|Origin Airport IATA Code||BHX|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||ISB|
|Number Of Flight Options||1|
|Average Flight Time||11 hours 40 minutes|
Birmingham to Islamabad flights serve the huge, 140,000-strong Pakistani community of England's second-largest city, and offer a gateway to a buzzing, culture-packed metropolis in the shadow of the lush Margalla Hills for travellers with their eye on a different side of Asia. There are loads of indirect departures each day running on the route, with a whole host of different airlines to choose from.
If you're looking to book cheap flights to Islamabad from Birmingham, then it's a good idea to avoid the major British holidaying periods around the Easter break, the months of July and August, and the Christmas break, when connections on this route swell to be almost 60% more expensive. You can also save yourself plenty of Pakistani rupees by searching for your seats at least a few months prior to departure, when you can stand to make big savings on fares.
Birmingham Airport is well-connected to the city centre by regular bus and rail links. There are several trains per hour running between Birmingham New Street Station and Birmingham International, costing around £5 for the journey. After that, a quick AirRail Link ride will get you to the airport, free of charge. Meanwhile, buses on the X1 and 97A routes also go to and from the city centre. There are also excellent road links to the M42 and even designated cycle paths to the airport from the suburb of Solihull.
Although there is one nonstop connection running on the route (with Pakistan Airlines), most Birmingham-Islamabad flights will include a stopover. In fact, all of the cheap flights from Birmingham to Islamabad will involve a pitstop, with the most wallet-friendly links often coming in on Etihad Airways, Air Berlin, and Turkish Airlines. Expect travel times of anything between 15 hours and 30 hours, on a journey covering almost 4,000 miles in the air.
Taxis are the best option for getting to and from Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB) and the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. These can be picked up directly outside the main arrivals hall, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Be sure to go to the pre-booking counter to request your journey. There, you'll get a voucher for the trip that lists the standard rate to pay – around PKR 1,500 is normal for the drive to the city centre.
As the bustling capital of Pakistan, Islamabad has many of the country's most acclaimed museums. The iconic Lok Virsa and the National Art Gallery are both worthy of day-long visits, with their sumptuous array of priceless Asian and Far Eastern artworks dating back many centuries. The sharp, jutting, diagonal lines of the colossal Faisal Masjid make it a striking landmark on the Islamabad skyline, while tranquil Saidpur Village, surrounded by the lush greenery, is a lovingly preserved swathe of Mughal-era architecture.
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