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There are 4 ways to get from Varanasi to Kolkata by plane, tram, train, bus or car

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Fly, tram  •  2h 28m

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Kolkata (CCU) VNS - CCU
  2. Take the tram from Bidhan Nagar to Moulali

$73 - $169

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Train  •  13h 32m

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Howrah Junction (HWH) Vibhuti Exp / ...

$13 - $21

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  17h 35m

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Patliputra (PPTA) Cdg - Ppta Super Fast Exp
  2. Take the bus from Patna to Kolkata

$14 - $29

Drive  •  9h 35m

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Kolkata 418.5 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Kolkata is to train which costs ₹950 - ₹1,600 and takes 13h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Kolkata is to fly and tram which costs ₹5,000 - ₹13,000 and takes 2h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Varanasi Junction (BSB) and arriving at Howrah Junction (HWH). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 32m.

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The distance between Varanasi and Kolkata is 624 km. The road distance is 669.6 km.

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The best way to get from Varanasi to Kolkata without a car is to train which takes 13h 32m and costs ₹950 - ₹1,600.

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It takes approximately 2h 28m to get from Varanasi to Kolkata, including transfers.

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Varanasi to Kolkata train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Varanasi Junction (BSB) station.

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The quickest flight from Varanasi Airport to Kolkata Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Varanasi to Kolkata train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Howrah Junction (HWH) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varanasi to Kolkata is 670 km. It takes approximately 9h 35m to drive from Varanasi to Kolkata.

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  • Distance: 390.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 28m

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Varanasi to Kolkata every 4 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $21 and the journey takes 13h 32m.

Airlines
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Varanasi to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Varanasi to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Varanasi to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Train operators
Calcutta Tramways Company
Tram from Bidhan Nagar to Moulali
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
en.wikipedia.org
Indian Railways
Bus operators

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Air India Limited, IndiGo Airlines and Spicejet offer flights from Varanasi Airport to Kolkata Airport.

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There are 634+ hotels available in Kolkata. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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

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