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About Flights to Iraq

Summary info about Iraq flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£154

Best Return Price

£338

Fastest flight time

11h 55m

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2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Iraq from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £154 (London Gatwick to Erbil Intl).
The best return flight price to Iraq from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £338 (London Stansted to Erbil Intl).
The fastest flight to Iraq from United Kingdom takes 11h 55m (London Stansted to Erbil Intl).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to Iraq, including Austrian Airlines and Pegasus Airlines.

Cheapest flights to cities in Iraq

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Erbil
Erbil

Useful information for your flight to Iraq

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If you are looking to fly to Iraq for less, look to airlines like Pegasus Airlines, UR Airlines, and Fly Baghdad, with prices starting at £69, £140, and £145 respectively.

On average, it takes 7h to fly from United Kingdom to Iraq if you fly out of London Heathrow (the most popular airport in United Kingdom) and into Erbil Intl (the most popular airport in Iraq). If you’re flying out of Manchester and into Erbil Intl, then the flight time is around 15h 05m.

You can expect to spend an average of £996 for a flight to Iraq. However, our users found flights to Iraq for £84, which is the cheapest price we’ve seen in the past week. £10,830 per ticket tends to be the most expensive a flight to Iraq will get, whereas anything for £948 or less is considered a good deal.



Recent flights found to popular cities in Iraq

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Cheapest flight routes to Iraq

These routes have the cheapest flights to Iraq found by momondo users in United Kingdom
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
LondonErbil7h 30m£335
LondonBaghdad7h 50m£405
ManchesterErbil15h 05m£440
LondonBasra11h 15m£467
LondonSulaymaniyah7h 35m£482
BirminghamErbil7h 35m£490
Newcastle upon TyneErbil13h 25m£490
LondonNajaf10h 10m£495
ManchesterBaghdad9h 00m£496
BirminghamBaghdad9h 35m£507
ManchesterBasra16h 20m£562
GlasgowNajaf28h 35m£582
ManchesterSulaymaniyah13h 25m£634
ManchesterNajaf10h 50m£663
LeedsBaghdad41h 45m£699
EdinburghSulaymaniyah10h 40m£809

Best things to do and see in Iraq

Iraq flight deals will allow you to experience many traditional holidays and events that celebrate historical milestones. You can enjoy cultural events such as Assyrian New Year, held annually on 1 April. The festivities are marked by long parades in colourful and ancient costumes and dancing in the streets. If you would like something more contemporary, you can try the Babylon International Festival on 22 October. It represents different cultures and civilizations through music and arts and is a great way to preserve tradition and pass it on to the next generation. The Iraq Short Film Festival showcases great movies in the Kurdish and Arabic languages and is held in August and September. Many of the holidays and events held in Iraq are centred around the country's historical battles. Army Day in January, Ceasefire Day in August and Iraqi Independence Day hold great personal weight with the locals and are celebrated in earnest with appropriate fanfare. The Muslim communities also observe religious holidays such as Eid al-Adha.

Iraqi cuisine is one of the oldest in the world, and with your flight deal to Iraq, you will be immersed in a world of flavours, spices, and heady aromas. One of the oldest traditional dishes that is consumed around the world is biryani. But when visiting Iraq, you will get to try it in a different style, called Iraqi Biryani. It consists of slow-cooked rice with different meats and is usually served as a main meal. Bamia is a traditional lamb dish that is stewed with spices and okra. The Iraqi locals love the mince-meat dish kheema, and meat kebabs, made from various meats, are commonly enjoyed. Another highly popular dish is dolma. It is considered one of Iraq's national dishes and is essentially a meat-stuffed onion loved by the Iraqi people. Kanafeh is a popular pastry dish made with rose water and syrup extracts and served as dessert.

Iraq is one of the oldest and most beautiful countries in the world. It is referred to as the Cradle of Civilization with reference to the ancient Mesopotamian cities famed for their innovations in medicine, theology, law, and science. For this reason, the country has some incredible historical attractions and natural wonders to see on your holiday. Visit the 7000-year-old city of Erbil and see the magnificent castle that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some impressive mosques are well worth seeing, such as the Imam Husayn Shrine in Karbala, a highly popular pilgrimage site for Muslims and the burial site of martyr Husayn ibn Ali. Other heritage sites include the temples of Hatra, with some of the country's most amazing architecture. For a more relaxed time in a friendly town with plenty of trendy eateries, a thriving art scene and welcoming shops, try a visit to the Sulaymaniyah region. The Babylon region still holds many ruins and artefacts from the days of Alexander the Great, and the Arch of Ctesiphon dates back to the 7th century, still carrying much charm from those ancient days. With regards to nightlife, years of imposed curfews saw Baghdad's nightlife enter a quiet phase. Still, it has re-remerged, and nowadays, residents enjoy outdoor cafés, bistros and a game of backgammon or dominoes on the sidewalk. Summer is a great time to visit and soak up the friendly atmosphere.

When visiting Iraq as a British citizen, you will need to obtain a visa upon arrival. You can only enter the country via the cities of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah. You will need to show proof of sufficient funds, a return flight, and the reason for your visit. Your passport must have one blank page and have been valid for at least six months.


Popular routes landing in Iraq

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London to Erbil Flights
Fastest flight time7h 30m
Cheapest price£335
London to Baghdad Flights
Fastest flight time7h 50m
Cheapest price£405
London to Sulaymaniyah Flights
Fastest flight time7h 35m
Cheapest price£482
Manchester to Baghdad Flights
Fastest flight time9h 00m
Cheapest price£496
Manchester to Erbil Flights
Fastest flight time15h 05m
Cheapest price£440
London to Najaf Flights
Fastest flight time10h 10m
Cheapest price£495
Birmingham to Erbil Flights
Fastest flight time7h 35m
Cheapest price£490
Manchester to Sulaymaniyah Flights
Fastest flight time13h 25m
Cheapest price£634
Birmingham to Baghdad Flights
Fastest flight time9h 35m
Cheapest price£507
London to Basra Flights
Fastest flight time11h 15m
Cheapest price£467
Manchester to Najaf Flights
Fastest flight time10h 50m
Cheapest price£663
Manchester to Basra Flights
Fastest flight time16h 20m
Cheapest price£562
Birmingham to Sulaymaniyah Flights
Fastest flight time16h 40m
Cheapest price£853
Edinburgh to Sulaymaniyah Flights
Fastest flight time10h 40m
Cheapest price£809
Newcastle upon Tyne to Sulaymaniyah Flights
Fastest flight time34h 15m
Cheapest price£1,005
Birmingham to Najaf Flights
Fastest flight time11h 05m
Cheapest price£878
Glasgow to Najaf Flights
Fastest flight time28h 35m
Cheapest price£582
Berlin to Erbil Flights
Fastest flight time24h 30m
Cheapest price£443
Glasgow to Sulaymaniyah Flights
Fastest flight time37h 00m
Cheapest price£918
Newcastle upon Tyne to Erbil Flights
Fastest flight time13h 25m
Cheapest price£490

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