Islamabad International Airport (ISB)

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Islamabad International Airport (ISB)
AddressSuite 8, Islamabad International Airport, Pakistan
Telephone(051) 928 0337.
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Pakistan Standard Time: GMT/UTC +5
LocationIslamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport is located 10km (6 miles) southeast of Islamabad, in the city of Rawalpindi.
Airport codeISB
Airport newsThe completely new Gandhara International Airport, which will be based 30km (19 miles) southwest of the existing airport, will replace the existing Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport when it opens in 2014.
Driving directionsFrom central Islamabad, take the Kashmir Highway and then Islamabad Highway southbound to the Benazir Bhutto International Airport link road. The airport is well signposted from this point.
Car rentalIt is not recommended to hire cars without drivers. Chauffeured cars can be hired from A1 Madina Tours in the arrivals concourse.
Public transport and taxisTaxi: Several taxi firms, including Metro Radio Cab, Yellow Cab and Cab Radio Services, have desks in the main concourse. The fare into Islamabad starts at about Rs500, and the journey time is around 30 minutes.
Car parkingThere is long- and short-term parking close to the terminal building.
Information and help desksInformation desks are located at various points within the terminal.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There are several banks with bureaux de change facilities and ATMs in the terminal building.
Communications: Payphones are located at various points within the terminal. Free internet access is available in the first/business-class lounge.
Food: A good selection of restaurants and cafés/snack bars can be found throughout the airport. The offering includes eateries serving both local and international food.
Shopping: The shops in the shopping arcade offer a range of local crafts and souvenirs. Duty-free shopping is available in the departures area.
Other facilities: Prayer rooms and designated smoking areas are available at various locations within the terminal.
Conference and business facilitiesFax, photocopy and internet facilities can be found in the small business centre in the main hall. The CIP lounge, which is open to first- and business-class passengers, offers a range of services such as refreshments, newspapers and work space.There are no dedicated conference or meeting facilities at the airport, but several hotels in central Islamabad and nearby Rawalpindi provide these facilities. Among the options is the nearby Pearl-Continental Hotel Rawalpindi (tel: (051) 556 6011;, which has meeting and event space.
Disabled facilitiesPassengers requiring special assistance should contact their airline prior to travel. Wheelchair assistance and ramps are available.
Airport hotelsThere are no hotels either at or in the immediate vicinity of Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport. The nearest accommodation is available in Rawalpindi, but hotels here are not generally well reviewed. Islamabad has a wider range of accommodation, including international standard hotels – some of which offer shuttle services if pre-arranged. Our Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport guide includes the following option:

Best Western Islamabad Hotel
Located between the airport and the city centre – but much nearer to the latter – Best Western Islamabad Hotel offers a range of facilities for both leisure and business travellers. A transfer service operates between the hotel and the airport, which is 15km (9.5 miles) away.
6 Islamabad Club Road
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (051) 227 7460.
Full airport nameIslamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport
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