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Air

Novoair and US Bangla Airlines both have modern fleets, are efficiently run and operate daily flights to and from Dhaka (from Tk 3200).

Bus

Sylhet’s main bus stand is Kadamtali bus stand. It’s a sprawling collection of roadside bus stands with buses to pretty much anywhere. Most run from around 6am up until around 8pm. Services include several buses departing through the day for Dhaka (from Tk 370, five hours), Srimangal (Tk 160, two hours) and Tamabil for the Indian border (Tk 90, two hours).

Sunamganj bus stand, also known as Kumargaon bus terminal, is a few kilometres northwest of town, along Amberkhana Rd (which intersects Airport Rd) with buses running to Sunamganj (Tk 130, two hours, every hour 6am to 8pm). A CNG to this bus stand costs about Tk 150.

Green Line is a private operator and has air-con coaches to Dhaka (Tk 900, five daily, 6.45am to 5.30pm), while Unique is one of a number of companies in town with non-air-con coaches departing through the day for Dhaka (Tk 450).

Train

All the trains listed stop at Srimangal (1st seat/shuvon Tk 200/135, about two hours). The Chittagong trains also stop at Comilla (1st seat/shuvon Tk 295/190, about six hours).

Feature: Selected Trains from Sylhet

Chittagong

Train Name

Paharika Ex

Departs

10.15am

Arrives

8.05pm

Fare *

Tk 690/460/345

Off day

Sat

Chittagong

Train Name

Udayan Ex

Departs

9.20pm

Arrives

6.35am

Fare *

Tk 690/460/345

Off day

Sun

Chittagong

Train Name

Jalalabad Ex

Departs

10.50pm

Arrives

12.40pm

Fare *

Tk 690/460/345

Off day

none

Dhaka

Train Name

Joyantika Ex

Departs

8.40am

Arrives

4.20pm

Fare *

Tk 595/395/295

Off day

Thu

Dhaka

Train Name

Parabat Ex

Departs

3pm

Arrives

10.35pm

Fare *

Tk 595/395/295

Off day

Tue

Dhaka

Train Name

Surma Mail

Departs

8pm

Arrives

9.45am

Fare *

Tk 595/395/295

Off day

none

Dhaka

Train Name

Upaban Ex

Departs

10pm

Arrives

5.25am

Fare *

Tk 595/395/295

Off day

none

* 1st berth/1st seat/shuvon

Border Crossings

Border Crossing: Tamabil to Dawki

You can use the Tamabil border crossing to transit to Dawki in the state of Meghalaya in India.

Border Hours

The checkpost is open from 8am to 5pm and is largely used for cargo.

Foreign Exchange

There's no official money-changing facility or departure-tax payment desk here to cater to travellers. Get money matters sorted in Sylhet (departure tax can be paid at Sylhet's Sonali Bank branch).

Onwards Transport

Once in India, it’s a 1.5km walk to the town of Dawki (taxi Rs 50), from where buses run to Shillong (Rs 110, three hours).