Dhaka - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

The trip from DC is a 22-27 hour affair. It's exhausting and long, typically through Dubai or Doha. Traveling around Asia is easy once you're here, but it is always an ordeal to leave this region. - Jul 2023

East Lansing, MI. The easiest (hah!) route is through Chicago to Dubai, then to Dhaka. Plan for 24+ hours in the air. - Dec 2021

About 24 hours, not very difficult. - Sep 2021

USA. The trip to Dhaka was about 21 hours, and is not very difficult (just looooooong). - Jun 2019

United States. It takes 20+ hours each way depending on connections. - Jul 2018

Washington, DC. - Apr 2017

The U.S. Flights from the East Coast can be done in one connection, generally through Istanbul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or Doha, and take around 20 hours plus layovers. Flights from the West Coast take a little longer and may require two connections, generally through Tokyo, Hong Kong, and/or Bangkok. - Jun 2016

Washington DC. Ranges from 24-30 hours, depending on connections through the Middle East or Europe - May 2016

Washington, DC. Best to do the trip in two days with a lay-over. If not, connect through Dubai. - Jun 2015

Seattle, and it takes about 40 hours by air to get to post. You can fly over the pacific West coast hub to SEA-NRT-BKK-DAC or over the Atlantic via Istanbul: IST-DAC. - Mar 2015

We live in a high rise apartment in a Diplomatic Enclave (just a perimeter, no gates). It's usually about 10-15 minutes by car but if there's traffic and closed roads as often they are, it could be 30-45 minutes. All depends where you live. - Sep 2014

26 hours from Washington, DC. - Jul 2014

It takes at least 21-22 hours to get to Dhaka from Washington, D.C. with a connection in the Gulf (Dhubai, Kuwait, Qatar). Sometimes Fly America will make you route through Europe first, then the Gulf. Others opt to fly via Bangkok and Tokyo, though I think that's longer. It takes two days to get here (leave evening of day 1, arrive morning of day 3). - Aug 2013

Washington, DC It takes 2 days (22 hours) through Doha, Qatar or Bangkok + Narita. - Apr 2013

Several routes, but from Washington DC via either Hong Kong, Dubai or Doha work best. Two planes involved; total transit with layover time aprox 30 hours. - Aug 2011

Coming from the U.S. most people either transit Dubai or Narita/Bangkok. The least stressful route would be through Dubai, since you only would need to change planes once (internationally).It takes my family and I anywhere from 24-36 hours to get to Dhaka. - Jun 2011

From the US to Dhaka, you'll either stop in the mideast (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bahrain), or in Singapore, Hong Kong, or Bangkok. There's also a brand new flight from the US to Dhaka via Istanbul on Turkish airways. Plan on 30 hours, one way. That said, flights around the region tend to be inconveniently timed, often don't offer daily service, and are unbelievably expensive for the short flights. In particular, it's almost impossible to get to India for a weekend, due to flight timings. - Feb 2011

DC - Jan 2011

From the US, over 24 hours. One can go via Bangkok or Singapore, or the other way, via Dubai, Qatar, or Abu Dhabi. - Oct 2010

United States is my home base. About 24 hours flight with at least one stop. - Apr 2010

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