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Varanasi Railway Station

Varanasi or Kashi in Uttar Pradesh, is the ideal destination if you want to witness the old charm and magic of India. The city has managed to hold on to the traditional roots that characterizes the distinctiveness of India. Riot of colours, commotion and madness all around, the sweet smell of incense and the unceasing blow of conch shells and temple bells, labyrinth of twisty lanes aptly defines Varanasi. Not to forget, the evening Ganga Aarti with thousands of earthen diyas floating over river Ganges has evolved as the brand image of Varanasi.

Varanasi railway station Code

To realise spiritual awakening as well as to explore the confluence of spiritual and real world, pilgrims and tourists from various corners of the world gather at this magical city. Providing an easy entry to the city is the Varanasi Railway Station also called Cantt Railway Station. Trains from all over India halt at the junction making it a busy rail stations in the country.

Varanasi Station Code: BSB

Interesting Facts about Varanasi Railway Station


With hundreds of people flocking to the city every day, Varanasi Railway Station has earned the status of the “highest revenue generating station of the country”.

The station is also equipped with the latest Route Interlock System. Varanasi Cantt Railway Station has an estimated rush of over 360,000 passengers every day and as many as 260 trains pass through the station daily.

The first railway line from Varanasi was to Howrah that was built by British East India Railway Company in December 1862. The second line that was from Varanasi to Lucknow was established in 1972 by Oudh and Rohikund Railway Company. Again in 1887, Dufferin Bridge was erected to connect Varanasi railway line to Mughalsarai.

Varanasi railway station Map

The Cantonment building was built in 1998 by Nitish Kumar, then Railway Minister.

The supervision of Varanasi Cantt Railway Station is divided among Lucknow Division of Northern Railway Zone and Varanasi Division of North Eastern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.

Please note, foreign tourists must purchase Foreign Tourist Quota Tickets that are available at the Foreign Tourist Assistance Bureau in Varanasi Junction station.

Hotels near Varanasi Railway Station


There are many hotels near Varanasi Cantt Railway Station. From low-budget, moderate to high-end, you can choose any hotel that suits your range and budget. Some of the good hotels around the area are Hotel Janhvi International, Hotel Hindustan International, Nadesar Palace Hotel, Clarks Hotel, The Getaway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, Rivatas Hotel By Ideal and many more.

Trains that originate from Varanasi Railway Station


Varanasi Railway Station Map

  1. Ahmedabad Express from Varanasi to Ahmedabad
  2. Bareilly Express from Varanasi to Bareilly
  3. Budh Purnima Express from Varanasi to Rajgir
  4. Bundelkhand Express from Varanasi to Gwalior/Khajuraho
  5. Dadar Express from Varanasi to Mumbai DR
  6. Garib Rath from Varanasi to Delhi Anand Vihar
  7. Gyan Ganga Express from Varanasi MUV to Pune
  8. Gyan Ganga SF Express from Varanasi MUV to Pune
  9. Intercity Express from Varanasi to Singrauli
  10. Intercity Express from Varanasi to Chappra, via Mau Terminal
  11. Intercity Express from Varanasi to Gorakhpur, via Mau Terminal
  12. Intercity Express from Varanasi to Lucknow
  13. Intercity Express from Varanasi to Gonda
  14. Janata Express from Varanasi to Dehradun/Ramnagar
  15. Jammutavi Express from Varanasi to Jammu
  16. Kamayani Express from Varanasi to Mumbai LTT
  17. Kashi Vishwanath Express running from Varanasi to New Delhi
  18. Mahanagari Express from Varanasi to Mumbai CST
  19. Marudhar Express from Varanasi to Jodhpur via Sultanpur
  20. Marudhar Express from Varanasi to Jodhpur via Faizabad
  21. Marudhar Express from Varanasi to Jodhpur via Rae Bareilly
  22. Okha Express from Varanasi to Okha
  23. Rameshwaram Express from Varanasi to Rameswaram via Chennai - Egmore, Karaikudi
  24. Ranchi Express from Varanasi to Ranchi
  25. Ratnagiri Express from Varanasi to Mumbai LTT
  26. Sambalpur Express from Varanasi to Sambalpur
  27. Sabarmati Express from Varanasi to Ahmedabad
  28. Shiv Ganga Express from Varanasi to New Delhi
  29. Udhna Varanasi Express from Varanasi to Udhna
  30. Upper India Express from Varanasi to Sealdah
  31. Varuna Express from Varanasi to Lucknow / Kanpur

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