provides a nice destination for taking walks, jogging or going on a picnic. It also features a pond, restaurant, and playgrounds for kids. Depending on your destination, other things to do in Iraq might include nature excursions, river trips, and cave tours. In addition, the country hosts several festivals during the year, including the Iraqi short film festival (which is held between August and September) and the Assyrian New Year, which occurs annually, on the 1st of April.
Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Iraq?
You’ll need a visa issued in advance to fly to Iraq. You’ll also need a passport that’s valid for at least six months from the date of the issued visa. If you plan to visit Iraqi Kurdistan, you can obtain a visa on arrival at Erbil International Airport or Sulaymaniyah International Airport. However, this visa is only valid for the region and not valid for travel to other areas in the country. Single entry visas are valid for up to three months while multi-entry visas are valid for up to a year.