The route from Birmingham (BHX) to Islamabad (ISB) is a popular route from Birmingham airport. Direct flights are operated by Pakistan International Airways, serving the Pakistani city 3 times a week on Thursdays, Sundays and Tuesdays. The flight time to Islamabad from Birmingham is around 7 hours and 49 minutes. If booked well in advance of the date of travel, a direct flight will only be minimally more expensive than a flight with a stop-over, the difference often amounting to approximately £20. Airlines operating on this route with one or two stopovers include Turkish Airlines, Emirates Airlines and Etihad, all taking at least 12 hours 20 minutes to reach their destination.
Located only 5.5 miles from the city centre, Birmingham airport is easily accessible by public transport. Train: Birmingham international station is the nearest station to Birmingham airport. Regular train services to and from central Birmingham take only 10 minutes. There are also trains from Birmingham international to London, reaching the capital in only 70 minutes. The train station is a short walk from the terminal building (7 minutes). However, a frequent and free Air-Rail Link system will also transfer passengers to and from the airport. Buses and coaches: many longer distance National express coaches stop at Birmingham airport. Local buses also serve the airport from various stops in and around Birmingham. These buses are operated by National Express West Midlands. Islamabad International Airport Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad is Pakistan's third largest airport and serves parts of the Punjab as well as the city of Islamabad itself. The airport is located south-east of Islamabad centre and just east of Rawalpindi. It is easily reached by car or taxi. Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, is a quiet and green city. 7/2014