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Flights to Varanasi

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Flights to Varanasi


About the City


A major pilgrimage destination, Varanasi has been a cultural centre of North India for centuries. Also known as Banaras, the city is situated on the banks of river Ganga in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is famous for its many ‘ghats’ - embankments made in steps where pilgrims perform their ritual purifications to attain ‘Moksha’. Notable places to visit in Varanasi include Jantar Mantar, Ramnagar Fort, Bharat Mata Mandir, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU Campus, Bharat Kala Bhavan and the many riverfront ‘ghats’.


If you want to explore the city’s many sightseeing places and discover its hidden gems, it is best to use public transport. Varanasi is well-connected to other parts of the country through railways, airways and roadways. If you do an online search for flights to Varanasi from other cities in India and want to get your tickets at affordable rates, compare prices before booking. To compare the prices of various airlines, visit ixigo.com. On this website, you  not only get the best prices, but you also get rewarding ixigo money offers.


Best time to visit Varanasi


The best time to visit Varanasi is during the winter months, from November to February. Although it gets colder in these months, but it is still ideal to visit in the winter than in the summer.


Connectivity from Varanasi Airport


Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport connects Varanasi to all the major cities of India. The driving distance between the airport and the city centre is approximately 26 km. There is no bus service from the airport to city center. The only option is to take a bus from the airport to the railway station. You have to walk 2 km from airport to babatpur crossing to get a bus to cantt station, from where you can reach the city center in a few minutes. However, the best option is to hire pre-paid taxis.


Domestic Travel - How to reach Varanasi from different cities of India:


Flights to Varanasi from New Delhi - The aerial distance between Varanasi and New Delhi is 676 km, which can be covered in approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. There are a number of Varanasi flights that operate from New Delhi every day. The airlines that offer their air services on this route are Air India, Indigo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways and Vistara.


Flights to Varanasi from Mumbai - Some of the airlines that fly on this route are Air India, Vistara, Spicejet, Indigo, GoAir and Jet Airways. Getting flight tickets on this route is not a challenge as there are many flights that operate between Varanasi and Mumbai in a week. The average flying time on this route is about 2 hours 15 minutes on a direct flight.


Flights to Varanasi from Kolkata - The average travel time between Varanasi and Kolkata is 1 hour 20 minutes. Carriers which operate between these cities are Jet Airways, GoAir, Air India, SpiceJet and Vistara.  According to a survey, Vistara provides the cheapest flights to Varanasi.


Flights to Varanasi from Chennai - The aerial distance between Varanasi and Chennai is 1397 km. There are a number of flights that ply between both these cities on a daily basis. Jet Airways, Air India, Indigo, GoAir, Vistara and SpiceJet provide services on this route.



International Travel - How to reach Varanasi from different cities of the world


Flights to Varanasi from New York - There are over 50 flights that fly between Varanasi and New York every week. Popular airlines that ply on this route are Air India, American Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Etihad and United Airlines.


Flights to Varanasi from London - There are numerous flights that fly between London and Varanasi every week. You can book cheap flights to Varanasi from London with airlines like Thai Airways, Emirates, Jet Airways, and Singapore Airlines.


Flights to Varanasi from Singapore - The flights which ply on this route include Etihad, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways. More than 52 flights operate on this route on a weekly basis.


Finding the lowest airfares


Jet Airways, GoAir, Air India, SpiceJet and Vistara are some of the airlines that offer their air services to and from Varanasi. If you are looking to book Varanasi flights online and want to get good discount on airfares and ixigo money rewards, visit ixigo.com and compare prices of all airlines before booking.


FAQs


What is the airport code of Varanasi?


The airport code of Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport is VNS.


How far is the city center from the airport?


Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Babatpur is located about 26 kilometers away from the city center.


What are the facilities available at the Varanasi airport?


There are complimentary baggage trolleys available from outside the terminals. Baggage weight machines and baggage wrapping machines are also installed within the terminals for the convenience of the passengers. Eateries, coffee bars, tea places and juice counters could be found in abundance at all the terminals of this airport.


What are the most popular places to visit in Varanasi?


Jantar Mantar, Ramnagar Fort, Bharat Mata Mandir, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU Campus and Bharat Kala Bhavan are some of the most popular tourist destinations in Varanasi.


Which airlines provide their services from Varanasi?


SpiceJet, Air India, Indigo, Jet Airways, GoAir, Vistara, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Etihad, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and Turkish Airlines are some of the airlines that offer air services to and from Varanasi.

Varanasi Airport Details

Name : Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport
Address : Airport Director,Airports Authority of India,L.B.S. Airport Babatpur,Varanasi - 221006 (UP)
Phone : 91-542-2622155
Email : apdvns@aai.aero