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Islamabad Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Islamabad Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

upright plastic lumbar devastating 'chairs' add to your foul mood after negotiating the carnage to actually end up in the departure lounge. - Col. Stewart

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Islamabad Airport.

What to Expect

  • A crowded and chaotic single-terminal international airport with mediocre amenities. One reviewer recommends bringing patience, humor, tissues, and hand sanitizer!
  • The security here is tight and questionable - many travellers suggest arriving earlier than normal, and report being asked for handouts, money, etc.
  • Travellers generally report feeling scammed or neglected at this airport.
  • Rude airport staff and a lack of overall customer service. Travellers generally report feeling scammed or neglected at this airport.
  • Several 24-hour eateries are available Landside and Airside. See Food & Drinks in the airport guide below.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • A new airport is scheduled to openfor many years. The latest date is unknown.

Where to Sleep

  • We have very few reports from travellers who have spent the night here. If you plan to do so, have a backup plan.
  • Chairs are few and very uncomfortable.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are a few hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Showers are available in the paid lounge.
    Economy class travelers can buy a pass to relax in one airport lounge; showers are available. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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Islamabad Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use & Single Visit Passes

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Rawal Lounge - Location: International Terminal, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (International flights - US$15 per person and Domestic flights - Rs. 500 per person) •  Priority Pass.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Islamabad Airport in all terminal lounges, including International and Domestic Departures, and the Rawal Lounge.

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Airport Hotels