Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar: by Bus, Train & Air

Posted In: How to Get There, by on Mar, 10 2019. 4 Comments

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 relaxing vacation. You can get to Cox’s Bazar fairly easily as it is connected with highways, train stations (via Chittagong) and an airport. But keep in mind that it is located around 380kms away from the capital. So it may take a while (10 hours by intercity bus) depending on which transport you choose.

Update 2019: air, bus and train fares and options have been updated.

Places to see in Cox’s Bazar

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 6:45 am and the last is around 11:15 pm. There are a few options to choose from when you are traveling to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka by bus:

  • AC Sleeper Coach (2500 tk per person)
  • AC Double Decker Coach (2500 tk per person)
  • AC Business Class Coach (1800-2000 tk per person)
  • AC Executive Class Coach (1000-1500 tk per person)
  • Non-AC Coach (800-1000 tk per person)

Phone Numbers of Intercity Bus Services

List of all the major bus services with ticket prices are provided below (alphabetical order):

 Bus Operator  Coach Type  Ticket Price
Green Line Sleeper Bus 2500
President Travels Double Deck AC 2500
Tuba Line AC Bus 2000
Silk Line AC Bus 2000
Saint Martin Paribahan AC Bus 2000
Hanif Enterprise AC Bus 2000
Green Line AC Bus 1800
Desh Travels AC Bus 1800
Relax Transport AC Bus 1800
Shohag Paribahan AC Bus 1700
Ena Transport AC Bus 1600
NR Travels AC Bus 1600
Year 71 AC Bus 1600
Saint Martin Paribahan AC Bus 1500
Royal Coach AC Bus 1500
Green Saint Martin AC Bus 1450
Ena Transport AC Bus 1200
Shanti Paribahan AC Bus 1000
Ena Transprot Non AC 1000
Saint Martin Paribahan Non AC 900
Hanif Enterprise Non AC 800
Shyamoli SP Non AC 800
Year 71 Non AC 800
NR Travels Non AC 800

Some buses go directly to Teknaf if you want to catch the 9am ferry to Saint Martin Island.

My Suggestion: Pick any AC business class bus service and travel through the night. If you are on the tight budget, you can choose any executive AC bus as well. As Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar is a long journey, I personally try to avoid non AC bus.

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
Mohanogor Provati Express 7:40 15:15 125-756
Mohanogor Godhuli Express 16:40 23:20 320-731
Shuborno Express 15:00 21:45 355-673
Turna Nishitha 23:00 6:35 320-1093
Chattala Express 11:00 19:35 265-425

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.

Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by Air

This is the fastest way to travel to Cox’s Bazar. Now there are 10+ flights from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar everyday by Biman Bangladesh, Regent Airways, NovoAir and US-Bangla Airlines. Air ticket prices may change depending on when you book them, so be sure to check the price and availability on airlines’ official websites.

  • Biman Bangladesh: 3900 – 9000 bdt. 2 flights per day
  • Novo Air: 3900 – 9000 bdt. 5 flights per day
  • US Bangla Airlines: 4000 – 8000 bdt. 2 flights per day
  • Regent Airways: 4000 – 9800 bdt. 2 flights per day

Travel Tip: Have your hotel pick you up from airport. 3 star 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 from 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). If you are traveling with your loved one, enjoy a much more comfortable ride in business class 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? 

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Places to see in Cox’s Bazar