Transportation

HOW TO TRAVEL WITHIN BANGLADESH

Major cities i.e. Chittagong, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Jessore, Saidpur, Barisal and Cox's Bazar are connected by air with Dhaka. These destinations are served by Biman Bangladesh Airlines and GMG Airlines.

THROUGH RAIL:

The Bangladesh Railway provides an efficient service to places of interest such as Chittagong, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Bogra, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Kushtia starting from Dhaka. The Inter-city Express service runs between Dhaka and most major cities fares are cheap.

For further details please contact
Bangladesh Railway, Dhaka.
Phone : +880-2-8315857

BUS / COACH SERVICE:
Road transport in Bangladesh is predominantly private sector affair. Rates are among the cheapest in the world. Express and non-stop services are available to principal towns and cities from Gabtoli, Saidabad and Mohakhali bus terminals in Dhaka. The Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) also maintains a country-wide network of bus services. Recently BRTC introduced Dhaka-Calcutta-Dhaka direct daily bus service via Benapole, Jessore (a 360km journey one way).

For details click here
Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation, Dhaka.
Phone : +880-2-9555553, +880-2-9333803.

THROUGH RIVER TRANSPORT:
The landscape of Bangladesh is dominated by about 250 rivers, which flow essentially north-south. Country made boats are the most widely used carriers on the rivers of bangladesh. These carry the bulk of passengers and merchandize in the rural area. Mechanized water transport is mainly operated by the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC), which runs ferry and launch services on the main routes. There are also services run by private companies. Journey by Rocket Steamer from Dhaka (Sadarghat) to Khulna, the gateway to the Sundarbans is a rewarding experience even though the journey time is approximately 28 hours.

For details please contact
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation, Dhaka.
Phone: +880-2-9551589, +880-2-9555031-33.

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