Dhaka to Chittagong Train Schedule and Ticket Price 2020
Journey by train is safe and affordable. So, thousands of people travel by train from Dhaka to Chittagong, between the two largest cities in Bangladesh, everyday. And they all search for train schedule and ticket price for Dhaka to Chittagong. Therefore, we’ve brought here all the information you may need to know before you start your Dhaka to Chittagong train journey. How far Chittagong from Dhaka by train, Which trains run in this route, how many stoppages are there in Dhaka to Chittagong train route map, when those trains leave and arrive, how costly is Dhaka to Chittagong train ticket—here is everything. Hope you find this article useful.
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Dhaka to Chittagong Train Distance
As noted in the above summary, Dhaka to Chittagong train distance is 346 km, according to Bangladesh railway. And by road, the distance between Dhaka to Chittagong is 295 km, as shown by Bangladesh National Portal. Since it’s a long way, most of the traveler prefer railway for their trip instead of other public transports.
When you’re in Chittagong, you may wish to travel to Cox’s Bazar to get a touch of the sea. This is a complete guide for Cox’s Bazar trip: Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach.
Dhaka to Chittagong Train List
So, let’s take a look at the list of trains go from Dhaka to Chittagong, before describing details of train schedule Dhaka to Chittagong. According to the latest update of Bangladesh railway, at present a total of 8 trains run on Dhaka to Chittagong route. Among them there are some luxurious and very popular trains like sonar bangla express and suborno express. Below is a complete list of trains run on Dhaka to Chittagong route.
1. Subarna Express:
Subarna Express (Train No. 701/702) is a non-stop intercity train of Bangladesh Railway. It runs from Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka to Chittagong Railway Station.
Subarna Express Train is the first non-stop intercity train in Bangladesh. It does not stop anywhere on its 346 km long journey except Dhaka Airport Station.
Schedule: Subarna Express leaves Dhaka Kamalapur Railway Station at 04:30 PM and reaches Chittagong at 09:50 PM. Conversely, the Subarna Express from Chittagong Railway Station starts its journey at 07:00 AM and reaches Dhaka at 12:20 PM. Monday is the weekly closing day of the Subarna Express.
Stoppage: Subarna Express only stops at Dhaka Airport Railway Station.
2. Sonar Bangla Express:
Sonar Bangla Express (Train No. 787−788) is one of the 3 non-stop intercity trains in Bangladesh. It runs between Chittagong Railway Station and Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka.
Sonar Bangla Express was inaugurated on June 25, 2016.
Schedule: Sonar Bangla Express intercity train leaves Dhaka’s Kamalapur railway station at 07:00 AM for Chittagong and reaches its destination at 12:15 PM. On the contrary, it leaves Chittagong at 05:00 PM and reaches Dhaka at 10:10 PM.
Stoppage: As a non-stop intercity train, Sonar Bangla Express halts only at Dhaka Airport Railway Station.
3. Turna Express:
Turna Express (Train No. 741/742) is a high speed luxury intercity train on the Dhaka to Chittagong route of Bangladesh Railway. Turna is ideal for you if you like to travel at night.
Schedule: The Turna Express train leaves Dhaka’s Kamalapur station at 11:30 PM and reaches Chittagong at 06:20 AM. On the opposite route, it starts from Chittagong at 11:00 PM and reaches Dhaka at 05:15 AM.
Turna Express operates 7 days a week, with no off days.
Stoppages: Turna Express intercity train halts at the following 7 stations:
Feni Junction, Laksam Junction, Comilla, Akhaura Junction, Brahmanbaria, Bhairab Bazar Junction and Dhaka Airport Railway Station.
4. Mahanagar Express:
Mahanagar Express (Train No. 721/722) is a luxury intercity train operated by Bangladesh Railway. The train runs from the port city of Chittagong to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The train was inaugurated on December 4, 1985.
Schedule: Mahanagar Express intercity train leaves Dhaka’s Kamalapur railway station for Chittagong at 09:20 PM and arrives at its destination at 04:50 AM. Sunday is its weekly off-day.
Stoppages: Mahanagar Express train stops at the following 12 stations:
Kumira, Feni Junction, Nangalkot, Laksam Junction, Comilla, Kasba, Akhaura Junction, Brahmanbaria, Ashuganj, Bhairab Bazar Junction, Narsingdi and Dhaka Airport Railway Stations.
5. Mahanagar Pravati / Godhuli Express:
Mahanagar Pravati or Mahanagar Godhuli (Train No. 703/704) is one of the longest running intercity trains in Bangladesh operated by Bangladesh Railway. It runs between Chittagong Railway Station in Chittagong and Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka. The train goes from Chittagong to Dhaka under the name ‘Mahanagar Godhuli’ and backs from Dhaka to Chittagong with the name ‘Mahanagar Pravati’. It connects Feni, Comilla, Brahmanbaria and Kishoreganj districts. The train was inaugurated in 1986.
Schedule: Mahanagar Pravati intercity train leaves Dhaka’s Kamalapur railway station at 07:45 AM and reaches Chittagong at 02:50 PM. On the contrary, Mahanagar Godhuli leaves Chittagong at 03:00 PM and arrives in Dhaka at 09:15 PM. It has no off day.
