Getting There and Around, Sylhet, Bangladesh: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

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There are different ways to get to the city such as by plane, bus and train. To start with,  the city of Sylhet is served by the Osmani International Airport which only serve domestic flights. There are some notable airlines such as Biman Air, United Airlines and Regent Airways. In addition Novoair and US Bangla Airlinws have modern fleets and they efficiently run and operate daily flights to and from Dhaka. There are no international flights and most of the flights are destined to the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. Secondly, there are many luxury coach and bus services from Dhaka to Sylhet. The most notable ones are Hanif, Shohag Poribahan, GreenLine and more. They are available between 7.30 am – 10.30 pm. There are also non AC bus services available for budget travellers from the Sayedabad Bus Terminal which is also known as Jonopath Mor. They usually depart every half hour from 6 am to midnight. The efficient companies are Hanif, Unique Service and many more. Lastly, it is possible to get Sylhet by train from Dhaka, Chittagong and Comilla. From Dhaka, there are three trains which depart at mornings, noons and evenings.

The most common option of transportation in Sylhet is richshaws and auto-rickshaws. They are the fastest and the most convenient mode of transportation in Sylhet. For a thirty minute CNG ride to the airport, the journey usually costs around TK 300. Buses are usually unreliable for foreign tourists; therefore they are not very recommended. Taxis are also not recommended for foreigners because there is a possibility of crimes. The traffic is reliatively light to moderate when comparing it with Dhaka’s long traffic jams.