How to Reach Varanasi

Getting to Varanasi by Air

Direct, daily flights are available between Varanasi and New Delhi from Babatpur airport which is 22 kms from Varanasi and 26 kms from Sarnath. It also connects Varanasi to Khajuraho, Calcutta, Mumbai, Lucknow and Bhuvaneshwar. Taxis and buses are available from airport to city centre.

Getting to Varanasi by Rail

Varanasi is an important and major rail junction, served by trains from all metros and major cities across the country. It is directly connected with New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Gwalior, Meerut, Indore, Guwahati, Allahabad, Lucknow, Dehradun. There are two main railway stations around the city and also 16 sub stations. Most of the stations are well connected to the rest of the city either through buses or auto rickshaws. Auto rickshaw stands are available outside the railway station and they are usually metered. However they may charge extra fare during the night.

Getting to Varanasi by Road

Varanasi lies on NH2 from Calcutta to Delhi, NH7 to Kanya Kumari and NH29 to Gorakhpur. There are regular buses plying between nearby cities such as Allahabad, Lucknow, Goarakhpur etc. Some important road distances are:

Agra -             605 kms

Allahabad -   122 kms

Bodhgaya -   255 kms

Delhi -            795 kms

Khajuraho -  390 kms

Lucknow -     290 kms

Kushinagar - 225 kms