The Northern Areas Transport Corporation (NATCO) provides bus service to difference areas of northern Pakistan such as Hunza, Gilgit & Chitral at affordable prices.
It was established in 1974 and has been providing service to locals of northern areas from past 45 years. Until today it is one of the most affordable service for many cities.
Ticket Fares & Charges:
For destinations such as Gilgit, Chillas, Astore, Karachi & Rawalpindi multiple classes (Executive Liner, Express) and types of service are available.
From small coasters to Daewoo are available for which the charges will vary. The ticket prices of Natco for different cities and routes are as follows:
The timing are different for different routes, check the complete schedule on the official website.
Passengers can book their tickets online through the official website of NATCO for which a computerized system was developed. The process to get your e-ticket is very simple, just follow these steps:
1) Visit the official website of NATCO
2) Select date, departure and arrival destinanation
3) Choose from available buses
4) Select seats & provide details
5) Proceed for online payments
6) You will receive confirmation message & email after payment
Through this easy method you can book your tickets online. Currently only selective destinations are available through online portal, for others passengers should visit the city terminals and offices.
Natco Mobile App is also available for download from Google Play Store for android mobile users through which you can book tickets.
Currently NATCO is managing a huge fleet which consists of 204 vehicles:
- Hino Buses
- Toyota Hiace Van
- Daewoo Buses
- Mini Buses
- Toyota Coasters
- High Roof Van
Natco aims to spread its network to other cities of Pakistan so that those cities will be connected directly with Gilgit and Hunza. It is expected that such initiatives will promote tourism in northern areas.
It also launched boat service at Attabad Lake which is a popular tourist destination in northern Pakistan. Other services of NATCO include cargo and courier.
For more details and information contact at:
Address: Northern Areas Transport Corporation Shahrah e-Quaid-e-Azam Jutial, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
Phone Number: 0348-111-999-3