Islamabad is open for international travellers. All passengers arriving from the UK are required to submit RT-PCR test before commencement of their journey and follow SOP’s without compromising the safety precautions. By now, 73% of flights are operating to Pakistan from the UK. Follow travel updates for Islamabad on our social media channels.
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are still flying to Islamabad on a direct route whereas Turkish Airlines and Gulf Air are main operators for flights to Islamabad with a stopover. Please consult your travel agent for flight availability at the time of booking.
Yes, direct flights to Islamabad are available with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow and Manchester Airport. However, flight availability may be affected due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions. Please consult your travel agent to see the currently available options for a non-stop flight.
With the onset of pandemic and frequent flight cancellations, many trusted airlines have introduced cheap flights with flexible booking policies. It entitles you to change the date/destination of your flight or cancel it altogether without incurring any fee. Besides, you can also claim refund subject to the terms and conditions of your ticket. The popular airlines offering flexible flights are British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways. Please speak to our dedicated travel agents and find out which flexible flight options are available to you. The popular airlines offering flexible flights are British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Turkish Airlines. Please speak to our travel agents and find out which flexible flight options are available to you.
Turkish Airlines is the cheapest airline for traveling to Islamabad from London Heathrow. Flights are available for as low as £396. Prices are not likely to remain constant throughout the year. You can only secure the best prices if you book at least six weeks before your departure date.
Ever since the resumption of British Airways’ flights to Islamabad, the airline has provided British Pakistani community as well as tourists with top-notch service. It manages a daily direct flight from Heathrow to Islamabad. An average return fare for Pakistan is 650 GBP and may rise during the peak travelling season. You can also experience the luxury of BA’s Business Class for as low as 1445 GBP. Moreover, passengers can take two bags of 23 kg as checked-in luggage on their BA flights to Islamabad (ISB) with two carry-on bags.
Another alternative airline to fly with, on your vacation in Islamabad is Emirates. Consistently, the airline has been providing one of the cheapest airfare for flights to the Pakistani capital. The quickest flight is just 14 hours long. But for those who require a little stay in Dubai, there are longer flights as well with stopovers that exceed 15 hours – a win for all. The cheapest flights are for around £480, but in the busy season, the seats onboard Islamabad bound aeroplanes can sell for £621 apiece. Another reason why Emirates flights to Islamabad sell like hotcakes is the spacious Economy Class of the A380 aircraft used by Emirates. These flights stop at the spectacular Dubai International Airport, which is a mini cosmopolitan city on its own.
There are around 17 weekly flights from London to Islamabad weekly. British Airways operates a direct flight every day, whereas Virgin Atlantic operates only on alternate days. Turkish Airlines provide indirect options on all days of the week. Please note that some airlines have cut their schedules or cancelled their operations temporarily due to COVID-19.
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Travelhouseuk offers customisable Umrah packages for all travellers taking flights from the UK to Islamabad and other cities in Pakistan. We can book flights with Saudi Airlines, and you and your family can perform Umrah as well, either while going to Islamabad or on the way back after visiting the city.
The cheapest time to visit the city is in October and November. The highest inflow of tourists and travellers to the country is in June and July. Pakistanis working in the different parts of the globe tend to come back home for the summer break. The tickets in the summer are, therefore, quite expensive but coming to the city in October can allow you to save a few hundred pounds when the prices of the airfare and accommodations are down.
The Islamabad International Airport (ISB) fulfils all the travelling needs of the Islamabad residents. The airport is also known as Gandhara International Airport. Islamabad International Airport is 31 kilometres away from the city centre – a distance that is easily covered in forty minutes. Currently, the airport can process fifteen million passengers every year. When the final phase of the construction is complete, the airport will be able to handle 25 million travellers a year.
The best time to visit the capital city of Pakistan is the months between October and July. The summers can be a bit warm, but the greenery around Islamabad can keep the mercury down. Moreover, the Margalla Hills in the north is a great escape, when days get hot in June. The temperature bounces between 15°C to 36°C during this period.
The city of Islamabad has its own Metro Bus system. Currently, it has only one line, but an expansion project is under consideration. The Metro Bus can take the passenger from the Parliament House to the Saddar market in Rawalpindi, which is Islamabad’s twin city. It costs Rs30 (≈15 p) to get one ticket of the Metro. Additionally, cabs and taxis are zooming through the city. Uber and Careem have also extended their services in the town and often quote low prices to increase their customer loyalty. These vehicles are also quite safe, and the drivers usually have their background information check thoroughly before they are allowed to drive.