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Flights to Karachi (KHI)

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Karachi travel information

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Karachi, the noisy, bustling, growing city of Pakistan, lies on the eastern coast of the Arabian Sea. Originally the capital of the nation now operates as one of the busiest ports in the country. There are a variety of attractions and activities – from sunny, sandy beaches to old colonial buildings, traditional bazaars and modern shopping malls. The city has a lovely skyline and often referred to as the "City of Lights". Be sure to visit the many museums, stroll through Boat Basin Park, sample the spicy Pakistani cuisine enjoyed with a cool lassi yoghurt drink. It’s a diverse city rich in traditions. 

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When to visit

Pakistan has three seasons: winter (November to March) is warm, summer (April to July) has extreme temperatures and humidity and the monsoon season (July to September) has the highest rainfall on the hills. Karachi has little rain fall. The best time to visit Karachi is between November to March, temperatures average from 25°C to 30°C, with less rain. 

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Jinnah International Airport (KHI).Opens external site in a new window It is Pakistan's busiest international and domestic airport. Located in Karachi, the capital of Pakistan. 

Arriving in Karachi

The friendly staff at Karachi Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Karachi from Karachi Airport

Getting into Karachi from the airport is easy, thanks to the various range of transport options available. Choose from taxis, bus, train, hotel shuttle or car rental. Taxi is a comfortable option with the taxi rank located outside the arrivals. its best to take a licensed taxi and be sure to get the metre turned on. It takes about 40 minutes to reach downtown Karachi. Public transport is the most economical way from the airport, though it can be slow. There are many bus routes with the bus stop located opposite the airport, it can take 50 minutes or longer. By train, Karachi Cantonment is the nearest railway station. From there, you can connect to other destinations. The safest way to travel is to book a hotel transfer to your accommodation. It is possible to rent a car, as you'll have the freedom to explore areas around Lake Saiful Muluk, which is not possible with public transport. 

Getting around Karachi

Thanks to Karachi's extensive transport system, it makes it easy to travel around the city. Choose to walk, take a rickshaw, bus, taxi, Uber, train or join a tour. Most of Karachi is pedestrian friendly and is a good way to explore the narrow streets of the old parts of the city. Sometimes it can be the quickest way to reach your destination. Rickshaws are a popular method of travelling in Karachi, they're cheap, flexible and are everywhere in the city at any time of day. If you need to travel shorter distances, go by rickshaw. There are many buses in the city, though mostly used by locals and can be confusing, so it’s best to travel by taxi or rickshaw. There are plenty of taxis in Karachi. They are convenient, comfortable and safer than auto rickshaws and the best way to travel if you’re going to an unknown destination. They are not metered, so best to agree on a price before you ride. Uber is available through the app or if you want to travel in luxury, hotels can arrange a private transfer for you which is a secure way to see the city. Alternatively, you can join a tour. 

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