Agra to Varanasi

Agra to Varanasi

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8h 55m taxi ride with TravelODesk India
Varanasi Hotel Transfer
From 18,398 vehicle, all incl

From Agra to Varanasi by taxi

8h 55m taxi ride with TravelODesk India
Varanasi Hotel Transfer
From 18,398 vehicle, all incl

Agra to Varanasi Schedule

Agra to Varanasi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Comfort Any time₹ 18,399
Sahara Travels AC Seater 14:00 - 09:00₹ 3,960
Indian Railways 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 18:30 - 07:10₹ 1,835

Transportation from Agra to Varanasi

Agra to Varanasi destination reviews

taxi Van 6pax, TravelODesk India (TravelODesk India), Dec 10, 2019
Despite being informed by the costumer services that the driver was late 1 hour, the real delay was 1h40 and the driver didint speak any english. We had to ask an hindi speaking person to help us. We did an overnight ride from agra to varanasi. The driver fell asleep twice, we had to mantain ourselves awake so we could check if the driver wasn`t falling a sleep. We had to ask him to stop so he could rest a little and the 5 of us had to sleep inside de car in a shady area. The driver was a very funnyband lovable guy but it's inadmissibale that he almost derayled de car TWICE. We dont recomend for anyone to do this ride in the night time. And we think tharl the costumer service should take bettet care of the costumers, speacily beacuse it is a VERY expensive service, we were hoping for a better car and service.
taxi Comfort, TravelODesk India (TravelODesk India), Dec 1, 2019
Luckily whe had a good driver. But the trip takes to long due to heavy traffic jams. It is better to take a train or airplane.
Train #14866 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways, Nov 8, 2019
Train was comfortable and good enough for sleep, but it was 1h30 late to arrive at our departure station and 5h late to our destination. Plus we had to jump into the train tracks on arrival as the train stopped right in the middle and not on a platform.
Train #13238 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways, Nov 7, 2019
Great ride
15 customer reviews

How to get from Agra to Varanasi

When you want to get from Agra to Varanasi, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about INR 24,328. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as INR 1,278.

How far is Agra from Varanasi?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Agra to Varanasi. Your trip will be a total of 425 miles (683 km). The flying distance is 327 miles (525 km).

How long does it take to get from Agra to Varanasi?

The travel time from Agra to Varanasi can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 9 to 17 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Agra to Varanasi?

The cost of the trip from Agra to Varanasi varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sanjay Travels: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as INR 1,278 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as INR 24,328.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Agra to Varanasi:

  • Bus tickets - INR 1,277 to INR 1,277;
  • Train tickets - INR 1,365 to INR 1,776;
  • Plane tickets - INR 15,487 to INR 15,487;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from INR 18,247 to INR 24,328.

How many trips per day are there between Agra and Varanasi?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Agra to Varanasi depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 20:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Agra to Varanasi any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Agra to Varanasi. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is INR 15,487.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Agra to Varanasi


Taking a bus from Agra to Varanasi is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Agra to Varanasi. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as INR 18,247.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Agra to Varanasi

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Agra to Varanasi? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.