How to Reach Varanasi

AHow to Reach Varanasi

Varanasi has a plethora of legacies in her kitty. It is the tallest epitome of Hindu culture and tradition. The moment you step on this land, a special kind of feelings will run through your veins. The thought of coming to the god’s city, the temple city, or the cultural capital of India will leave you spellbound. If you want to know why the city has been drawing visitors for generations, and how to reach Varanasi, we will guide on the options available for you.


Now that you have decided to visit Varanasi, let us tell you that you have taken one of the finest decisions in your life. You will not only enjoy your journey from and to Varanasi, but also take back home a lifetime experience with you. To witness the grandeur of Varanasi, there are several transportation facilities available. For this pious city is well connected by train, road, and air.


By Air


Of course, the travelling expense of air is higher than the train and road. But then, the time saved and comforts enjoyed are something impossible to derive from other modes of transportation. Being a religious, historical and a tourist site, Varanasi has its own airport just 10 km from the heart of the city. The airport is a major domestic and international transportation hub. Indian Airlines and several private airline companies offer daily flight service to and from Varanasi. A direct flight on the route of Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho, and Varanasi is the most preferred one by tourists.


By Train


Like the air route, Varanasi is well-connected by the train route to all major cities of India. Varanasi Junction and Kashi Junction are the two popular stations that receive tourists. The fastest train of India, Rajdhani Express leaves from Delhi and Calcutta and stops at these junctions. Trains are also available for the city from Mughalsarai situated at 10 km to the south of Varanasi.


Trains that leave from Varanasi are:


Kashi Vishwanath Express (Varanasi-Delhi)
Shramjivi Express (Patna- Varanasi-Delhi)
Farakka Express (MaldaTown-Varanasi-Bhiwani)
Saryu-Yamuna Express (Muzzafarpur-Varanasi-delhi)
Mahanagri Express (Varanasi-Mumbai)
Pawan Express (Varanasi-Mumbai)
Sabermati Express (Varanasi-Ahamedabad)
Ganga-Kaveri Express (Varanasi-Chennai)
Purva Express (Howrah-Varanasi-Delhi)
Himgiri Express (Jammu-Varanasi-Howrah)
Siyaldah Express (Varanasi-Jammu Tawi)
Marudhar Express (Varanasi / Agra /Jaipur)


By Road


All the major national highways of India are connected with Varanasi. National Highway 2 (NH2) runs from Calcutta to Delhi; NH7 from Kanyakumari, and NH29 from Gorakhpur are all linked with Varanasi.


Distance of major cities from Varanasi:


Agra – 565 km

Allahabad- 128 km

Bhopal – 791 km

Bodhgaya – 240 km

Kanpur  – 330 km

Khajuraho – 405 km

Lucknow  – 286 km

Patna – 246 km

Sarnath – 10 km

Lubini Nepal) – 386 km

Kushi Nagar – 250 km



How you want to travel to Varanasi is your personal preference. In case, your budget allows, then air travelling is the best option. If you don’t want to spend too much on travelling, then you must take a train as it is the safest, convenient, and cost-effective.