Dating back to 539 BC, Pakistan's Peshawar is an ancient city, which is rich in culture, delicious cuisine, and splendid Islamic architecture. Peshawar is also the largest city in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Today, it's a thriving city with strong ties to international tourism, business industries, and commercial spheres.
Peshawar is served by an international airport, Bacha Khan International Airport (PEW). This airport mostly offers direct flights from other Islamic countries. There aren't any non-stop trips from Canada, as of August 2017. Skyscanner can help you find the cheapest airfare to Peshawar with our Cheapest Month search tool.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Peshawar
With its semi-arid climate, Peshawar boasts sweaty summers and gentle winters. If you're sensitive to heat, it's best to visit between November and March. Although this Pakistani city doesn't suffer from monsoons, there is rain in summer and winter. The worst months for rainfall are February and April. To find the most affordable times to fly to Pakistan, sign up for Skyscanner's Price Alerts feature.
Airlines That Fly to Peshawar
Several domestic and international airlines fly out of Peshawar's Bacha Khan International Airport (PEW), including:
- Air Arabia
- Gulf Air
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Serene Air
- Shaheen Air
What to Expect When Arriving at Peshawar Airport
Peshawar's Bacha Khan International Airport (PEW) is a 10-minute car ride away from city center. Located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, it's the country's 4th busiest airport. 75% of PEW's flights are international and go to such countries as UAE, Dubai, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.
Amenities at Bacha Khan Airport aren't as abundant as other international airports. They offer a main restaurant, which serves up Pakistani cuisine, and two smaller canteens. There doesn't appear to be any shops. For banking needs, you'll find a handful of ATMs and currency exchange counters.
Getting into Downtown Peshawar is possible by rickshaws (street taxis) or renting a car on-site at PEW. Pollution levels are high in this Pakistani city, so you might want to avoid their open-air taxis. Skyscanner offers the best prices on car hire services in Peshawar.
What to See and Do in Peshawar, Pakistan
Sitting beside the iconic Khyber Pass, Peshawar is the oldest city in Pakistan and one of the most ancient in South Asia. When you visit, this Islamic city's relics from its illustrious past are must-see attractions. The Old City Centre is filled with amazing architecture, including Mohabbat Khan Mosque, Clock Tower Square, and Peshawar Museum. This historic area also holds exciting, colourful bazaars, where merchants sell their luxurious wares. Be prepare to haggle here to get the best prices!
For energetic tourists, Peshawar offers many fast-paced pastimes. There are hiking tours through the mountains, safaris on the Khyber train, and strolls through the Ghani Bagh gardens. Finally, if you need a top-rated hotel in Pakistan, check out Skyscanner's excellent listings.
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