There are 5 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. Fly from Dehra Dun (DED) to Varanasi (VNS) DED - VNS

$64 - $207

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Haridwar to Charbagh Volvo / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lucknow Charbagh Station to Varanasi Shatabdi Ac

$18

3 alternative options

Train  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Haridwar Junction (HW) to Varanasi Junction (BSB) Doon Exp / ...

$20 - $28

Taxi  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rishīkesh to Varanasi 501.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Rishīkesh to Varanasi 501.4 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi is to bus which costs ₹1,251 and takes 24 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi is to fly which costs ₹4,400 - ₹15,000 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Rishīkesh and Varanasi is 707 km. The road distance is 802.3 km.

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

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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.

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There are 340+ hotels available in Varanasi. Prices start at $9 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi.
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  • Distance: 441.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways and five other airlines fly from Rishīkesh to Varanasi every 4 hours. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Rishīkesh to Varanasi twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 17 h 40 min.

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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
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
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Varanasi via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Train operators
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Haridwar to Charbagh
Ave. Duration
16 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Lucknow Charbagh Station to Varanasi
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Rishīkesh to Varanasi
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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