Baghdad International Airport
The Baghdad International Airport is located 16km away from downtown Baghdad. It is the country's largest air hub, and home base for the national airline (Iraqi Airways). Connections are available to destinations worldwide. Unless a private transfer has been pre-arranged, the only way of getting to the city/International Zone is by taxi (available at the…
Transportation within Baghdad is mostly pre-arranged; main means of transport for visitors include helicopters and armored cars/buses. There is a functioning metro in Baghdad and a public bus system (these are, however, unreliable and not recommended for use during short trips to the area).
Individual travelers are advised to arrange transportation within Baghdad prior to arrival. Taxi services are available at the airport, and shared taxis can be hired around the city. If you opt for using one of these options, agree on the price beforehand, even if there is a metre running.
While in many respects the situation in Baghdad is steadily improving, the city's dangers should under no circumstances be underestimated. Kidnappings and terrorist attacks (particularly car-bombs and improvised explosive devices) are real threats, and protesters have been met with deadly violence in the city squares and streets, as of the date of research. Marketplaces are…
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