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Did you mean flights from Islamabad to Karachi?

Islamabad is Pakistan’s capital city and is located within the federal Islamabad Capital Territory. It is the political capital of Pakistan, and traditionally the majority of the city’s population have been Federal Government employees. The city is home to the Federal Government offices and Parliament House, as well as the official residences of the Prime Minister and the President. Islamabad is also becoming an important financial and business center as well. While it is not generally considered a popular tourist destination, Islamabad is a beautiful city with historic mosques and monuments, parks and green spaces, and more nightlife than you might expect.

Flying to Islamabad

1. Which airports serve Karachi to Islamabad?

Jinnah International Airport in Karachi is the only airport that offers flights to Islamabad from Karachi. All flights from Karachi will arrive at Islamabad International Airport, which is around 12 miles outside the city. If your hotel does not offer a pick-up service, a taxi is the most convenient way to get from the airport to your destination. There are also car rental services available.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Karachi to Islamabad?

You have a choice of airlines when booking flights to Islamabad from Karachi, with daily departures and no connections required. Carriers operating these flights are Pakistan Air, Serene Air, Shaheen, and Airblue. Other carriers offer connecting flights, with layovers in various cities such as Lahore, Quetta and Sukkur.

3. How long is the flight?

If you book a direct flight from Karachi to Islamabad, you can expect the flight to take about 2 hours. Connecting flights with a layover could take upwards of 4 hours. There is no time difference between Karachi and Islamabad.

4. Climate changes between Karachi and Islamabad

Islamabad experiences more seasonal difference in temperature than Karachi, so you can expect it to be slightly hotter in summer, and significantly cooler in winter.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The currency used throughout Pakistan is the Pakistan rupee. Higher-end shops and hotels accept credit cards, but they cannot be used everywhere.

If you are flying to Islamabad from Karachi you are, of course, flying domestically so will not need a passport or visa. If you are not a citizen of Pakistan, it is useful to travel with your passport and any other necessary documents, just in case they are requested during your travels.

Islamabad Information

Islamabad may not be a city that springs to mind as a popular tourist destination, but there is plenty to see here. Visitors to the city are drawn to Rawal Lake and Lake View Park for boating, fishing and wildlife viewing. Other attractions include the Lok Virsa Museum, where you can learn about Pakistani heritage, history and art, and the Shakaparian Hills, offering two impressive viewpoints and pretty gardens to relax and picnic in. Your view from here includes Margalla and Murree hills, Rawal Lake, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad. The Shakaparian Hills area is also home to the Pakistan Monument and its accompanying Pakistan Monument Museum.

Karachi to Islamabad Last modified: Jan 26, 2020 4:43 -05:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Islamabad. Pakistan & Airblue frequently offer the best deals to Islamabad flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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How Much is a Flight from Karachi to Islamabad?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Karachi to Islamabad, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be ₨26,579.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Karachi to Islamabad?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Karachi to Islamabad based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Karachi to Islamabad?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Karachi to Islamabad.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days ₨27,042 ₨29,051
7-14 days ₨26,424 ₨27,042
14-21 days ₨27,042 ₨27,042
21-30 days ₨27,660 ₨27,042
30-60 days ₨27,660 ₨27,042
60-90 days ₨27,042 ₨24,570
90+ days ₨27,042 ₨23,952

Cheapest Day To Fly from Karachi to Islamabad

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Karachi to Islamabad is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Karachi to Islamabad by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Karachi to Islamabad flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
January Karachi Islamabad Pakistan 1/29/20 2/4/20 0 ₨27,042
February Karachi Islamabad Pakistan 2/2/20 2/5/20 0 ₨26,424
March Karachi Islamabad Pakistan 3/31/20 4/8/20 0 ₨27,042
April Karachi Islamabad Pakistan 4/1/20 4/9/20 1 ₨24,570
May Karachi Islamabad Pakistan 5/13/20 5/14/20 1 ₨25,961
June Karachi Islamabad Pakistan 6/6/20 6/13/20 0 ₨29,051
July Karachi Islamabad Pakistan 7/14/20 7/23/20 1 ₨23,952
August Karachi Islamabad Pakistan 8/4/20 8/21/20 0 ₨27,042

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Karachi to Islamabad

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Karachi to Islamabad. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

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₨28,278 ₨27,660
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₨27,660 ₨29,051
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₨29,051 ₨27,042
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Karachi to Islamabad

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Karachi to Islamabad is ₨40,949.

The average price for direct flights from Karachi to Islamabad is ₨27,815.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Karachi to Islamabad.

Weekly Direct Flights from Karachi to Islamabad - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Astar Air Cargo 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 02:00 13:30
Airblue 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 02:30 13:00
Pakistan 3 3 4 5 4 3 5 02:00 19:45

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Karachi to Islamabad

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Karachi to Islamabad. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Karachi to Islamabad is ₨22,870.

The average price for round trip flights from Karachi to Islamabad is ₨26,733.

Karachi to Islamabad Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Karachi to Islamabad?
Answer: The average Karachi to Islamabad flight time is 2 hours.
Question: How far is Islamabad from Karachi?
Answer: The distance from Karachi to Islamabad is 1,105 kilometers (687 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Karachi to Islamabad?
Answer: There are 62 direct flights from Karachi to Islamabad.
Question: What are the most popular Karachi airlines for direct flights from Karachi to Islamabad?
Answer: Pakistan International Airlines provides 43% of the non-stop flights between Karachi and Islamabad.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Karachi to Islamabad?
Answer: Dubai, AE

Airlines in Karachi flying to Islamabad Last modified: Jan 26, 2020 4:43 -05:00Number of routes searched: 23Number of itineraries searched: 151,540

Wondering which airlines fly out of Karachi to Islamabad? We've gathered the average price of Karachi airlines with flights to Islamabad. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Karachi to Islamabad
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Emirates DXB
Etihad AUH
Gulf Air BAH
Pakistan AUH
Pakistan BHV
Pakistan DXB
Pakistan LHE
Qatar DOH
Thai BKK
Oman Air MCT

Karachi to Islamabad Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Karachi and Islamabad. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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