Dhaka - Essential Information
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Airport

Located about 20 km north of Dhaka, in the area of Kurmitola, the Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) is the country's largest airport. The easiest way to get to the city is by taxi, which should take about 30 minutes. Travelers are recommended to take an approved taxi from the pre-paid booth inside the terminal. It is also possible to walk to the main road to catch a bus to the city. They are very affordable, but often over-crowded. Lastly, there are car rental services available at the arrival terminal.
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Public Transport

Traffic in Dhaka can be overwhelming, often involving deadlock traffic jams taking hours to clear up. City buses are the most common form of transport in Dhaka. They are cheap, but often so crowded you'd be lucky to squeeze through the door. And the routes can be confusing, so unless you know exactly which bus to take, it might be best to stick to private transport. Taxis are most easily found at busy intersections or hotel lobbies. They are seldom metered, so be sure to settle on a price before getting in. Alternatively, pedal- and motor-rickshaws (CNGs) are everywhere, and they are a very inexpensive way to get around, but be prepared to haggle and endure a lot of traffic.
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