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City CodeMZR
Popular Airlines-
Flight Time14~15 hours

The flight time to Mazar-i-Sharif is approximately 14~15 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Mazar-i-Sharif.


Mazar-i-Sharif is a city situated in northern Afghanistan. Mazar-i-Sharif is the capital city of the Balkh province and the second largest city in the country. There are about five hundred thousand inhabitants in Mazar-i-Sharif.

Voice of Travelers to Mazar-i-Sharif

Airfare ticket to Mazar-i-Sharif

I flew to Mazar-i-Sharif for an international peace conference. I bought my ticket through a local ticket agent in Tehran where I lived at the moment. My ticket was issued with Kam Air to Mazar-i-Sharif but for my way back I found a cheaper ticket with Iran Aseman Airlines so I booked this ticket instead of returning with Kam Air. I was surprised by the cleanliness of the airplane and the service on board of Kam Air while Iran Aseman delivered great service as well. The ticket was worth its price. Staying in Mazar-i-Sharif for almost a week was an eye-opening experience and if I go there again, I will purchase my ticket directly again with either Kam Air or Iran Aseman.

Visiting Mazar-i-Sharif on a return ticket from Ankara

My company has business partners in Mazar-i-Sharif, so I have already visited Mazar-i-Sharif and our office just outside of Mazar-i-Sharif many times. The last time I flew to Mazar-i-Sharif with an airfare ticket issued for the first class from Ankara to Tehran with Turkish Airlines and then from Tehran to Mazar-i-Sharif with Kam Air. The service aboard both airlines was great. This ticket for the first class was a reward by my boss for my work and liason with Mazar-i-Sharif. My ticket back from Mazar-i-Sharif to Iran was for the first class as well, but our ticket agent could not confirm a ticket for the first class from Iran to Ankara, so I flew second class instead. The trip to Mazar-i-Sharif was great nevertheless.

Mazar-i-Sharif Travel FAQs

Q. I will be in Mazar-i-Sharif in November. What kind of temperature can I expect?

A. Mazar-i-Sharif lies in the cold climate, which means that there are hot summers but very chilly winters. If you are traveling to Mazar-i-Sharif in November, expect any temperature from zero to 25 degrees Celsius. Most likely it will be just below 20 degrees. November is one of the months of slight precipitation in Mazar-i-Sharif, so you might experience some rain as well. The price of the airfare ticket might change according to the season in which you visit Mazar-i-Sharif. The ticket in the spring time might be more expensive than a ticket for the winter period. It pays off to look for to airfare ticket in advance.

Q. Would you recommend flying to Mazar-i-Sharif if I am already in Afghanistan?

A. Given the distance between Mazar-i-Sharif and other cities, it is advisable to fly between the two cities rather than to drive all the way from Kabul, for example to Mazar-i-Sharif. The roads in Afghanistan, especially in the area of Mazar-i-Sharif are is a bad state, so flying is a better option. An airfare ticket to Mazar-i-Sharif can be purchased by Ariana Airlines, which connects several different Afghan cities with Mazar-i-Sharif.

Q. What are the highlights of Mazar-i-Sharif?

A. Mazar-i-Sharif is a hidden jewel of Afghanistan. Mazar-i-Sharif is located in culturally very interesting Balkh region. When you are in Mazar-i-Sharif, you should not miss the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, a beautiful mosque and burial of one of the main persons in early Islamic period. You don't need an entrance ticket to visit this mosque. There are also ancient relics Mazar-i-Sharif which date back to the Greek conquest. It is also advisable to head out of Mazar-i-Sharif for the city of Balkh which was set up by the Greeks.

Mazar-i-Sharif - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport ・Tehran - Imam Khomeini International Airport ・Istanbul Ataturk Airport ・Esenboga International Airport (Ankara) etc.

Flight Routes to Mazar-i-Sharif

There are both domestic and international flights dispatched from Mazar-i-Sharif airport. Among the domestic destinations with regular flights is the capital of Afghanistan - Kabul, which is, as a destination, offered by Afghan Jet International, Ariana Afghan Airlines and also Safi Airways. Turkish Airlines operate a flight to Istanbul while you can fly to Ankara and some Iranian airports with Kam Air.