Varanasi is located at a distance of 793 km from Delhi. Varanasi is a city on the banks of the Ganges (Ganga) in Uttar Pradesh. However, the best way to travel from Delhi to Varanasi is by train, a journey of over 13 hours. Some of the important places covered on the way are Delhi - 167 km - > Moradabad - Bareilly - 91 km - > Lucknow - 235 km - > 283 km - > Varanasi.
Transport options from New Delhi to Varanasi
New Delhi to Varanasi By Train: Take a direct train from Delhi to Varanasi railway station that takes over 23 hours. Mumbai main railway station is located in the heart of the city. Ideal for groups and families.
New Delhi to Varanasi By Car: Hire a cab from Delhi to Varanasi, which takes around 12 hours. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 9 and INR 24, depending upon the type of car. Delhi - 120 -> Aligarh - 129 - > Bewar - 128 - > Kanpur - 188 km - > Allahabad - 125 km - > Varanasi. Ideal for families and group travellers.
New Delhi to Varanasi By Bus: Take a direct bus from Delhi to Varanasi, which takes around 10 hours. The buses operating on this route are managed by private and state government run long-distance buses. State-run long-distance buses depart from Mumbai Central Bus Terminal. Ideal for backpackers, individual travellers and youngsters.
The train is on time. Clean compartment. Working power plug for charging laptop and cell phones. Nice food and clean Railway Station. Rates of coolies were very reasonable. A/c in the train was working fine and coach staff are very helpful. I recommend travelling in train, since it's a comfortable journey. Overall, everything is good.
I boarded from New Delhi to Varanasi Junction via Swatantrta Express at 8.35 pm from NDLS. Many people who did not had their reservation were also boarding the train and were occupying our reserved seats.
Secondly, the train was not clean at all and the food was also not good in taste and was also cold.
The train is on time. Clean compartment. Working power plug for charging laptop and cell phones. Nice food and clean Railway Station. Rates of coolies were very reasonable. A/c in the train was working fine and coach staff are very helpful. I recommend travelling in train, since it's a comfortable journey.
This train is one of the best train to reach Varanasi, express train most of the time it reaches on time, will drop you at 8 am in the morning. You can directly reach the temple for darshan, can take either rikshaw or an auto rikshaw, both are easily available.
It was awesome to visit 'CITY OF TEMPLES AND GHATS'. Morning bath in river GANGA and evening aarti was wonderful to see, totally all the events were heart touching. Well, overall journey with our own car was quite good, because roads were fine and better.