The cheapest times to fly from SLC to BSR are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • March 26th to April 22nd
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SLC to BSR is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $7202 for Saturday flights during early July, or as low as $1287 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Basrah

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Basra (BSR) will usually cost between $1357 to $3171 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $1436. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $3296. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1859 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1789 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to BSR flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SLC to BSR route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SLC to BSR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to BSR flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Basrah, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Salt Lake City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $928 (29%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1659. Return trip prices are from the BSR to SLC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SLC to BSR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 11 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SLC to BSR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kuwait International Airport (KWI) in Kuwait

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from BSR
  • Usually 35.20% less expensive than BSR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SLC to KWI flights


Flight Hacking SLC to BSR

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SLC to BSR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (SLC > JFK > BSR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1325
  • Average savings: $464 (25.92%)

See SLC to JFK flights

Hack #2: Beirut (SLC > BEY > BSR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1336
  • Average savings: $453 (25.33%)

See SLC to BEY flights

Hack #3: Houston, TX (SLC > IAH > BSR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1441
  • Average savings: $348 (19.43%)

See SLC to IAH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SLC to BSR? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, atlasglobal, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, KLM, MEA, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Basrah International Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7337 miles or 11808 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SLC to BSR?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to BSR flight is about 14 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT and Basra?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from SLC to BSR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SLC
Origination airport name Salt Lake City International Airport
City Salt Lake City, UT
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -112

Return Airport

Destination code BSR
Destination airport name Basrah International Airport
City Basra
Country Iraq
Latitude 30.5
Longitude 47.7


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