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Baghdad Airport Guide

baghdad airport guide

In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Baghdad Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

you have to pass like 4 or 5 checkpoints, and dogs have to sniff the hell out of you and your luggages. - a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Baghdad International Airport.

What to Expect

  • The airport has a regular passenger terminal and a military-use terminal. The passenger terminal has three concourses: Concourses A, B and C. An additional concourse is a VIP-only terminal, reserved for receiving foreign dignitaries.
  • Limited dining options are available.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Baghdad Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Baghdad Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Baghdad Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Baghdad International Airport Hotel - Located within walking distance of the VIP Palm Jet Terminal with free shuttle service to/from the airport. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Baghdad Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Baghdad Airport.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Currency Exchange - Yes
  • Food & Drinks - There is a restaurant, coffee shop, and snack bar in the airport. Hours and locations are currently unknown.
  • Post Office - Yes
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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As of February 2018, Baghdad airport is served by the following airlines: Iraqi Airways • Turkish Airlines • Emirates • Royal Jordanian • Saudia Airlines • Qatar Airways • EgyptAir.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Public buses operate between the airport and city center. Tickets are sold from a kiosk in the Arrivals area of the airport.

Cars for Hire

Due to the higher risk of carjackings and random attacks, it is highly recommended to hire a chauffeured car from a reputable car service instead of going with a self-drive car rental. Contact the private car service of your choice for rates and reservations.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


It is recommended to pre-book your taxi. Taxis only accept cash in local currencies. Visit the Baghdad Airport website to see a list of taxis which operate at the airport.

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Last Updated: 27 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .