|Airport of arrival:||Jinnah International Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Karachi:||5 hours 15 minutes|
Karachi is the most populous and all-around influential city in Pakistan with a population of more than 16 million. The city is located in the most southern part of the country, situated on the northern shores of the Arabian Sea. Karachi is a colorful city to visit with its impressive attractions as well as a remarkable multicultural atmosphere. We schedule frequent flights to Karachi, and it is possible to find cheap flight tickets to Karachi throughout the year.
We offer amazing direct flight deals to Karachi departing from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is also possible for you to enjoy our advanced flight network to find connecting flights to Karachi through İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport departing from various cities across the globe.
About the Airport
We offer amazing flight deals to Karachi arriving at Jinnah International Airport. Jinnah International Airport is located 20 kilometers away from the city center.
Jinnah International Airport
Jinnah International Airport is the busiest airport in Pakistan with more than 7 million passengers in 2019 and has been in operation for international commercial flights since 1929. The airport offers a variety of restaurants, cafés, and shops to its passengers as well as facilities for banking, religious, medical, childcare, communication, postal and special assistance services.
Transport from Jinnah International Airport to City Center
You can get to Karachi city center from Jinnah International Airport with public bus, taxi, and rental car.
Public buses are available at Jinnah International Airport with varying routes. The fare is paid in cash and the trip to Karachi city center approximately takes 45 minutes.
There are also many airport taxis available at Jinnah International Airport 24/7. The trip to the city center from the airport should not cost you more than 700 PKR and it is recommended for you to use metered airport taxis.
You can also enjoy the city with a rental car. Our car rental service has great offers for you in here.
Karachi does not have a railway network and public transportation is possible with public buses, small buses, rickshaws, and taxis that operate in cash.
There are many public bus lines in Karachi and locals commonly use public buses to cover long distances within the city limits. Trips with public buses cost around 0.50 PKR varying on the distance.
Small buses and three-wheeled rickshaws cover many routes in Karachi and are the most frequent means of public transportation. They do not have fixed stops on the route, pick-up and drop-off is made on demand.
Taxis are the most used mode of transportation by visitors since Karachi’s public transportation can be complicated and rather inconvenient. Taxis cost 25 PKR per kilometer with an initial fee of 100 PKR.(2019)
Karachi attracts millions of international tourists every year and offers a variety of accommodation options to its visitors ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hotels.
If you are in Karachi to explore its engaging city life as well as its unique cultural heritage, it is recommended for you to stay in hotels located around Artillery Maidan and Aram Bagh neighborhoods. If you would like to enjoy spectacular sceneries of the Arabian Sea and Karachi’s gorgeous coastline, you can stay in hotels located around Abdul Sattar Edhi Avenue.
We would love to help you organize your trip to Karachi and you can book a hotel easily through our website.
Karachi is a spectacular city for food enthusiastic visitors with many authentic recipes that are offered in various amazing local restaurants and street vendors. In Karachi, you should definitely try “Biryani”, “Nihari”, and “Chicken Tikka”.
If you would like to know more about the delicious Karachi cuisine, you should have a look at our Karachi Food Guide.
We have listed some side notes about Karachi for you right below.
Pakistan does not mandate a lengthy visa process for many nationalities around the globe. It is possible to obtain a visa on arrival or an e-visa online, excluding Armenia, Israel, Taiwan, India, Afghanistan, Somalia, and a couple of more countries. You can click here to check if your nationality is eligible for visa-free entry to Pakistan and learn about the required documents.
In addition to what Karachi has to offer, you can travel these closely located cities to keep on discovering.
- Gharo (67 km)
- Makli (100 km)
- Uthal (125 km)
- Hyderabad (161 km)
Karachi has a desert climate with virtually no rainfall throughout the year, except for monsoon rains in August and July. The city has very hot and humid summers with mild winters. It is recommended for you to visit the city during winter or transitional seasons to avoid excessive heat and occasional heavy rains.
- Country Code: +92
- City Code: 21
- Jinnah International Airport Number: +92 21 99071111
- Medical Emergency Number: 15
Places to see
Karachi is a bustling city to explore with its remarkable architectural texture, natural beauties, and multifaceted cultural atmosphere. Mohatta Palace, Frere Hall, PAF Museum, and Sandspit Beach are just some of the impressive attractions in Karachi that should be on every visitor’s must-go list.
You can visit our comprehensive Karachi Travel Guide to learn more about Karachi and its must-see attractions.
There are a couple of things you can do to find the cheapest flight ticket to Karachi. In order to find the cheapest flight ticket, it is always good to book your flight ticket in advance, ideally two or three months prior to your flight. You can also visit Karachi during its off-season which is summer and enjoy our amazing seasonal flight ticket promotions. In addition to these, flight tickets during weekdays are almost always cheaper than flight tickets that are scheduled on weekends.
Karachi is a special city to explore with its remarkable cultural atmosphere as well as its fascinating historical attractions. There are so many gorgeous beaches in Karachi that exhibit magnificent sceneries.
Karachi has a desert climate with hot and humid summers with warm winters. Travelers generally choose to visit Karachi during winter to avoid excessive heat and enjoy the city in pleasant temperatures.
Three to four days in Karachi would be enough for you to discover and enjoy Karachi thoroughly.
Karachi does not offer a special travel card for tourists.
Although most parts of Karachi are safe to travel for tourists with an ongoing improvement in terms of general safety and crime, it is recommended for visitors to take extra measures to protect their belongings and travel documents. It is advised to avoid traveling alone on foot in urban areas at night.
Karachi is one of the most budget-friendly destinations in the world with affordable accommodation, dining and sightseeing costs.