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Flights to Islamabad

Pakistan’s leafy capital city

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8 hrs

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Pakistan’s capital is nestled in the picturesque Margalla Hills, creating a serene vibe for your city break. Islamabad’s friendly ambience is perfect for those looking for a trip that blends culture, nature and heritage. There’s plenty to see and do in this city.

Fly to Islamabad with British Airways and explore the iconic Faisal Mosque, a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture. The Pakistan Monument, the symbol of national unity, is well worth a visit to learn more about the nation’s past. If you want to dig deeper into the country’s history and culture, take a trip to Lok Virsa Museum, where the diverse exhibits showcase Pakistan’s rich heritage. The busy markets and traditional bazaars, like Jinnah Super Market and Itwar Bazaar, are perfect places to try out the local cuisine. To walk off your lunch, enjoy a stroll around the fragrant Rose and Jasmine Garden to admire some floral beauty. Make sure to visit Daman-e-Koh in the Margalla Hills for a great panoramic view of Islamabad, especially at sunset. Book your flights to Islamabad now.

Flights to Islamabad

How long is a flight to Islamabad?

A flight from London Heathrow to Islamabad International Airport takes around eight hours.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Islamabad?

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Islamabad. Autumn and spring are the most popular times of the year to visit the city, so book your flights in the winter or summer to save but still enjoy the surrounding nature and experience each season’s cultural festivals.

Is Islamabad cheap to visit?

You can make your trip to Islamabad fit any budget. Attractions like the Faisal Mosque, Pakistan Monument and Lok Virsa Museum are all free to visit. Enjoy hiking in the Margalla Hills National Park or relax at Rawal Lake. You can also tuck into affordable local dishes and wander the traditional bazaars for a budget-friendly adventure.

Is it easy to get around Islamabad?

Once you land in Islamabad International Airport, the city centre is just a 45-minute drive away. Look out for taxis outside the terminal and make sure you agree on a fare before you travel.

Why visit Islamabad?

Islamabad is a city offering the perfect balance of history, modernity and nature. Visit the historical Saidpur Village to discover some traditional architecture or indulge in shopping at the busy Centaurus Mall where you’ll find a mix of local and international brands. Enjoy a serene escape to Rawal Lake, a tranquil reservoir on the outskirts of the city, for boating and picnicking. You can also take a short drive to Taxila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can see ancient ruins and Buddhist stupas.

Why fly British Airways to Islamabad?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Travel essentials

Flight time

8 hrs

Time zone


Languages spoken

Urdu, English

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