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City CodeBGW
Popular Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
Flight Time12~17 hours

The flight time to Baghdad is approximately 12~17 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Baghdad.


Located along the Tigris River, the city of Baghdad is the capital of Iraq. With a 2016 population of more than eight million, Baghdad is the largest city in Iraq. Since its foundation in the eighth century, Baghdad grew to be the center for culture, and business in the Islamic world. Baghdad was also dubbed as the Center for Learning due to the presence of salient academic institutions in the city. Booking a planet ticket bound to Baghdad allows one to immerse one’s self with the rich history and culture embedded in the city.

Voice of Travelers to Baghdad

A visit at Baghdadi Museum in Baghdad

My name is Ahmad from Kuala Lumpur. Being an anthropologist, I knew I have to immerse myself with local culture and tradition. I have already travelled to different countries. This time, I planned to go to Baghdad. I booked a ticket via Iraqi Airways to the city. The services rendered by the staff on the plane was remarkable, I had a relaxing flight to Baghdad. When I set foot to the city, I was amazed by the sight I saw. It was more than what I saw in pictures, for some reason I cannot explain it. I visited several areas in Baghdad and observed their way of living. As an addition to my research, I got myself an entrance ticket to see Baghdadi Museum. It features the life and heritage of the people of Baghdad. I learned a lot from my trip to Baghdad. My plane ticket was worth it.

Taking photographs at Baghdad

I am Yilmaz from Dubai. I am an aspiring life photographer, and I intend to travel the world in order to capture the life of ordinary citizens living ordinary lives. After my trip in Qatar, I decided to book a plane ticket to Baghdad to explore the place and take photographs. I booked a plane ticket via flydubai. The staff and crew aboard the plane were accommodating and kind, I had a great time on board. When I reached Baghdad, I immediately took my camera and grabbed differed snapshots of people and places. It is my first time in Iraq, so I knew I had to take a lot of photos. I admire their monuments including the Victory Arch because they speak much about their heritage. I was also able to take a lot of photos at the Zarwaa Park. Baghdad is a picturesque city.

Baghdad Travel FAQs

Q. How do I book a ticket to Baghdad?

A. For those who are making a travel plan for a plane ticket bound to Baghdad, you may ask for a ticket from airlines companies that fly through direct and connecting flights to the city. If it may be difficult for you to avail of a ticket since nearby airlines do not provide one, you may seek help from travel agencies on how to book a ticket to Baghdad. A ticket to Baghdad may also be secured through online reservations. In booking a ticket, safety should always be kept in mind.

Q. Do I need a visa to enter Baghdad?

A. Generally, all visitors are required a visa in order to enter Baghdad as required by the law before being able to book a ticket to the city. Furthermore, they should have a valid plane ticket and a passport valid for 6 months. Only Turkish citizens may enter Baghdad, and the rest of Iraq, without a visa provided that they have secured a plane ticket bound directly to Baghdad International Airport. Moreover, citizens from Kuwait and China may book a plane ticket going to Baghdad without securing a visa as long as they are holding diplomatic passports.

Q. What are top destinations in Baghdad?

A. If you are planning to book a ticket to Baghdad, you should set an itinerary to in order to visit attractions such as Swords of Qādisīyah, Al-Shaheed Monument, and the Al Kadhimain Shrine. You may also buy an entrance ticket to be admitted in attractions such as the Iraq Museum, National Museum of Iraq, Baghdadi Museum, and the Baghdad Zoo. There are a lot of mosques present in Baghdad including Abu Hanifa Mosque and Al-Kadhimiya Mosque. For recreation and shopping, you may visit Al Mansur Mall and the Zawraa Park.

Baghdad - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Baghdad International Airport ・Istanbul Atatürk Airport (Istanbul, Turkey) ・Dubai International Airport (Dubai, UAE) ・Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Baku, Azerbaijan) ・Hamad International Airport (Doha, Qatar) etc.

Flight Routes to Baghdad

Flights to and from Baghdad are operated by Baghdad International Airport. Most of the airlines that have an available ticket to the city may be found in Western Asia. These airlines include Air Arabia, FlyBaghdad, and Turkish Airlines. Iraqi Airways, on the other hand, avails of a plane ticket bound from countries including Malaysia, China, United Kingdom, and Germany to Baghdad. If the airlines near you do not have an available plane ticket to Baghdad, you can avail of a ticket for a connecting flight.