SAMMI DAEWOO is operating world class air conditioned bus service between the major cities of Pakistan. They have Bus terminals over 15 major cities and several stopovers in other cities. Each Bus Terminal has air conditioned waiting area, multiple ticketing counters& several other world class facilities for passengers. They have every HALF HOUR service for RAWALPIND/ISLAMABAD. Also operate for FAISALABAD, SIALKOT, PESHAWAR, MULTAN, DERA ISMAIL KHAN, GUJRAT, BAHAWALPUR & SADIQABAD.
Featured Qualities are:
1. Buses leave & reach on time.
2. Breakfast & drinks are provided on board
3. Female hostess takes care like in airoplane.
4. Head phone is provided to listen music or watch video on LCD.
5. Each bus terminal has waiting area, wash rooms, family entertainment, cafeteria and many more.
For advance booking, shedules & inquiry please visit http://www.sammi.com.pk or call their UAN No. +92-42-111-007-006
Their Lahore Terminal Address is: 231- Ferozepur Road, Near Kalma Chawk, Lahore-Pakistan.
Although Daewoo Bus is more relaxing and has female bus conductor but its fare is exactly twice than a cofortabel 36 seater Air conditioned Bus which takes almost same time from Islamabad to Lahore or vise versa.
So I would suggest for Budget travellers to travel via normal Air conditioned bus and save 100% fare.
Well important think that tourists must know is that when u go Lahore through Dawoo bus u arrive at Kalma choak which is on the one end of lahore (at the end of new Lahore). And since most of the tourists are intrusted in visiting historical places of Lahore which are on the other end of Lahore in the part called old Lahore so either u can go for local bus u have to pay some 30 Ruppies and reach Batti Choak Or Call "Yaadgaar" I would suggest u to use word "Yaadgaar"it is local name of "Minar-e-Pakistan" (it is very clase to the famous Badshahi Msjid) and from there u can go for ur old Lahore tour or u can go to Anarkali bazzar through local bus. and u can start old lahore journey.
The other way is that you use other buss survice which stops at "Larri Adda" Lahore (larri - buss Adda -stop) that is going to be cheep and u will be in the Old lahore u can take a rikshaw to lead you to Bdshahi Masjid and u can continue ur visit through Old Lahore.
But in case you have to reach somewhere on time then don't try for larry adda busses ey are never on time.Go for Dawoo Buss it is costly but worth paying and then u can take a cab or Taxi to reach anywhere.Taxi is expansive than rikshaw ofcourse but is fast and their is high possibility that u will resach on time. For small distances u should go for rikshaw. for large distance Taxi is better. For budget travel use local busses they are very cheap.
Don't ever ever forget to bargain for rikshaw and taxi rates. U can also consult some locals for knowing the rikshaw reates.
Dawoo Bus rates are always increasing so if u are told 300 now then 2 weeks later or 3 the rates are going to be 350 or 380..... so don't get shocked
City Bus & Mini Van
Lahore has tons of different bus companies and private mini vans plying set bus routes around the city and to its suburbs. The problem is, there is no publication or website telling anyone what these bus routes are. Each bus or mini van will have number clearly marked on its windshield. The number indicates the route. Talk to locals to find out which route goes where.
The best and safest option is the Daewoo city bus. It is air-conditioned in summer and costs a little bit more, but you will likely feel much more comfortable on the Daewoo than on the other local buses. Daewoo is kept relatively clean and drivers keep to professional standards. Many well-dressed students and office workers ride the Daewoo. There is a separate ladies' section in the front of the bus. Ladies should not sit or stand in the men's section. If you must sit next to a man, pick a young boy or and old baba ji with a white beard.
Daewoo bus #5 goes all the way from Defence to the Old City of Lahore. In Defence you can pick up the #5 at Y-Block market (near HKB department store), at T-Block market, G-Block market near KFC, or at the LESCO office on Ghazi Road in Z Block. Major stops along the way include Cavalry Ground (Cantonment), Liberty Market, Main Market Gulberg, Kinnaird College (Jail Road), Lahore College (Jail Road), and the Lahore Railway Station (Old Lahore). To find out the whole route, you basically need to ride the bus all the way from Defence to the Railway Station and back yourself to see where it goes. When you get on, you must tell the ticket master where you plan to stop so you can pay the appropriate fee. Travel by bus is much cheaper than by rickshaw or by taxi, and quite comfortable if you can get a seat.
For the Daewoo #5, it doesn't seem like there is a set schedule. It comes once in an hour or so. If you ride it often, you might figure out the times, but it doesn't usually seem consistent.
Read more details about Life and Travel in Lahore here:
The Ultimate Guide to Life and Travel in Pakistan
If you don't have a car available and want to use public transport, go for the Daewoo City Busses. They have a network of routes all over Lahore that is expanding day by day. Their busses are quite clean, not as crowded as the usual "wagons" and they have a fix charge regardless of how many stations you travel on one bus.
The Daewoo "buses" that are relatively new to Pakistan are an effective way to get from the capital region (Rawalpindi specifically) to Lahore. The trip is shorter than it would be by other means on the ground, mainly due to the fact that the bus takes the motorway between the cities. The trip lasts about 3-4 hours, and costed me about 300 rupees the last time I went to Pakistan.
It stops once at a rest area in on the motorway, from where you can sometimes see Pakistan Air Force fighter jets flying overhead. The rest area has pretty good food, and clean bathrooms, but they lack commodes (toilets).
The Daewoo bus station in Lahore is located near the Liberty market, not too far from Gadafi stadium.
There is a very very good you may say excellent South Korean 'Daewoo Bus Service' from Islamabad & Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Sargodha, to Lahore Daily many times. Connecting all these cities together. Their prices are above average because they provide very good service alongwith hospitality & reliability which every traveller wants. But it is better tobook in advence because they are few of the only transport service in pakistan which offer telephone booking as well.
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