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Varanasi Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Varanasi Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

There's a staff of 2 security/military per square foot.
- The Global Trekker

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with a limited variety of shopping and dining options.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Varanasi Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Varanasi Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update, there are no pay-per-use lounges at this airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Varanasi Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near the airport. However, it may be better to head back to Varanasi city center (about 45 min south of the airport).

  • KJ International Hotel - (8 minutes from the airport) Reviews are mixed about this hotel. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Varanasi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Information not available

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Baggage Trolleys - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.
  • Child Care Room - Yes
  • Duty Free & Shopping - It is not known if Duty Free shopping is available. The airport offers a small variety of shops to pass the time.
  • Food & Drinks - There is a snack bar and fast food restaurant available in the Domestic terminal. Vending machines are also available.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Medical Services - Yes
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking - A reader tells us there is a smoking hub located Airside, on the 1st Floor.

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Airport Hours

Information not available

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As of March 2018, Varanasi airport is served by the following airlines: IndiGo • Emirates • Jet Airways.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available in the arrivals hall. At the time of this January 2018 update, no further information is available.


If you’re on a tight budget, there is a bus stand located about a 10-minute walk from the airport terminal. Both public and privately-operated buses offer service to and from Varanasi city center.


Taxis and auto-rickshaws are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 16 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .