Getting There in Lahore

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By Air

Allama Iqbal International Airport, commonly known as Lahore International Airport, is located 18 km (5 miles) southeast of the city. It has three terminals: domestic, international and cargo terminals. The airport features the following facilities: banks, ATM and money changing counters, two tourist offices, a railway reservation office, restaurants, car hire and duty free shops.

To get to and from the airport, coaches, buses and taxi service to the city are available.  The journey time is approximately 20 minutes.  

By Rail

The Lahore City Railway Station, also known as Lahore Junction, is located near the city center.  All trains stop in the station and there are routes from all major cities of Pakistan.  Porters can carry your baggage for Rs 25 to Rs 50.  

The Samjhauta (Friendship) Express runs Tuesdays and Fridays between Lahore and Delhi and Attari in India.  You can contact Pakistan Railways (www.pakrail.com) for timetables, fares and more information.

By Bus

The Delhi–Lahore Bus, jointly operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation and the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, is one way to get from the Indian capital to Lahore.  The adult fare is Rs 1500 and for minor, Rs 833.  Children under the age of 2 travel for free.

Skyways (7470242), Niazi Express (740188) and New Khan Road Runners (7728355) offer long-haul intercity services in air conditioned buses.  New Khan Road Runners offers services to Multan (Rs 180, 5 hours), Dera Ghazi Khan (Rs 300, 7 hours), Rawalpindi (Rs 320, 5 hours), Peshawar (Rs 380, 6 hours) and Karachi (Rs 920, 22 hours).

Daewoo (; 111007008) has its own terminal at 231 Ferozpur Road near Kalma Chowk.  Daewoo is more expensive than other service as it offers state-of-the-art vehicles and a light meal included in the fare.  To Rawalpindi, Daewoo has two bus types: luxury (Rs 450, 4½ hours) and super-luxury (Rs 530, 4½ hours).  It also offers services to Multan (Rs 400, 5¼ hours), Bahawalpur (Rs 470, 6¾ hours) and Peshawar (Rs 570, 6½ hours).

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