Lahore city centre
Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE): 4 mi from city centre
Flights to Lahore: practical information
Cheap airlines to Lahore
Is Pakistan on your travel bucket list? Start planning your holiday in Lahore today with cheap flights to Lahore's main airport, Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE). Catch flights to Lahore from London onboard Qatar Airways, Emirates, KLM, Etihad Airways, among others.
When to book flights to Lahore
For the best flight fares, it's a good idea to book your tickets at least six months before you're preferred travel dates. Spring is the most popular time to visit, from February to April. Summers are hot and dusty (April to June) with monsoon storms coming in July and lasting through to September.
- Peak season: Late-winter and spring, February to April.
- Low season: Monsoon season and summer aren't particularly pleasant.
Flights to Lahore take at least 11 hours with 1 stopover from London.
Experience Lahore: what to see, what to do
Lahore is the capital of Pakistan's Punjab region and is without a doubt the country's culture capital with palaces, forts, gardens and markets to discover. Colonial gothic architecture from the British Raj still line the city's dusty streets, often packed with rickshaws, cars and bicycles. This is a city you won't soon forget!
Essentials in Lahore
Lahore Fort: The fort is Lahore's most popular attraction and an UNESCO site. It was the Mughals imperial residence, followed by the Sikhs. Today there is a small museum as well as the tomb of a Sikh ruler.
Old city bazaars: For shopping, there is nothing like browsing a Pakistani bazaar. The tiny alleys are crowded but you can buy some amazing souvenirs, crockery, incense and treasures here! Ichra Bazaar is famous for its silks, cottons and printed fabrics. Panorama on Mall Road is great for clothing and Liberty Bazaar is good for handicrafts.
Cricket: Like its Indian neighbours, Pakistanis love cricket with a passion. The best place to catch a game is at Gadaffi Stadium which hosts many international teams. It's definitely a unique experience!
Find more information on Pakistan Tourism Board.
Accommodation in Lahore
If you'd like to be close to all the historic sights and attractions, book a hotel in Lahore's old town. This area lacks evening entertainment though. Most of the city's international chain hotels are located along Mall Road. Gulberg and Defense are also popular for the great restaurants and shopping.