Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Cheapest prices for Islamabad flights by month
The cheapest ticket to Islamabad found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
Currently, is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Islamabad Intl. Flying to Islamabad Intl in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.
When is the best time to fly to Islamabad Intl Airport?
Average Islamabad Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
ZA1 - ISB
R9 838 - R15 959
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.
When is the best time to book a flight to Islamabad?
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.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Islamabad?
The cheapest day to fly to Islamabad is usually Sunday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Islamabad?
At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Islamabad trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.
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.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
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.