Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Guide (DAC)

Airport info
Code: DAC
Airport-Dakshinkhan Road, Kurmitola, Dhaka, 1229, Bangladesh

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is located about 18 km (11 mi) north of Dhaka city centre or about 50 minutes by car (depending on traffic conditions).

No. of terminals: 3 Dialling code: +880
+880 2 890 1449
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport map

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is the largest and primary airport in Bangladesh. This Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport guide is a valuable resource for travellers as it contains airport facilities, transport access, and nearby hotel accommodation options.

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has three terminals. Terminals 1 and 2 are for international arrivals and departures. Terminal 3 (or D) is domestic.

Driving directions

From central Dhaka, head north on Moghbazar, aim for Mymensingh Highway, and follow the airport signs. The journey time is about 50 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

The Airport Railway Station (aka Biman Bondor Railway Station) is opposite the airport, on the other side of the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway.

Public transport road

Bus: Several buses connect the airport to various places in Dhaka. The Airport bus station is by the Airport Station Parking (West), which is on the other side of the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. The distance is about 1 km (0.62 mi), via the Airport Garden roundabout.

Taxi: A taxi desk is available at the International Arrivals. Passengers can also walk towards the bus station (on the other side of the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway) to catch a three-wheeler taxi. Negotiate a price before getting in a three-wheeler taxi.

Ride sharing: Uber and Pathao are available.

Terminal facilities


An ATM and a currency exchange counter are available in the Departures area.

A bank and a currency exchange counter are available in the Arrivals hall.


Wi-Fi is available.


A restaurant and a few cafés are available at the International terminal, but the domestic terminal only has a café.


Duty-free shopping is available at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.


Prayer rooms (for men and women respectively) are available on the second floor before immigration and on the third floor after immigration in Terminals 1 and 2.

There are also prayer rooms at the concourse between international and domestic terminals.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has many lounges – about six in Terminals 1 & 2, and two in the Domestic Terminal. Some of them offer basic business facilities. Meeting rooms are available at nearby hotels.

Disabled facilities

Inform your airline if you need assistance in advance.

Car parking

There is a car park right in front of Terminal 2, and next to the car park is another multi-storey car park.

Car rental

Car rental companies, including Europcar, are available. Foreigners who are not familiar with Dhaka can choose to hire a driver. Also, making a reservation with a rental company before your trip is strongly recommended.


There are several hotels near the airport, and many of them provide a shuttle service to and from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

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Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort

+880 17 1333 2651

This smart, extensive hotel lies just a few minutes from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and within the Diplomatic Zone. There are several dining options on offer, including a rooftop restaurant. It also has good meeting facilities.

Airport Road, 1206, Dhaka, Bangladesh

This luxury hotel is only ten minutes away from the airport by car. Apart from stylish rooms, there are several restaurants, a spa and an infinity pool. It also has nine meeting rooms suitable for conferences and seminars.

79/A Commercial Area, Airport Road, 1229, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Best Western Plus Maple Leaf Hotel

+880 2410 91247

This 4-star hotel is well-loved by business travellers. The rooms and suites are modern, the dining options are diverse, and there is also a spa and a fitness centre.

Plot 1B, Road 1, 1230, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Richmond Hotel

+880 1974 246663

This 3-star hotel is just 2 km (1 mi) from the airport. The rooms are basic but clean. There is a function room for business travellers.

House 2, Road 10, 1230, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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