Kolkata to Varanasi

Kolkata to Varanasi

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Refundable
08:00
Howrah
10h 45m ride in train #02381
18:45
Varanasi Jn
Refundable
23:55
Howrah
14h 42m ride in train #02331
14:37
+1
Varanasi Jn
Instant Fastest
12:50
CCU Netaji Chandra Airport, Howrah
1h 10m flight #6E349 with IndiGo in Economy
14:00
VNS Varanasi International Airport

From Howrah to Varanasi by train

Refundable
08:00
Howrah
10h 45m ride in train #02381
18:45
Varanasi Jn
Refundable
23:55
Howrah
14h 42m ride in train #02331
14:37
+1
Varanasi Jn

From Netaji Chandra Airport to Varanasi by flight

Instant Fastest
12:50
CCU Netaji Chandra Airport, Howrah
1h 10m flight #6E349 with IndiGo in Economy
14:00
VNS Varanasi International Airport

Kolkata to Varanasi Schedule

Kolkata to Varanasi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Comfort Any time₹ 20,469
Indian Railways IR 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 07:40 - 20:30₹ 2,788
Indian Railways IR 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 11:45 - 02:35₹ 1,532
Indian Railways IR 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 12:10 - 22:00₹ 1,582
IndiGo Economy #6E34912:35 - 14:00₹ 9,324
Indian Railways IR 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 19:10 - 09:15₹ 1,177
Indian Railways IR 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 20:00 - 09:30₹ 1,696
Indian Railways IR 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 22:45 - 10:05₹ 1,582

Transportation from Kolkata to Varanasi

How to get from Kolkata to Varanasi

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

  • Flight
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. 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 25,135. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as INR 234.

How far is Kolkata from Varanasi?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kolkata to Varanasi. Your trip will be a total of 523 miles (840 km). The flying distance is 402 miles (646 km).

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

The travel time from Kolkata to Varanasi can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 23 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Kolkata to Varanasi varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Indian Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as INR 234 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 25,135.

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

  • Train tickets - INR 263 to INR 1,578;
  • Plane tickets - INR 5,960 to INR 15,339;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from INR 20,336 to INR 25,157.

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

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

  • Flights from Kolkata to Varanasi depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a 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 Kolkata to Varanasi any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Kolkata 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 5,960.

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 Kolkata to Varanasi
Air India, Air Vistara, Go Air, IndiGo, SpiceJet

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Kolkata 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 20,336.

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

Trains

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 Kolkata to Varanasi

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kolkata 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:

  • 98% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 2% users took a plane.