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Ride the Metro Bus of Islamabad & Rawalpindi

You must ride the Metro bus of Islamabad & Rawalpindi just to get a feel of the clean public transport of Pakistan. It is also quite cheap.

Metro Bus service between the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi was the first decent public project that eased the lives of miserable Pakistani commuters who had to face the wrath of the wagon mafia.

Metro Bus Underpass in Islamabad
Metro Bus Underpass in Islamabad

The Metro bus Islamabad is a very low-cost

Just Rs 50 for a round trip from Saddar, Rawalpindi to Secretariat area Islamabad. Peanuts! Even beggars in Pakistan ask for more.

Metro Bus Islamabad Rawalpindi Fare Tokens
Metro Bus Islamabad Rawalpindi Fare Tokens

The Metro bus is clean

The buses are clean and sturdy. The track is clear and elevated. Stations are neat and automated somewhat. The travelers are usually clean and orderly.

Metro Bus Islamabad Station
Metro Bus Station

 The Metro bus is fast

We can go from Rawalpindi to Islamabad and back in a little over one hour

Metro bus is woman-friendly

Women have separate spaces up front.

Quick tourist view of the Twin Cities

If you stand by the window, away from the travelers standing up, you can get a glimpse of the city outside from a very unique angle. More Road, Kashmir Highway, and the blue area look very lovely. For more on Murree Road.

Every stop is announced

Travelers from Pindi / Islamabad can make stops to get off but some stops like Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Potohar are misleading. Every stop is announced clearly.

The Metro bus is safe

Each terminal has a security staff available.

Convenient timings for commuters

It starts at 0700 and ends at 2300 hrs

Metro Bus is the pride of middle-class Pakistanis

Patriotic Pakistanis would find the metro bus ride very satisfying and would have one more thing to cheer for.

Frequently Asked Questions: Metro Bus

People usually ask these questions:-

Has the Metro Bus reached Islamabad International Airport?

No, Metro Bus has not commenced service on the 26 km Peshawar Morr to New Islamabad Airport Route. It may start next year, i.e. 2024.

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Which Company Runs the Metro of Islamabad?

The Metro Bus Service is being run by the Punjab Mass Transit Authority; PMA is an authority that can barely run the metro itself, I don’t know which mass transit they are running.

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Route Map of Metro Bus Islamabad & Rawalpindi

This is the route map

Route of Metro Bus Islamabad and Rawalpindi
As far as the Metro Bus Rawalpindi route is concerned, the legs towards Islamabad Airport and the other one towards Bara Kahu are still not open for passengers

Metro Bus Rawalpindi Timings

Metro Bus Timings start at 0615 am in the morning, before commute time, and end at 10 pm.

What is the Metro Bus Contact Number?

Metro Bus’s contact number is (051) 111-222-627.

Metro Bus is not hiring for jobs at the time being, but vacancies do come up on their website.

Which cities have metro buses?

The cities in Pakistan with Metro Bus service are:-

  • Lahore
  • Peshawar
  • Islamabad & Rawalpindi
  • Multan
  • Karachi
  • Faisalabad (maybe)

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Riding the Metro Bus shows you what living in civilized countries feels like.

Also, see

Things to see in Islamabad

Things to see in Rawalpindi

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  1. If we left or forget something in Metro, how could we find?

    1. I think it will be difficult to get back. As too many people coming in and out. But you can talk to the authority at the starting place

  2. The above comment is not made by me. The real ” adiba”.
    Is this site hacked?
    The article is highlighting the simple joys of life. Everything doesn’t have to cost a lot to merit enjoyment.

  3. I’ve been on it. it’s a ridiculous ride.pls don’t publish such stuff just for the sake of publishing something

  4. Great article but still not motivating enough to take a ride on it :p

  5. Dr Ghazala Inamulhaq Haq says:

    Enjoyed the write up
    Might take the metro joyride

  6. Khadeejah says:

    This looks like a lot of fun. I’d like to try it sometime.

  7. Shahbaz Shah says:

    No doubt, it’s a blessing for a common man to have such a wonderful ride within Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

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