There are 6 ways to get from Kathmandu to Varanasi by car, train, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Drive, train  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxual Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Varanasi City (BCY) Sadbhavana Exp

$21 - $37

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Varanasi City (BCY) Sadbhavana Exp

$20 - $31

4 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Varanasi 316 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Kathmandu to Simara, train  •  12 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Simara (SIF) KTM - SIF
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Varanasi City (BCY)

$112 - $335

Fly Kathmandu to Bhairawa, drive, train  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Bhairawa (BWA) KTM - BWA
  2. Drive from Lumbini to Anand Nagar (ANDN)
  3. Take the train from Anand Nagar (ANDN) to Varanasi Junction (BSB)

$124 - $320

Drive, train to Patna, fly to Varanasi  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxual Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
  3. Fly from Patna (PAT) to Varanasi (VNS) PAT - VNS

$100 - $467

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Varanasi is to bus and train which costs $20 - $35 and takes 22 h.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Varanasi is to drive which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $40 - $65.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Varanasi is 351 km. The road distance is 506 km.

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It takes approximately 13 h 20 min to get from Kathmandu to Varanasi, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Varanasi, India?

There is no direct connection from Kathmandu to Varanasi. However, you can take the drive to Raxual Junction (RXL) then take the train to Varanasi City (BCY). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kathmandu to Varanasi via Birgunj and Raxual Junction (RXL) in around 22 h.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Simara
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhairawa
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhairawa
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $250
Simrik Airlines
Website
simrikairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhairawa
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $250
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Patna to Varanasi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Varanasi City (BCY)
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Anand Nagar (ANDN) to Varanasi Junction (BSB)
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10

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