Summers have arrived in Karachi, and their arrival means two things. Firstly, it’s blazing hot, and secondly, summer vacations have either begun or are about to begin.
It goes without saying that you must have thought about visiting different places in Pakistan during your kids’ summer vacations. The northern areas are a sure winner, but before you start to plan out a trip, check out some do’s and don’ts of traveling to northern areas of Pakistan. The one thing common between all trips to the northern areas is that they officially kick off from either Lahore or Islamabad. Since we wanted to help you with your travel plans, we are discussing different travel options from Karachi to Lahore and vice versa. Your options include travelling via a car, bus or train, or you might also take a flight from Karachi to Lahore. Let us discuss each travel option in detail.
TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM KARACHI TO LAHORE
Travelling via car
Travelling via bus or train
Travelling via flight
Your options include travelling via a car, bus or train, or you might also take a flight from Karachi to Lahore. Let us discuss each travel option in detail.
It takes around 18 hours to reach Lahore from Karachi by road, and the best route to take from Karachi is the National Highway, N5 motorway. We have taken the liberty to map out the journey:
Route from Karachi to Lahore via car
Start your journey from Chaand Bibi Road to reach Johair Road, and then Jehangir Punthakey Road. Travel to Aga Khan III Road, more commonly known as Garden Road, and then take Manghopir Road. You will then reach Lyari Expressway. This journey will take around 15 minutes.
From Lyari Expressway, reach Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway then follow Indus Highway/N-55 from there to National Highway 5. Then take Lodhran-Khanewal Expressway, moving on to Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Motorway/M-3 to Link Ferozepur Road/Nalay Wali Sarak in Lahore. It will take approximately around 17 hours to cover 1,234 km and reach Lahore.
Continue on Link Ferozpur Road to reach your destination in Lahore.
People usually stop over for a breather at Sadiqabad, after a 10-hour drive. You can stay for the night at any of the local hotels, resuming your journey the next morning. Remember to keep your original NIC, copies of car registration, and your driving licence with you.
Convenient travel options from Karachi to Lahore include taking Daewoo bus service because of its decent service quality and punctuality. It takes around 21 hours to reach Lahore from Karachi by bus. Daewoo bus service features comfortable seating and audio-visual entertainment. They also provide support for carrying luggage while traveling. Some additional services offered by the bus service include:
30 kg of luggage
Extra Luggage (ELT) facility
Luggage tags for the safety and security of baggage
Free porter service
Bus services from Karachi to Lahore are available at different times during the day, and the fare is around PKR 5,000.
There are quite a few trains available from Karachi to Lahore and vice versa. The choice of a particular train usually comes down to its timing, travel time, and the ticket price. You can expect the train ticket price from Karachi to Lahore to be somewhere around PKR 1,400 to PKR 6,000.
Let us discuss the train service you can take to travel from Karachi to Lahore and vice versa. Also, please note that the fares remain the same whether you are going from Karachi to Lahore or from Lahore to Karachi.
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