The Rocket Steamer or The Paddled Steamer of Bangladesh is not operating this season.
Unfortunately, it may come back or can be lost in time. With deep sorry, we had to take down all the related itineraries.
But, to explore the river and waterways, you may choose a modern vessel that carries hundreds of people and will give you a unique experience of life, river and vibrant culture. Check here for more:
Special Notice January 2020: (updated on Feb 06, 2020)
3 out of 4 Rocket Steamer is grounded due to maintenance. Now Rocket is operating only 2 days a week in each direction.
Dhaka to Morolgonj (via Barishal and Hularhut) on Wednesday.
Morolganj to Dhaka (via Hularhut and Barishal) on Friday.
02 of the vessel may join in regular schedule late March 2020 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
Fax : +88-02-9555249, 9634507
Office: Sunday – Thursday (9:00 AM to 05:00 PM)