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Flights to Dhaka in Bangladesh. Book plane tickets to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) in Dhaka.

Bangladesh is open to international tourism

Visitors from all around the world can now enter Bangladesh, regardless of their vaccination status. Vaccination certificates are not mandatory to visit the country, however, fully vaccinated travelers are exempted from testing requirements. Non-fully vaccinated visitors are required to possess a negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departing. Travel insurance is not required, but is recommended.

A visa is required for most nationals traveling to Bangladesh. VoA (Visa on Arrival) facilities may be available to specific categories of incoming passengers, but the process is time-consuming. Arrange it before you travel.

Most international flights to Bangladesh have been resumed. Transiting via Bangladesh airports is permitted, however, a transit visa may be required (cost: USD 20). It allows staying within the airport area for a maximum of 72 hours.

Arriving in Bangladesh

  • If you are flying to Bangladesh from abroad, you will most likely land at one of its biggest international airportsits main international airportHazrat Shahjalal International Airport DAC in Dhaka, Shah Amanat International Airport CGP in Chittagong, and Osmani International Airport ZYL in Sylhet.

    These are also the best (and the cheapest) airports to fly into Bangladesh. As they are used by many airlines serving the same routes, the competition for passengers is fierce – with decreased airfare as a result.
  • Once in Bangladesh, take advantage of frequent intercity flights operated by domestic airlines such as Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Air Astra, Novoair, US-Bangla Airlines, and Fly Dhaka. Those in-country carriers typically offer lower fares, operate from smaller airports located closer to city centers (you save on ground transportation), and provide flexible schedules – with a wide range of departure times.
  • Planning to explore the region? Popular destinations near Bangladesh can be easily reached with regional low-cost carriers (LCCs) by the likes of Air Arabia, AirAsia, Batik Air, FlyDubai, IndiGo, SalamAir, and SpiceJet. If you have a layover in Bangladesh and plan to fly only a short distance to one of its neighboring countries, these budget airlines are an excellent way to save money. However, the “no-frills” carrier may not provide free checked baggage allowance, complimentary food, in-flight entertainment systems, and fast customer support. You may not even get to choose your seats, unless you pay extra.

Airports of Bangladesh

Best airports to fly into Bangladesh: Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) in Dhaka, Barisal Airport (BZL), Shah Amanat International Airport (CGP) in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar Airport (CVB), Jessore Airport (JSR) in Jashahor
Bangladesh has 3 international airports and 8 domestic airports – the largest and busiest airports are Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport DAC in Dhaka, Shah Amanat International Airport CGP in Chittagong, and Osmani International Airport ZYL in Sylhet.
Things to know before flying to Bangladesh
Airlines flying to BangladeshAir Arabia, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, Air India, AirAsia, AirAstra, Batik Air Malaysia, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, DrukAir, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, FlyDubai, Gulf Air, Himalaya Airlines, Iberia, IndiGo, Jazeera Airways, Jin Air, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Maldivian, Novair, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Salam Air, Saudia, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, US-Bangla Airlines, Vistara
Airlines of BangladeshBiman Bangladesh Airlines, Air Astra, Novoair, US-Bangla Airlines, Fly Dhaka
Airports in BangladeshHazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) — Dhaka
Shah Amanat International Airport (CGP) — Chittagong
Osmany International Airport (ZYL) — Sylhet
Cox's Bazar Airport (CXB) — Cox's Bazar
Jessore Airport (JSR) — Jashahor
Barisal Airport (BZL) — Barisal
Shah Mokhdum Airport (RJH) — Rajshahi
Saidpur Airport (SPD) — Saidpur
Regular price (roundtrip)✈ €350 – €600 (from Europe)
✈ $750 – $950 (from USA)
Flight hacks 40% — 80% off regular fare
Airline discountsDiscounted airline tickets to Bangladesh (student/family/seniors/military)

Low-cost flights from Bangladesh

Stay ahead of the game. Fly to popular destinations at a fraction of the regular fare.

The cheapest time to fly to Bangladesh

The cheapest time to fly to Bangladesh is during the low (off-peak) tourist season between May and September. These are the rainiest months – monsoons affect the entire country, and the wet weather keeps most tourists from visiting Bangladesh. During this time, heavy rains and flooding can make travel more difficult and less enjoyable.

