Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar: by Bus, Train & Air
Cox’s Bazar is one of the most happening tourist attractions of Bangladesh. It is always packed with local and foreign tourists. Cox’s Bazar offers not only the chance to witness the longest sandy sea beach of the world, but also the opportunity to enjoy a simple, down to earth lifestyle in this serene environment. You can get to Cox’s Bazar fairly easily as it is connected with highways, train stations (chittagong) and an airport. But keep in mind that it is located around 380kms away from the capital… so it may take a while (1 hour to 9 hours) depending on which transport you choose.
Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by Bus
The intercity bus services connecting Cox’s Bazar with Dhaka is one of the best Bangldesh has to offer. More than 60 coaches of around 20 renowned companies leave Dhaka each day towards Cox’s Bazar. Generally the first coach is at around 9 am and the last is around 11:30 pm. 4 types of coaches are available to the tourists:
- AC Sleeper Coach (3000Tk per person)
- AC Executive Coach (1250-1800Tk per person)
- AC Economy Coach (900-1600Tk per person)
- Non AC Chair Coach (700-800Tk per person
Phone Numbers of Intercity Bus Services
List of all the major bus services with ticket prices are provided below (alphabetical order):
|Company Name||Coach Type||Ticket Price (Tk)|
|Baghdad Express||AC Economy||1350|
|Baghdad Express||AC Executive||1700|
|Eagle Paribahan||Non AC||700|
|Green Line||AC Economy||1600|
|Green Line||AC Executive||1800|
|Green Line||AC Sleeper||3000|
|Hanif Enterprise||Non AC||700|
|Hanif Enterprise (Teknaf)||Non AC||800|
|Hanif Enterprise (Ramu)||Non AC||800|
|Hanif Enterprise||AC Economy||1400|
|Hanif Enterprise||AC Executive||2000|
|S Alam Service||Non AC||800|
|Shyamoli Paribahan||Non AC||700|
|Shyamoli Paribahan||AC Economy||1300|
|Shohagh Paribahan||AC Economy||1500|
|Soudia Paribahan||Non AC||700|
|Soudia Paribahan||AC Economy||1700|
|Soudia Paribahan||AC Executive||2000|
|Soudia Paribahan (Teknaf)||Non AC||800|
|Silk Line||AC Economy||1000|
|Silk Line||AC Executive||1200|
|Shahi Service||Non AC||800|
|TR Travels||Non AC||700|
|TR Travels||AC Economy||1150|
|Unique Service||Non AC||700|
As you can see, some buses directly run to Teknaf and Ramu, crossing cox’s bazar.
My Suggestion: Pick any AC (economy) bus service and travel through the night. Best bus on this route is Hanif’s B9R.
Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by Train
There is no direct train service from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar. But if you crave for a train journey with your friends on your way to Cox’s Bazar, hop on one of the 5 express trains that leave from Dhaka towards Chittagong. From Chittagong you will have to get on a bus to reach your final destination though.
Always make sure to check with railway’s website to ensure the time.
|Name||Departure||Arrival||Ticket Price (Tk)|
|Mohanogor Provati Express||7:40||15:15||125-756|
|Mohanogor Godhuli Express||16:40||23:20||320-731|
My Suggestion: It would take you another 3.5 hours to reach cox’s bazar from Chittagong. Also, trains in Bangladesh are known for delays in schedule. So if you can compromise your love for train rides, I would suggest traveling on a bus. But if you must, catch the Mohanogor Provati Express or Turna Nishitha.
Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by Air
This is the fastest way to travel to Cox’s Bazar. Local lights to Cox’s Bazar are offered by Regent Airways, NovoAir and United Airways.
|Name||Departure/Arrival||Ticket Price (Tk)||Days|
|NovoAir||11:45-12:40||6600-8400||Except Mon, Wed|
|Regent Airways||11:40-12:40||6400-8500||Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat|
|US Bangla Airways||14:40-15:40||5500-8500||Daily|
Travel Tip: Have your hotel pick you up from airport. Most hotels provide this service for free. On the other hand, the airport is very near to the main part of the town, so you will have plenty of options on airport as well.
What is the Best Way to Travel to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka?
Well, if you are traveling with your friends and family enjoy a economic trip via an AC bus (in any season) or via a non AC bus (in winter). If you are traveling with your loved one, enjoy a much more comfortable ride in the sleeper coach or an executive AC coach. And if you are planing a quick weekend get-away book a seat on a Thursday/Friday plane and get back on Saturday night!
Share your opinion! What is the best way to travel to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka?