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Recommended option

Fly, train  •  2 h 27 min

  1. VNS - CCU

$73 - $169

Cheapest option

Train  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Vibhuti Exp / ...

$14 - $23

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Magadh Exp / ...

$16 - $35

Drive  •  9 h 35 min

  1. 418.5 miles

$65 - $100

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Varanasi to Kolkata 4 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $23 and the journey takes 13 h 22 min.

IndiGo Airlines
Flights from Varanasi to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Air India Limited
Flights from Varanasi to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Train operators
Chennai Suburban
Train from Dum Dum Cantonment to Sealdah‎
Ave. Duration
20 min
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Schedules at
Indian Railways
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Varanasi and Kolkata is 624 km. The road distance is 670 km.

The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Kolkata is to train which costs ₹950 - ₹1,600 and takes 13 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Kolkata is to fly and train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs ₹4,900 - ₹12,000.

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.

It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Varanasi to Kolkata, including transfers.