Islamabad is Pakistan’s capital city and is located within the federal Islamabad Capital Territory. It is the political capital of Pakistan, and traditionally the majority of the city’s population have been Federal Government employees. The city is home to the Federal Government offices and Parliament House, as well as the official residences of the Prime Minister and the President. Islamabad is also becoming an important financial and business center as well. While it is not generally considered a popular tourist destination, Islamabad is a beautiful city with historic mosques and monuments, parks and green spaces, and more nightlife than you might expect.
Flying to Islamabad
1. Which airports serve Karachi to Islamabad?
Jinnah International Airport in Karachi is the only airport that offers flights to Islamabad from Karachi. All flights from Karachi will arrive at Islamabad International Airport, which is around 12 miles outside the city. If your hotel does not offer a pick-up service, a taxi is the most convenient way to get from the airport to your destination. There are also car rental services available.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Karachi to Islamabad?
You have a choice of airlines when booking flights to Islamabad from Karachi, with daily departures and no connections required. Carriers operating these flights are Pakistan Air, Serene Air, Shaheen, and Airblue. Other carriers offer connecting flights, with layovers in various cities such as Lahore, Quetta and Sukkur.
3. How long is the flight?
If you book a direct flight from Karachi to Islamabad, you can expect the flight to take about 2 hours. Connecting flights with a layover could take upwards of 4 hours. There is no time difference between Karachi and Islamabad.
4. Climate changes between Karachi and Islamabad
Islamabad experiences more seasonal difference in temperature than Karachi, so you can expect it to be slightly hotter in summer, and significantly cooler in winter.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The currency used throughout Pakistan is the Pakistan rupee. Higher-end shops and hotels accept credit cards, but they cannot be used everywhere.
If you are flying to Islamabad from Karachi you are, of course, flying domestically so will not need a passport or visa. If you are not a citizen of Pakistan, it is useful to travel with your passport and any other necessary documents, just in case they are requested during your travels.
Islamabad may not be a city that springs to mind as a popular tourist destination, but there is plenty to see here. Visitors to the city are drawn to Rawal Lake and Lake View Park for boating, fishing and wildlife viewing. Other attractions include the Lok Virsa Museum, where you can learn about Pakistani heritage, history and art, and the Shakaparian Hills, offering two impressive viewpoints and pretty gardens to relax and picnic in. Your view from here includes Margalla and Murree hills, Rawal Lake, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad. The Shakaparian Hills area is also home to the Pakistan Monument and its accompanying Pakistan Monument Museum.
Karachi to Islamabad Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:57 -05:00
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Karachi to Islamabad
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Karachi to Islamabad
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Karachi to Islamabad is ₨67,515.
The average price for direct flights from Karachi to Islamabad is ₨48,144.
One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Karachi to Islamabad
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The average price for one way flights from Karachi to Islamabad is ₨24,214.
The average price for round trip flights from Karachi to Islamabad is ₨48,144.
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