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 Southampton

Book your flights from Southampton to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy impeccable award winning service from a highly reputed airline.

Major Airports in Southampton

The main airport servicing the city of Southampton is Eastleigh Airport (SOU); it is situated 4 miles north of Southampton. It is a busy regional airport with a single terminal and runway which regularly handles over 1.5 million passengers every year. The airport is a regional transport hub and is equipped with every amenity you need including a VIP lounge and world class shopping and dining facilities.

Airport Transportation in Southampton

There is a public train to Eastleigh Airport, recognised as one of the fastest connections in Europe, the journey time is approximately 7 minutes and you can walk into the terminal building in about 1 minute. Check the timetable for the train to Eastleigh Airport

It is possible to take a public bus to Eastleigh Airport, look for service U1C. The bus to Eastleigh airport runs every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends and holidays.

A dedicated taxi to Eastleigh Airport has pre-set terms. It is possible to take an alternative taxi to Eastleigh Airport.

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

Etihad Offices in United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom
Administration only - Room 1992, Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport
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Manchester Airport, United Kingdom
Manchester International Airport
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