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Kolkata to Varanasi by train

The journey from Kolkata to Varanasi by train is 388.27 mi and takes 12 hr 55 min. There are 22 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:40 AM and the last at 11:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Kolkata to Varanasi by train for as little as $3.63 or as much as $34.90. The best price for this journey is $3.63.

Lowest Price$3.63
Journey Duration12 hr 55 min
Connection per Day22
Lowest Price$3.63
Highest Price$34.90
First Departure7:40 AM
Last Departure11:55 PM
Distance388.27 mi
DepartureKolkata
ArrivalVaranasi
CarriersIndianRail, Indian Railways IR

Kolkata to Varanasi Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Apr 19, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Kolkata to Varanasi by train?

On average, a train ticket from Kolkata to Varanasi will cost you $13.55. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $3.63. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, a train ticket from Kolkata to Varanasi will cost you $13.55. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does it take to get from Kolkata to Varanasi by train?

With a distance of 388.27 mi between Kolkata and Varanasi, it will usually take 12 hr 55 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 12 hr 55 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Kolkata and Varanasi is around 388.27 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 12 hr 55 min. However, the fastest routes between Kolkata and Varanasi take 9 hr 50 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the departures from Kolkata to Varanasi?

The first journey of the day departs from Kolkata at 7:40 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 11:55 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Kolkata and Varanasi. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Kolkata to Varanasi leaving at 7:40 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 11:55 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

What are the stations on the Kolkata to Varanasi route?

You will be able to leave Kolkata by using stations such as Kolkata,Howrah Bus Station,Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. These connect you to stations including Varanasi in Varanasi. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Kolkata or in Varanasi, for your convenience while traveling.

How many journeys from Kolkata to Varanasi are there every day?

The route from Kolkata to Varanasi is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Kolkata 22 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Kolkata to Varanasi, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 22 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Kolkata to Varanasi. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Kolkata to Varanasi.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Kolkata to Varanasi, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Kolkata to Varanasi.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Kolkata - Varanasi train tickets can be found for as low as $5.13 if you’re lucky, or $8.86 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $12.41.

Find the best day to travel to Varanasi by train

When travelling to Varanasi by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

IndianRail provides extensive passenger services for the nation, connecting major cities and remote regions. The company offers a diverse range of train services, including high-speed trains, luxury trains, and local trains. Although IndianRail encounters challenges such as overcrowding and delays, it remains a crucial transportation mode for millions of people in India.

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Kolkata to Varanasi CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
43.74kg
Bus
46.86kg
Flight
124.97kg
Car
99.98kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Kolkata to Varanasi by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Kolkata and Varanasi are 43.74kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Kolkata and Varanasi? By taking the train between Kolkata and Varanasi you will save 81.23kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.12kg compared to a bus and 56.24kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Kolkata to Varanasi?
A train ticket from Kolkata to Varanasi is $13.55. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $3.63.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Kolkata to Varanasi?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Kolkata to Varanasi is $3.63. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Kolkata and Varanasi by train?
Kolkata to Varanasi is 388.27 mi.
How long does the train between Kolkata and Varanasi take?
Kolkata to Varanasi is on average 12 hr 55 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 9 hr 50 min.
Which companies operate from Kolkata to Varanasi?
The train journey from Kolkata to Varanasi is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: IndianRail and Indian Railways IR.
How many train connections per day go from Kolkata to Varanasi?
Kolkata to Varanasi has 22 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Kolkata to Varanasi leave?
The earliest train from Kolkata to Varanasi departs at 7:40 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Kolkata to Varanasi depart?
The latest train from Kolkata to Varanasi departs at 11:55 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Kolkata to Varanasi in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $3.63 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Kolkata to Varanasi?
There are on average 22 direct connection(s) from Kolkata to go to Varanasi.
What's the fastest journey time between Kolkata to Varanasi by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Kolkata and Varanasi is 9 hr 50 min.
Is there a direct train from Kolkata to Varanasi?
Yes, there is a direct train between Kolkata and Varanasi.
What are the CO2 emissions for Kolkata to Varanasi by train?
The train journey from Kolkata to Varanasi creates 43.74kg of CO2 emissions.

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