There are 6 ways to get from Varanasi to Dharamsala by plane, taxi, train, bus 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 to Dharamsala  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Dharamsala (DHM) VNS - DHM

$111 - $514

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  30 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Delhi (DLI) Sadbhavana Exp
  2. Take the bus from Delhi to Dharamshala

$23 - $35

4 alternative options

Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Kulu (KUU) VNS - KUU
  2. Take a taxi from Kulu to Dharamsala

$217 - $823

Train, taxi  •  21 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Nangal Dam (NLDM) Koaa Nldm Exp
  2. Take a taxi from Nangal Dam (NLDM) to Dharamsala

$55 - $72

Bus  •  33 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station
  2. Take the bus from Charbagh to Dehradun
  3. Take the bus from Dehradun to McLeod Ganj 912

$24

Drive  •  18 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Dharamsala 814 miles

$130 - $200

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

Spicejet, IndiGo Airlines and Jet Airways fly from Varanasi to Dharamsala twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Varanasi to Dharamsala via Lucknow Charbagh Station, Charbagh, Dehradun, and Dehradun in around 33 h 37 min.

Airlines
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Kolkata, Delhi
Ave. Duration
15 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Varanasi to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Varanasi to Dharamsala via Jaipur, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Kolkata, Delhi
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Nangal Dam (NLDM)
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Delhi (DLI)
Ave. Duration
17 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Charbagh to Dehradun
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Dehradun to McLeod Ganj
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kulu to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Varanasi and Dharamsala is 1007 km. The road distance is 1302 km.

The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Dharamsala is to bus which costs ₹1,638 and takes 33 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Dharamsala is to fly which takes 5 h 53 min and costs ₹7,500 - ₹35,000.

No, there is no direct bus from Varanasi to Dharamsala. However, there are services departing from Varanasi and arriving at McLeod Ganj via Charbagh and Dehradun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 37 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Varanasi to Dharamsala, including transfers.