There are 5 ways to get from Varanasi to Rishīkesh by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Dehra Dun (DED) VNS - DED

$63 - $206

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Bus  •  24 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station Shatabdi Ac / ...
  2. Take the bus from Charbagh to Haridwar Volvo / ...

$13 - $22

3 alternative options

Train  •  20 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Kashi (KEI) to Raiwala (RWL) Doon Exp

$17 - $25

Taxi  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Varanasi to Rishīkesh 502.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Rishīkesh 502.6 miles

$80 - $120

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No, there is no direct bus from Varanasi to Rishīkesh. However, there are services departing from Varanasi and arriving at Rishikesh via Charbagh and Haridwar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 54 min.

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The distance between Varanasi and Rishīkesh is 707 km. The road distance is 804.2 km.

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The best way to get from Varanasi to Rishīkesh without a car is to train which takes 20 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Varanasi to Rishīkesh, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Varanasi to Rishīkesh is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 20 h 3 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 24 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Varanasi Airport to Dehra Dun Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Varanasi to Rishīkesh bus services, operated by UPSRTC, arrive at Haridwar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varanasi to Rishīkesh is 804 km. It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to drive from Varanasi to Rishīkesh.

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Jet Lite, Air India Limited, Spicejet and two other airlines offer flights from Varanasi Airport to Dehra Dun Airport.

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Map of how to get from Varanasi to Rishīkesh.
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  • Distance: 441.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways and five other airlines fly from Varanasi to Rishīkesh hourly. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Varanasi to Rishīkesh once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $22 and the journey takes 19 h 48 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Varanasi to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Flights from Varanasi to Dehra Dun via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Flights from Varanasi to Dehra Dun via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Flights from Varanasi to Dehra Dun via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Varanasi to Dehra Dun via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Flights from Varanasi to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Varanasi to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Train operators
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Charbagh to Haridwar
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Varanasi to Rishīkesh
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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There are 444+ hotels available in Rishīkesh. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varanasi to Varanasi Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs .

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