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Lucknow to Varanasi Train Information

Distance
305 kms
Duration
06h 33m
Trains During Day
16
Trains At Night
29

Online Train Ticket Booking from Lucknow to Varanasi

Looking to book Lucknow to Varanasi trains? Booking a train ticket from Lucknow to Varanasi is now easier than ever on redRail. Whether you want to check the timetable for Lucknow to Varanasi trains or find the train seat availability from Lucknow to Varanasi, redRail is one-stop for all train enquiries. Lucknow to Varanasi are two of the popular cities in India, and trains are considered as one of the most efficient and convenient ways to travel between these cities.

To book a train from Lucknow to Varanasi, all you need to do is to enter your travel details on the top of the page, choose from the list of trains available, check out the desired train seat availability, and proceed to train ticket booking by entering your details and paying the cost. You can then receive the confirmed tickets shortly. The easy-to-understand and adaptable interface, easy railway ticket booking process, and affordable train fare make redRail a great choice for those looking to book a Lucknow to Varanasi train.

There are 45 trains running from Lucknow to Varanasi covering an approximate distance of 305 kms. While some trains run on a daily basis, others run weekly. A large number of travelers choose to reach Varanasi from Lucknow by train. The first train from Lucknow to Varanasi is MAHAKAL EXPRESS (20414), departing at 00:35 from Lucknow Charbagh N (LKO). DBRG RAJDHANI (20504) is the fastest among the Lucknow to Varanasi Trains. It departs from Lucknow Charbagh N (LKO) at 18:50 and arrives at Varanasi Junction (BSB) at 23:00, covering the distance in just 4 hrs 0 mins. The last train from Lucknow to Varanasi is BKN HWH SF EXP (12372), departing at 23:45 from Lucknow Charbagh N (LKO). You can get detailed information about Lucknow to Varanasi train timetable, availability, fare, running status, coach position, and PNR on redRail.

Weekly Trains from Lucknow to Varanasi

SDAH HUMSAFAR (22318) departs every Wednesday from Lucknow at 23:30 and arrives at Varanasi at 05:55, covering the entire distance in 6 hrs 10 mins.

ASR NTSK EXP (15934) departs every Saturday from Lucknow at 06:45 and arrives at Varanasi at 15:40, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 40 mins.

BKN HWH SF EXP (12372) departs every Thursday from Lucknow at 23:45 and arrives at Varanasi at 05:20, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 25 mins.

AGC KOAA EXP (13168) departs every Saturday from Lucknow at 14:30 and arrives at Varanasi at 20:10, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 30 mins.

ADI PNBE SPL (09417) departs every Tuesday from Lucknow at 09:20 and arrives at Varanasi at 16:40, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 10 mins.

INDB PNBE EXP (19321) departs every Sunday from Lucknow at 05:35 and arrives at Varanasi at 11:45, covering the entire distance in 6 hrs 0 mins.

KAMAKHYA EXP (15667) departs every Sunday from Lucknow at 21:05 and arrives at Varanasi at 05:55, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 35 mins.

DADN KYQ EXP (19305) departs every Friday from Lucknow at 05:45 and arrives at Varanasi at 11:45, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 50 mins.

LKU HWH SF EXP (12354) departs every Sunday from Lucknow at 01:20 and arrives at Varanasi at 07:15, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 45 mins.

ANVT RXL EXP (14018) departs every Thursday from Lucknow at 02:25 and arrives at Varanasi at 10:40, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 5 mins.

KOAA SF EXPRESS (12326) departs every Saturday from Lucknow at 20:15 and arrives at Varanasi at 01:10, covering the entire distance in 4 hrs 45 mins.

GUWAHATI EXPRES (15635) departs every Saturday from Lucknow at 21:05 and arrives at Varanasi at 05:55, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 35 mins.

SVDK LOT EXP SPL (04250) departs every Sunday from Lucknow at 18:30 and arrives at Varanasi at 00:45, covering the entire distance in 6 hrs 15 mins.

DLI CPR EXPRESS (15116) departs every Monday from Lucknow at 01:20 and arrives at Varanasi at 09:33, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 13 mins.

SVDK GCT EXP (14612) departs every Thursday from Lucknow at 23:30 and arrives at Varanasi at 05:08, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 38 mins.

Daily Trains from Lucknow to Varanasi

GANGASATLUJ EXP (13308) departs daily from Lucknow at 10:30 and arrives at Varanasi at 20:45, covering the entire distance in 10 hrs 0 mins.

SHRAMJIVI EXP (12392) departs daily from Lucknow at 21:30 and arrives at Varanasi at 02:45, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 5 mins.

