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There are 2 ways to get from Varanasi to Lumbini by train or car

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Train  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Nautanwa (NTV) Durg - Ntv Exp

$7 - $19

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Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Lumbini 183.5 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Lumbini is to train which costs ₹550 - ₹1,500 and takes 8 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Lumbini is to drive which costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,700 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Varanasi and Lumbini is 243 km. The road distance is 293.6 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 23 min to get from Varanasi to Lumbini, including transfers.

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Lumbini is 15 min ahead of Varanasi. It is currently 9:00 AM in Varanasi and 9:15 AM in Lumbini.

Yes, the driving distance between Varanasi to Lumbini is 294 km. It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to drive from Varanasi to Lumbini.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Lumbini. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 151.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 23 min

What companies run services between Varanasi, India and Lumbini, Nepal?

Indian Railways operates a train from Varanasi to Lumbini twice a week. Tickets cost $5 - $16 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

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