Varanasi International Airport (VNS) or Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport

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The beating heart of the Hindu universe, Varanasi isn’t any random place to visit. Color, religion, holy people, and the country’s holiest river, Varanasi is chaotic and serene at the same time. For the full lowdown on how to make every day amazing when you get there, you can find all the insider inspiration you need in our Varanasi destination guide.

  • 18 km North-West of Varanasi.
  • Varanasi Airport offers round the clock arrival and departure so that you can travel at your convenience.
  • Sorry…No Wi-Fi available at the Varanasi Airport.

How to reach Varanasi Airport ?

  • Bus: There is a bus service between the terminal and the centrally located Hotel Vaibhav, or you can take a bus to the civil court area (Kacheheri), where there are several options for getting to the city centre
  • Taxis: Outside the terminal, there is a prepaid cab stand where spot reservations are simple to make.

Varanasi Airport details – IATA, Pin Code and Address

An international airport serving Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport. It is situated 26 kilometers northwest of Varanasi in Babatpur. The airport, which was formerly known as Varanasi Airport, was formally renamed in honor of Lal Bahadur Shastri, India's second prime minister, in October 2005.

  • Address/ Location: CVX4+7Q2, Babatpur, Uttar Pradesh 221006
  • IATA code: VNS
  • Airport pin code: 221006
  • Distance from the city center: 18 KM
  • Flight

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Terminal Airport

Varanasi Airport is spread over an area of 2,357,293.90 sq. meters. IndiGo operates more than 50 weekly flights between Varanasi and other key locations.

There are two terminals – Domestic and International.

Domestic Terminal

This terminal is exclusively for domestic airlines with an area of 2900 sq. meters. It has 7 check-in counters and 1 security kiosk with a capacity of handling 250 inbound and 250 outbound passengers.

International Terminal

This terminal handles international flights covering an area of 1000 sq. meters with 2 check-in counters, 3 immigration counters, 3 customs counters, and 1 security check handling 150 inbound and 150 outbound passengers.


Varanasi Airport Facilities

Varanasi Airport provides the following facilities for your smoother travel and relaxing stay:

Free trolleys.
ATM and Cash Machines.
Currency Exchange.
Post Office.
Child Care Rooms.
Medical Facilities.
Wheelchairs available for use.
Assistance to differently-abled.
Car Rental Services.
Pre-paid Taxi Services.

Things to Do at the Varanasi International Airport

While you wait at the Varanasi Airport, spend your time

  • Shopping for handicrafts and books.
  • Choosing the famous silk sarees of Banaras.
  • Snacking at the kiosks.
  • The Varanasi Airport provides plenty of facilities and services so that you can enjoy your stay.

Hotels near Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport


Hotel Alka Meer Ghat D 3/23 | Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001, India


Ganpati Guest House D 3/24 Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India


Hotel Buddha Ramkatora Lahurabir C - 26/35 | Near Lahurabir Crossing, Behind Lahurabir Petrol Pump, Varanasi 221001, India


Shiva Ganges View Mansarovar Ghat B - 14/24 | Near Andhra Ashram, Varanasi 221001, India

There are many hotels near the airport for a short break between flights. Some of them are as mentioned below: 

  • Hotel Alka, Meer Ghat D 3/23 | Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Ganpati Guest House, D 3/24 Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Hotel Buddha, Ramkatora Lahurabir C - 26/35 | Near Lahurabir Crossing, Behind Lahurabir Petrol Pump, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Shiva Ganges View, Mansarovar Ghat B - 14/24 | Near Andhra Ashram, Varanasi 221001, India

Places to visit near Varanasi airport

Here are a few places near the Varanasi airport that you must visit on your trip to the holy area.

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple: The Vishwanatha Galli contains a number of little shrines that make up the temple. The temple's design is straightforward but incredibly intriguing. It is also regarded as being particularly sacred because it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas that are referenced in the Hindu scriptures. Without visiting, a trip to the city cannot be considered complete. Visit this temple to see the main god, Lord Shiva, who is represented by an idol.
  • Assi Ghat: It is one of the most well-liked Ghats in the city and a great location for spiritual pursuits. It is located in the southern part of the city, and pilgrims flock here in great numbers to worship the lingam of Lord Shiva that has stood beneath a peepal tree for centuries.
  • Dashaswamedh Ghat: An nighttime event that attracts tourists to the area is the Ganga Aarti, or Agni Puja as it is known locally. It is one of this tiny city's most vibrant Ghats, and according to tradition, Lord Brahma, who created the cosmos, sacrificed ten horses here as part of a rite, giving the place its name.

These are some of the destinations that you simply should not miss on your trip to Varanasi.

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