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Dhaka Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map



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
18 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Dhaka Airport by public transport. Visit the Dhaka Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
18 km
45 min
BDT 1500.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Dhaka Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Dhaka Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Dhaka Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Dhaka Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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
  • IndiGo
  • Saudia
  • Turkish Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Dhaka Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Best Western Plus Maple Leaf, Dhaka

Offering a multi-cuisine restaurant and a fitness center, Best Western Plus Maple Leaf- 4 Star International chain airport hotel is located in Dhaka. The Shah Jalal International Airport is 500 meters away.


Richmond Hotel & Suites, Dhaka

Located just 1.3 km from Shahjalal International Airport, Richmond Hotel & Suites operates a 24-hour front desk to ease check-in and check-out at all hours. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.


Nagar Valley Hotel Ltd., Dhaka

Offering a fitness centre and 1-way airport transfer, Nagar Valley Hotel Ltd. is located in Dhaka. The Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, the Airport Railway Station and the Airport Road Bus Station are within 700 metres.

Hotels in Dhaka

Looking for the best hotels in Dhaka? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Lake Castle - Best of Diplomatic Zone, Dhaka

Located just 500 metres from the Gulshan Lake, Hotel Lake Castle - Best of Diplomatic Zone features a 24-hour front desk and a fitness centre. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a minibar.


Lakeshore Banani, Dhaka

Offering an a fitness centre, Lakeshore Banani is located in Dhaka. The Banani Railway Station and the Banani Bus Station are 1 km. Free WiFi access is available.

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!


Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

Enjoy a Dhaka day-tour to visit some of the most amazing destinations including Sonargaon (The old capital of Bengal), Folk Art Museum, Panam City (Panam Nagar) and cruises on the Meghna River.


Dhaka: Full-Day City Tour of Old & New Dhaka

Join this Dhaka City Tour to explore the capital city of Bangladesh, the historical and cultural treasure of Bangladesh.

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Dhaka: Like a Local Customized Guided Tour

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