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There are 4 ways to get from Haridwar to Varanasi by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Dehra Dun (DED) to Varanasi (VNS) DED - VNS

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Train  •  17h 47m

  1. Take the train from Haridwar Jn to Varanasi Jn 13010 / ...

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Bus  •  23h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Haridwar to Agra ISBT
  2. Take the bus from Agra ISBT to Alambagh
  3. Take the bus from Alambagh to Varanasi

Drive  •  11h 16m

  1. Drive from Haridwar to Varanasi 771.5 km

Haridwar to Varanasi by train

14 Weekly Trains
17h 47m Average Duration
₹390 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Haridwar to Varanasi is to train which costs ₹390 - ₹1,900 and takes 17h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Haridwar to Varanasi is to fly which takes 4h 15m and costs ₹7,500 - ₹17,000.

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No, there is no direct bus from Haridwar to Varanasi. However, there are services departing from Haridwar and arriving at Varanasi via Agra ISBT and Alambagh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Haridwar Jn and arriving at Varanasi Jn. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h 47m.

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The distance between Haridwar and Varanasi is 761 km. The road distance is 771.5 km.

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The best way to get from Haridwar to Varanasi without a car is to train which takes 17h 47m and costs ₹390 - ₹1,900.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Haridwar to Varanasi, including transfers.

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Haridwar to Varanasi bus services, operated by UPSRTC, depart from Haridwar station.

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Haridwar to Varanasi train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Haridwar Jn station.

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The best way to get from Haridwar to Varanasi is to fly which takes 4h 15m and costs ₹7,500 - ₹17,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹390 - ₹1,900 and takes 17h 47m, you could also bus, which costs ₹1,600 - ₹3,200 and takes 23h 36m.

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  • Distance: 761.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Haridwar, India and Varanasi, India?

IndiGo Airlines, Vistara and three other airlines fly from Haridwar to Varanasi 5 times a day. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Haridwar Jn to Varanasi Jn twice daily. Tickets cost ₹390 - ₹1,900 and the journey takes 17h 47m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Lucknow
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹17,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹17,000
Starlight Airline
Website
starlightairline.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹17,000
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹17,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,100 - ₹17,000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
14646
Email
care@irctc.co.in
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Haridwar Jn to Varanasi Jn
Ave. Duration
17h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹390 - ₹1,900
Website
https://www.irctc.co.in
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/indian-railways
Sleeper Class
₹390 - ₹500
Third AC (3A)
₹1,000 - ₹1,300
Second AC (2A)
₹1,500 - ₹1,900
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Phone
+91-9415049606
Email
info@upsrtc.com
Website
upsrtc.com
Bus from Haridwar to Agra ISBT
Ave. Duration
9h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹650 - ₹1,200
Schedules at
upsrtc.com
Bus from Agra ISBT to Alambagh
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹500 - ₹900
Schedules at
upsrtc.com
Pink Express
₹810
Janrath 2X2
₹810
Ordinary
₹537
Bus from Alambagh to Varanasi
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₹470 - ₹1,100
Schedules at
upsrtc.com
Adult
₹470 - ₹1,100

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Haridwar to Varanasi bus services, operated by UPSRTC, arrive at Varanasi station.

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Haridwar to Varanasi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Varanasi Jn station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Haridwar to Varanasi is 771 km. It takes approximately 11h 16m to drive from Haridwar to Varanasi.

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