How to Buy Bus Tickets in Pakistan?
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Complete guide for foreigners and locals to book or buy bus tickets online in Pakistan.
Ticket booking has become easy now a days as many of the bus companies has started online ticket bookings through the apps, there are also some bus booking websites which are providing their services by selling bus tickets from their partner bus companies. Online ticket booking is quite easy for Pakistani residents however for international travelere it might be difficult to buy tickets online as many of the companies require mobile number verification before the booking. We will try to cover every possibility for both Pakistani and international travellers about How to Buy Bus Tickets in Pakistan?
Understanding Bus Companies in Pakistan:
There are many bus companies in Paksitan which are operating in the country, unfortuneatley all of the bus companies are private, although they are providing satisfactory bus services all over the country. Bus companies which operates on major routes are Daewoo Express, Faisal Movers, Bilal Travels, Waraich Express, Niazi Express, Skyways etc.
Most of these bus companies has their own online ticket booking apps and some of them relies on other bus booking websites such as Bookme, Easytickets, Bookkaru and Do Safar. You can check details of all these bus booking website here.
Bus Companies in Pakistan having Nationwide Network:
Daewoo Express and Faisal Movers are two major bus companies in Pakistan which has nationwide network. We advise foreign traveleres to travel through these buses specially when they are travelling between Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Gilgit. For Lahore to Islamabad there are many other options available such as Q Connect and Road Master.
- Faisal Movers
- Daewoo Express
1. Faisal Movers:
For Faisal Movers online booking you can either use BOOKKARU app or use Faisal Movers Android app. Choose the location and destination, select departure date (select Faisal Movers as operator in case of using BOOKKARU site or Apps) and press Search. You will see available times with service type and Bus Fare details, select the desired one, choose your seat and boarding point to proceed further. For phone reservations you can call them on 03111224488
Faisal Movers also has nationwide network and is opearting from 2003 in Pakistan. It has major routes throughout the country such as Lahore to Islamabad, Lahore to Karachi, Islamabad to Karachi, Islamabad to Multan and to northern areas also which includes Islamabad to Naran, Swat, Hunza, Gilgit and Murree.
Read More: How to Travel from Karachi to Swat
Daewoo express has its own online ticketing system and mobile apps available on the stores. Further they have collaborated with other third party ticketing platforms such as bookme.pk, easytickets etc; which gives them an edge in online ticketing side from all other operators.
Daewoo Express has nationwide network and is opearting since 1997 in Pakistan. It has major routes throughout the country such as Lahore to Islamabad, Lahore to Karachi, Islamabad to Karachi, Islamabad to Multan etc. For phone reservations you can call them on 03041117008
For Daewoo Express Online booking download its apps from the stores, it has its own Android and IOS apps available.
Are there other bus options besides Daewoo and Faisal Movers?
Yes, there are plenty of bus services which are operating all over the country. You can simple visit bookme.pk for other bus companies or visit any of the bus stand nearby. We suggest you to get help from the locals so that you can get your ticket easily as there should be language barrier because most of the operators has staff which understands URDU most of the time. You can also visit Major Bus Service in Pakistan.
How to Buy Bus Tickets in Pakistan?
To buy online bus tickets in Pakistan you can use Bookme App which has large number of Bus operators onboard and providing meaningful lowest fares in the country. You can find all major bus companies on the app except Faisal Movers. For Faisal Movers you can visit Bookkaru.com to buy their tickets. We will now discuss all of these options one by one.
Online Ticket Booking Websites in Pakistan.
There are four major bus booking websites in Pakistan which are listed below:
- Do Safar
Problems one can face buying online tickets specially foreigners.
Almost all of these bus operators requires mobile number verification before buying the ticket over the apps. You need to get a SIM of any of the company . We would recommend you to buy Jazz or Telenor (as in north there is less coverage issue). You can get your sim by showing your passport and valid VISA. You can also book your tickets over the phone call to the respective bus company and get your ticket from their ticket counter.
What are Bus fares in Pakistan?
Bus fares are comparitvely low in Pakistan, for example Lahore to Islamabad costs you around 1200 RS which is around 8$. You can check bus fares of major bus services here.
A Note from Pakistan HD for foreigners:
Being a foreigner you can use the above mentioned methods to buy bus tickets online in Pakistan. All of the bus companies/ bus booking sites are credible for booking and travelling. If you still face any kind of issue getting bus tickets in Pakistan, you can send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message on Facebook or instagram for guidance. (We don’t charge anything for that).