Kabul Holidays

Afghanistan
Although Afghanistan is a country blessed with sweeping landscapes and beautiful views, it has been plagued by war and strife in recent years. With centuries-old bazaars settled in windy alleyways and a wealth of cultural sites like the ruins of the Darul Aman Palace and the Id Gah Mosque, Kabul …

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How to get to Kabul

Here's what you need to know about getting to Kabul. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Kabul takes 11 hours, 45 minutes.

When to go to Kabul

Typical Holiday Price

£1562 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Kabul varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

October

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - October is the cheapest month to go to Kabul.

Where to stay in Kabul

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Kabul, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Kabul

worldreport | FlickrMausoleum of Nadir Shah
Mausoleum of Nadir Shah
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerAbdul Rahman Mosque
Abdul Rahman Mosque
Pete Baez | Trip by SkyscannerBagram Airfield
Bagram Airfield
Lauras Eye | FlickrOmar Land Mine Museum
Omar Land Mine Museum

Reviews of Kabul

Harold
HaroldBrooklyn
06/09/2013

One of the most fascinating places I have visited. Security is definitely a concern but safer than you might assume. It is very important to plan your visit carefully. I highly recommend working with Afghan Logistics to ensure a safe trip. The city exudes culture / atmosphere and has a number of interesting monuments / tourist sights. It is gritty but I found it beautiful. When visiting the city, ask for guidance on where and when you can take photographs. Locals are easily upset by photo taking. Pictures of police, soldiers, convoys, etc. are prohibited. Note: if you are driving, confirm with locals regarding procedures for driving near military convoys.

Jaak Treiman
Jaak TreimanLos Angeles
12/02/2012

Kabul is a city of contradictions and unfulfilled promises. It would be a beautiful city if it weren’t so ugly. Rugged, snow-covered mountains dimly visible through thick layers of smoke, dust and diesel fumes surround the city. Palace ruins partially rim the city, ruins barely accessible on muddy roads curving along mountainsides littered with unexploded land mines. Kabul is a former oasis, blessed with abundant subterranean water no longer potable because of nonexistent sewage disposal facilities. The city is bisected by a river that once entertained and distinguished it but has been reduced to a scavengers’ cesspool. Its university shuts down for three winter months because it lacks power for heating. It is a place of entrepreneurs, filled with mostly bored security guards casually holding Kalashnikovs as their compatriots seek employment among a cornucopia of aid givers.

Ismail Bigzad
Ismail Bigzad
21/01/2020

I had a good time here and very happy

Subria  Alizada
Subria Alizada
25/09/2019

Expensive

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