Because prices are dictated by supply and demand, the months from May to September are the best time to find some fantastic deals on airline tickets and accommodation.

Be ready for flight delays

In Bangladesh, flight schedules are just an estimate. Airports are chaotic, lines are enormous, and flight delays are common – you should be prepared to deal with them.

Bangladesh is a developing country with limited infrastructure. Its airports can experience delays and cancellations due to various reasons such as poor weather conditions (especially during the monsoon season that runs from June to September), technical issues (limited maintenance facilities often lead to aircraft being grounded), and limited air traffic control systems (Bangladeshi airports can struggle to manage the high volume of flights). Additionally, the country’s air traffic is concentrated in a few airports, such as Hazrat Shahjalal Airport in Dhaka and Shah Amanat Airport in Chittagong, which can lead to overcrowding and further delays.

You can minimize the impact of flight delays by checking for updates on your flight status before leaving for the airport and packing essential items such as a change of clothes in your carry-on luggage.

Avoid currency exchange kiosks at airports

Airports are infamous for making an exuberant amount of money from their currency exchanges due to the extremely high margins, and Bangladesh airports are no exception. Airport kiosks usually charge higher fees which are sometimes hidden within the poorer exchange rates they offer – their business is based on charging extra for being a convenient, last-minute option.

It is always a good idea to bring cash with you to Bangladesh, as the country is a cash economy. The national currency is the Bangladeshi Taka (BDT), with an approximate exchange rate of 1 USD = 105 BDT.

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Flights to Bangladesh from United States and Canada

  • There are no direct flights from the US or Canada to Bangladesh. However, most major hubs in Asia have non-stop flights to Bangladesh, as do some larger airports in the Middle East – your journey will have at least one stop.
  • Bangladesh is well-served via one-stop flights from North America. Flights to Bangladesh with one layover depart from most major North American airports, including Atlanta ATL, Dallas DFW, Denver DEN, Chicago ORD, Los Angeles LAX, Las Vegas DFW, Miami MIA, Seattle SEA, Houston IAH, New York JFK, and San Francisco SFO in the United States and Toronto YYZ, Vancouver YVR, Calgary LAS, and Montreal YUL in Canada.
  • The best airlines to fly to Bangladesh from the US and Canada are: Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Air India, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, and Thai Airways. They are top full-service carriers, offering exceptional customer service, in-flight comfort, a generous checked baggage allowance, and reliable customer support channels – all included in the ticket price.

Bangladesh from US & Canada.
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Know your time zone

When checking flights and airport transfer times, ensure you know the local time zones. The departure/arrival times on your plane ticket and boarding pass are based on the time zone of the departure/arrival airport – this also applies to the connecting (layover) airports.

Bangladesh has only one time zone – it observes Bangladesh Standard Time (BST) all year, which is GMT/UTC+6 time zone (six hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time). There are no daylight saving time clock changes.

Bangladesh is 9 hours ahead of New York and 5 hours behind Sydney. Interestingly, Bangladesh is 30 minutes ahead of the center of India.

Long waiting times when calling the helpline?

Social media is usually a faster way to reach the airline when a problem arises. Use Twitter or Facebook Messenger to contact the airline customer service and get a response and solution within minutes (see detailed guides for Air India, IndiGo, GoFirst, and others).

When it comes to Twitter, there’s one more trick to get in touch with the airline faster: mention the airline in a tweet about your issue (add “@airline_handle”, for example: “@BimanAirlines” for the national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines). The customer care team will often notice it immediately, ask you for a direct message, and respond privately.

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Flights to Bangladesh from UK, Germany, France, Netherlands and other countries in Europe

