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 Johannesburg

Book your flights from Johannesburg to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy the best comfort available over the African skies.

Major Airports in Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s major airport is the OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) located in the outskirts of the city. The airport is the largest in South Africa receiving flights from all corners of the globe clearing approximately 17 million passengers annually. Most domestic flights to and from favourite destinations within the country also use this airport.

Airport Transportation in Johannesburg

The airport’s location makes it easy for passengers to connect to their accommodation and back. There are several options with a train to OR Tambo International Airport connecting to the Sandton area and Pretoria. The train station is located between terminus A and B on the airports upper level. A taxi to OR Tambo International Airport is also available from anywhere in the city centre. A bus to OR Tambo International Airport from the city centre takes just a short time and so is the ride in a taxi to OR Tambo International Airport. Taxis are more convenient if you know your way around or are travelling in the company of a local.

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

Etihad Offices in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
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