Lahore travel guide

Lahore Tourism | Lahore Guide

You're Going to Love Lahore

With a population of 6,31 million, Lahore is the largest city in Punjab, Pakistan by the number of inhabitants. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lahore has to offer.

When to visit Lahore

Lahore in September
Estimated hotel price
£41
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lahore in September
Estimated hotel price
£41
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lahore in June, when the average temperature is 33 °C, and the highest can go up to 38 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 8 °C, with an average temperature of 13 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 150 mm. In contrast, November is usually the driest month of the year in Lahore, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Lahore

Plane

When flying to Lahore, you’ll arrive at Lahore (LHE), which is located 6 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Lahore from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 12h 30m.

Car

Another option to get to Lahore is to pick up a car hire from Islamabad, which is about 269 km from Lahore. You’ll find branches of Europcar and Hertz, among others, in Islamabad.

Plane

When flying to Lahore, you’ll arrive at Lahore (LHE), which is located 6 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Lahore from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 12h 30m.

Car

Another option to get to Lahore is to pick up a car hire from Islamabad, which is about 269 km from Lahore. You’ll find branches of Europcar and Hertz, among others, in Islamabad.

Airports near Lahore

Airlines serving Lahore

KLM
Good (851 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,401 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,277 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,545 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,483 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (391 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (703 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,629 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (179 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (27 reviews)
Thai Airways
Good (212 reviews)
Asiana Airlines
Excellent (257 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (133 reviews)
SAUDIA
Good (410 reviews)
Kuwait Airways
Good (265 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (152 reviews)
Royal Jordanian
Good (219 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lahore

From 5-star hotels such as the Avari Lahore to great affordable options like the Gulberg Continental Hotel, Lahore offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £27 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £32 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lahore

Most booked hotels in Lahore

Luxus Grand Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
£51+
Rose Palace Hotel, Gulberg
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£23+
Royal Swiss Lahore
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£71+
Avari Xpress Gulberg
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£40+
Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore
4 stars
Good (6.9, Good reviews)
£78+

Hiring a car in Lahore

Hiring a car in Lahore costs £84 per day, on average, or £422 if you want to hire it for 5 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 35% more expensive than at Lahore.

Expect to pay £0.84 per litre in Lahore (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £10.03 and £13.37. The most frequently booked car type in Lahore is Compact (Class Compact Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is, on average, 84% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Lahore costs £84 per day, on average, or £422 if you want to hire it for 5 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 35% more expensive than at Lahore.

Expect to pay £0.84 per litre in Lahore (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £10.03 and £13.37. The most frequently booked car type in Lahore is Compact (Class Compact Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is, on average, 84% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.