  • There are no direct flights from Europe to Bangladesh — you’ll need to get a connecting flight from elsewhere in the Middle East or in Asia. Direct flights from Europe to Bangladesh are about 8-12 hours long. Only some of the largest European hubs have a nonstop connection to Bangladesh — London, Manchester, and Istanbul. Those flights arrive at Shahjalal Airport DAC in Dhaka, and Osmani Airport ZYL in Sylhet, and are operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, and Turkish Airlines.
  • Airlines that frequently fly from the UK, Germany, France, and other European countries to Bangladesh include Emirates, Etihad Airways, Jazeera Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, , British Airways, Iberia, and KLM.
  • Consider departure airports in neighboring countries to increase your chance of spotting the best deal. Especially look for large airports that serve as hubs for multiple airlines. For example, if you live in Western Europe, check air tickets to Bangladesh from Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris, and Rome. Leverage frequent promotions from European budget carriers like RyanAir, EasyJet, and Eurowings to reach a major hub; from there, take a cheaper long-haul flight to your final destination, potentially saving hundreds of euros.
  • These major European airports are excellent departure points for trips to Bangladesh: London LHR and Manchester MAN in the United Kingdom, Frankfurt FRA and Munich MUC in Germany, Paris CDG and Nice NCE in France, Amsterdam AMS in the Netherlands, Madrid MAD and Barcelona BCN in Spain, Rome FCO and Milano MXP in Italy, Brussels BRU in Belgium, Copenhagen OSL in Denmark, Oslo OSL in Norway, Stockholm ARN in Sweden, Zurich ZRH in Switzerland, Lisbon LIS in Portugal, Vienna VIE in Austria, Warsaw WAW in Poland, Prague PRG in the Czech Republic, and Dublin DUB in Ireland.

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Check different departure airports

Consider neighboring cities when choosing the departure airport – especially look for larger cities with airports that serve as hubs for multiple airlines.

For example, if you live in West Europe, check prices for flights departing from Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, or Vienna. In 9 out of 10 cases, the cheapest flight to Bangladesh will depart from one of these hubs, and it may be €500 less or more than your first choice. Yes, you may have to fly a few hundred kilometers to this hub, but low-cost airlines like EasyJet, RyanAir, or WizzAir will happily take you there for €50 – €100.

Use a similar tactic if you depart from the US or another region. It’s one of the best ways to save hundreds on trips.

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By entering more than one departure city in the flight search engine (at the top of this page), you can quickly find the airport with the cheapest flights to your destination

Last-minute flights to Bangladesh. The real cost of convenience.

Last-minute flights are often touted as a great way to save money, but the reality is far from it. Booking last-minute flights to Bangladesh almost always never works out.

Based on years of research, the airlines know what people are willing to pay for specific flights and dates. To make the most money, they will sell their cheapest fares first and then increase the prices right before the flight to take advantage of these travelers who are willing to pay the premium price for late booking.

Occasionally, airlines can offer last-minute deals to fill the remaining seats, but these are for unusual times and unpopular places. Popular destinations and dates tend to sell out quickly.

Planning ahead is key to securing a good deal on your flight. Last-minute flight deals are hard to come by, so as soon as you have a tentative travel timeline, book your flight. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to save money. If you are looking for a good deal, the best time to book your flight to Bangladesh is 2-8 months before the takeoff.

Airlines of Bangladesh

Bangladesh has a growing aviation industry, with several domestic airlines catering to the increasing demand for air travel. Bangladesh’s national flag carrier is Biman Bangladesh Airlines. It is the largest and oldest carrier in the country, operating a fleet of more than 20 aircraft from its three hubs in Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet. Biman Bangladesh Airlines offers the largest choice of non-stop and indirect flights to Bangladesh from more than 17 international destinations, including Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, and Toronto.

The three other Bangladesh airlines are Novoair, Air Astra, and US-Bangla Airlines. These smaller carriers are primarily focusing on short-haul routes, offering flights at lower prices in comparison to full-service Biman Bangladesh Airlines. However, because they manage affordable tickets by cutting down on their operation costs, they may not provide free baggage allowance, inflight refreshments, meals, or onboard entertainment. In most cases, their tickets are fixed and non-refundable in case of no show-up or cancellation.

Flights to Bangladesh from Australia and New Zealand

  • Australia and New Zealand offer robust flight networks to key APAC locations, Bangladesh included. While domestic carriers like Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand provide solid options, several major international airlines also serve these routes. These include ANA, Cathay Pacific, EmiratesGaruda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways — expanding your choices for travel between Australasia and Asia.

