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Flights to Pakistan in 2021

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£471Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from£344From London to Islamabad
One-way from£133One-way flight from London to Islamabad

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Pakistan right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Pakistan at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Pakistan citizens and travellers alike and are as follows: Pakistan has suspended all international flights until at least April 30, 2020. Special categories of flights that have been approved for transporting stranded travelers may still enter the country, but all travelers must undergo thorough procedures including swab testing and self-isolation or quarantine.. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

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Cheapest prices for Pakistan flights by month

January
£412
February
£417
March
£445
April
£430
May
£405
June
£418
July
£501
August
£439
September
£399
October
£410
November
£404
December
£495
Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Pakistan. Flying to Pakistan in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Pakistan?

LON - ISB
Price
£399 - £737
ISB
Temperature
17 - 38 °C
ISB
Rainfall
14 - 136 mm

Peak season:

The seasons vary depending on where you are in the country. The North has very hot summers with temperatures of up to 45 degrees but then cold winters that are well below zero. The Northwest has rain throughout the whole year but isn’t too hot or too cold. Cheap flights to Pakistan are available during the summer but this is the busiest time of year to secure your flight tickets. Islamabad is best visited during November to May as the heat isn’t as strong. Due to this a lot of tourists visit and book flights to Pakistan making it harder to find deals.

Off Season:

There isn’t really an off season in regards to weather as Pakistan has hot weather in some parts all year-round. That said there are parts which drop well below zero in the winter so once you’ve decided where you want to visit check what the weather is like. Secure your flight tickets early in the year to find the cheapest flights to Pakistan during this time of year. There are festivals all throughout the year so once you’ve chosen your place see if you can find cheap flights to Pakistan during an event to really experience some culture.

When is the best time to book a flight to Pakistan?

There is a big variance in the cost of flights to Pakistan. You can find some deals from £400 and some flights to Pakistan can be in the thousands. Making sure to check if any festivals are on will give you a better chance of securing cheaper flight tickets.  Book your flights to Pakistan three or four months in advance and try to avoid the peak of heat in the summer as it can be relentless. You can get spectacular views on either side of the plane depending on where you are flying into. Avoid sitting beside a wing though else they’ll obscure your views. If you can be flexible with your dates and destination then you’ll find the cheapest flights to Pakistan and by booking in advance you’ll have loads of time to find great deals on accommodation too.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Pakistan?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Pakistan. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Pakistan?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Pakistan. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to Pakistan?

Flights from London to Karachi: 7 hours 45 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Islamabad: 7 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Karachi: 11 hours 10 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Islamabad: 13 hours 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Pakistan?

Pakistan International, British Airways, KLM and Emirates are the major airlines that provide flights to Pakistan. The prices will vary depending on where you are hoping to go but on average know that Emirates will be more expensive but you’ll receive a very high standard of service and comfort. British Airways can offer some great deals if you plan ahead and book early enough, and they provide free snacks and beverages onboard so a cheap flight to Pakistan with then can be great value for money.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Islamabad Airport:

The easiest way to get to the city is by using one of the many taxi services on offer outside of the airport. You’re best to speak to a few and agree on a fare depending on who is offering the cheapest rates, insist on a receipt though as some taxi drivers do like to rip off tourists. The other option is to check with your hotel as some do provide free airport transfers. This will make your journey a lot easier after your long flights to Pakistan. There are bus services too but they aren’t regular or reliable.

Karachi Airport:

There is a regular bus service that operates from the airport to the city. It takes around 50 minutes and costs on average Rs50. That is considerably cheaper than the taxi alternative which can be around Rs300 or more. However if you have a lot of baggage or don’t want to wait around for the bus then the taxi could be the next best option. Make sure to agree on a fare first though and if possible travel with friends to split the fare. Once you’ve booked your flights to Pakistan it’s worth seeing if your accommodation provides transfers from the airport. Some do and some don’t so ask the question as it’ll save you time and money once you land.

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How popular are flights to Pakistan this year?

There has been a 1% increase in demand for Pakistan flights over the last year.

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