LKO BSB INTRCITY (14204) departs daily from Lucknow at 07:00 and arrives at Varanasi at 12:00, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 0 mins.

BEGUMPURA EXP (12238) departs daily from Lucknow at 07:20 and arrives at Varanasi at 12:30, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 10 mins.

DDN BSBS EXP (15120) departs daily from Lucknow at 08:00 and arrives at Varanasi at 15:25, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 25 mins.

LJN CPR EXPRESS (15054) departs daily from Lucknow at 21:00 and arrives at Varanasi at 06:25, covering the entire distance in 9 hrs 15 mins.

LJN BCY EXPRESS (15008) departs daily from Lucknow at 23:10 and arrives at Varanasi at 12:20, covering the entire distance in 13 hrs 10 mins.

Lucknow to Varanasi Train Ticket Price

If you are looking for affordable train tickets to travel from Lucknow to Varanasi, redRail is the best place to be. You can find numerous train tickets to choose from to suit your budget. The Lucknow to Varanasi train ticket price varies based on the journey date, the type of coach, and your preference. Passengers can travel from Lucknow to Varanasi on a desired date at a cost ranging from just ₹220 to ₹1255. The Cheapest price for the journey is ₹220.
Here are the cheapest train ticket prices from Lucknow to Varanasi for all classes:
ClassMinimum Price
1A₹1255
2A₹760
3A₹555
3E₹765
SL₹220
CC₹455

Lucknow to Varanasi Train Timings

One can find a large number of trains running from Lucknow to Varanasi. Hence, travelers need not worry about the train seat availability on the Lucknow to Varanasi route. The total time taken by different trains running from Lucknow to Varanasi can be different and passengers can choose the train based on their suitability. Boarding a train from Lucknow is extremely comfortable with the presence of various stations.

About Lucknow

Lucknow serves as the state capital of Uttar Pradesh and is located along the Gomti River. Lakshman Teela, who is supposed to have lived there when Lord Rama's brother returned from exile and gave the city one of its earliest names, Lakhanpur, is whence the city gets its name. Lucknow, the city of the Nawabs, is drenched in old and gorgeous architecture, steeped in interesting history, and loaded with the aroma of Mughlai food, in contrast to the current period of skyscrapers. The city is known for its outstanding cuisine and is recognised as the cultural hub of North India. It has a long history of poetry and art coming out of the city.

About Varanasi

Varanasi, also known by Kashi, Benaras, and Banaras, is a spiritual city in India with a long and interesting history. Varanasi is not subtle in any way, be it in its lavish festivals worshipping Hindu gods and deities, its revered ceremonial ghats, or its mouthwatering food. A city with amazing colours may seem overpowering due to the variety of sights, sounds, and fragrances it offers. You are welcome to explore the labyrinth of spiritually infused passageways of this city. Homes, monuments from the past, temples, and even shops are scattered throughout these narrow streets.

Major Railway Stations between Lucknow and Varanasi

The major railway stations between Lucknow and Varanasi include Bachhrawan, Harchandpur, Rae Bareli, Kasimpur, Gaurigunj, Amethi, Partapgarh, Dandupur, Badshahpur, Janghai, Suraiwan, and Bhadohi. The Lucknow to Varanasi train usually stops for 2 to 5 minutes at each railway station. The stations on this list, however, will change depending on the railway route you take from Lucknow to Varanasi, which you can check on the redRail app by redBus.

Popular Places to Visit in Varanasi

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

This ancient Hindu temple may be found 5 km from Varanasi Junction in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the Ganga River. Is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples and one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in India. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple honours Lord Vishwanath, who is considered Varanasi's patron deity and one of Lord Shiva's forms.

Dashamedh Ghat

This is the most renowned ghat in Varanasi. This is where Ganga Arti, the most well-known ceremony in India, takes place. For a better view of the ceremony from the lake, some people even rent boats. If you want a clear view of the ritual, you can have dinner at one of the rooftop restaurants near the ghat.

Durga Temple

The Durga Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple. It should not be confused with the temple to the Monkey God. The number of monkeys in this complex of temples is virtually infinite. This is only one of many reasons why kids would like to visit this place. This temple is noted by its red hue and is situated next to Durga Kund.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, a revered temple, is situated on the banks of the River Assi in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is one of the most well-known temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman in Varanasi. According to legend, the temple was built on the same spot where the holy sage Tulsidas wrote the Ramcharitmanas. Which once had a vision of Lord Hanuman.

