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Panchagarh – Travel Tips

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By Bus

The road distance from Dhaka (Capital city of Bangladesh) to Panchagarh is 214 miles. This is equivalent to 344 km. Road transportation between Dhaka & Panchagarh is a private sector affair operating predominantly in domestic routes. Rates are among the cheapest in the world. Tk. 300 – 400. Non-stop & Hino-chair coach services are available to Panchagarh town (and to other areas of Panchagarh) from Gabtoli, Shemoly & Mirpur Road bus terminals from Dhaka. It takes 8 hours to reach Panchagarh from Dhaka (with a 30 min break on the way). The bus starts morning / noon / late night from Dhaka/Panchagarh.

 

Some of the bus services are:

1.     Khaleque Paribahan (Ph: +88-02-8015262, 8015224 & 9345804)

2.     Shemoly Paribahan (Ph: +88-02-7101910 & 8360241)

3.     Keya Paribahan (Ph: +88-02-8014658, 9142625, 7101250, 7101894, Mobile: +88-01711-118402 & 01711-433600)

4.     Hanif Enterprise (Ph: +88-02-8122707, 8313869)

5.     BRTC (Ph: +88-02-9333803, 9002531)

By Car

Private car hiring service is available in both Dhaka and Panchagarh. In general, it is required to take the driver with the car from where you hire. The payments comes daily basis. Fuel charge may be included or excluded, depending on the contract.

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, a government organization, has a fleet of air-conditioned and non air-conditioned cars, microbuses and jeeps. Besides they offer transfer service for tourists between Dhaka airport and main city points or hotels. The nearest motel from Panchagarh is “Parjatan Motel Dinajpur” (Ph: +88-0531-64718) at Dinajpur district.

Click here for the road map from Dhaka to Panchagarh. Also you can get the driving directions using Google Maps.

By Air

From Dhaka to Saidpur by Biman Bangladesh Airlines. And from Saidpur to Panchagarh by Car or Bus. Bangladesh Biman and some private airlines has flights from Dhaka to Saidpur (via Rajshahi). For tickets & flight schedule please check with Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

Between Dhaka & Panchagarh the air distance is 186 nautical miles. Your trip begins in Dhaka, Bangladesh, It ends in Panchagarh, Bangladesh. Your travel direction from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Panchagarh, Bangladesh is Northwest (-32 degrees from North).

By Rail

The Bangladesh Railway provides an efficient service up to Dinajpur. The 2 train services between Dhaka and Dinajpur is Ekota and Tista. Ticket Tk. 185 – 900. To reach Panchagarh from Dinajpur, hiring a car or take the non-stop bus from Dinajpur Bus terminal is recommended. The other choice is the local train between Dinajpur and Panchagarh, which runs twice a day.