Hillah is in Southern Iraq. It is the capital of Babylon Province and has a population of about 970,000.
Hillah is the nearest city to the ruins of Babylon.
Hillah has a station on the railway between Baghdad and Basra. Iraqi Republic Railways runs two overnight trains which both calls here. The railway station is known as 1 Babylon railway station and is located north of the city centre.
There are several companies offering long-distance bus services from most cities in Southern Iraq, however information on routes and departure times has to be gathered on ground or by a travel agency. 1 Hillah bus station, often referred as the consolidated garage (الكراج الموحد) is located along highway 8, about four kilometers southwest of the city centre.
Driving distance from Baghdad is about 110 km. Hillah is along national highway 8. There has been instances of robberies and kidnappings along the route.