Jamal-ud-din coach service, Al-yousuf coach services, Al-Saif excellence family bus services are some of the prominent companies that are operating between Islamabad and Quetta. The capital has a distance of 1020 Km from Quetta and around 12 hours are required to reach Quetta from Islamabad.
Quetta is the provincial capital and largest city of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Quetta is also known as the Fruit Garden of Pakistan, due to the numerous fruit orchards in and around it, and the large variety and abundance of fruits and dry fruits produced there. Quetta is situated at an average elevation of 1,680 meters above sea level, making it Pakistan's only high-altitude major city. The population of the city is estimated to be approximately one million. This makes it one of the major cities of Pakistan.
Located in northern Balochistan near the borders of Afghanistan and Iran , Quetta is a trade and communication Centre between the three countries as well as an important military location which occupies a strategic position for the Pakistani Armed Forces. The city lies on the Bolan Pass route which was once the only gateway from Central Asia to South Asia.
There are no natural boundaries between Quetta and its adjoining districts of Dera Ismail Khan to the northeast, Dera Ghazi Khan and Sibi to the east, Sukkur and Jacobabad to the southeast, Karachi and Gawadar to the south and Ziarat to the northeast. The closest major city is Kandahar in Afghanistan which is located to the northwest of the Quetta region.
Quetta Railway Station is one of the highest railway station in Pakistan at 1,676 meters (5,499 feet) above sea level. The railway track was laid in the 1890s during the British era to link Quetta with rest of the country. The extensive network of Pakistan Railways connects Quetta to Karachi in south, by an 863 km track, Lahore in northeast and Peshawar further northeast. A metaled road runs alongside the railway that connects Quetta to Karachi via Sibi, Jacobabad and Rohri.
Hanna Lake, which nestles in the hills ten kilometers east of the city, is a turquoise body of water that contrasts markedly with the bare surrounding hills. It is an attractive destination for vacationers, with facilities for boat hire. A lakeside restaurant is crowded with hikers and campers during holiday periods.