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Kolkata-Dhaka Connectivity

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Kolkata-Dhaka Connectivity

I will be coming to Dhaka for the T20 world cup in March. I will be traveling into Bangladesh from Kolkata. Would you recommend what is the best way to get there? If bus is the only option, what companies are reliable? How about the State run Bangladesh Road Transport corporation?

Here is my schedule:

Kolkata to Dhaka on Thursday(march20)

Dhaka to Kolkata on Monday(march31)

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The bus is the cheapest option and also takes the most time. It takes over 12 hours and involves a dreary border crossing. I've never taken it.

The easiest way to come is to fly. Both Jet and Biman Bangladesh Airlines have daily flights to Dhaka.

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Train tickets are cheap too. Shovon Chair is less then 1,000 BDT.

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Flights around $86 US. 90 minutes vs 12 hours on bus or train. Guess it depends on whether your time or money are more valuable.

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State run BRTC bus you mentioned is OK. It is better than other buses, which require you to change bus at the border. What's more some priority is given to BTRC bus at the immigration of both sides. The journey is long - 12 hours or longer. When I used it a few years ago, it took 14 hours heading from Kolkata to Dhaka!

Buses are reliable if there is no hartal/bandh.

Train does not run daily - I think it is twice a week. it takes as long as the bus, but obviously more relaxing.

Apart from Jet, Biman, United Airways also fly Kolkata-Dhaka, Kolkata-Chittagong.

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The flight is the best option. It is about a 45 minute flight from Kolkata to Dhaka. Book with Air India or Jet airways, shouldn't be costing you more than 8000 INR round trip.



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There are several ways to travel from Kolkata to Dhaka. You can use bus, train or air. If you want to know my opinion than i think train is safe and the cheap way for traveling from Kolkata to Dhaka.

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Thanks for all your suggestions!!

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Hope you enjoy the games and your stay

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We want to visit Bangladesh by train/bus from kolkata during durgapuja 2014.Pl. advise and budget please.

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