Are you tired of the same old bus services that never provide enough leg room (hell for tall people), have average food and make commuting a tedious experience even if you’re willing to spend a bit more for comfort? The solution you crave is here, at least if you’re traveling between Lahore and Islamabad.
A luxury bus service recently went viral on social media. The service called Q Connect generated a lot of hype and for good reason. Lets take a detailed look.
Q Connect – A Luxury Bus Service for the Islamabad – Lahore Route
The bus service is called Q Connect and these luxury buses have been manufactured by Volvo. Volvo did give us a hint on such a service a couple of months ago.
The luxury buses have seating for 21 passengers only, making for a roomy and spacious trip for commuters.
Q Connect claims that they offer 5-star luxury travel experience, superior to any other company. Each traveler gets an aircraft club-class cabin with premium features which aren’t even available through local airlines.
Here are some of the premium features that they provide for consumers who want the best in their class:
- 24-inch Club Class Luxe design recliner seats with armrest, calf support and a remote control
- Each passenger has access to a 18.5-inch HD multimedia touchscreen console
- There’s live satellite TV access so staying up-to-date on sports, news etc. is possible
- WiFi facility
- A large music playlist with headphones is also available
- A variety of video games for kids
- Each seat gets its own charging socket for mobile phones, tablets or laptops
- Facility of hot or cold beverages during the journeys
- Fresh hot meals catered to all passengers
- Air conditioned and non-stop journey with toilet facility available on board
At the moment, the bus service is available for travel between Islamabad/Rawalpindi and Lahore via the motorway M2.
Q Connect Waiting Lounges in Islamabad and Lahore
The Q Connect waiting lounges in both cities are well equipped with all sorts of entertainment facilities as well. The bus service provider will soon launch some tourism packages in collaboration with Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC).
Multimedia Screens for Entertainment
For the time being, there are only two Q Connect terminals, one in Fortress Stadium Lahore and the other one near Islamabad Motorway Link Road/Kashmir Highway (near Skyways and Faisal Movers).
The bus fare has been stated as Rs 3,300 for a one way commute.
Booking and cancellations can be done over phone, email or dedicated apps for iOS and Android smartphones. The company also offers ‘Q Connect Miles Rewards’ which can be used by members to avail free travel.
More information regarding cancellation policy, baggage allowance and Q Connect Reward Points is available at the qconnect.pk website.
Still in Beta
We have heard that Q-Connect is still in process of deployment and they will need some time till they start their commercial operations.
We hope that they will get into business soon and start offering services at larger scale.