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

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

Fly  •  4 h 14 min

  1. DED - VNS

$64 - $208

Cheapest option

Train  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Hw Hwh S F Exp / ...

$19 - $29

4 alternative options

Train via Raiwala (RWL)  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Doon Exp

$19 - $28

Bus  •  24 h 47 min

  1. Volvo / ...
  2. Shatabdi Ac

$19

Taxi  •  11 h 45 min

  1. 501.4 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. 501.4 miles

$80 - $120

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

IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways and four other airlines fly from Rishīkesh to Varanasi every 3 hours. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Rishīkesh to Varanasi once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $23 and the journey takes 13 h.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Haridwar Junction (HW) to Varanasi Junction (BSB)
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raiwala (RWL) to Kashi (KEI)
Ave. Duration
19 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Haridwar to Charbagh
Ave. Duration
16 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Lucknow Charbagh Station to Varanasi
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Rishīkesh to Varanasi
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rishīkesh and Varanasi is 707 km. The road distance is 802 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi is to bus which costs ₹1,298 and takes 24 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi is to fly which takes 4 h 14 min and costs ₹4,300 - ₹15,000.

No, there is no direct bus from Rishīkesh to Varanasi. However, there are services departing from Rishikesh and arriving at Varanasi via Haridwar and Lucknow Charbagh Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 47 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi, including transfers.