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City CodeISB
Popular Airlines
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  • Air China
Flight Time15~19 hours

The flight time to Islamabad is approximately 15~19 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Islamabad.


Islamabad is the capital and the ten populous city in Pakistan. The city is in located northeastern part of the country between Rawalpindi District and Margalla Hills Park. Islamabad was built to replace the over populous Karachi and is divided into eight sectors including industrial, diplomatic, commercial and administrative. Islamabad is home to Faisal Mosque, the 4th largest mosque in the world.

Voice of Travelers to Islamabad

Admission to study at Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences

I am Faizan from Somalia, I secured an admission to study Electrical Engineering at the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This was the first time to travel abroad and was excited by the prospect experiencing a new culture in Islamabad. My family and friends helped me in securing a study visa and ticket to Islamabad. To receive a visa to Islamabad, one needs to present a valid passport, travel ticket and accommodation ticket. Things moved first and within two weeks before my departure to Islamabad, I had my passport, air ticket and accommodation ticket ready. I boarded a Turkish flight to Islamabad and generally their service was incredible. As a student with a study visa and a ticket, I was also allowed to checked in an extra bag.

Relocating to Islamabad

I am Joseph from Turkey. I arrived in Islamabad last summer after securing a job with Pakistan Institute of Medical Service Hosp[ital. I had three weeks to accept the terms and relocate Islamabad. With the help of my friend Ian, I secured the cheapest ticket to Islamabad. He searched online for the cheapest ticket two weeks prior to my departure to Islamabad. Ticket to Islamabad is cheap weeks before your travel time and it is advisable to purchase your ticket six weeks before traveling. Turkish Airlines offered the cheapest ticket, at the time of purchasing the ticket to Islamabad, they offered a 8% off the price of ticket. Generally, relocating to Islamabad was a pleasant experience. Flights attendants were exceptionally friendly and offered great food that was satisfying to everyone.

Islamabad Travel FAQs

Q. How do I buy a ticket to Islamabad?

A. You can purchase a ticket to Islamabad either by buying it online or visiting the corresponding travel companies by yourself. Searching online for the ticket to Islamabad is the best way to compare ticket and choose an affordable ticket to Islamabad. Cheapest ticket to Islamabad can be bought online six weeks before your departure.

Q. How is weather like in Islamabad?

A. Islamabad experiences a sub tropical type of climate with five seasons. Winter is from November to February, summer is from May to June, autumn is from September to October, rainy season from July to August and spring is from March to April. The hottest month is June with temperatures exceeding 38 degrees celsius.

Q. What are the outdoor activities to do in Islamabad ?

A. There are several of reasons to buy a ticket to visit Islamabad. From a spiritual visit to the Faisal Mosque to lunch at the Monal Restaurant. If you are a fan of indoor and outdoor activities, ensure you go picnicking at the Lake View Park, go hiking in the Margalla Hills or have an escape to the Rose and Jasmine Garden.

Q. What is the best airline to get to Islamabad?

A. The best airline to Islamabad is an airline that gets you there without delays and layovers at the best ticket price. A great airline depends upon the crew, traffic and the time of travel. If travelling from India or Middle East, Air Arabia and Etihad have direct flight to Islamabad. Some European airlines like Turkish and Uzbekistan Airlines offer direct flight ticket to Islamabad.

Islamabad - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Benazir Bhutto International Airport •Karachi International Airport (Karachi) •Abu Dhabi International Airport (UAE) •Hamid Karzai International Airport (Afghanistan) •Barcelona- El Prat International Airport (Spain) etc.

Flight Routes to Islamabad

Benazir Bhutto International Airport is one of the busiest commercial service airport serving the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The airport is an administrative entry point of government officials and citizens to Pakistan through air. One can travel to Islamabad using Turkish, Etihad, Emirates, Saudia or Pakistan International Airlines with the requirements being a valid passport, an air ticket, accommodation ticket and a visa if you don't qualify for a visa waiver program. Some airlines like Saudia, Emirates and Air Arabia have non stop flights to Islamabad.