Car Hire from Lahore Airport
Lahore Airport, also known as Allama Iqbal International Airport is the gateway to the Punjab region of Pakistan. Hiring a car from Lahore Airport will give you the opportunity to explore the cultural centre of the country at your own pace which includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites and historical and religious points of interest. Skyscanner can help you find the best car hire deal available.
Where to hire a car at Lahore Airport
Atlas Choice and Europcar offer car hire from Lahore Airport. Atlas Choice operates a meet and greet service and will arrange to meet you at the airport and Europcar have a desk in the arrivals hall.
Petrol Stations near Lahore Airport
If you hire a car from Lahore Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.
There are a number of petrol stations in easy reach of Lahore Airport, Bhangoo Service Station is 3km north of the airport on Street 10 which can be reached via Airport Road. To the south of the airport there is a Total Petrol Station on Defence Road, 6km away.
Driving around Lahore Airport
Lahore Airport is conveniently located on the Lahore Ring Road which circles the city of Lahore, connecting you to destinations in and around the outskirts of the city. The road is a toll road so ensure you have Pakistani rupees available before setting off. Many of the motorways in the region have been recently developed, are of high quality and traffic laws are strictly enforced making them a safe place to drive.
Within Lahore, especially towards the city centre driving can be chaotic, with high congestion making driving difficult. With the many attractions and places of interest in Lahore being spread across this large city it is important to plan your route in advance, sticking to the main roads and motorways where possible.
As in the UK, you will need to drive on the left side of the road in Pakistan.
Getting to your destination
Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to Punjab, Pakistan which can be easily reached from Lahore Airport.
Lahore is a busy cultural city brimming with attractions, experiences and things to do. The Walled City which is home to The Lahore Fort and Imperial Baths and the Mall Road where you will find the Lahore Museum, The Lahore Zoo and the Lahore Fortress are the must visit areas where you can explore and get to know the city. As Lahore is known for it’s a food, a trip to the Gawal mandi food street for an authentic street food experience is a must.
Lahore Airport to Lahore city centre is a 25 minute, 11km drive via Airport Road, and if you’re heading to the north of the city travelling via the Lahore Ring Road would be recommended to avoid the inner city traffic. Parking can be difficult to find, look into hotels in Lahore with car parking available.
Shahdara is Lahore’s northern suburb where you will now find a number of architectural sights from the Mughal period in Pakistan. These include the Tomb of Jahangir and the Tomb of Nur Jahan.
Lahore Airport to Shahdara is a 35 minute, 30km drive via the Lahore Ring Road toll. As with Lahore, Shahdara can be difficult to navigate so it is best to stick to the main roads as much as possible.
Faisalabad is known as the textile production hub of Punjab and both business travellers and tourists are well catered for in the city. Among the textile mills you will find parks, exciting street food and markets, heritage sites and a rich artistic history which you can discover in the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Arts Auditorium.
Lahore Airport to Faisalabad is a 2 hour, 20 minute, 182km drive via the Lahore-Islamabad AH1 Motorway and then the Pindi Bhattian – Faisalabad Motorway.