Cheap Flights to Islamabad

Cheap Flights to Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB)

As the third largest airport in Pakistan, Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport serves the country's capital of Islamabad and its twin city, Rawalpindi. It's both a commercial airstrip and a military runway that often hosts VIP passengers, such as foreign diplomats and government officials. This airport can't currently accommodate jumbo planes, but it's still very bustling and busy, and handles up to eleven aircrafts at once. If you're looking to visit Pakistan, Skyscanner can help you fly cheap to Islamabad International Airport.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Islamabad

Flying to Islamabad is cheapest during late spring (May and April) and early fall (September), which are both pleasant times to visit. Summer is difficult for tourists to handle, due to the intense heat and rainy periods. June is the hottest month, while July and August are monsoon season. The monsoons should be avoided due to heavy downfall, thunderstorms, and flooding. Otherwise, Pakistan's capital is a humid subtropical paradise throughout the remaining months. Using Skyscanner's Price Alert makes it easy to find the cheapest flights to Islamabad.

Airlines That Fly to Islamabad International Airport

Many domestic and international airlines fly out of Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, including:

  • Air Arabia
  • Air China
  • Airblue
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Gulf Air
  • Kam Air
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Oman Air
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Rayyan Air
  • Safi Airways
  • Saudi
  • Serene Air
  • Shaheen Air
  • Thai Airways
  • Turkish Airlines

What to Expect When Arriving at Islamabad International Airport

Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport is located 10km southeast of the city center. Transportation into downtown is easiest if you take a yellow taxi, which will cost about 400 rupees. Before departure, the fare should be negotiated between the driver and the passengers. A public bus system and local van service are also available, but these can be confusing for newcomers to navigate. 

Airport Facilities

As a passenger travelling into Pakistan, you should expect Islamabad International Airport to be extremely busy. If you're catching a departing flight, try to arrive at your terminal two hours early. The airport itself offers free Wifi, and several ATMs are available. For dining options, there's the Rawal Restaurant, as well as departure lounges, a snack bar, fast food joints, and on-site canteens. If you feel like shopping, the airport offers duty-free stores, a fine jewellery store, a sweets counter, and a boutique that sells traditional Pakistani crafts.

What to see and do in Islamabad

Islamabad is Pakistan's peaceful capital city, known for its rolling greenery, lovely scenery, and quiet atmosphere. It's home to many fine museums and galleries, such as Lok Virsa Museum with its 25 immense, cultural galleries. Around the city, you'll also find lush parks (Japanese Park), beautiful outdoor areas (Shakarparian), hilly lookout points (Daman-e-Koh), and tranquil lakes (Rawal Lake) to enjoy. Once you're done exploring for the day, head over to Islamabad's F6 and F7 grids, where you'll discover many trendy restaurants and cafés. Use Skyscanner to book the best hotels in Islamabad.

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