There are 3 ways to get from Nepal to Varanasi by car, train or bus

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Drive, train  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Varanasi City (BCY) Sadbhawana Exp / ...

$20 - $35

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Bus, train  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Varanasi City (BCY) Sadbhawana Exp / ...

$19 - $29

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Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Varanasi 316 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Nepal to Varanasi is to bus and train which costs $19 - $29 and takes 22 h.

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

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The distance between Nepal and Varanasi is 328 km. The road distance is 505.6 km.

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

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The nearest airport to Varanasi is Varanasi (VNS) Airport which is 21.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Allahabad (IXD) (128.8 km), Patna (PAT) (211.1 km), Bhairawa (BWA) (246.7 km) and Lucknow (LKO) (266.7 km).

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  • Distance: 205.3 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 20 min

What companies run services between Nepal and Varanasi, India?

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

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Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10

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