There are 3 ways to get from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves by plane, taxi, train 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, taxi  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Aurangabad (IXU) VNS - IXU
  2. Take a taxi from Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves

$110 - $411

Cheapest option

Train  •  20 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Kashi (KEI) to Pachora Junction (PC) Mahanagari Exp

$34 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves 693.6 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves is to train which costs ₹2,300 - ₹3,200 and takes 20 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves is to fly and taxi which costs ₹7,500 - ₹29,000 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The distance between Varanasi and Ajanta Caves is 916 km. The road distance is 1109.8 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves, including transfers.

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Jet Airways, Vistara, Spicejet and four other airlines offer flights from Varanasi Airport to Aurangabad Airport.

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Map of how to get from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves.
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  • Distance: 572.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Varanasi, India and Ajanta Caves, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $28 and the journey takes 19 h 36 min.

Airlines
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Varanasi to Aurangabad via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Varanasi to Aurangabad via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Varanasi to Aurangabad via Hyderabad, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Varanasi to Aurangabad via Bengaluru, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Varanasi to Aurangabad via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Varanasi to Aurangabad via Delhi, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Trans Euro Air
Flights from Varanasi to Aurangabad via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Jet Lite
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Varanasi to Aurangabad via Delhi, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Train operators
Other operators
Taxi from Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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