Guide to Driving In Bangladesh - Drive Safe in Bangladesh

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Bangladesh and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

25 KPH

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

30 KPH

rural
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motorway speed limit

80 KPH

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 0.0 BAC

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Bangladesh on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Bangladesh is BDT
urban
To rent a car is  18 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Bangladesh 0.93 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Bangladesh

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Bangladesh?

Driving in Bangladesh
Pocket guide to driving in Bangladesh
Profile:
Bangladesh
Dhaka
BDT
Driving in Bangladesh
SPEED: (KPH)
25
30
80
Speed limit in Bangladesh
Holiday:
Rush hour in Bangladesh
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Bangladesh
FUEL:
0.94
0.69
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Bangladesh
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Bangladesh
MIN AGE:
18
18
Min driving age in Bangladesh
DRINK:
0.0 BAC
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Bangladesh
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Bangladesh
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Bangladesh
PHONES:
NO
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Bangladesh
SEATBELTS:
YES
YES
Seat belt in Bangladesh
Driving in Bangladesh is not for the faint of heart. Whether you are taking on the roads in and around its capital Dhaka where you'll need all of your senses on red alert or you're taking a scenic road in the countryside where whilst quiet are home to many hazards, driving in Bangladesh shouldn't be feared, but you need to be prepared. Of course, it depends on what and where you are used to driving as whilst it may seem daunting to those used to driving in Europe or the USA, anyone who has driven in India or other Asian country may find driving in Bangladesh a breeze. It's certainly not as hectic or frantic as India or China and it's rural roads offer stunning views if you're willing to explore beyond the beaten track.

driving in Bangladesh

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

Notes: 999 connects you to the Dhaka Metro Police Exchange. There is no guarantee that English will be spoken or understood at the Dhaka Metro Police Exchange. Outside Dhaka, the caller will need to include the city code for Dhaka by dialing "02-999"

Fuel Prices in Bangladesh by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Congestion is a major issue in the towns and cities in Bangladesh and on street parking has been banned in an attempt to aid congestion. You are only permitted to park in designated parking places on the roads and all are metered / paid parking spaces.

Parking Enforcement in Bangladesh
You will fined TK100 for illegal on street parking

Disabled Parking in Bangladesh
There is little designated disabled parking provision in Bangladesh. You may find designated disabled parking bays in major inner city car parks and amenities / facilities, however disabled parking provision is generally poor.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

The national emergency number for Bangladesh is 999.

The toll-free service was launched on 11 December 2017 where an operator will connect your call to the appropriate emergency service.

What to do in an emergency

If you are involved in an accident in Bangladesh and require the emergency services, call 999.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

English is reasonably well spoken in Bangladesh, however the following phrases may come in handy, particularly when in rural areas;
 
  • Motorway - রাস্তার ধারের (Rāstāra dhārēra)
  • Petrol - পেট্রল (Pēṭrala)
  • Windscreen - চালককে বাতাস হইতে রক্ষা (Cālakakē bātāsa ha'itē rakṣā)
  • Petrol station - পেট্রোল স্টেশন (Pēṭrōla sṭēśana)
  • Exit - প্রস্থান (Prasthāna)

Bangladesh Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Bangladesh by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.68 0.93
May, 2019 0.69 0.94
Apr, 2019 0.69 0.94
Mar, 2019 0.69 0.94
Feb, 2019 0.69 0.94
Jan, 2019 0.69 0.94
Chloe Demaret
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