Iraq Transportation

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Iraq Transportation

  • Crossing the border from Turkey

    The main point of entry for tourists will probably be the Ibrahim Khalil crossing between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan. Crossing into Iraq is relatively easy; you need to get yourself to either Cizre or Silopi (regular buses from Diyarbakir and Mardin, or flights to Şırnak Airport connect with a Turkish Airlines shuttle to Cizre and...

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  • Crossing the border into Turkey

    After the ease of entering from Turkey, I naively thought it would be the same in the opposite direction. I got a taxi from Zaxo to the border, and was dropped off at the same taxi rank I first arrived at, where Turkish drivers touted for business, offering rides to Silopi, Cizre, Mardin and Diyarbakir. Stick to Silopi, it's cheaper and closer, and...

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  • Shared Taxi

    The best way to travel around Iraqi Kurdistan is by shared taxi. These wait at bus stations (known as Karaaj in Kurdish) for enough passengers, and once they are full, they set off. Unlike shared taxis in other parts of the Middle East where four passengers are crammed into the back and two share the front seat, things are a lot more comfortable in...

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  • Up-Armored All The Way

    The only safe way to travel around Iraq right now is in an Armored Vehicle. The only people really coming here are with the US Military and other Coalition Forces, or the UN and some NGO's. Either way, they provide Armored Vehicles for transportation. Another popular means of transport within the country is by helicopter. It's fast, safe, and...

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  • Zahko to Dohuk

    The hotel I was staying at sent a boy up the street with me and he flagged a car down and arranged my ride from Zahko to Dohuk. It seems these shared cars are common modes of transportation and it only cost me about $5 to go from Zahko into downtown Dohuk. There were a couple of checkpoints along the way (leaving Zahko and entering Dohuk) but they...

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  • Traveling Iraq

    Fly if possible. The spots shown on the map represent where I traveled to and stayed for periods of time.

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  • UH 60 Black Hawk

    The safest way to travel around Iraq is by air. The bird of choice is the UH 60 Black Hawk. It is fast, manuverable, nimble, has redundant systems, and is a proven work horse.The Black Hawk carries us around from place to place and gives us very short travel times to deal with. I am very, very grateful that the Army allows us to travel by air.

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  • Silopi (turkey) to Zakho (Iraqi...

    $25 for a car. It is a short distance but there are taxes the driver must pay, so the price is inflated. You can only cross with a car. As soon as you arrive in Silopi everyone will know why you are there.Do not tell the Turkish authorities you are going to the Kurdish areas. Tell them you're going somewhere else even though they will laugh at you...

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  • The best and may be the only...

    The best and may be the only available now is the road way from Jordan...Currently, all the visitors to Iraq should come by Bus or by taxi from Amman of Jordan... In the eastern part of Amman the Iraq Taxis Park is the best place to hire a taxi, also the bus station is located there.... Traveling by air is very limit now...Other ways are available...

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  • since december 2001,there is...

    since december 2001,there is a regular flight with jordanian airlines amman-bagdad;also charter flights with Gulf Falcon:damas-bagdad and beyrouth-bagdad;formaly,the best way was a bus from amman,abdali station:amman-bagdad,16 hours to reach bagdad,you might stay 7 hours at the border,you will probably have to bear an AIDS test at the border,which...

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  • Because of the embargo on Iraq...

    Because of the embargo on Iraq by UNO. there is no Air lines working there so the viseters must come accroce Iran Or Syria OR Jorden the Distant is about 900 KM between Baghdad tehran the same with Amman and DimiscusAlso there is see line between UAE.& IRAQ from Dubai to Basrah Nowadaysthe indevidual or groups must contact any Iraqi tourist company...

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  • Getting to Iraq is a very...

    Getting to Iraq is a very problem in these days. As long as it is not allowed to enter the country by plane you have to arrive in Jordan at Amman airport and then travel to Baghdad by car. From Amman to Baghdad it normally takes some 12 hours! including entry formalities - but this is fust an 'about time'.The streets are of a very good quality but...

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  • There are still many US cars...

    There are still many US cars from the 60s and 70s. Chevy + Ford limousines and trucks are dominating the street sceneries. At the moment it's more than difficult to travel through Iraq individually. I was on tour with my people in this old bus.

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