Cheap Flights to Varanasi Airport (Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport)

The Varanasi Airport, which is known as Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is at Babatpur, approximately 18 km northwest of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The airport was renamed as the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in October 2005 and was granted the status of International airport on 4th October 2012. Varanasi is also called as Banaras (Benares) and Kashi.

The Varanasi Airport is one of the most important airports in the state and cheap flights to Varanasi are offered by Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Spice Jet and Jet Konnect.

There are two terminals at the Varanasi Airport each for domestic as well as international passengers within the same premise. Shops selling silk and handicrafts, books and magazines are available even though duty free shopping is not available at the Varanasi Airport.

A cargo terminal is also available and is located around ½ km away from the premises of the Varanasi Airport. Varanasi Airport provides a variety of facilities including free of charge baggage handling facility to senior citizens as well as wheel chair for the physically challenged.

Varanasi is an important religious tourism destination in India and is well connected by major flight operators. The city is 113 km from the major city of Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, which has another International airport – Allahabad Airport. The city of Varanasi is very popular for its temples and is thronged by large number of tourists who come here to take a dip in the holy Ganges River.

Airports near Varanasi:

 Getting to & from the Airport

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Rental cars are available for hire at booths, for those keen on driving themselves around the city.

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The Varanasi railway junction is 25 km from Varanasi Airport and numerous buses, taxis and auto rickshaws can be hired from outside the railway station for the airport.

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The Varanasi bus stand is 26 km from the airport and city bus services (run by UPSRTC-Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) and private bus services are available. Check with airport authorities for timings.

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Passengers can hire pre-paid taxi services, inter-city and inter-state taxi services from the booths available outside each terminal.

 Who flies to Varanasi

 Airport Contact Details

Varanasi Airport

Varanasi 221006,
Uttar Pradesh,

Tel:+91 (0)542 622155

 Location Details

Longitude:82° 51' 47'' E
Latitude:25° 27' 6'' N

 Airport Location

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