Taxis and buses are the most popular ways to travel and see the sights and sounds of the city, with fares being amongst the cheapest in the world. Express and non-stop services are available to principal towns from Gabtoli, Saidabad and Mohakhai bus terminals in Dhaka. The Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) also maintains a countrywide network of bus services. The bus services have also introduced a special Dhaka-Calcutta-Dhaka direct daily bus service via Benapole, Jessore. Road construction is often hindered in Bangladesh due to the numerous rivers and their marked seasonal fluctuation in width and depth.
An efficient railway network connects Dhaka to most major towns in Bangladesh and the rates are inexpensive. Railway expansion and development work is often restricted and limited due to the annual flooding caused by the overflow of surrounding rivers.
Bangladesh is enriched by 250 rivers – thus providing over 5000 miles of navigable waterways. Country-made boats are the most widely used transportation mode that carries passengers and merchandise. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) operates ferry and launch services on the main routes. There are also water transport services run by private companies. Inland waterways carry much of the country's domestic freight and passenger traffic. The commercially operated routes are cut in half during the dry season.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines provides international and domestic air services. The main international airport is at Dhaka. Biman Bangladesh airlines is the national air service authority that connects Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet with 28 major cities around the world. International carriers like British Airways, Thai Airways, Saudia, Kuwait Airways, Singapore Airlines, PIA, Cathy Pacific, Indian Airlines, Emirates, Gulf Air, Aeroflot, Myanmar Airways, Royal Nepal Airlines, Uzbek Airways, Qatar Airways, Oman Air and Malaysian Airlines fly to and from Dhaka daily. Biman Bangladesh airlines also operate domestic route services. Presently, private sector airlines are also operating along domestic routes.
Renting a car is a highly recommended mode of transportation for travellers wishing to capture the essence of this great city. Whether on a high-powered business trip or on a delightful Dhaka vacation, a rented car is the most practical solution. The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), a government organisation, has a fleet of air-conditioned and non air-conditioned cars, microbuses and jeeps. They also offer transfer services for tourists between the Dhaka - Zia International Airport and main city points or hotels.
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