Most tourists book their flights to Bangladesh between November and February. This is classed as winter but it is the best time to go visit. Temperatures are cool, averaging between 12 and 20°C but there is almost no rain, and if you book in advance you can find cheap flights to Bangladesh. You'll find the beaches more crowded due to the high amount tourists, especially during New Years as tourists flock to the beaches to celebrate.
May to July is the rainy season, and it can be quite dangerous in certain parts of Bangladesh when cyclones batter the country, however it can also be the best time of year to see the spectacular scenery springing to life. A lot of festivals and religious events take place during the summer months, with the biggest of the year at the end of Ramadan. Make sure to secure your flight tickets well in advance if your flights to Bangladesh to coincide with one of these festivals as the prices will be a lot more.
When is the best time to book a flight to Bangladesh?
Whenever you want to book your flights to Bangladesh, make sure you start looking around and researching at least 3 or 4 weeks in advance, if not earlier if you can. Being flexible is the key to securing the cheapest flights to Bangladesh, as even during the rainy season cheap flight tickets can be difficult to find due to all of the festivals. You can find the cheapest flights to Bangladesh between November and parts of December, and if you book early on you'll save even more money. If you do visit during festivals, remember that Bangladesh is a Muslim country and alcohol isn't appropriate.
Flights to Bangladesh aren't as common as flights to the more typical destinations, but there are a few different airlines that offer good prices on flight tickets. The main airlines that operate flights to Bangladesh are Qatar Airways, Emirates, Biman and Kuwait Airways. If you are flexible with your dates, compare each airline for a cheap flight to Bangladesh and try to fly with Emirates if you can find a good deal. The other airlines are also great, but Emirates offer a higher level of luxury that can make the long-haul flight more enjoyable and comfortable.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is the main airport for flights to Bangladesh, with Dhaka being one of the most popular destinations there. It is situated 21km from the city and there a couple of transport options to get into the city. You can jump into a taxi from outside of the airport, and there is a pre-paid booth in the terminal. If you just want to grab any taxi make sure to agree on a fee before you begin your journey. Drivers are known for overcharging tourists who aren't experienced travellers in Bangladesh. There is also a fleet of cars, Jeeps and micro shuttles that can take you to popular points and hotels around the city. Finally, you can. Get a bus. You have to walk 5 minutes down the main road and the buses are a lot cheaper than any other option. That said, after 20:00 they are extremely hard to find, and they are always very busy and very hot.
Bangladesh insider information
Bangladesh is a Muslim country so it's illegal to serve alcohol in restaurants, although you can purchase it in hotels.
Bashundhara City in Dhaka is the 12th-largest shopping centre in the world! It's classed as the most visited attraction in all of Bangladesh and is definitely worth a visit.
The Janmashtami festival is one of the most festive events in Bangladesh, where children dress up as Lord Krishna to celebrate the birth of the Hindu God.
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