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About Allama Iqbal Intl Airport

The airport, which was built in Lahore in 1962 in order to meet the need for air transportation that emerged in the Punjab state of independent Pakistan, offered service for London internationally during its first years. Lahore Airport, which is one of the largest airports of the country, managed to increase its passenger statistics every year. The number of terminals serving at the airport was tripled in 2003. While one of the terminals is allocated to pilgrims, a cargo and a passenger terminal also offer service at the airport. While the annual number of passengers exceeds five million every year, 80 thousand tons of cargo is transported annually.

Getting to the City Center from Allama Iqbal Intl Airport

The most practical way of travelling to Lahore city center from Allama Iqbal International Airport is getting on a taxi. Renting a car is also among the options but you should keep in mind that traffic can be very heavy in the city. If you prefer a more budget-friendly means of transportation, you can get on one of the buses going to the city center. You shouldn’t forget that there are separate seats for women in the buses.

Car Rental

It is possible to rent a car at Allama Iqbal International Airport. Keep in mind that the traffic in Lahore can be very heavy, and most of the drivers don’t obey traffic rules. For this reason, foreigners aren’t generally advised to rent a car. If you have enough budget, rent a car with a driver. You can reach the city center from Allama Iqbal International Airport by driving westward on Aziz Bhatti, Canal Bank or Zarrar Shaheed Road.

Taxi

At the airport, two different taxi companies offer service for 24 hours. It is possible to reach Lahore city center by taxi in about 20 minutes. However, keep in mind that the traffic can be very intense in Lahore. Before getting on the taxi, make sure to agree on the fare by specifying your destination. Travelling to the city center from the airport generally costs about 600-700 Pakistani Rupee. For this reason, if the driver demands more amount, find another taxi.

Bus

You can reach the city center in an affordable way by using the bus routes B-08 and B-28 departing from the airport. The bus route B-08 goes to the main train station and main bus station. You can get information about the bus route that is the most suitable for you by visiting the information desk located at the arriving passenger terminal.

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2018
Getting to Allama Iqbal Intl Airport from the City Center

You can easily travel to Allama Iqbal International Airport from Lahore city center by getting on a taxi or renting a car. If you prefer using a means of public transportation, you can get on a bus going to the airport. Whichever alternative you prefer, you should not forget that traffic in Lahore can be very heavy. You should take the road a bit earlier in order not to miss your flight.

Car Rental

There are many car rental companies in the city center. When renting a car, pay attention to the terms of the contract and bargain if possible. Keep in mind that the traffic can be heavy, and most of the drivers are careless. If you have enough budget, rent a car with a driver. You can reach Allama Iqbal International Airport from the city center by driving eastward on Aziz Bhatti, Canal Bank or Zarrar Shaheed Road and following the airport signs.

Taxi

Taxi is not a commonly used transportation option since rickshaws are more preferred for short distances in the city center. However, your hotel can arrange a taxi for you. Make sure to bargain on the fare. Travelling to the airport from the city center costs approximately 600-700 Pakistani Rupee.

Bus

You can reach Allama Iqbal International Airport from many parts of the city by using the bus routes B-08 and B-28. The bus route B-08 departs from the main bus station and passes through the main train station. You shouldn’t forget that there are separate seats for women in the buses.

Airport Information

Lahore's main airport was once Walton Airport. When Pakistan International Airlines acquired its first Boeing 720, Walton Airport was unable to handle the landing and take-off this aircraft. Therefore, it was decided to build a new airport. This new airport called Allama Iqbal International Airport allowed Lahore to open its gates to the world. Today, regular flights are organized from the airport to many important cities such as İstanbul, Dubai, Paris, New York and Tokyo. Allama Iqbal International Airport, which is the second busiest airport of Pakistan, is located 15 kilometers of the city center.

The airport includes two terminals as domestic and international. The international terminal has a lounge, duty free shops and various eating and drinking areas. In addition, passengers can benefit from the Wi-Fi network at the airport for free. At the airport, you can buy souvenirs consisting of local Pakistani desserts.

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2018

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You can use Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee Intl. Airport as an alternative to Allama Iqbal Intl Airport.

Which airlines fly to Allama Iqbal Intl Airport?

Pakistan International, Fly Jinnah, Gulf Air, Jazeera Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Srilankan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Flynas, Emirates, Thai Airways Intl, Etihad Airways, Azerbaijan Airlines fly to Allama Iqbal Intl Airport.

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Pakistan International, Qatar Airways, Fly Jinnah, Emirates, Flynas organizes direct flights from the cities of Karachi, Doha, Dubai, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam to Allama Iqbal Intl Airport.

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