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Flights to Baghdad

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Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and sits along the Tigris River in the heart of Mesopotamia, a region known as the cradle of civilization. The city has a long history dating back to the 8th century AD and was a major centre of learning and culture during the Islamic Golden Age. Today, Baghdad is a busy metropolis with a population of over 7 million people. If you're visiting Baghdad, you can explore ancient sites like the Al-Mustansriya Madrasa, a once prestigious Islamic university, or the National Museum of Iraq which houses artefacts from Mesopotamia. The climate in Baghdad is hot and dry, with summers reaching highs over 40°C (104°F) and winters staying relatively mild. If you visit in the spring or fall, you'll experience more comfortable temperatures.

Fancy a trip to Baghdad? With over 600 airlines to choose from and more than 40 ways to pay, Alternative Airlines can help you conveniently book your flights to Baghdad. We offer budget-friendly, flexible flight routes to Baghdad no matter where you're flying from or when you plan to travel!

Airports near Baghdad

Here are 4 airports available for your flights to Baghdad, simplifying your travel arrangements. With these options, travelling to and from Baghdad becomes effortlessly straightforward.

Baghdad International Airport

This is the main international airport serving Baghdad and is located approximately 16 kilometres west of the city centre. It offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


Erbil International Airport

Located in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, this airport is about 350 kilometres north of Baghdad. It serves as a major hub for both domestic and international flights.


Sulaymaniyah International Airport

Situated in Sulaymaniyah, another city in the Kurdistan Region, this airport is approximately 370 kilometres northeast of Baghdad. It offers domestic and limited international flights.


Najaf International Airport

Located in Najaf, a city in central Iraq, this airport is around 160 kilometres south of Baghdad. It serves as a popular destination for religious pilgrims and offers both domestic and international flights.

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Buy your flights to Baghdad and pay later

Using Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) for flights to Baghdad offers several advantages. Spread the cost of your booking over time for more flexibility in managing travel expenses, making your adventure more budget-friendly.

There are often no interest charges if paid within the agreed timeframe, but this will need to be checked with the lending provider, and it can ease budgeting for your trip, ensuring a stress-free travel experience.

Things to do in Baghdad

In a city full of many sights to see, we've picked out our top 3 must-sees:

Iraqi National Museum

This world-class museum houses a vast collection of Mesopotamian antiquities, including artifacts from Sumer, Assyria, Babylonia, and the Islamic era. The museum was looted in 2003, but many of the stolen items have since been recovered. A visit here offers a window into the long and rich history of Iraq.

Al-Mutanabbi Street

This lively and historic street is a haven for book lovers. Dozens of booksellers line the street, selling everything from new releases to ancient manuscripts. Al-Mutanabbi Street is also a popular spot for Iraqi intellectuals and artists to gather and discuss their work.

Al-Kadhimiya Mosque

This Shia Muslim shrine is one of the holiest sites in Baghdad. The mosque is dedicated to Musa al-Kadhim and Muhammad al-Jawad, two of the Twelve Imams of Shia Islam. The golden dome of the mosque is a striking landmark in the city.

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