LAS - SKT
$908 - $1940
Flights to Sialkot, Pakistan from the United States range from about 20h-44h. The precise length of your flight will depend on factors like your departure city and the number and length of any stopovers you make. Since flights to Sialkot from the U.S. take a route over the Atlantic, over Europe and through to the Middle East, your flight will be faster if your departing from the east coast as opposed to the west coast. You’ll also likely make fewer stopovers, resulting in a total flight time that is closer to the shorter end of the above range.
Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Sialkot from any airport in the United States. There are many airports that offer single-stop flights. These are major international airports scattered across the country, including New York, Chicago, Houston, and Washington, D.C., serviced by airlines like Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Gulf Air. If you’re not departing from a major international airport, you’ll likely incur at least two stopovers on the way to Sialkot. These are most likely to occur in cities such as New York, Dubai, and Doha, which are common to this route and dependent on your airline.
When you fly to Sialkot, you’ll arrive at Sialkot International Airport (SKT), about 13 miles west of central Sialkot. To reach downtown Sialkot from the airport, you have limited options. You can take a taxi from the rank outside the airport arrivals terminal. It will take about 20 minutes and cost about $7-$9. Be sure to agree on a price with the driver before you embark. For added safety, it’s a good idea to hire a local guide who will journey with you before your arrival in Pakistan, as some areas may be dangerous to foreigners. There are no public transportation options from the airport, so check to see if your hotel provides free shuttle service unless you prefer a taxi.
Sialkot is one of the largest cities in Pakistan’s Punjab region and one steeped with history and culture. At the center of the city, you’ll encounter Shah Wala Teja Singh Hindu Temple, a beautifully ornate and ancient building with decidedly Greek influence in its architecture. A trip to grounds of the old Sialkot Fort offers visitors incredible views of the city, thanks to its high, yet easily walkable, elevation. Sialkot Cantonment is the former headquarters for the British military and today still stands as a reminder of the city’s oppressive colonial past.
United States citizens traveling to Sialkot, Pakistan need both a valid passport and a visa. Be sure to apply for the visa well before you embark on your journey, as there are no facilities for finalizing your visa once arriving in Pakistan.