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There are 4 ways to get from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves by plane, taxi, train or car

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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

$109 - $409

Cheapest option

Train via Varanasi City (BCY)  •  25 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Pachora Junction (PC) Gkp-Ltt Exp

$33 - $43

2 alternative options

Train  •  20 h 46 min

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

$33 - $43

Drive  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves 693.6 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves is to train which costs ₹2,400 - ₹3,200 and takes 25 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves is to fly and taxi which costs ₹8,000 - ₹31,000 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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The best way to get from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves without a car is to train which takes 20 h 46 min and costs ₹2,400 - ₹3,200.

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

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There is no direct flight from Varanasi Airport to Aurangabad Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varanasi to Ajanta Caves is 1110 km. It takes approximately 16 h 9 min to drive from Varanasi to Ajanta Caves.

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Vistara, IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways and Air India Limited offer flights from Varanasi Airport to Aurangabad Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Ajanta Caves. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varanasi to Varanasi Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs ₹460 - ₹550.

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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 $19 - $27 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
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Varanasi to Aurangabad via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kashi (KEI) to Pachora Junction (PC)
Ave. Duration
19 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Pachora Junction (PC)
Ave. Duration
24 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
irctc.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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