Cox’s Bazar is a tourist city located in southeastern Bangladesh. It belongs to Cox’s Bazar district of Chittagong division. Cox’s Bazaar is famous for its natural beauty. Here is the longest continuous natural sandy beach in the world which extends up to 155 kilometers (96 miles) from Cox’s Bazar to Badmokam. Here are the largest marine fishing port of Bangladesh and the submarine cable landing station. Cox’s Bazar was once known as Panoya, which literally means yellow flowers. Another ancient name is Palanki.
Cox’s Bazar is one of the most happening tourist attractions place in Bangladesh. Most of the time it packed with local and foreign tourists. First choice both of local and foreign tourists are Cox’s Bazar. It is a great place to enjoy your vacation in Bangladesh.
Distance from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar: 380KM (approximately)
You can get to Cox’s Bazar fairly easily as it is connected with highways by bus, train stations (via Chittagong then others transport) and an airport. But keep in mind that it is located around 380kms (approximately) away from the capital Dhaka. So, it may take a while (10 hours by intercity bus) depending on which transport you choose.
Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by Bus
If you go to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka, you will choose a better option to go with intercity bus services. More than 20 more companies and their lots of buses continuously moving Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar. Normally the first coach is at around 6:30 am and the last is around 11:30 pm. During this time lots of buses moving between Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar and Cox’s Bazar to Dhaka. There are some options for bus category that you have travelling Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar. Cost is also very from the bus coach type.
Type 1: AC Sleeper Coach (2500 tk per person)
Type 2: AC Double Decker Coach (2500 tk per person)
Type 3: AC Business Class Coach (1800-2000 tk per person)
Type 4: AC Executive Class Coach (1000-1500 tk per person)
Type 5: Non-AC Coach (800-1000 tk per person)
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|
|Unique Bus||Non AC||800|
|NR Travels||Non AC||800|
My Suggestion: Because of long-distance i personally suggest for travelling AC Business or Sleeping service categories. If your budget is tight, I personally recommend all of my users to travel AC Executive Class. For the full family tour, AC bus service is more than better with others. Travel time at night is most preferable. I personally try to avoid non AC bus as Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar long journey.
Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by Train
The train journey is most enjoyable with friends. There is no direct train service from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar. But if you want to take a train with your friends on the way to Cox’s Bazaar, a hap from among the 5 express trains coming from Chittagong in Dhaka. From Chittagong you have to go on a bus to reach your final destination.
Always make sure to check with railway’s website to ensure the time.
|Mohanogor Provati Express||7:45(Dhaka)||13:50 (Chittagong)||125-756|
|Mohanogor Godhuli Express||15:00 (Chittagong)||21:10 (Dhaka)||320-731|
|Shuborno Express||15:00 (Dhaka)||21:45 (Chittagong)||355-673|
|Shuborno Express||7:00 (Chittagong)||12:10 (Dhaka)||320-1093|
|Turna Express||23:00 (Chittagong)||5:25 (Dhaka)||265-425|
|Turna Express||23:30 (Dhaka)||6:20 (Chittagong)|
|Sonar Bangla Express||17:00 (Chittagong)||22:10 (Dhaka)|
|Sonar Bangla Express||7:00 (Dhaka)||12:20 (Chittagong)|
|Name||AC Kabin||Snigdha AC||First Seat||Shovon|
|Sonar Bangla Express||1100||1000||800||600|
|Mohanogor Provati Express||788||656||460||345|
It will take another 3.5 hours to reach Chittagong from Cox’s Bazar. Also, known for the delay in train time in Bangladesh. So, if you can compromise your love for the train’s road, then I would recommend traveling to a bus. But train journey is very much safe and comfortable for all.
Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar by Air
The fastest way to go to Cox’s Bazar. Now Biman Bangladesh, Regent Airways, NovoAir and US-Bangla Airlines operate 10+ flights from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar every day. Air ticket prices can vary depending on time and also vacation, so do not forget to check the price and availability on the airline’s official websites.
- Biman Bangladesh: 3800 – 11000 bdt. 2 flights per day
- Novo Air: 3900 – 9000 bdt. 5 flights per day
- US Bangla Airlines: 4000 – 8700 bdt. 2 flights per day
- Regent Airways: 4750 – 9850 bdt. 1 flight per day
Do doubt airway is the best option for traveling Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar. You have to take your hotel to the airport. 3-star hotel offers this service free of charge. On the other hand, the airport is very close to the main part of the city, so there are plenty of options besides your airport.
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