Varanasi Airport VNS

Since October 2005, the name of this airport has been changed to Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport. Varanasi Airport is a public airport located at a distance of 18 km northwest of Varanasi (Banaras). Spread over an area of 582.5 acres, this airport is an international airport and currently operates flights to domestic as well as international destinations.

Operating Airlines

The 2,206 metre long runway airport has two terminals; international and domestic. The international airlines and their destinations are as follows:

1. Indian Airlines: Kathmandu

2. Jet Airways: Bangkok

3. Mihin Lanka: Colombo

4. Thai Airways: Bangkok

The domestic airlines and their destinations are as follows:

1. Indian Airlines: Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai

2. Jet Airways: Delhi, Kolkata

3. Kingfisher Airlines: Delhi, Mumbai

4. SpiceJet: Delhi, Mumbai


There are many facilities available at the terminal of the airport such as: TR Stall, tourist information offices, tea/coffee bar, snack bars, juice counters, PCO/STD, ISD, washrooms, drinking water, free-baggage trolleys, hotel pickups, medical aid services, telephone security holding area, complimentary assistance to physically and mentally challenged individuals.

You can also find food stalls at the airport.

Ground Transport

The ground transport options outside the airport are numerous like taxi and car hire services. Moreover, you can also find cheaper transport systems such as buses, auto and cycle rickshaws. The hotels near Varanasi Airport are Palace on Ganges Hotel, Hotel Haifa, M.M Continental Hotel, and Pallavi International Hotel.

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