Getting Around

Getting around Lahore can be a challenge. Buses and minibuses run along set routes across the city; although they are relatively cheap, they are not always the most comfortable means of transport as they tend to be slow and overcrowded. If using buses and minibuses, it's important to note that seats in the front are reserved for women and children. Taxis are not as common in Lahore as in some other Pakistani cities, but they can generally be found around major tourist areas. Auto-rickshaws (qingqi) are a popular and relatively cheap means of transport around Lahore, especially in the inner city areas. Fares are usually negotiable, so ensure that you discuss this with the driver before embarking on your journey. Car hire is available at the airport and all major hotels; it's best to hire a vehicle with a driver.


Lahore International Airport

The airport is situated about nine miles (15km) from the city centre.

Lahore International Airport (LHE)


The airport is situated about nine miles (15km) from the city centre.

Getting to the city

The easiest mode to travel to and from the airport is a taxi. Buses are available and they are a good low cost option, but can be crowded.


Local time is GMT +5

Car rental

Car rental can be organised at the airport. The safest option in Pakistan is to hire a car with a driver.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are generally available at the airport and can be ordered 24 hours a day.

Transfer between terminals

The airport has only one permanent passenger terminal, but there is an overflow terminal in operation during the Hajj.


Airport facilities include currency exchange services, VIP lounges, prayer areas, shops (including duty-free), restaurants, banks, and ATMs.


Parking is available at the airport.