Assi Ghat

Located 3 kilometres from Dasashwamedh Ghat and 8 kilometres from Varanasi Railway Junction, close to the confluence of the Ganga and Assi Rivers. Legend has it that Goddess Durga famously dropped her sword into the Assi River after vanquishing the demons Shumbha and Nishumbha. The large Shiva Lingam that is located on the Ghat under a peepal tree is highly renowned. Nearby is where you will find Asisangameshwar Lingam Shiva Lingam, another old temple. The renowned saint poet Tulasi Das also completed the well-known literary work Ramcharitmanas here.

Ganges River Boat Ride

Rowing boat tours right after dawn can be one of the most pleasant things to do in Varanasi. The journey along the Ganges River captures the essence of Varanasi. You can travel via several Ghats and historic palaces.

Stupa of Dhamek

This stupa holds special significance for Buddhists as it is believed that Lord Buddha preached his first discourse at this location. Also, it is believed that when the body of Buddha was cremated, his ashes were then divided and buried under eight mounds, one of which is the Dhamek stupa.

Sarnath Sightseeing Tour

You can go on a sightseeing tour of Sarnath, which is 10 km from Varanasi. This is a historical and revered place for Buddhists and Jains. You can also visit the Sarnath Museum.

Varanasi's markets

On a free day or evening in Varanasi, shopping is the best activity to engage in. The silk saris and ornate jewels produced in the city are highly recognised. Visit your local market to buy a variety of interesting items.

Ramnagar Fort

Is one of the best places to go on a gloomy afternoon. The stronghold on the Ganges' eastern bank is well-known for its imposing, sumptuous appearance and usage of Chunar Sandstone, which is cream in colour. The intriguing building is one of the main destinations for tourists and history buffs.

Connectivity from Varanasi

Via train, air, and road, Varanasi is well connected to a number of important Indian cities. Road connections between Varanasi and places like Ranchi, Gorakhpur, Patna, Lucknow, and Allahabad are excellent. From Lucknow, a well-maintained national highway (NH 2) and another national highway (NH 28) go to Varanasi; the trip takes 6 to 7 hours. From Lucknow to Varanasi, several state buses as well as private services, including some extremely pleasant air-conditioned luxury buses, run frequently. The two main railheads in Varanasi are the Kashi railway station and the Varanasi railway junction. At any of these two locations, travellers may make their trip reservations conveniently by using the redRail app by redBus.

The best time of the year to visit Varanasi's tourist attractions is from October through February when the city's temperature is lower.

Nearby Airports

A variety of airlines provide service to the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport at Babatpur, which is 22 kilometres from Varanasi and 30 kilometres from Sarnath. Both domestic and foreign planes may be accessed at Varanasi's Babatpur Airport. Popular airlines offer flights from Major Indian capitals such as Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. There are other flights available even to Kathmandu. Once you arrive at the airport, you may take pre-paid taxis to the city centre.

Bus from Lucknow to Varanasi

If your train ticket is not confirmed, need not worry. Alternatively, you can travel by bus from Lucknow to Varanasi through redBus bus booking app. Book now!

FAQs

How many trains run from Lucknow to Varanasi?
There are 45 trains that run from Lucknow to Varanasi route. Some trains run on a daily basis. On the other hand, some trains run weekly and can be booked in advance. You can find the list of available trains when you enter the travel date while looking to book a train from Lucknow to Varanasi.
How can I book a train from Lucknow to Varanasi?
You can make an online train ticket booking from Lucknow to Varanasi by entering the travel details like source, destination, and date of travel. From the list of available trains on the mentioned date, you can choose the most suitable one and check the seat availability. After this, you can continue to pay and wait to receive your train booking confirmation.
How many days in advance can I make a railway reservation?
Advance railway reservation generally opens 120 days before the date of journey. This excludes the date of the journey. So, you can start checking the seat availability during the period of 120 days and make a booking in advance.
What is the maximum number of passengers I can reserve the seats for in a single train ticket booking from Lucknow to Varanasi?
A maximum of 6 seats can be booked in a single train ticket booking. Also, 2 children who are below 5 years of age are allowed with the ticket, but tickets will not be generated for them. Therefore, if you are booking a Tatkal ticket from Lucknow to Varanasi, you can reserve seats for a maximum of 4 passengers.
Which documents are required for online railway reservation from Lucknow to Varanasi?
When making a railway ticket booking, you do not require any special travel documents and only need to fill up the details required. However, during the train journey, you will need to carry valid ID proof such as Aadhar, Voter ID, Driving License, Pan Card, Passport etc..
How many railway stations are there in Lucknow?
There are 8 stations in Lucknow.
How many railway stations are there in Varanasi?
There are 5 stations in Varanasi.
How to get the cheapest train tickets from Lucknow to Varanasi?
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