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For cheap flights to Islamabad, Pakistan’s beautiful capital, look no further than Globehunters, where we have a range of cheap fares for you to browse and compare.
Having been built as recently as the 1960s, Islamabad is a very modern and cosmopolitan city, with lots of pretty parks, museum and galleries to explore.
It’s also the financial heart of Pakistan, so it attracts a lot of business travellers, but even if you’re here on business, there’s still plenty that you should try to see and do during your stay.
One of the main destinations is Pir Sohawa, a rapidly developing tourist resort on top of the Margalla Hills, with beautiful views of the city below. Even if you’re not staying here, it makes for a lovely hike, with some nice restaurants to try at the top.
Another great scenic spot which is slightly easier to get to is Daman-e-Koh, with lots of greenery, flowers and hiking trails to check out.
Nearby, at the foot of the Margallas, you’ll find the sleepy village of Saidpur, which feels a million miles away from the ultra-modern city, with a lot of history, including an old Hindu temple.
Islamabad also offers the chance for you try all manner of foods, whether it’s Western food that you’re used to, or local Pakistani or Afghan cuisine.
Check out our full range of cheap flights to Islamabad below to find the right deal for you.
If you’re planning a trip to Islamabad, here are five important things you should know before packing your bags.Time Difference: UTC +5 hoursCurrency: Pakistani RupeeNative Language: PunjabiWeather: Average highs of 38°C during the hottest month (June), with heavy rainfall and thunderstorms during the wettest month (July). January is the coldest month with average lows of 13°C.Sales Tax: 0% (17% on basic food items)
If you’re booking flights from Australia to Islamabad, here’s some important stuff to know, including flight times and entry requirements.
Unfortunately, there are currently no direct flights from Australia to Islamabad, so you’ll have to travel via airports in the Middle or Far East such as Bangkok, Doha and Abu Dhabi, with the flight taking from 17 hours upwards.
If you’re an Australian citizen, you will need a valid visa to travel to Pakistan, which you can enquire to the Pakistan High Commission to obtain.
There can be strict penalties for those who arrive without a visa or overstay the valid period of their visa, so be sure not to get caught out.
While there are no airlines currently offering direct services to Islamabad from Australia, the following do offer indirect services:
- Qatar Airways
- Virgin Australia
- Malaysia Airlines
While the city was previously served by Benazir Bhutto Airport, the new Islamabad International Airport was opened on April 20th to replace it and is located about 20k away from the city, with further expansions planned in the next few years.
The airport is connected to the city by the Kashmir Highway which is about a 40-minute drive away and is served by the Islamabad Metrobus.
Here are our top ten picks for the things in Islamabad to try and see and do during your stay:
- Pakistan Monument
- Lok Virsa Museum
- Islamabad Zoo
- Lake View Park
- Pakistan Museum of Natural History
- Sir Syed Memorial Museum
- Faisal Mosque
- Rawal Lake
- Pir Sohawa
So if you’re looking for cheap flights to Islamabad from Australia, you’ve come to the right place, as we can compare hundreds of fares, including business and first class, to help you find the cheapest one for you.
Remember that all of our bookings are 100% ATOL and IATA protected too, to give you extra peace of mind.