|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||£660||Average for round-trip flights in July 2022|
|Round-trip from||£373||From London to Islamabad Intl|
|One-way from||£8||One-way flight from London to Islamabad Intl (ISB)|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Islamabad Intl
Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Islamabad Intl.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Islamabad Intl.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Islamabad Intl.
Contact Information Form - Provision of information through the PASS TRACK app is mandatory for all passengers traveling to Pakistan have to download and install the PASS TRACK app from the Google Play Store / Apple Store and enter their personal details as required. Children below 6 years are exempt.
Returning to United Kingdom from Islamabad Intl
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Islamabad Intl are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from Islamabad Intl are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - ISB
£501 - £915
17 - 38 °C
14 - 136 mm
Indulge in some local cuisine and explore Pakistan’s rich culture when you take cheap flights to Islamabad. Located nine miles from the sprawling metropolis of Rawalpindi, the capital city is a great place to relax and enjoy serene accommodation. The five distinct seasons (winter, spring, summer, autumn and monsoon) determine when most travellers book their flights to Islamabad. The humid subtropical climate makes it best for sightseeing in March and April or September and October, when the temperatures are warm but not overbearing. Hiking is a popular reason to visit in the winter months when there is less rainfall, and the Margalla Hills give amazing views of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. A great time to find flights to Islamabad, if you want to immerse yourself in authentic Pakistani culture, is during the holidays and festivals. These are usually linked to the various religions practiced within Pakistan. One such example is the festival of Eid ul-Fitr which comes at the end of Ramadan.
The summer months (May and June) can be extremely hot with temperatures regularly reaching over 38C. The subsequent monsoon (July and August) with torrential rain, thunderstorms and strong winds can disrupt sightseeing plans. If you score cheap flights to Islamabad during the hot season, there are cool mountain retreats such as Murree, a former British Raj mountain station, to escape the summer heat and the mosques can look imposing with a monsoon sky as a backdrop.
The best time to search for cheap flights to Islamabad is at any time between October and May to avoid the summer and monsoon seasons. Islamabad’s rose and jasmine gardens are at their best and most fragrant between March and May. For the cheapest flights to Islamabad aim for the months of January to March. There are more flights, and more competition for low priced flight tickets, as this is when rainfall is low and temperatures are around 25C to 30C.
Flights from London to Islamabad: 7 hours 40 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Islamabad: 7 hours 35 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Islamabad: 7 hours 40 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Islamabad: 9 hours 20 minutes.
Pakistan International, the national carrier, operates several direct flights to Islamabad a week from London Heathrow. You could also fly Turkish Airlines and stopover in Istanbul if you don’t mind a longer flight. If you’re flying from another UK city, such as Birmingham or Manchester then Emirates is an option.
Flights to Islamabad land at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB) in Punjab. The best way to reach the city centre is by taxi and several companies have manned desks at the airport. Some local hotels provide shuttle services for guests. The average journey time to the city takes approximately 30 minutes. Renting a car is also possible from the airport, driving around Islamabad is much safer than other Pakistani cities because of the grid system.
Islamabad Intl (ISB), located 19.7 mi from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Islamabad.
Islamabad flights are currently seeing a 168% increase in searches when contrasted with this time last year.