Dhaka Airport Guide to Dhaka Airport - Shahjalal Airport (DAC)

Dhaka Airport Taxi

Travel time to reach Dhaka is about 40 minutes or more, depending of the traffic jam.

There are different types of taxis: Yellow, black or white. Please make sure that the taxi you are going to board has its taximeter activated or at least has a taximeter.  

As a recommendation, if you have any familiar, relative or friend in Bangladesh, ask them to rent a taxi for you. If you are staying in a hotel, ask kindly to arrange an hotel taxi, since it is the safest way to transfer by taxi to the airport.



Taxi cab booths are located as well between both arrivals Terminal 1 and 2.

If you get outside the airport and cross the main road, you’ll find taxis that provide service for 200-300 tk. But you will have to be very careful, since these taxis are not authorized nor legal, they are not the safest method of transportation.


See below the available taxi companies at Dhaka Airport:

  • Taxi BD: +800 1770412122

At Dhaka Airport there are pre-paid taxis that run between the airport and other destinations. They are more practical to arrange your trip.

Service hours: 24/7.


Black taxis start the meter at Tk 25, but we encourage you to negotiate the rate.

On the other hand, yellow taxis have its start fare on Tk 40.

Pre-paid taxis have a range fare from Tk 1,000 to 1,500.

To go to Downtown in Central Dhaka from the airport it is more expensive by the hotel taxis than the local ones (one rate should be about 80 takas (about 20 USD), but on the other hand, they are safer.

Try to negotiate the price, since sometimes they want to charge you more than Tk 1,600, which stands for the average fare for this trip. Take in mind that you could agree Tk 800-900 or even less, it will depend on your negotiation skills and the hour of the day.

Shared Rides

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Apps such Uber or the local app Pathao may be useful to book a taxi.


If you wish to transfer from and to Dhaka Airport on your own, there are several transfer companies available within the airport premises.