Wagha is the only land border open between Pakistan and India (Lahore-Amritsar
This check-post is about 30 kms from Lahore and is the cross-over point for
travelers into India by the land route. It is open daily to foreigners only
(except Indian and Pakistani nationals) from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. PST
A daily Flag-lowering ceremony is simultaneously on Pakistan and India side
at Sun-set. This half an hour ceremony is attended by a large number of
citizens and tourists. This two hours excursion from Lahore can be arranged
with the assistance of Tourist Information Centre
The Wagha border post is open daily for foreigners; Summer (16 April to 15
October) 08:30 to 14:30 hrs and Winter (16 October to 15 April) 09:00 to
15:00 hrs. Minibus No.12 leaves from outside Lahore Railway Station for
Wagha every 15 minutes, costs approx. US$ 0.20 per person. Taxi shall charge
around US$ 8 for this half an hour journey.
Lahore-Delhi Bus Service
Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Delhi Transport
Corporation (DTC) has started a luxury, direct bus service between Lahore
and Delhi w.e.f. 16 March, 1999. The 43-seater, air-conditioned bus leave
simultaneously from Faletti’s Hotel, Egerton Road, Lahore and Dr. Ambedkar
Terminal, Delhi Gate, New Delhi on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday at 06:00 hours. One-way fare is equivalent to US$ 19 per person.
The fare also includes cost of breakfast, lunch and evening tea enroute.
Total travel time is 11 hours. For bookings and information, please contact
PTDC office in Lahore (Tel:042-35755940, 042-35875360. Fax: 042-35760062 and DTC office in Delhi (Tel:+91-11-3317445
The Lahore-Delhi (Samjhota Express) train leaves Lahore at 11:00 hrs on
Mondays and Thursdays. Check-in time at Lahore Railway Station is 08:00 hrs.
First Class fare to Delhi is approx.US$ 10, Economy Class is US$ 3 whereas
Lahore-Amritsar First Class is US$ 2 and Economy Class is US$ 1 per
person.(Note: The train may take almost 06 hours to reach Amritsar from
Lahore, due to lenghty immigration/customs clearance and checking procedure
for train passangers).
Lahore-Amritsar Bus Service (LABS)
The Lahore terminal for LABS is the same as for LDBS, whereas in
Amritsar (India), it is located at the International Bus Terminal, G.T. Road
(Tel:0183-2587070). The buses leave simultaneously from both the terminals
at 09:00 hours on every Wednesday and Friday. The buses reach their
destinations at around 12:00 noon on the same day.
Nankana Sahib-Amritsar Bus Service (NABS)
The NABS starts from PTDC Terminal near the Main Gate, Gurdwara Janam
Asthan, Railway Road, Nankana Sahib (Tel: 0562-876780) and terminates at the
International Bus Terminal, G.T. Road Amritsar (Tel:0183-2587070). The bus
leaves from Nankana Sahib at 08:00 hours (Pakistan time) on every Tuesday
and Saturday and arrives Amritsar at around 13:30 hours (India time).
Departure from Amritsar is on every Wednesday and Friday.
There are morning and afternoon sightseeing tours and excursions in and
around Lahore. For more information and advance reservation please contact
PTDC Tourist information Centre Lahore. Tel: 042-5756737