Bangladesh Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Bangladesh
First of all check out  your Government’s website before driving abroad in Bangladesh as there may be travel advisories in place for parts of the country. If you’re contemplating driving in Bangladesh I would guess you’re an experienced driver abroad. Dhaka and other urban areas should be avoided if possible as the streets will be crowded with all manner of vehicles plus human and animal obstacles. Its also very congested. In fact, Dhaka is widely reckoned to have some of the worst traffic gridlock in the whole world, with legendary traffic james meaning it can take hours to travel through the city.

The road network in Bangladesh in general is in a poor condition, and road safety is also very poor. Drivers of larger vehicles expect to be given right of way. Speeding, dangerous and aggressive overtaking and sudden manoeuvres without indicating, mean that serious accidents are common. You should take particular care on long road journeys and use well-travelled and well-lit routes where possible. Driving at night is especially dangerous as many vehicles are unlit, or travel on full-beam headlights. Streetlights are rare, even in cities. There is also a risk of banditry if you travel between towns after dark.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Bangladesh Car Rental-

Europcar and Hertz have branches in Dhaka but both only seem to offer cars with a driver, not self drive.  If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on

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