Dhaka to Panchagarh Train Schedule & Ticket Price

Panchagarh is a district town on the northernmost tip of Bangladesh. Traveling to this farthest city from the capital Dhaka was not easy at all. Therefore, the people of Panchagarh have long demanded the establishment of a direct rail link with Dhaka. It has finally been fulfilled. So, if you want to go to Panchagarh by train from Dhaka, you can choose any one of the three intercity trains available.

The intercity trains running on the Dhaka to Panchagarh route are: Ekota Express, Drutajan Express and Panchagarh Express.

This article provides updated information about Dhaka to Panchagarh train schedule and ticket price.

The distance from Dhaka to Panchagarh is 639 km by rail, according to the railway authorities. Undoubtedly, this is the longest railway in Bangladesh. The second and third longest destinations by rail from the capital are Rangpur (539 km) and Nilphamari (526 km).

However, the distance from Dhaka to Panchagarh by road is 444 km, which is comparatively less than by rail. Railways are often twisted to connect as many towns as possible, which is why they are usually longer than roads.

If you want to know the exact distance from the capital Dhaka to other district cities of Bangladesh by rail and road, see Dhaka to All District Distance. In fact, distance calculators available on the Internet rely on GPS and show you incorrect information. That is why we’ve included the exact distance calculation shown by the Bangladesh Railway and the Roads and Highways Department, on the linked page above.

Dhaka to Panchagarh Train Service

Trains intro, departure-arrival schedule, stoppages

There are 3 intercity trains from Dhaka to Panchagarh. These are: Ekta Express, Drutayan Express and Panchagarh Express. The last train is a dedicated train from Dhaka to Panchagarh, which provides non-stop passenger service. The other two trains used to run between Dhaka and Dinajpur, later extended to Panchagarh.

Below is a brief introduction, time schedule and stops of Dhaka to Panchagarh trains.

Ekota Express:

Ekota Express (Train No. 705/706) is an intercity train of Bangladesh Railway service which runs between the capital Dhaka and Panchagarh railway station in North Bengal. It used to run firstly from Dhaka Kamalapur railway station to Dinajpur railway station, then extended to Bir Muktizoddha Sirajul Islam railway station in Panchagarh. Ekota Express is one of the fastest and most luxurious trains in Bangladesh. The train contains a total of 12 bogies. It can carry 1200 passengers at a time.

Schedule: Ekota Express intercity train leaves Dhaka Kamalapur Railway Station at 10:10 AM and arrives at “Bir Muktizoddha Sirajul Islam Railway Station” in Panchagarh at 09:00 PM. Ekota Express does not have a weekly off-day, it runs every day. The train takes 10 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 639 km route between Dhaka and Panchagarh.

Stoppages: Ekota Express intercity train stops at 21 stations on the way from Dhaka Kamalapur Railway Station to B. M. S. I. Railway Station in Panchagarh. The stoppages are as follows:

  1. Dhaka Airport Railway Station,
  2. Joydebpur Junction,
  3. Tangail,
  4. East of Bangabandhu Bridge,
  5. Shaheed M Mansur Ali Railway Station,
  6. Ullapara railway station,
  7. Natore,
  8. Santahar Junction,
  9. Akkelpur,
  10. Joypurhat,
  11. Panchbibi,
  12. Birampur,
  13. Phulbari,
  14. Parbatipur Junction,
  15. Chirirbandar,
  16. Dinajpur,
  17. Setabganj,
  18. Pirganj,
  19. Thakurgaon Road,
  20. Ruhiya, and
  21. Qismat.
Dhaka to Panchagarh train Ekota Express
A view of a Shovan Chair coach of Ekota Express train from Dhaka to Panchagarh.

Drutojan Express:

Drutojan Express (Train No. 757/758) is one of the fastest intercity trains of Bangladesh Railway, which runs between Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital Dhaka and Bir Muktizoddha Sirajul Islam Railway Station in Panchagarh. Earlier, the train used to run from Dhaka Cantonment Station to Dinajpur Railway Station, but later it was extended to Panchagarh and Kamalapur. It’s one of the modern and luxurious trains in Bangladesh. There are 13 bogies in Drutojan Express train.

Schedule: Drutojan Express intercity train departs from Dhaka Kamalapur railway station at 08:00 PM and arrives at BMSE railway station in Panchagarh at 06:10 AM. The train runs every day, it has no weekly off day.

