Colourful marketplaces, friendly people, and excellent local tea make Sylhet a wonderful destination for those looking for a taste of Bangladesh. Head to the outskirts for beautiful scenery: from tropical forests to picturesque tea terraces, or enjoy the hustle and bustle of the central neighbourhoods of Zindabazar and Bandar.
Airports in Sylhet
Osmani International Airport (ZYL) is five miles north of the city of Sylhet. The airport is mostly used by Bangladeshi expats currently living in the UK and Middle East, and in recent years has been upgraded from domestic to international status. The airport itself is small, with not much in the way of entertainment. There’s no Wi-Fi in the terminal either, so bring a good book.
Airlines that fly to Sylhet
Biman Bangladesh Airlines fly direct to Sylhet from London-Heathrow as well as a range of airports in the Middle East. Domestic flights from Dhaka are provided by Novoair, United Airways, US-Bangla Airlines, and Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Currently all international flights are inbound only, so if you’re flying back to the UK afterwards you will need to go via Dhaka.
Getting into Sylhet
The easiest way to get from the airport to the city is by taxi or rickshaw. There are plenty available outside the terminal building, near the car park. Those who would prefer to have their own mode of transportation can hire a car at the airport. It’s best to book your car hire in advance, to avoid disappointment upon arrival.
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Airports near Sylhet
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