Dhaka is colorful chaos personified, but this lively Bangladesh city never fails to steal the hearts of those who get caught up in its act. The diverse crowds make way for what can only be described as an exuberant display of the natural charm of the daily grind, After a time, you may begin to wonder if there's anywhere else in the world that can rival Dhaka's raw authenticity. Flights to Dhaka are a fantastic way to start any trip in Bangladesh's busy capital. Before landing at Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) – previously known as Zia International Airport – passengers on Dhaka flights enjoy a sprawling panorama of city and waterways extending out into infinity below.
Your hotel in Dhaka may provide shuttles to and from the airport, and if it does, that's your best bet to travel south into the city. Originally 11 miles away from Dhaka, the city has moved northward to engulf the airport, but most travelers will still be heading deeper into Dhaka. There's a convenient train station – aptly named Airport Railway Station – directly across from DAC, and you can also catch a taxi or arrange to rent a car upon arrival. There are some luxury buses accessible from the airport, but public buses are crowded and confusing, so taxis, car rental, or train are preferable options here. If you book vacation packages to Dhaka, they also may contain transport from DAC to your hotel.
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