Thousands of people travel between Lahore and Multan to meet their relatives, attend weddings, visit the famous shrine and tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam or just do some business deals but what are the most affordable ways to travel?
There are multiple options which you can opt for such as through air, by train or bus service. Air tickets are expensive so if you want affordable service then Pakistan Railways and different bus services are the available options for you.
If you are among those people who prefer to travel through road then thanks to competition in transportation companies there are many options. Numerous companies provide comfortable and affordable passenger service between these two cities such as Daewoo, Faisal Movers, Bilal Travels and Skyways.
All these services have some benefits, among which Daewoo Express and Faisal Movers are one of the leading services. For Multan they both offer service at affordable rates and with modern terminals, separate waiting areas and premium services during travel.
Both of these bus ervices provide refreshments such as drinks, biscuits and breakfast during the travel. The travelling time is also less in comparison with train because it takes just 4 hours to reach the destination.
The ticket prices of luxurious class of Daewoo and Faisal Movers are Rs. 950 and Rs. 900 respectively. They also offer other class of service for which the prices are lower such as Daewoo which offer ‘Premium’ service for which tickets are available at Rs. 750.
The other affordable option is to cover the distance between Lahore and Multan through train and luckily Pakistan Railways offer multiple passenger train services on this route. These train services include:
- Shalimar Express
- Khyber Mail
- Jaffar Express
- Multan Express
- Karachi Express
- Awam Express
- Shah Hussain Express
- Musa Pak Express
The ticket prices for trains vary from one train service to another due to facilities and cabin class. The cheapest train service is the economy class of Musa Pak Express and Multan Express for which the ticket prices are Rs. 450.
Tezgam and Shalimar Express are considered to be the most comfortable passenger service at affordable rates. Both train service takes 5 hours and 20 minutes to reach the destination and offer multiple classes for which the ticket prices and fares are as follows:
AC Business at Rs. 1,750
AC Lower / Standard at Rs. 1150
AC Sleeper at Rs. 2350
Economy at Rs. 650
Parlor Car at Rs. no berth 1450
AC Business at Rs. 1450
AC Lower / Standard at Rs. 1100
AC Sleeper at Rs. 2050
Economy at Rs. 550
So in comparison travelling through bus service you can save your time and cash both. But many find the berth in train to be a more comfortable way of travelling because it gives you more space and time to enjoy the travelling.