Arriving in Basrah

Book your flights to Basra with Etihad Airways and get ready to discover a mythical land where legend and fantasy go hand in hand. Located in the Arabian Gulf, the life of its inhabitants has always been linked to the sea, so it’s not strange that Sinbad legends are still alive in the areas surrounding its port.

Plan Your Basra Holiday

Travel to Basra and open the door to its past. Old Town is still impressive with its amber-brick buildings, openwork tracery windows, and its ancient mosques that remain as a sign of ancient splendour. Use the Shatt al-Arab River as your guide and you’ll see its most urban side at the Corniche al-Basora pier and its more traditional side in the neighbourhoods along the riverbanks.

If you decide to book tickets to Basra using Etihad’s Deals section, don't forget to go to Sinbad Island and explore its beautiful gardens in the middle of the river. With Etihad Airways you can find good flight deals to Basra, but remember that the best season to travel is during the fall and winter. Regarding accommodation, it won't be too difficult to find cheap hotels in Basra as tourism is still growing.

Flying from Melbourne

Book your flights from Melbourne to various worldwide destinations with Etihad Airways and enjoy top class facilities and service throughout your journey.

Major Airports in Melbourne

The airport serving the city is Melbourne Airport (MEL) which is approximately 14 miles from the city centre. Melbourne Airport’s four terminals have 16 international gates and Terminal 2 deals with international flights. This large airport is well equipped and comfortable, with showers, lounges and plenty of shops and restaurants.

Airport Transportation in Melbourne

Every ten minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week a Skybus runs from the airport to the city centre making getting a bus to Melbourne Airport cost effective and very accessible. There are also plenty of public buses running frequent routes to the city and suburbs, out of Broadmeadows and Sunbury station. A taxi to Melbourne Airport can be accessed next to Terminal 1 or 3 where designated cabs are ranked and available, or bookings can be made inside the airport from the appropriate desks. There is no specific train to Melbourne Airport although the city does have a good rail system. The Craigieburn train line will connect to a bus which travels to the airport if required.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Melbourne to Basrah on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Offices in Australia

Sydney, Australia
Level 36
Aurora Place
88 Phillip St, NSW 2000
1300 532 215
sydtkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays
Brisbane, Australia
Under Road Offices, Level 1
Brisbane International Terminal
Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
1300 532 215
bnetkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am?? 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed
Melbourne, Australia
Level 25
140 William Street
VIC 3000
1300 532 215
meltkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays