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

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Fly Varanasi to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  7h 47m

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Dehra Dun (DED) VNS - DED
  2. Take a taxi from Dehra Dun to Joshīmath

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Fly Varanasi to Pantnagar, taxi  •  12h 10m

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Pantnagar (PGH) VNS - PGH
  2. Take a taxi from Pantnagar to Joshīmath

2 alternative options

Train to Allahabad, fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Jn to Prayagraj Jn
  2. Fly from Allahabad (IXD) to Dehra Dun (DED) IXD - DED
  3. Take a taxi from Dehra Dun to Joshīmath

Drive  •  15h 14m

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Joshīmath 944.6 km
Varanasi → Joshīmath
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The most affordable way to get from Varanasi to Joshīmath is to drive, which costs ₹8,500 - ₹13,000 and takes 15h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Joshīmath is to fly and taxi which costs ₹13,000 - ₹30,000 and takes 7h 47m.

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The distance between Varanasi and Joshīmath is 674 km. The road distance is 944.6 km.

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It takes approximately 7h 47m to get from Varanasi to Joshīmath, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Varanasi Airport to Dehra Dun Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varanasi to Joshīmath is 945 km. It takes approximately 15h 14m to drive from Varanasi to Joshīmath.

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Spicejet offers flights from Varanasi Airport to Dehra Dun Airport.

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The best way to get from Varanasi to Varanasi Airport is to taxi which takes 23 min and costs ₹500 - ₹650.

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Map of how to get from Varanasi to Joshīmath.
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  • Distance: 673.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 47m

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

There is no direct connection from Varanasi to Joshīmath. However, you can take the taxi to Varanasi airport, fly to Dehra Dun, then take the taxi to Joshīmath. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Varanasi airport, fly to Pantnagar, then take the taxi to Joshīmath.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Varanasi to Pantnagar via Delhi, Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹18,000
Flights from Varanasi to Pantnagar via Delhi, Lucknow
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹19,000
Flights from Allahabad to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,300 - ₹9,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Varanasi to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹27,000
Flights from Varanasi to Pantnagar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹17,000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Varanasi Jn to Prayagraj Jn
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₹120 - ₹750
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹120 - ₹160
Third AC (3A)
₹420 - ₹550
Second AC (2A)
₹550 - ₹750
Other operators
Taxi from Dehra Dun to Joshīmath
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Estimated price
₹7,500 - ₹9,000
Doon Travel
Phone
+91 63 98 48 50 08
Website
doontravel.com
Doon Cabs
Phone
+91 96 34 00 40 07
Website
dooncabs.co.in
Dehradun Taxi Service
Phone
+91 98 97 97 32 55
Website
dehraduntaxiservices.in
Nature Holidays Travel
Phone
+91 97 60 58 55 60
Website
natureholidaystravel.com
Haridwar Car service
Phone
+91 99 17 03 34 48
Website
haridwarcarservice.com
Car Yatra
Phone
+91 96 90 16 90 69
Website
facebook.com

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