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Getting there & away




Most of the bus companies have their offices on Station Rd, next to the train and bus stations. Greenline has air-con buses to Dhaka (Tk 400, five hours, departing 8am, 3.15pm and 11.30pm).

You can also get ordinary buses to Bogra (Tk 60 to Tk 70, two hours, every 15 minutes between 6.15am and 5.45pm), Natore (Tk 30, one hour, every 20 minutes between 5am and 9.30pm), Jessore (ordinary/luxury Tk 140/180, 5½ hours, every 30 minutes between 6am and 6.30pm) and Rangpur (ordinary/luxury Tk 180/220, 4½ hours, every 45 minutes between 6am and 5pm).


Hire cars can be arranged through the Parjatan. The cost for a day drive to Gaud, Puthia and Natore (about 10 hours) should be around Tk 2400, including petrol.


IC trains depart from the train station (774 040) for Dhaka (1st/sulob class/air-con berth Tk 290/145/630, 6½ hours, 7am daily except Sunday).

There’s a daily express to Jessore (1st/sulob class Tk 215/75, five hours) and Khulna (1st/sulob class Tk 260/90, seven hours), departing at 2pm.

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