Dhaka Airport is by far the busiest airport in Bangladesh, consisting of three terminals and one runway. The airport is also known as Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Shah Jalal was a religious leader in Bangladesh. Dhaka Airport is home to the country’s two largest airlines: Biman Bangladesh Airlines and US-Bangla Airlines. In 2019, the airport handled nearly 19 million passenger. Taxis, buses and trains run from and to Dhaka Airport, next to this the more luxurious hotels offer free airport shuttles.
Where is Dhaka Airport situated?
The airport is located in the north of Dhaka, in the middle of Bangladesh. The airport can be reached by car via the N3 motorway (Dhaka – Mymensingh Highway).
How many terminals does Dhaka Airport have?
The airport consists of three terminals, known as International Terminal (T1 and T2), Domestic Terminal and VIP Terminal. If everything goes according to plan, the new Terminal 3 will open at Dhaka Airport in 2024.
The distance from Dhaka Airport to the centre of Dhaka is 18 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Dhaka.
From DAC Airport to Dhaka City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Dhaka Airport by public transport. Visit the Dhaka Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Dhaka Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Dhaka is about BDT 1500.-. Book your taxi at Dhaka Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From DAC Airport to Dhaka City centre by Taxi
At Dhaka Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Dhaka Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Dhaka Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines
- Air Arabia
- Turkish Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Dhaka
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Dhaka Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
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