Agra to Varanasi

Agra to Varanasi

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12h 20m First: 2:35 Last: 20:30

From 1,367


8h 55m

From 18,434

Agra to Varanasi Schedule

Agra to Varanasi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Comfort Any time₹ 18,434
Indian Railways IR 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 02:35 - 15:45₹ 1,773
Sahara Travels AC Seater 14:00 - 09:00₹ 3,960
Indian Railways IR 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 20:30 - 08:50₹ 1,788

Transportation from Agra to Varanasi

Agra to Varanasi Destination Reviews

taxi Van 6pax, TravelODesk India (TravelODesk India), Dec 10, 2019
Despite being informed by the costumer services that the driver was late 1 hour, the real delay was 1h40 and the driver didint speak any english. We had to ask an hindi speaking person to help us. We did an overnight ride from agra to varanasi. The driver fell asleep twice, we had to mantain ourselves awake so we could check if the driver wasn`t falling a sleep. We had to ask him to stop so he could rest a little and the 5 of us had to sleep inside de car in a shady area. The driver was a very funnyband lovable guy but it's inadmissibale that he almost derayled de car TWICE. We dont recomend for anyone to do this ride in the night time. And we think tharl the costumer service should take bettet care of the costumers, speacily beacuse it is a VERY expensive service, we were hoping for a better car and service.
taxi Comfort, TravelODesk India (TravelODesk India), Dec 1, 2019
Luckily whe had a good driver. But the trip takes to long due to heavy traffic jams. It is better to take a train or airplane.
Train #14866 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways, Nov 8, 2019
Train was comfortable and good enough for sleep, but it was 1h30 late to arrive at our departure station and 5h late to our destination. Plus we had to jump into the train tracks on arrival as the train stopped right in the middle and not on a platform.
Train #13238 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways, Nov 7, 2019
Great ride
15 customer reviews

How to get from Agra to Varanasi

Travelling between Agra and Varanasi is possible by Flight, bus, train and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you INR 24,499 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere INR 265.

How long does it take to get from Agra to Varanasi?

It can take you anywhere between 6 and 19 hours to travel between Agra and Varanasi depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Agra and Varanasi. Flight will bring you to your destination in 5h 35m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 19h to reach Varanasi.

How much does it cost to get from Agra to Varanasi?

Travelling between Agra and Varanasi can be as cheap as INR 265 if you opt for a Indian Railways train and as expensive as INR 24,499 if you buy a TravelODesk India taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Agra and Varanasi ?

  • 1 from Agra to Varanasi starting from 13:25 Varanasi International Airport until 13:25 Varanasi International Airport
  • 1 from Agra to Varanasi starting from 14:00 Varanasi until 14:00 Varanasi
  • 1 from Agra to Varanasi starting from 00:10 Varanasi Jn until 20:30 Varanasi Jn

1 from Agra to Varanasi starting from 00:00 Varanasi Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Varanasi Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Agra to Varanasi.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Agra to Varanasi, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as INR 10,798.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Agra and Varanasi



Travelling from Agra to Varanasi overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Agra and Varanasi

Sahara Travels


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Agra and Varanasi

TravelODesk India


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Agra to Varanasi?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% took a train