Karachi Jinnah International Airport Guide (KHI)

Airport info
Code: KHI
Address:
Karachi Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan
Location:

Karachi Jinnah International Airport is situated 14km (9 miles) east of central Karachi.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +92
Telephone:
+92 21 9907 1111
Timezone: GMT ++05:00
Map:
Karachi Jinnah International Airport map

The largest airport in Pakistan, Karachi Jinnah International Airport serves both domestic and international routes from its site near Karachi, in the southwest of the country. Our Karachi Jinnah International Airport guide includes information on reaching the airport, on-site services and nearby accommodation options.

Information

An information desk is situated in the arrivals area where staff speak English. There is also a train booking office within the terminal.

Driving directions

From the centre of Karachi, take national route N5 (Shahrah-e-Faisal), then turn left onto Airport Road. The airport is well signposted. The total drive time to the airport from Karachi is approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:Regular bus services link the airport with the city; the journey time is around 50 minutes, and the fare is Rs50.

Taxi:A number of taxi companies operate from outside the terminal building, including Metro Radio Cab (tel: +92 111 222 787; www.metrocab.com.pk). The journey time to the city is around 40 minutes depending on traffic, and the fare starts from Rs300.

Terminal facilities

Money

A number of banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are located in the terminal building.

Communication

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lounges of Karachi Jinnah International Airport. There is a public call office in Hall 1, which also offers fax facilities. Telephone and fax services are also available in the departure lounge.

Food

Restaurants are available in the main terminal building, catering to both local and international tastes. There are also cafés and snack bars in the departure satellite areas.

Shopping

Karachi Jinnah International Airport offers a range of shopping options. Among these are gift shops selling local products such as rugs and other gifts, as well as goods of Western origin. Duty-free shopping is also available.

Luggage

There are left-luggage facilities within the terminal for those wishing to store luggage. Free trolleys and dedicated porter services (Rs100 for domestic passengers and Rs200 for international passengers) are available. A dedicated lost and found service (tel: +92 91 921 1525) is in operation at the airport.

Other

There are prayer rooms at various locations in the terminal, while a mosque is located outside the terminal, adjacent to the car parks.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There is a VIP lounge open to premium passengers and certain credit and club card holders. Meeting and conference rooms can be found at the nearby Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport Hotel (tel: +92 21 9924 2600; www.ramada.com).

Disabled facilities

Assistance for disabled passengers is available on request from the airline prior to departure. Wheelchairs and wheelchair assistance can be found from desks in the arrival and departure areas of the terminal. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking

Short-term parking is located immediately opposite the terminal building, while long-term parking is located a little further from the main complex, but remains within easy walking distance.

Car rental

A number of private-hire taxi firms provide longer-term vehicle rental, with a driver included. Avis is also represented at the airport and offers self-drive vehicles, but it is generally advisable for foreign visitors to opt for a car with a driver owing to the poor road conditions and lack of driving regulations.

Hotels

There are no on-site hotels at Karachi Jinnah International Airport, the closest being 1km (0.6 miles) from the terminal building. A range of international standard hotels is available in the city centre and business district.


Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport

+92 21 9924 2600

The Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport is located less than 1km (0.6 miles) from the terminal building, to which it is linked via a shuttle bus service. Facilities at the hotel include a gymnasium and pool, as well as meeting and event space.

Star Avenue, Terminal 1, 75530, Karachi, Pakistan
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