    There are no direct flights from Australia or New Zealand to Bangladesh. You’ll need a layover in one of the major hubs in Asia.
  • Airlines have different pricing strategies for different routes. A flight to Bangladesh could be significantly cheaper from Sydney than from Melbourne, depending on airline partnerships, demand, and even time of year. Compare fares from different international airports in Australia: Sydney SYD, Brisbane BNE, Melbourne MEL, Perth PER, Adelaide ADL, Cairns CNS, Gold Coast OOL, Canberra CBR, Darwin DRW, Hobart HBA, Alice Springs ASP, and in New Zealand: Auckland AKL, Wellington WLG, Christchurch CHC, Queenstown ZQN, Dunedin DUD, and Hamilton HLZ.
  • If you’re looking to save, consider flying from Australia or New Zealand to a primary Asian hub, then catch a connecting flight to Bangladesh with a regional budget airline such as Air Arabia, AirAsia, Batik Air, FlyDubai, IndiGo, SalamAir, and SpiceJet.

    For the initial leg of your trip, full-service airlines such as Qantas or Virgin Atlantic offer premium comfort and exceptional service, albeit at a premium price. However, many Asian airlines, including budget carriers, operate out of Australia and frequently feature sales and promotions. For instance, AirAsia runs deals to Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore; Cebu Pacific to Manila; Scoot to Singapore; VietJet Air to Ho Chi Minh City; Jetstar to Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo; Bamboo Airways to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing; Batik Air to Jakarta and Singapore.

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Booking group flights to Bangladesh

Flights are cheaper when purchased in bulk rather than as individual tickets. Booking group flights to Bangladesh can be a cost-effective option for a school trip, family reunion, or corporate group traveling to a conference.

To qualify for the special group rate, the group must usually have at least 10 passengers. Discounts depend on the airline, group size, and travel dates, and typically range from 5% to 20% off the regular airfare.

Airlines and flight search websites typically limit automatic group bookings to 10 passengers. This limit reflects the complexity of managing larger groups, which require personalized service and more time to coordinate. To get the price quote for your group, you’ll need to contact the airline or a travel agent directly.

Most airlines have a group booking form or phone number (see examples at Emirates and Qantas). Fill out the form, and the airline will come back to you with the proposed group rate. If your group is large and a scheduled flight cannot accommodate everyone, the airline may offer you a charter flight.

Additionally, there are various perks that your group may be eligible for:

  • free seats (complimentary tickets for every 10 or 20 passengers that book together)
  • free checked baggage allowance
  • dedicated group check-in counter at the airport
  • cabin crew who speak your group’s language
  • flexible booking terms (that allow changes without fees)

Booking group flights to Bangladesh is similar to booking individual flights. The main difference is that you’ll need to provide personal information for all passengers, and the airline may request additional details, such as meal preferences or accommodations for disabled travelers. A deposit – typically 10-50% of the total cost – may be required to secure the booking. However, some airlines offer deferred payment options where you can secure a reservation with a booking fee and pay the balance later.

If you’re open to different airlines or want more personalized service, a travel agent may be a better choice. Travel agents may have access to discounted group rates to Bangladesh and can help with logistics and scheduling.

“Hot seats” on long-haul flights

Those days seat selection is considered an optional, extra paid service – seats with extra legroom (front and exit rows) are usually priced higher. However, if you’re about to take a long-haul flight to Bangladesh, those “hot seats” are worth considering – expect to pay $50-$100, which is much less than upgrading to Premium Economy.

If you want to choose your seats, do this early (ideally during the booking) for a more extensive selection of available options.

Booking hot seats (preffered seats with extra legroom) on plane
Choosing a hot seat during the flight booking process is usually worth it. For a reasonable price, you will get more room to stretch your legs, as well as a wider seat pitch.
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Flights to Bangladesh from Bali, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, and other major hubs in Asia

