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There are 5 ways to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly  •  4 h 14 min

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

$63 - $207

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h 44 min

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

$12 - $23

3 alternative options

Train  •  19 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Raiwala (RWL) to Kashi (KEI) Doon Exp

$17 - $25

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

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The cheapest way to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi is to bus which costs ₹900 - ₹1,700 and takes 24 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi is to fly which costs ₹4,600 - ₹16,000 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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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 44 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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The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi without a car is to train which takes 19 h 34 min and costs ₹1,200 - ₹1,900.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Varanasi is to fly which takes 4 h 14 min and costs ₹4,600 - ₹16,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,200 - ₹1,900 and takes 19 h 34 min, you could also bus, which costs ₹900 - ₹1,700 and takes 24 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Dehra Dun Airport to Varanasi Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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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 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 - $22 and the journey takes 19 h 19 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
4 h 12 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Train operators
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Haridwar to Charbagh
Ave. Duration
16 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Lucknow Charbagh Station to Varanasi
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $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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Yes, the driving distance between Rishīkesh to Varanasi is 802 km. It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to drive from Rishīkesh to Varanasi.

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Air India Limited, Helitrans, Spicejet and two other airlines offer flights from Dehra Dun Airport to Varanasi Airport.

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There are 346+ hotels available in Varanasi. Prices start at $9 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Dehra Dun Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs ₹500 - ₹650.

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