Flights to Erbil

How to Find Cheap Flights to Erbil

When you're looking for cheap flights to Erbil, it's important to compare prices of different airlines and travel dates. You can do both with Skyscanner. Additionally, Skyscanner allows you to search by month to find the cheapest date to fly.


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When to Book

As with many other destinations, you should plan to book your trip in advance if you're looking for cheap flights to Erbil. While it's pretty easy to find last-minute flights to Erbil, you can usually save money by purchasing tickets two to four weeks ahead of time.


Airports With Direct Flights From the U.K.

There aren't any airports that offer direct flights to Erbil, but you can find connecting flights to the city from several airports in London. Heathrow Airport (LHR), Gatwick Airport (LGW). and London City Airport (LCY) all offer single stopover flights to Erbil that don't require you to change planes.


Airlines That Fly to Erbil From the U.K.

More than half a dozen airlines offer flights to Erbil. The ones that offer the lowest rates include Royal Jordanian Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines.



Erbil International Airport (EBL) is one of the major airports serving the Kurdistan Region of Iran, and it has one of the longest runways in the world. It's located about 5 miles from the city centre, and there's a Hertz Rent A Car at the airport. Taxis are also available at the airport to take you to the city proper. Depending on your hotel, you may be able to get a shuttle to your lodging for free.


When to Go

Summers in Erbil can get very hot. It's not unusual for temperatures to spike as high as 46 degrees Celsius, so it's often a good idea to visit the city during the rest of the year when temperatures are cooler.


What’s the Weather Like?

Due to its location, it's unsurprising that the Erbil climate is a warm one. The height of summer can lead to very hot temperatures, but the spring and fall are quite comfortable. In winter, temperatures stay in the mid-teens.


City Guide: What to See and Do

There are some very interesting natural locations in Erbil. Some of the most popular are the Sami Abdulrahman Park, the Shanidar Cave, which is located in the mountains, and the Minare Park, which is just outside of the city centre.


A number of interesting historical and architectural locations in the city are sure to keep any visitor busy. The Citadel of Arbil is filled with artefacts, and the building itself is a marvel. Other locations you may want to see are the Jalil Khayat Mosque, the Mudhafaria Minarett, and the Syriac Heritage Museum.

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