Stops: Mahanagar Prabhati / Mahanagar Godhuli train stops at the following 8 places: Feni Junction, Gunavati, Laksam Junction, Comilla, Akhaura Junction, Brahmanbaria, Bhairab Bazar Junction and Dhaka Airport Railway Station.
Note: In addition to the five intercity trains mentioned, three more mail trains run on the Dhaka to Chittagong route. These are: Chittagong Mail, Karnaphuli Express and Chattala Express.
Dhaka to Chittagong Train Route Map
Dhaka to Chittagong railway is one of the longest route in Bangladesh. This 346 km long route has many railway stations and stoppages in midway, big and small. If you want to know in detail about each stop and turn of Dhaka to Chittagong train route map, you can download and view the following PDF file:
But if we state shortly, there are a total of 10 notable train stoppages from your initial station of Dhaka Kamalapur Station up to the destination station of Chittagong. They are as follows:
Dhaka → Dhaka Airport → Bhairab → Brahmanbaria → Akhaura → Comilla → Laksam → Gunaboti → Feni → Chittagong.
Dhaka to Chittagong Train Schedule
In the meantime, you know that there are a total of 8 trains available for you to travel from the capital Dhaka to the port city of Chittagong. Which of these trains you should actually choose depends on which train schedule is convenient for your travel time. So, here we will present the details on Dhaka to Chittagong train schedule, so that you can match the train with the right time for you. However, it is important to keep an eye on the off-days of the trains. Because not all trains run every day. For example, Subarna Express of Dhaka-Chittagong route will not run on Friday, Mohanagar Provati is closed on Sunday, and Saturday is the off-day for Sonar Bangla Express.
Note that, the information presented here about Dhaka to Chittagong train schedule and ticket price has been collected from the official website of Bangladesh Railway Department run under the Ministry of Railway and Bangladesh Railway Authority. The concerned authorities reserve the right to make any change in train schedule and ticket price of all trains operated in Bangladesh at any time. When they make any changes, we will immediately update the information provided here.
If you are being treated unfairly or harassed while traveling on any train in any part of Bangladesh, you can complain directly to the hotline number 131 of the Ministry of Railways.
Let’s take a look at the detailed schedule of trains running on Dhaka to Chittagong route.
Dhaka to Chittagong Train Timetable
|702||Subarna Express||Fri||04.30 pm||09:50 pm|
|722||Mahanagar Express||Sun||09:20 pm||04:50 am|
|704||Mahanagar Provati||No||07:45 am||02:00 pm|
|742||Turna Express||No||11:30 pm||06:20 am|
|788||Sonar Bangla||Wed||07.00 am||12:15 pm|
|2||Chittagong Mail||No||10:30 pm||07:15 am|
|4||Karnaphuli Express||No||08:45 am||06:15 pm|
|67||Chattala express||Tue||01:00 pm||08:30 pm|
Dhaka to Chittagong Train Ticket Price
So far we got detailed about the Train Schedule Dhaka to Chittagong. Now is the time to find out about train ticket prices for Dhaka to Chittagong route. Different types of trains run in Bangladesh, you know. And It’s interesting to note that all trains have the same ticket price even including both intercity and mail trains. So there is no hassle in this case. But there are many classes in seat for passengers and the ticket price for all classes of seats is not the same.
Finally, before concluding our article for train schedule Dhaka to Chittagong, let’s present to you the details of Dhaka to Chittagong train ticket price as per the latest price list published by Bangladesh Railway. You can choose any quality seat according to your budget and choice while buying tickets for train journey from Dhaka to Chittagong. Follow the table below to know the Dhaka to Chittagong train ticket price for all classes.
|Seat Class||Ticket Price|
|2nd Class General||90 Taka|
|2nd Class Mail||115 Taka|
|Shovan Chair||345 Taka|
|1st Class Chair||460 Taka|
|1st Berth||685 Taka|
|AC Seat||788 Taka|
|AC Berth||1179 Taka|
Dhaka to Chittagong Train Ticket Booking Online
The good news for those who like to travel by train in Bangladesh is that now you can easily book train tickets for your desired destination from the comfort of your own home. This is called railway e-sheba or e-ticket. The process is very simple, it takes just two minutes. You will login to e-sheba website of Bangladesh Railway using your computer or smartphone, then select your departure, destination, class and number of tickets and then submit. Your train tickets will be sent to your email instantly.
Please have a look at this quick guideline for details of how to buy train ticket online:
Have a Nice Train Journey!
This was all the necessary information for Dhaka to Chittagong train schedule and ticket price and vice versa Chittagong to Dhaka train ticket price, according to Bangladesh Railway schedule and price list published and updated recently in 2020 by the railway office. All the information given here is included as per the latest notification issued by the Bangladesh Railway Authority. It is important to note, however, that the information presented here, especially the train ticket price, may be slightly different from the actual situation. Probably because the work of increasing the train ticket price is going on by the Bangladesh Railway Authority, which has not been completed and published yet. You can check the latest price list here directly.
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If you would like learn about your return trip, please have a look at Chittagong to Dhaka train schedule.
Have a nice journey!