There are 7 ways to get from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj by plane, taxi, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Dharamsala  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Dharamsala (DHM) VNS - DHM

$112 - $516

Cheapest option

Bus  •  33 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station
  2. Take the bus from Charbagh to Dehradun
  3. Take the bus from Dehradun to McLeod Ganj 912

$15 - $28

5 alternative options

Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Kulu (KUU) VNS - KUU
  2. Take a taxi from Kulu to McLeod Ganj

$216 - $823

Train, bus  •  24 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Chandigarh (CDG) Ppta - Cdg Super Fast Exp
  2. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Dharamshala

$25 - $36

Train, bus via Chandigarh  •  24 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Chandigarh (CDG) Ppta - Cdg Super Fast Exp
  2. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Dharamsala 945

$22 - $35

Train, taxi  •  28 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Mukerian (MEX) Jammu Tawi Exp
  2. Take a taxi from Mukerian (MEX) to McLeod Ganj

$50 - $72

Drive  •  18 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj 819.9 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj is to bus which costs ₹1,000 - ₹2,000 and takes 33 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj is to fly which costs ₹8,000 - ₹38,000 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj. However, there are services departing from Varanasi and arriving at McLeod Ganj via Charbagh and Dehradun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 37 min.

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The distance between Varanasi and McLeod Ganj is 1008 km. The road distance is 1311.8 km.

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The best way to get from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj without a car is to train and bus which takes 24 h 24 min and costs ₹1,700 - ₹2,600.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj, including transfers.

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Varanasi to McLeod Ganj bus services, operated by UPSRTC, depart from Varanasi station.

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The best way to get from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj is to fly which takes 6 h 12 min and costs ₹8,000 - ₹38,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,000 - ₹2,000 and takes 33 h 37 min.

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There is no direct flight from Varanasi Airport to Dharamsala Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Varanasi to McLeod Ganj bus services, operated by HRTC, arrive at McLeod Ganj station.

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Map of how to get from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj.
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  • Distance: 629.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

What companies run services between Varanasi, India and McLeod Ganj, India?

Spicejet, IndiGo Airlines and Jet Airways fly from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Varanasi to McLeod Ganj via Lucknow Charbagh Station, Charbagh, Dehradun, and Dehradun in around 33 h 37 min.

Airlines
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Kolkata, Delhi
Ave. Duration
15 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Kolkata, Delhi
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Varanasi to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Chandigarh (CDG)
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Mukerian (MEX)
Ave. Duration
25 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Chandigarh to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Bus from Dehradun to McLeod Ganj
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
UPSRTC
Bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Charbagh to Dehradun
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kulu to McLeod Ganj
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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