Cheap Flights from Istanbul to Baghdad

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About Baghdad

Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world. It was founded in 762 AD by the Abbasid and chosen as the capital of Abbasid Caliphate. It boasts a glorious past, filled with thriving civilizations, culture, tradition, and heritage, which deserves to be explored. A few years back, it was considered a safe city, until the radical groups, militants, and extremists took over the country and made it a vulnerable zone. It is unfortunate that a city with so much potential to thrive has become one of the world’s deadliest cities. We are eagerly waiting for the day when this beautiful city will get back its former glory. If you are planning to explore this charming city, book an Istanbul to Baghdad flight.

Best Time to Book Istanbul to Baghdad Flights

Baghdad has a subtropical desert climate. Its summers are sweltering, arid, and dry and winters are cool and damp. Spring and falls are pleasant seasons to explore the city. International tourists avoid visiting Arab cities during summer months due to unbearable heat. Hence, plan your trip either in the falls or in winters.

Details About Istanbul to Baghdad Flights

Traveling from Istanbul to Baghdad? Flights are the best mode of transport to travel between the two cities. The aerial distance is 999 miles and a non-stop flight from Istanbul to Baghdad takes three hours. Major airlines on this route are Turkish Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Qatar Airways, EgyptAir, Middle-East Airlines, flydubai, and Emirates, etc. You can find 36 scheduled flights daily between Istanbul and Baghdad.

To avail cheap flight tickets from Istanbul to Baghdad, book your seat with Turkish Airlines at the cost of IQD 202,408 for a one-way trip and IQD 326,426, for a round-trip.

Furthermore, the nearest airports to travel between the two cities are Istanbul Airport and land at Baghdad International Airport (IST-BGW).

Here are some insights concluding Istanbul to Baghdad flights fare:

One-way trip
AirlinesAirlines NamePriceAction
Turkish AirlinesTurkish AirlinesIQD 202,408Book Now
FZ - FlydubaiflydubaiIQD 256,696Book Now
Middle East AirlinesMiddle East AirlinesIQD 288,397Book Now
MSEgyptAirIQD 371,976Book Now
QRQatar AirwaysIQD 372,020Book Now
Round Trip
AirlinesAirlines NamePriceAction
Turkish AirlinesTurkish AirlinesIQD 326,426Book Now
VYVueling.comIQD 337,527Book Now
QRQatar AirwaysIQD 368,394Book Now
EmiratesEmiratesIQD 368,424Book Now
RJRoyal JordanianIQD 405,258Book Now

Best Restaurants in Baghdad

Asayel Baghdad

Asayel is a Moroccan restaurant with high ceilings, elegant decor, and scrumptious dishes. It is one of the few restaurants in Baghdad, where you can have an upscale dining experience. The multi-cuisine menu boasts traditional Iraqi delights and Moroccan flavors. The Lebanese dishes are highly popular.

Dawa Baghdad

Dawa is known for its Iraqi classics with a modern twist. It remains packed with international bureaucrats and locals. The highlight of the menu includes juicy kebabs, fresh fish, grilled meats, and aromatic kabsa, a Middle Eastern rice dish. It also has a wide range of options on veggie delights.

Darbunah Baghdad

Darbunah, on Omar Bin Yasir street, is a secret gem, where you can relish authentic Iraqi cuisine. Its inviting atmosphere and warm staff along with regional flavors of Iraq make it a must-visit restaurant. If you are in Baghdad, make sure to visit Darbunah and experience a massive Iraqi feast.

Best Hotels in Baghdad

Baghdad International Hotel
Baghdad International Hotel

Address – 765M+QCW, Baghdad, Al Anbar Governorate, Iraq

Price – IQD 355,204

Little House Hotel Baghdad
Little House Hotel

Address – 8C2R+FX8, Baghdad, Baghdad Governorate, Iraq

Price – IQD 234,424

Malik Diljah Hotel Baghdad
Malik Diljah Hotel

Address – Arasat Al-Hindiya, 11001 Baghdād, Iraq

Price – IQD 76,724

Places to Visit in Baghdad

Iraq Museum Baghdad
Iraq Museum

The Iraq Museum is the country’s national museum, which houses precious relics from the Mesopotamian, Persian, and Abbasid civilizations. Unfortunately, it was looted in 2003 during the invasion of Iraq. Only a few stolen items have been returned. The Assyrian Gallery houses some of the most significant historic pieces.

Al Mutanabbi Street Baghdad
Al Mutanabbi Street

The best way to know the locals and their daily life is to catch them at Al Mutanabbi Street. This popular street is filled with bookstores, cafes, and stationary shops. It was once the city’s intellectual center and literary scene during Mutanabi’s heyday, the 10th century classical poet of Iraq and during Abbasid Caliphate.

Souk Al Safafeer Baghdad
Souk Al Safafeer

Souk Al Safafeer is a 400 year old market that extends from Al Rasheed street to al-Mustansiriya Madrasa. It was founded during the Abbasid period and since then it remains as one of the most bustling bazaars in Baghdad. From copper lamps to traditionally designed trays, plates, and clothes, you can find everything here. The local craftsmen are specialized in making household and decorative items.


  • How long does it take to fly from Istanbul to Baghdad?

    It takes three hours to fly from Istanbul to Baghdad.

  • Is there a direct flight from Istanbul to Baghdad?

    There are only two nonstop flights available between Istanbul and Baghdad, which are offered by Turkish Airlines.

  • Is Iraq safe?

    The security situation in Iraq is volatile and there’s a high risk of armed violence, conflict, kidnapping, and terrorist attacks.

  • What are the best prices to take Istanbul to Baghdad flight?

    The best prices to take flights from Istanbul to Baghdad are offered by Turkish Airlines at the cost of IQD 202,408 for a one-way trip and IQD 326,426, for a round-trip.

  • Which Airports will I be using to take flights from Istanbul to Baghdad?

    You will board a flight from Istanbul Airport and land in Baghdad International Airport (IST-BGW).

  • Where do you fly to Baghdad?

    Baghdad International Airport (BGW) is the major airport in Baghdad that serves Baghdad. International visitors to Baghdad book a flight to this airport to enter the city.

  • How many miles is it from Istanbul to Baghdad?

    It is approximately 999 miles from Istanbul to Baghdad.

  • Do I need a passport to travel from Istanbul to Baghdad?

    Turkish passport holders must apply for a visa to travel to Baghdad.

  • What is Baghdad famous for?

    Baghdad was once the most significant cultural center of Arab and Islamic civilization. Today, it is the second-largest city in the Arab world.

  • Which is the official language of Baghdad?

    Arabic and Kurdish are the two official languages of Baghdad.

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