How to Reach Varanasi

Varanasi is well connected by train, road as well as by air. It has two major railway stations, Varanasi Junction and the Mughal Sarai Junction. The city has its own airport with daily flights to Mumbai and Delhi. Buses are also available.

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Most frequently searched routes to Varanasi

Route Name Distance Time
Delhi to Varanasi 817 km 11 hours 50 mins
Hyderabad to Varanasi 1,230 km 22 hours 45 mins
Kolkata to Varanasi 683 km 11 hours 59 mins
Chennai to Varanasi 1,855 km 1 day 8 hours
Bangalore to Varanasi 1,819 km 1 day 6 hours
Mumbai to Varanasi 1,678 km 1 day 2 hours
Agra to Varanasi 607 km 9 hours 13 mins
Jaipur to Varanasi 839 km 13 hours 7 mins
Chandigarh to Varanasi 1,045 km 15 hours 9 mins
Jodhpur to Varanasi 1,174 km 18 hours 23 mins
Ahmedabad to Varanasi 1,409 km 21 hours 5 mins
Pune to Varanasi 1,450 km 1 day 3 hours
Ernakulam to Varanasi 2,358 km 1 day 15 hours
Goa to Varanasi 1,846 km 1 day 10 hours
Amritsar to Varanasi 1,249 km 18 hours 10 mins
Jaisalmer to Varanasi 1,395 km 22 hours 7 mins
Udaipur to Varanasi 1,151 km 16 hours 52 mins
Gurgaon to Varanasi 821 km 11 hours 53 mins
Shimla to Varanasi 1,144 km 18 hours 12 mins
Manali to Varanasi 1,337 km 22 hours 15 mins

How to reach Varanasi by flight

Varanasi has an international airport, and though not many international flights arrive directly to Varanasi, almost all domestic airlines operate regular flights to and from this city. Jet Airways, Air India and Spice Jet operate the most frequent flights.

Nearest Airport: Varanasi

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Tentative return flight prices to Varanasi from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 7,107 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 6,261 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 7,900 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 8,337 Non-stop View
Hyderabad ₹ 7,347 Non-stop View
Kolkata ₹ 6,603 Non-stop View

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How to reach Varanasi by road

The road connections to Varanasi are well maintained and convenient, and most tourists who travel to Uttar Pradesh usually club two or three nearby cities and commute between them by road. The distance to nearby cities like Allahabad, Kanpur and Gorakhpur are located within driving distance. National Highway 19 is the main connecting road.

How to reach Varanasi by train

Varanasi is a major railway station and almost all trains passing through northern India go to Varanasi. The Mughal Sarai Junction is another major station that is 18 kilometres away from the main city and has trains coming in from cities all over India.

Local transport in Varanasi

Cycle rickshaws as well as auto rickshaws are available in Varanasi for travel in local areas. Mini buses are also available within the city. Boats are used for tours of the River Ganga.

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