Find flight deals and special fares from across Australia to Pakistan.
Pakistan promises an incredible cultural experience with spectacular mosques, varied scenery and delicious food. Islamabad in the north is the capital, where visitors can browse museums and art galleries, and stroll around the Fatima Jinnah Park. Karachi in the south is Pakistan’s largest city and main airport hub. With cultural influences from around the world It’s an excellent starting point for learning about Pakistan’s rich history. Tourists can also enjoy popular attractions and wander along the waterfront and beaches.
Pakistan experiences regional variation in the climate and its many festivals can affect flight prices. Once you’ve decided where you want to go, you can often find flight deals to Pakistan quite easily.
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Pakistan flight times
- From Sydney: 17 hrs 10 mins +
- From Melbourne: 20 hrs 10 mins +
- From Perth: 16 hrs 10 mins +
- From Brisbane: 18 hrs 20 mins +
Airlines that fly to Pakistan
- Thai Airways
- Virgin Australia
Pakistan insider flight tips
- Budget airline aficionados in Australia will be pleased to know that you can fly with AirAsia directly to Kuala Lumpur, and then with Malindo Air to Lahore. It’s better to travel this route with only cabin baggage. You’d have to pay extra to take check-in luggage for the AirAsia stretch, then collect your baggage and check it in again at Kuala Lumpur. From Perth and Brisbane you can fly all the way with Malindo Air to Lahore via Kuala Lumpur, with 30 kilos of luggage included in the lead-in fare.
- The Middle East and Bangkok are the most common stopover points to break up the long journey from Australia to Pakistan. Whether flying from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth, Thai Airways via Bangkok is frequently the cheapest route to Pakistan. The stopover is typically long enough to spend a few hours in Bangkok.
- Allow for extra time when departing from Pakistani airports due to reportedly long and inefficient security and check-in procedures. Stay up-to-date with the Australian government’s official travel advice, particularly if using Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport, due to current terrorism concerns. Many travellers recommend arriving four hours ahead of your flight departure time.
How to get from the airport
When looking for airport transport in Pakistan it’s always better to stay on the safe side and avoid public transport. Use private transfers through your hotel/tour operator where possible. Plan your transport in advance as there are reports of extortionists at the airports targeting foreigners. There are plenty of taxis available at all airports but they are not controlled by a central agency. Agree on a fare before you get in – you’ll find details of recommended providers on individual airport websites. When booking your accommodation, check which hotels offer free airport transfers as it’s a service well worth having.
Jinnah International Airport (KHI) in Karachi is the largest and busiest in Pakistan, with one terminal for all flights. Some restaurants are open 24 hours and there’s free Wi-Fi available. Car rental services and taxis are available 24/7 from Arrivals. There are round-the-clock taxi and shuttle reservation counters inside the Arrivals Hall. You can also check with the CAA desk for an approximate cost to your destination.