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About Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC)

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is the largest and primary airport in Bangladesh. This Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport guide is a valuable resource for travellers as it contains airport facilities, transport access, and nearby hotel accommodation options.

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has three terminals. Terminals 1 and 2 are for international arrivals and departures. Terminal 3 (or D) is domestic.

Driving directions:

From central Dhaka, head north on Moghbazar, aim for Mymensingh Highway, and follow the airport signs. The journey time is about 50 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Airport Info


Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is located about 18 km (11 mi) north of Dhaka city centre or about 50 minutes by car (depending on traffic conditions).

No. of terminals:

+880 2 890 1449

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Several buses connect the airport to various places in Dhaka. The Airport bus station is by the Airport Station Parking (West), which is on the other side of the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. The distance is about 1 km (0.62 mi), via the Airport Garden roundabout.

Taxi: A taxi desk is available at the International Arrivals. Passengers can also walk towards the bus station (on the other side of the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway) to catch a three-wheeler taxi. Negotiate a price before getting in a three-wheeler taxi.

Ride sharing: Uber and Pathao are available.

Public transport rail:

The Airport Railway Station (aka Biman Bondor Railway Station) is opposite the airport, on the other side of the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway.

Terminal facilities


An ATM and a currency exchange counter are available in the Departures area.

A bank and a currency exchange counter are available in the Arrivals hall.


A restaurant and a few cafés are available at the International terminal, but the domestic terminal only has a café.


Duty-free shopping is available at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.


Prayer rooms (for men and women respectively) are available on the second floor before immigration and on the third floor after immigration in Terminals 1 and 2.

There are also prayer rooms at the concourse between international and domestic terminals.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has many lounges – about six in Terminals 1 & 2, and two in the Domestic Terminal. Some of them offer basic business facilities. Meeting rooms are available at nearby hotels.

Communication Facilities:

Wi-Fi is available.

Disabled facilities:

Inform your airline if you need assistance in advance.

Car parking:

There is a car park right in front of Terminal 2, and next to the car park is another multi-storey car park.

Car rental:

Car rental companies, including Europcar, are available. Foreigners who are not familiar with Dhaka can choose to hire a driver. Also, making a reservation with a rental company before your trip is strongly recommended.

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