If you feel that finding cheap flights to Quetta is an impossible task, then we are here to prove you wrong. Travelhouseuk ensures low-cost tickets for Quetta from UK are available for our clients. At present, there are no direct flights to Quetta from UK, however, there are a multitude of options to fly indirect via any of the major airports of Pakistan. You can travel direct to any airports between Islamabad, Lahore or Karachi with PIA and book connecting Quetta flights. Business class is also possible with the option to book a ticket with Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Kuwait or Turkish airlines to a major airport and then connect with domestic airline to Quetta, or simply book PIA all the way which happens to be the cheapest as well.
No, as of right now there are no direct flights to Quetta from the United Kingdom. British Airways has announced that it would be commencing direct flights to Islamabad from June 2019. From there, passengers can take a domestic-flight to Quetta. However, Emirates is also offering a great deal and a London to Quetta Emirates ticket costs around £500 to £800 only, depending on the season in which you travel.
The cheapest months in Quetta are September and October. Coincidently, these months are also the best months to come to the city as well. The fall might not have the charms and colours of the spring season, but the weather is pleasant enough to go out on an expedition. February is also an affordable month to visit Quetta, right when the winter snow has begun to recede to give way to new grass shoots.
The airport in the city and its namesake is the Quetta International Airport (UET). Every year half a million passengers are using this airport in Northern Balochistan. Quetta Airport is in the northwest of the main city centre, approximately 15 kilometres by road, which takes 40 minutes to travel due to traffic congestion, so plan accordingly.
As far as the weather goes, the ‘Goldilocks range’ of average temperature is from 20°C to 30°C, and Quetta experiences these temperatures twice in a year. The first good weather phase is from March to May and then the second is from September to November. Rain is never really a problem in Quetta. Tourists and Pakistanis settled abroad also tend to visit the city in these times as well as in the height summer season even though the temperatures in June sometime go beyond 40°C.
Quetta is strange in the sense that, while the mountains on all four sides of the city are dry and barren the town itself is surrounded by fruit gardens and fields. The karez system of underground channels supplies Quetta with water, making it an oasis full of nature’s bounty.
The city centre, mainly, is flat and easy to traverse on foot. There are plenty of magnificent and historical buildings in that area that the tourist would enjoy exploring. Going beyond downtown Quetta would require you to have a car of your own. It is best to hire a driver and a vehicle from a company of good repute. The driver would demand around £2 per day for his services. The tri-wheel rickshaw can zigzag and zoom through the city’s congested roads, so opt for one if you are in a hurry.
There are not many luxury five star hotels in Quetta. However, many economical inns and motels give excellent services to foreign tourists.