Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, opened in 1980, is the largest in Bangladesh. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Official Website: caab.gov.bd
Number of Terminals - 3 - Terminals 1 and 2 (international flights) and Domestic Terminal, open 24 hours a day and located next to each other.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 6.7 million passengers went through it during 2015.
Tel: +880 2890 1449. There is an information desk on the second floor of Terminal 2 (Tel +880 2890 1248 / 1249).
The airport is located in the city of Kurmitola, 20 km (13 miles) to the north of Dhaka.
Europcar (Tel +880 2883 7694) has a car rental counter inside the terminal. It operates from 7:00 am to 0:00 am.
Bus - There is a bus stop on the main highway (Airport Road), 5 minutes away from the terminals. Buses have signs in Bengali only and are usually very crowded.
Taxi - A trip to the city takes around 45 minutes. There are pre-paid booths in the Arrivals area. Fares should always be agreed upon before starting the journey. Autorickshaws are not allowed to pick up passengers at the airport; instead, they can be picked up on the Airport Road. They are the cheapest way to cover long distances.
There are short- and long-term options, in addition to a passenger pick-up and drop-off zone in front of the Arrivals area, with a 3-minute time limit.
International Parking - Three-storey facility at the northern end of the main building.
Domestic Parking - Outdoor lot opposite the Domestic Terminal.
Wheelchairs are available upon request. You are advised to contact your airline with any special requirements prior to departure. There are also lifts and disabled toilets.
Latest updates: May 18, 2019