Stoppages: Drutojan Express intercity train stops at a total of 22 stations on its journey from Dhaka Kamalapur to Panchagarh. The stoppages are as follows:

  1. Dhaka Airport railway station,
  2. Joydebpur Junction,
  3. Tangail,
  4. Bangabandhu Bridge East Junction,
  5. Jamtoil Junction,
  6. Chatmohar,
  7. Natore,
  8. Ahsanganj,
  9. Santahar Junction,
  10. Akkelpur,
  11. Joypurhat,
  12. Panchbibi,
  13. Birampur,
  14. Fulbari,
  15. Parbatipur Junction,
  16. Chirirbandar,
  17. Dinajpur,
  18. Setabganj,
  19. Pirganj,
  20. Thakurgaon,
  21. Ruhia, and
  22. Kismat.
Dhaka to Panchagarh train Drutojan Express Schedule and Ticket Price
Drutojan Express, a high speed train from Dhaka to Panchagarh.

Panchagarh Express:

Panchagarh Express (Train No. 793-794) is the only non-stop and dedicated intercity train running on the Dhaka to Panchagarh route, which was inaugurated on 25 May 2019. It takes 10 hours and 45 minutes to reach Panchagarh from Dhaka and stops much less than the Ekota Express and Drutojan Express on the same route.

Panchagarh Express train carries a total of 13 bogies.

Schedule: Panchagarh Express train leaves Dhaka’s Kamalapur railway station at 10:45 PM and arrives at BMSE railway station in Panchagarh at 08:50 AM. Like the above two, this train also does not have a weekly closing day.

Stoppages: Panchagarh Express intercity train stops at the following 6 stations to cover the 639 km distance from Dhaka Kamalapur Railway Station to Panchagarh Railway Station:

  1. Dhaka Airport railway station,
  2. Santahar Junction,
  3. Parbatipur Junction,
  4. Dinajpur,
  5. Pirganj, and
  6. Thakurgaon Road.
Panchagarh Express, Schedule and Ticket Price for the only dedicated train from Dhaka to Panchagarh
Inauguration of Panchagarh Express, the only dedicated train on Dhaka to Panchagarh route.

Dhaka to Panchagarh Train Schedule

In the table below, the schedule of Dhaka to Panchagarh trains is summarized as per the updated schedule of Bangladesh Railway. It shows the departure times of Ekota Express, Drutojan Express and Panchagarh Express intercity trains from Dhaka Kamalapur railway station and arrival at BMSE railway station in Panchagarh respectively.

Dhaka to Panchagarh Train Schedule 2021

Train NameDepartureArrivalOff Day
705 - Ekota Express10:10 AM09:00 PMNo
757 - Drutojan Express08:00 PM06:10 AMNo
793 - Panchagarh Express10:45 PM08:50 AMNo

Dhaka to Panchagarh Train Ticket Price

Bangladesh Railway has published the ticket price of the trains in the western zone separately for each train. However, the ticket prices of Ekota Express, Drutojan Express and Panchagarh Express on Dhaka-Panchagarh route have remained the same. The fares of the first two trains were updated and made effective on February 20, 2016, which remains unchanged till today (Feb 11, 2021). Although the Panchagarh Express train was launched later, its ticket price was announced to be similar to the above two trains.

The table below shows the ticket prices of Shovan, Shovan Chair, First Berth and AC Berth seats of trains running on Dhaka to Panchagarh route as per the updated price list of Bangladesh Railway. However, the chart includes ticket prices for Dhaka to Panchagarh as well as other notable stations on the same route.

Dhaka to Panchagarh Train Ticket Price 2021

DestinationShovanShovan Chair1st BerthAC Berth
Panchagarh৳ 550৳ 730৳ 1145৳ 1942
Dinajpur৳ 360৳ 460৳ 855৳ 1285
Fulbari Station৳ 330৳ 395৳ 785৳ 1175
Birampur৳ 320৳ 385৳ 765৳ 1150
Panchbibi৳ 305৳ 365৳ 730৳ 1095
Joypurhat৳ 300৳ 360৳ 715৳ 1070
Akkelpur৳ 290৳ 345৳ 690৳ 1035
Santahar৳ 275৳ 330৳ 660৳ 990
B. Setu (East)৳ 105৳ 125৳ 250৳ 375
Tangail৳ 90৳ 105৳ 210৳ 315

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