How to Reach Varanasi by Bus, Train or Plane full details

How to Reach Varanasi

Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi, is a holy city located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and holds great religious and cultural significance in India. People from all over the country comes Varanasi to visit Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir and to attend the magnificent Ganga Aarti.

Varanasi / Banaras

Varanasi is famous for its beautiful Ghats on the bank of river Ganges and various temples of different Gods and Goddesses. Varanasi is known by the name of God ‘Mahadev’ The God of Gods, thats why Varanasi is also called as ‘Shiv Ki Nagri’. Other than temples and ghats, narrow streets of Varanasi and Street Foods also attract tourists.

Varanasi has approx 84 ghats and many different temples dedicated to different gods and goddesses. Some of the famous temples are Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Mata Annapurna Mandir, Kal bhairav Mandir, Sankat Mochan Mandir, Durga mandir, Tulsi Manas mandir, Bharat Mata Mandir etc. and some of the important ghats like Assi Ghat, Dashaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Lalita Ghat etc. Here we are giving information about How to Reach Varanasi from different places.

How to Reach Varanasi

People from different parts of India can easily reach Varanasi or Banaras because Varanasi is well connected to other parts of country by Road, Train and air. People can easily reach Varanasi by almost every means of transport by Bus, Train and air and Water transport is going to open soon through Ganga river. You reach Varanasi by bus, train or plane. Here is the full details about how to reach Varanasi by Bus, Train or plane from any major destinations of India.

How to reach Varanasi by Bus

You can easily reach varanasi by buses from different major cities of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and near by states. Uttar Pradesh government runs bus services which connects Varanasi from different cities of Uttar Pradesh and there are also various private companies which runs their buses to Varanasi from different parts of country. You can easily take buses for varanasi from online websites like Red Bus, MakeMyTrip, Paytm etc.

How to reach Varanasi by Train

Varanasi cantt railway station is the main Railway Station of Varanasi. You can easily reach Varanasi by Train as Varanasi is well connected to different parts of India by Train. Varanasi has three Railway Stations First one is Varanasi cantt railway station, Second is Banaras Railway Station and Third is Varanasi City Railway Station, all three stations are at different locations in Varanasi. You can take trains for these stations to reach Varanasi.

People are always confused between Varanasi Station and Banaras Station but both are different stations. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi, auto-rickshaw, or cycle-rickshaw to reach your desired location in Varanasi. You should prefer Varanasi Junction Railway Station because this is the main railway station and you can easily reach to your location from this railway station.

How to reach Varanasi by Flight

The nearest airport to Varanasi is Lal Bahadur Shastri International AirportBabatpur, Varanasi located approximately 26 kilometers from the city center. It has regular domestic flights connecting Varanasi to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore. From the airport, you can easily hire a taxi or take a pre-paid taxi to reach your destination in Varanasi.

You can easily book bike taxis in Varanasi from online applications like Rapido and Ola.

How to reach Varanasi from Delhi

You can easily reach Varanasi from Delhi by Bus, Train or Plane and you can also reach by your cars or by paid taxi. As Varanasi is well connected to Delhi by all means of transport. Distance between Delhi and Varanasi is about 860 Kms. You can take Vande Bharat Train from New Delhi to reach Varanasi.

How to reach Varanasi from Mumbai

You can easily reach Varanasi from Mumbai by Bus, Train or Plane and you can also reach by your private cars or by paid taxi. You can reach varanasi by trains from Mumbai in 24 hours. As Varanasi is well connected to Mumbai by all means of transport. Distance from Mumbai to Varanasi is approx 1500 kilometres. The best way to reach Varanasi from Mumbai is by Train and Plane.

How to Reach Varanasi from Prayagraj

Prayagraj is about 225 Kms away from Varanasi. People can easily reach Varanasi from Prayagraj by Bus and Train. There are various UP Government buses which runs from Prayagraj to Varanasi or you can also take private buses to reach Varanasi from Prayagraj. There are various trains run between Prayagraj and Varanasi which takes about 2 hours to reach Varanasi from Prayagraj. You can also reach Varanasi from Prayagraj by your own vehicle by road or you can hire a cab or taxi.

Whis is the nearest airport to Varanasi ?

Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport is the nearest airport to Varanasi, located in Babatpur which is about 18 Kms from Varanasi. You hire cab or taxi to reach varanasi from Airport.

What is the best time to Visit Varanasi ?

The best time to Visit Varanasi is from October to March when there is low water level in the Ganga River and weather is also pleast to explore the city in daylight. Varanasi is more attractive in wintrers when Siberian Birds come to Varanasi.

Which station is closest to Kashi Vishwanath Mandir?

Varanasi Junction Railway also called as Varanasi Cantt Railway Station is the closest to Kashi Vishwanath Mandir.

Is Varanasi and Banaras same station?

Both are different stations located in Varanasi. Varanasi Junction Station is in the Canttonment area and is the main Railway station of varanasi very closest to Kashi Vishwanath Mandir where as Banaras Station is Located in Manduadih which slightly far from Kashi Vishwanath.

Which is the best month to visit Kashi?

December and January is the best month to Visit Varanasi.

Is 2 days enough in Varanasi?

Yes 2 days are enough to explore Varanasi and visit all the temples and ghats of Varanasi.

How much will it cost for a trip to Varanasi?

10,000 is enough for a trip to Varanasi. If you are coming to Varanasi for 2 or 3 days then 10,000 is ok but it also depends on your way of expenditure and luxury.

How to travel locally in Varanasi?

The best to travel locally in Varanasi is by Toto or Autorikshaw. You can easily hire a Autorikshaw which shows you all the places to visit in Varanasi which will cost you around 600 to 800 rupees depends on your way of bargaining.

What is the average meal cost in Varanasi?

The avaerage meal in Varanasi cost you around 80 to 100 rupees in which they will provide Chapatis, Rice, Vegetable, Pulses, Picles, Salad etc. You can also try South Indian Food in Varanasi.

What is the price of Kashi Vishwanath ticket?

The price of Kashi Vishwanatrh ticket is 300 rupees. If you are in hurry or want to skip the long queue of people to visit Temple then you can buy a ticket to inter in Kashi Vishwanath Manddir which will cost you 300 rupees per person.

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