For now, there are no direct flights to Peshawar from any airport in the United Kingdom. Most people travelling to Peshawar choose to do so from London Heathrow where there are more options and routes to choose from to fly to the city. Qatar Airways offer the cheapest flights to Peshawar.
Qatar Airways competes with Emirates to provide the most affordable and quickest flights between London Heathrow Airport and Peshawar. There is a daily connecting flight offered by Qatar Airways that tie London Heathrow Airport with Peshawar. Similarly, there are seven flights each leaving from London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham airports every week.
January is the cheapest time to be in Peshawar. In the summers there is a train of tourist buses moving to the city and then detouring to the north to see the scenic beauty of the mountains of Pakistan. During January when there is a slight chill is in the air, these lines of travellers dissipate, and so the airfares and accommodations cost come down a bit. Banking on coming to Peshawar in January alone cannot guarantee a cheaper trip. However, letting our agents know your plans three to four months before your January trip to Peshawar can give you leverage and squeeze your expenses.
Bacha Khan International Airport (PEW) serves the city of Peshawar. The town surrounds the airport and thus makes it quite accessible by road. From the old city centre, the airport is only six kilometres away, and a taxi can cover this distance in about 20 minutes. One and a half million passengers choose Peshawar Airport to start and finish their journeys each year.
Weather-wise the best time to come to Peshawar city is from October to December and then from February to April. The month of January between these two periods is a bit chilly, not ideal for the perfect explorative trip to Peshawar. During the October –December and the February-April time frame the temperatures remain in double digits, and during the day the mercury reads around 25°C. However, this does not mean that coming to Peshawar in the summer, in the month of June, would be unpleasant. Though Peshawar summers are intense and warm, most foreign residents visit the city in June and July, making it the second busiest time to visit Peshawar. In the busy June –August season, the thermometer reading stays in the 30°C to 35°C range.
Peshawar is an old city. There are streets and roads in the city centre, especially leading to the Qissa Khani Bazaar are very narrow and require some expert driving skills. It is better to hire a driver along with renting a car when you are in Peshawar for a lengthy stay. You will find that the travelling costs are much less in Peshawar as compared to the rest of the country. For brief visits, taxis are also available but getting a ride by a rickshaw is not only a new experience but also a speedy one.