Ferry in Barisal

Rocket Ghat

The Rocket runs from Barisal’s Rocket Ghat to either Dhaka, in one direction, or Morrelganj in the other. It used to run all the way to Khulna, but silting of the riverbed has made the river too shallow for the...

Ferry in Barisal

Launch Ghat

Numerous passenger ferries (cabin/2nd class Tk 1700/900), generally known as ‘launches’, drift slowly upriver from Barisal to Dhaka. Most leave around 8pm or 9pm, and use the main Launch Ghat, not the Rocket...

Ferry in Barisal

Green Line

Green Line operates a fast air-con catamaran service (1st/2nd class Tk 1000/700) between Barisal and Dhaka, departing the Launch Ghat at 2.30pm. The pricier seats come with a business-class-on-the-river feel, and...

Bus in Barisal

Main Bus Stand

The main bus stand is about 3km northwest from the town centre. A rickshaw from the main bus stand into town is Tk 30. From the main bus stand, buses go to Dhaka (Tk 410, seven to eight hours, 8am to 10pm).

Ferry in Barisal


For overnight Rocket trips to Dhaka, you must reserve your ticket at the BIWTC office, on the 2nd floor of an unmarked building across the main road from the ferry ghat.

Airline in Barisal

US Bangla Airlines

US Bangla Airlines has three weekly flights (Tk 3200) connecting Barisal to Dhaka, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.