Skardu Airport Departure Guide

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Route Directions

From Skardu City
To Skardu International Airport

The airport is readily accessible. From the City, follow the Gilgit Skardu Road toward Gilgit to Airport

Factor in traffic congestion on the Airport Road. Allow ample time to travel to the airport. Particularly during peak hours!

Plan your travel in advance and allow enough time for delays or choose an alternative to the car: the airport is easily accessible only by taxi, car, bus or cycle, but there is no public bus or shuttle service bus.


Plan to be at the airport when your check-in opens, so your holiday can start at once at the airport. Choose your means of transport and book in advance whenever possible (e.g. your taxi, car, and plane ticket or car park).

Haven’t got your boarding pass yet? Need to check in your baggage? You will find the number of your check-in desk on the information displays in the departures hall.


Proceed to your gate in time. Boarding usually starts half an hour before departure.

Traveling Time from Skardu Airport

The airport is located:

  • next to the Gamba Skardu.
  • within 35 minutes from Skardu city
  • within 90 minutes from Shigar Town
  • within 40 minutes from Kachura (Shangrila)
  • within 150 minutes from Khaplu Town
  • within 5 hours from Gilgit city
  • within 7 hours from Hunza valley
  • within 3-4 hours from Deosai Plain

Access & Parking

By car
Skardu International Airport is readily accessible by car
For a relaxed departure, plan your route in advance
Park your car close to the terminal

Plan your itinerary and have a relaxed trip

Drop-off passengers easily or welcome them at arrivals

By public transport
There is no public Transport to the airport

Rental cars
Limited range of rental cars,
Hire a car in advance

Security screening

Keep your boarding pass ready! You’ll need it to go through security screening. Check in advance what you are allowed to carry in your hand baggage. Waiting times at security screening are available on the information displays.

Taxi /Cab and Airport Transfer Services

To facilitate the immediate transportation needs of the passengers,  Following companies can be contacted for reliable services:

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About Skardu

Skardu is the capital of Baltistan region and the tourist gateway to Karakoram Mountains including K2, Broad PaeakDeosai, Kachura lakes, Shigar, Khaplu, kharmang and Rondu valleys . Government recommendations for foreigners are to remain in tourist areas as security in remote areas cannot be fully guaranteed.

Some of the most important places to take in mind are Satpara, Jarba zhour and Shangrila – typical lakes-, Manthokha water fall -a very fascinating water fall-, Khanqah Moalla Shigar Mosque and gardens like Hashupi Bagh and highest cold desert, Shigar Cold desert.