  • Many airport hubs in the Asia Pacific region have direct flights to Bangladesh including Bangkok BKK, Colombo CMB, Delhi DEL, Guangzhou, Hong Kong HKG, CAN, Kathmandu KTM, Kuala Lumpur KUL, Male MLE, Mumbai BOM, Seoul ICN, and Singapore SIN
  • Asia is probably the best continent for short-haul and mid-haul flying. The sheer scale of this most populous region on Earth is reflected in the type of aircraft operating many shorter routes: intra-Asia flyers benefit from comfortable, wide-bodied aircraft by the likes of Boeing 777, 787 or Airbus A350, A330, and A380. When booking your flight to Bangladesh look for these bigger planes as they will almost always give you the best experience in every cabin, including better seat pitches, higher ceilings, and larger overhead bin space.
  • Asia is also home to most of the world’s best airlines. There are only ten airlines that received the prestigious 5-star mark of quality from Skytrax, and all of them are from Asia: ANA, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines. Choosing one of these airlines for your trip to Bangladesh will guarantee a pleasant journey – delicious meals served during the flight, great in-flight entertainment, and above-average airline customer service.
  • Asia is extremely well served by low-cost regional airlines. If you are visiting Bangladesh and want to see several other countries on a tight budget, they often have great sales with rock-bottom prices, while still offering a relatively comfortable flight experience. Among the best Asian budget airlines you can book without hesitation are AirAsiaCebu Pacific, Citilink, FlyDubai, Indigo, Jetstar Airways, Scoot, SpiceJet. The cons? Being no-frills airlines they may not provide free baggage allowance, inflight meals, or onboard entertainment. The departure times may also be quite inconvenient as they try to save money by flying at off-peak hours.
  • Most major Asian airports have convenient and frequent flights to Bangladesh — including Changi (Singapore), Dubai (UAE), Hong Kong (China), Incheon (Seoul, South Korea), Indira Gandhi (New Delhi, India), KLIA (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Narita (Tokyo, Japan), Denpasar (Bali, Indonesia), Soekarno–Hatta (Jakarta, Indonesia), Ninoy Aquino (Manila, Philippines), Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok, Thailand), Taoyuan (Taipei, Taiwan), and others.

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Lost luggage prevention: Essential tips

Every year, airlines handle millions of bags and a small percentage never make it to their final destinations. Avoid lost luggage nightmares on your trip to Bangladesh by removing old tags from previous flights on your suitcases – they can confuse baggage handlers and conveyor belt scanners. It’s also a good idea to label your luggage with your name, address, and phone number (both inside and outside the case) and attach a GPS-tracker device like Apple AirTag or Samsung SmartTag.

For peace of mind, consider purchasing travel insurance to cover the full value of your luggage, as airline liability usually doesn’t reflect the actual value of the baggage content.

“Book Flights Now, Pay Later” — is it worth it?

Booking a flight and paying for it later has recently become a popular trend in the travel industry, with many airlines offering delayed payment plans. They will allow you to make flight reservation to Bangladesh now and then pay the bill in installments. But should you take advantage?

Book Now Pay Later (BNPL) plans are essentially short-term personal loans. By partnering with financial companies such as Affirm, Afterpay, PayPal Credit, Fly Now Pay Later, and Uplift, airlines can offer their loan services on the checkout page. When you book the flight with the BNPL option, the company pays the airline, and you repay the loan in installments over a set period (usually up to 24 months), with a set interest rate.

BNPL providers have varying terms and fees. Some may offer interest-free loans but have fees for late payments and require forced autoplay on your bank account, while others may have high annual percentage rates (up to 30-40% APR). There may also be transaction fees, down payment requirements, and many companies even run a credit check on the traveler.

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Fly Now Pay Later works with numerous popular travel brands to provide delayed payment options

Among the airlines that offer a “fly now, pay later” option are American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Southwest, and Virgin Atlantic.

Is BNPL financing worth it? If paid off on time, interest-free delayed payment on your flight ticket to Bangladesh can be a great way to free up your cash flow. However, there may be safer alternatives available – such as taking advantage of an introductory 0% interest offer on a credit card or using flight price “freezing” services like Hopper.

Proof of onward travel – a simple hack

Travelers who go on long trips often don’t have a set itinerary and fly on one-way tickets. The problem? For many APAC countries, proof of onward travel is a legal requirement. If you arrive at the airport without an onward ticket (from Bangladesh to another country), you’ll either be forced to buy one online or forbidden from boarding the plane altogether.

The cheapest solution? Renting an onward ticket! Use the websites such as OneWayFly or OnwardTicket to get a flight reservation for a limited amount of time (usually 2 to 14 days). They work by actually booking you on a real flight out of Bangladesh and giving you a confirmable flight reservation with a PNR (Passenger Name Record) under your name. After the time limit, your spot on the flight is automatically canceled. Such “temporary tickets” tend to cost anywhere from $10 to $20.

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Proof of onward travel: confirmed flight ticket reservation (source: OnwardTicket)