There are 4 ways to get from Varanasi to Kolkata by plane, 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.

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Fly  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Kolkata (CCU) VNS - CCU

$72 - $169

Cheapest option

Train  •  13 h 22 min

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

$13 - $22

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction (DDU) to Patna Junction (PNBE) Vibhuti Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Patna to Kolkata

$14 - $32

Drive  •  9 h 35 min

  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 13 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Kolkata is to fly which costs ₹5,000 - ₹13,000 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Varanasi Junction (BSB) and arriving at Howrah Junction (HWH). Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 22 min.

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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 13 h 22 min and costs ₹950 - ₹1,600.

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min 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 best way to get from Varanasi to Kolkata is to fly which takes 2 h 14 min and costs ₹5,000 - ₹13,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹950 - ₹1,600 and takes 13 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Varanasi to Kolkata.
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  • Distance: 390.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

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

IndiGo Airlines and Air India Limited fly from Varanasi to Kolkata once daily. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Varanasi to Kolkata 4 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 13 h 22 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Varanasi to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Varanasi to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Howrah Junction (HWH)
Ave. Duration
13 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction (DDU) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators

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