Special Notice January 2019:
3 out of 4 Rocket Steamer is grounded due to maintenance. Now Rocket is operating only 2 days a week in each direction. Saturday and Wednessday from Dhaka to Barishal and Tuesday and Firday from Barishal to Dhaka. 02 of the vessel may join in regular schidule late January 2019 which is yet to be confirmed.
Rocket Steamer start from Dhaka at 06:30 PM and cruses to downstream of the country reaching Chandpur(11:30PM), Barishal (06:00AM), Hularhut (10:30 AM) and Morolganj (02:00PM).
As per schedule it starts from Morolganj at (08:00AM) and Reaching Dhaka at (06:00AM) next day. On the way it has stoppage at Hularhut (01:00 PM) and Barishal (06:00 PM) from where you can get it.
Rocket Steamer schedule is four (04) days a week as given below and in other days modern vessels are operated:
There are 3 types of ticket. In first class you will get an A/C cabin with small basin inside and twin bed. First class are most comfortable to travel with front facing view, weather second class have non A/C rooms at the back of vessel. The third type is open deck, no prior booking is required and you can set anywhere is open deck.
Deshghuri recommends only to travel in 1st class cabins. There are only 08-12 cabins in the first class and some are booked for Govt. officials and VIPs. Note that, there is no attached toilet in 1st class cabin, rather it will be a shared one and maintenance of room is average but it legacy remains with front sofa, big dining hall and on board dinner arrangements.
How to book a ticket ?
The up-front tickets are issued 3-6 days earlier. There is not written rules on that. The following address to conducted if you want to avail tickets yourself:
Fairly House, 24 Kazi Kazrul Islam Avenue
Bangla Motor, Shahabug, Dhaka
Phone : 02-9555249, 9634507, Cell : 0171-1626966
Fax : +88-02-9555249, 9634507
Office: Sunday – Thursday (9:00 AM to 05:00 PM)