Cheap Flights to Lahore

Lahore overview

When to Fly?

Expect warm weather and blistering heat during the summer months between May and July. Few visitors favour these months, as they also tend to see the rainy season arrive.

Take a flight between December and February for much milder weather and hardly any chance of rain. However, bargain hunters might want to explore summer options, as the price of accommodation and flights to Lahore decrease significantly. February/March are also the months when Basant Kite Flying Festival takes place and draws huge crowds of visitors. Apart from kite flying competitions featuring kites of various colours, shapes and sizes, the event is also an opportunity to sample some traditional local dishes.

City Overview

Lahore is Pakistan's cultural hub, with a mixture of architectural delights, delicious food and musical treats.

Located in southern Pakistan on the river Indus, Lahore is the centre of the Punjab region and is home to almost ten million people. Despite its huge population, the city has retained an unspoilt and dramatically beautiful Old City, which fully deserves its historical identity as the "city of gardens."

History has left a legacy of varied and gorgeous architecture, with treasures from the Mughal Empire and British Raj to explore. This includes palaces and fortresses, walls, mosques, gardens and even one of the world's oldest zoos.

Lahore is a thoroughly modern city as well, and in many ways, its people are the main attraction. Visit bustling markets, sample Punjabi cuisine, listen to Sufis sing devotional music and their wild drumming sessions or head to the city's Gaddafi Stadium to watch some cricket, the national obsession of Pakistan.

There are plenty of things to do in the city, so you'll have to choose wisely. Visit the stunning fortress that was built in 1566 or see the enormous Badshahi Mosque - one of the masterpieces of the Mughal era. Shopping fans will adore time spent exploring the vibrant Langay Bazaar, while there is no better place to sample Punjabi delicacies like fried fish, spicy porridge or chicken tikka than on Gawalmandi Food Street.

You could even take a tour of Lahore's famous film studios or enjoy a unique round of golf at the city's exclusive Gymkhana Golf Club. It's the kind of city that will always unfold new experiences.

Getting around Lahore

In town, getting around is simple. The city has a network of air conditioned buses that are thought to be safe and provide a good level of comfort. In the Old City, auto-rickshaws will be in evidence, and can get you around cheaply and quickly (but a little Urdu can go a long way and be prepared to haggle).

Because of the heat, traffic and dust, walking is not recommended. However, the city authorities do provide a walking tour of the walls of the Old City that is very worthwhile.

Getting to the City from the Airport

Allama Iqbal airport (LHE) is the international terminal and is around half an hour from the city centre. There are shuttle buses from the arrivals area and taxis as well - although it is recommended to negotiate a price before leaving. A rental car may be another sensible option.

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How much do things cost in Lahore?

Markets
Large bottle of water
£ 0.29
Loaf of white bread
£ 0.36
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1.50
Bottle of wine
£ 7.50
Transport
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 1.25
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.51
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 0.13
1 mile taxi journey
£ 0.35
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 17.21
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 33.46
Restaurants
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 3.44
Cappuccino
£ 1.12
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 0.22
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 0.15
How much does an apartment cost in Lahore?
1 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 57
1 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 95
3 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 200
3 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 150

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More information about Lahore

  • Traditional bazaars such as Anarkali Bazaar and Ichra Bazaar offer souvenirs and all manner of goods at bargain prices.
  • Visit the links above to book cheap direct return flights to Lahore and save money on a trip to Pakistan.
  • Colonial buildings like the General Post Office and Lahore High Court are abundant in the city of Lahore
  • Mughal-Gothic Lahore Museum, once curated by Rudyard Kipling’s dad, boasts an impressive collection of local art.
  • Built in the 17th century by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, stunning Badshahi Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques.
  • As the second largest of the nation’s cities, thriving Lahore is an ideal destination for a trip to Pakistan
  • Lahore’s lovely terraced Shalimar Gardens, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, contain more than 400 fountains.
  • Jallo Park, a wildlife refuge and safari park, contains a boating lake and zoo and is a popular Lahori recreation spot.
  • Minar-e-Pakistan, a minaret marking the founding of Pakistan, is among the city’s busiest tourist attractions.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lahore Fort dates back over a thousand years and contains many historic buildings.

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