Travel to Bangladesh

Flying to Bangladesh

The national airline, Biman Bangladesh Airlines (www.biman-airlines.com), operates flights to Bangladesh. Other airlines flying here include Emirates (www.emirates.com), Jet Airways (www.jetairways.com) and Turkish Airlines (www.turkishairlines.com).

Major airports are: Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport.

Flight times:

To Dhaka: from London is 12 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); New York is 19 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax:

BDT350 if leaving overland (included in air fares).

Airport guides

Airport Code: CGP. Location: Shah Amanat International Airport is located 20km (13 miles) from the city centre. Money: There is a currency exchange counter in the international section of the terminal building. Read more

Airport Code: DAC. Location: Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is located around 8km (5 miles) north of Dhaka,... Money: There are several bank desks and currency exchange booths near the luggage collection area in the... Read more

Other airports in Bangladesh

Osmani International Airport

Airport Code: ZYL. Location: Website: N/A. Public transport description: N/A

Travel by rail

The direct Kolkata to Dhaka service is called the Maitree (Friendship) Express and is run by both the Indian and Bangladeshi railways. For other non-direct rail connections, cycle-rickshaw, bus or porter services provide the cross-border connections.

Getting to Bangladesh by boat

The main seaport is Chittagong. Currently, there no international passenger routes to and from Bangladesh.




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