Visitors to Islamabad have a number of options for getting around the city and the rest of the country with public transportation. 

            Public busses are slow and crowded, but very cheap.  They are easily identified by their bright colors.  Seats in the front, near the driver, are for women and children.  Note: sometimes drivers expect passengers to jump off at stops while the bus is moving.  Visit this Getting around in Pakistan link to read more about certain travel precautions in the country.

            The Pakistan Railway Company has a large network of routes that link the major destinations around the country, including Islamabad.  For information about available routes to and from Islamabad, check out this Plan a Trip link.

            Taxis are a good way of getting around the immediate city of Islamabad.  Fares are to be negotiated before starting a trip, and are usually very cheap.  Think about arranging for round trip fares, because taxis can be hard to come by in many areas.  Generally, taxis will be waiting outside of major public areas such as the airport, train station, bus station, and large hotels.  Because most drivers do not speak English, make sure to carry a map with your destination distinctly circled.

            Alternate and unique forms of transportation in the city include horse drawn tongas , auto rickshaws , and bicycle rickshaws.