Cheap Flights to Karachi

Karachi overview

When to fly

Karachi generally experiences little rainfall and mild temperatures, making it a comfortable destination for visitors to explore. It is recommended that visitors book flights to Karachi during the cooler months of November, December, January and February which make for prime exploring time in Karachi and allow visitors to experience Jashan-e-Baharan, the Spring Festival, in mid-February. Visit Karachi at this time to witness tens of thousands participating in the colourful Spring Festival that is brimming with Pakistani culture. The festival features an array of entertainment for all such as music, children’s activities, bridal shows, stunt shows, Pashtoon dancers and Kashmiri marching bands. The spectacular day closes with an epic firework display which lasts around 25 minutes. Karachi also features a calendar of religious festivals such as Eid-ul-Fitr, Shab-e-Bara and many more throughout the year.

When looking for a cheap flight to Karachi, it is good to note that temperatures are high during the months of May to September, which are best avoided by tourists. Cheap flights to Karachi can be found outside of peak season, which runs from November through February.

City overview

The heart of Pakistan lies on the Arabian Sea in the mega metropolis of Karachi, the country’s original capital and the de facto capital of Pakistani commerce and politics to this day. Karachi’s evolution from fishing village to trading post to urban city centre is evident throughout the city, where old colonial structures, dome-topped mosques and urban skyscrapers create a stunning skyline against the sandy beaches of the Arabian Sea. Today, Pakistan’s melting pot welcomes visitors to soak up the country’s history, immerse themselves in a microcosm of modern Pakistani culture and indulge in the perks of an increasingly international city.

When taking a flight to Karachi you will see that the amount of attractions and neighbourhoods that compete for a tourist’s attention is almost overwhelming. Beaches surround the city and offer opportunities for watersports like diving and fishing. Green spaces like Bagh Ibne Qasim park are an idyllic retreat in the heart of this urban metropolis, while amusement parks, modern shopping malls and movie theatres keep everyone entertained in Karachi. Add to that a seemingly endless array of local and international restaurants and one could easily fill a few days with modern luxuries.

Such an itinerary might not offer the best reflection of true Pakistan, though and it’s worth seeking out one that shines light on Pakistan’s past and present. A host of colonial and Anglo-Indian architecture remains throughout Karachi, with must-see specimens including Empress Market, the Mohatta Palace Museum and Frere Hall. The National Museum of Pakistan offers insight into the country’s tumultuous history, while Wazir Mansion – the family home of the country’s founder – displays the clothing and possessions of Muhammid Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Meanwhile, traditional bazaars live on in the shopping district of Saddar, where you can haggle for bargains on everything from clothing and jewellery to rugs and electronics.

Getting around Karachi

City buses and minibuses offer transportation throughout Karachi, but the local public transportation system can be difficult to navigate for a visitor – especially if you aren’t planning on staying long in the city. Walking is also a less than desirable option, due to traffic, pollution and long distances between destinations. Many visitors find it best to travel by taxi when it comes to getting around. Hiring a private car with chauffeur is also a convenient option, as are the numerous rickshaws thorough the city.

Getting downtown from the airport

Those travelling to Karachi will need to take a flight into Jinnah International Airport (KHI), the largest airport in Pakistan. It is located about 12 miles (20 km) east of the city. Car rentals and taxis can be arranged upon arrival at the airport. Taxis are available 24 hours a day, and travellers should look for metered taxis when arranging for a ride into Karachi.

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How much do things cost in Karachi?

Large bottle of water
£ 0.38
Bottle of wine
£ 4.60
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.56
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 1.47
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 0.15
1 mile taxi journey
£ 0.36
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 19.82
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 42.21
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 4.05
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 0.24
Cheap meal
£ 1.47
How much does a beer cost in Karachi?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 6
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 2
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 4
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 4

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More information about Karachi

  • Offering family fun, Aladin Park contains an amusement park, a water park, a shopping centre and a range of eateries.
  • Karachi has many colonial structures such as the Sind Club, Frere Hall and the Karachi Port Trust building.
  • Mazar-e-Quaid, mausoleum of Pakistan’s founder Mohammed A Jinnah, is an inspiring monument in central Karachi
  • Shoppers should head to Empress Market in central district Saddar, which is housed in a wonderful 18th-century building.
  • As the nation’s original capital and its largest city, lively Karachi is ideal for a city break in Pakistan.
  • Visit the links above to find cheap direct flights to Karachi and save money on a superb holiday in Pakistan.
  • Beautiful sandy beaches such as Hawke’s Bay, Paradise Point and Manora Beach await visitors to sunny Karachi.
  • The National Museum of Pakistan’s collections include stunning sculptures, Islamic calligraphy and antique coins.
  • Sprawling Bagh Ibne Qasim is the nation’s largest public park and attracts more than ten million visitors annually.
  • Striking Tooba Mosque, built of shining white marble, is often claimed to be the world’s largest single-domed mosque.

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