Varanasi airport

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport Babatpur Varanasi

Airport Name: Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport
Airport Code: VNS
Distance from City: 18 Kms.
Direction from City: 18 Kms. (North-West)
Runway Length : 7238 ft.
Runway Elevation : 266 ft.
Longitude: 82° 51’ 34” E
Latitude : 25° 27’ 8” N
World Area Code : 733
GMT Offset : +5.5


Airport Director
Airports Authority of India L.B.S. Airport Babatpur,
Varanasi, UP (221006).

Contact Number

Phone number: +91-542-2622155
Enquiry / Terminal Manager: 91-542-2623060
Fax: +91-542-2622320
E Mail:

Nearest Airports

Allahabad Airport: 140 Kms from Varanasi Airport
Lucknow Airport: 285 Kms from Varanasi Airport
Patna Airport: 265 Kms from Varanasi Airport

Passenger Facilities at the Airport
Facility Free Paid/Charges Remarks/Contact
Trolleys Yes Yes
Telephone security hold area Yes Only for local telephone calls
Business centre Not available
Wheel chair Yes
Medical First Aid (Free of Cost) MI Room Available
Child care room Available
Assistance to Physically challenged / Aged / Infant Yes Provided by concerned airlines
Rest room for transit pax. (Contact person ) Not available
Lost Found baggage
Inter terminus bus service Not required as the International Domestic terminals are located in the same premises

* Above information is as per Airports Authority of India

Parking Capacity and Rates


LBS Airport Car Bus Car Bus Two Wheelers Mini Bus Truck/Coach
420 6 40 120 10 45 50

* Above information is as per Airports Authority of India

Type of Transport Availability Remarks
Inter terminus bus service
Not required as the International & Domestic Terminals are located in the same premises
Metro rail system Not Available
City bus service Airport Bus Service Not Available
General taxi service Not Available
Pre-paid taxi service Available
Car rental service Available
Inter state bus service Not Available
Inter state taxi / car service Car Rental

* Above information is as per Airports Authority of India

Varanasi Airport or Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport is an international and famous public airport located at Babatpur, Varanasi. It is situated around 18.9 km northwest to the Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The name of the Varanasi Airport was renamed officially as Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in the October 2005.

International rank was given to the Varanasi Airport by the Union Cabinet at 3rd October 2012. The IATA airport code of the Varanasi Airport is VNS. It is one of the most significant airports in Varanasi for the passengers. It provides great facility of flight connectivity to the variety of destinations. Passengers can book their flights from the Varanasi Airport to any destination of choice by having list of all airlines which are getting operated from Varanasi. Varanasi Airport has nearby malls, markets, hotels, dharamshala, college, university, apartments etc facility for the easy reach of passengers.


Varanasi Airport is located North West to the Varanasi city and connected to the most important cities of India through airlines. Officially it was named as Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in the October 2005. It was declared as an international airport by the Union Cabinet on 3rd Oct 2012.


International Terminal: This terminal is used for the international operations means to connect the city with the major international destinations.

Cargo Terminal: This one is situated about ½ km away from the premises of the Airport. Cargo terminal has warehouses as well as all the conveniences for transportation with the tight security which make sure the complete safety of goods.

Domestic Terminal: This terminal is fully equipped with all the recent amenities including escalators and a high tech system for the baggage handling.


Baggage Services: Varanasi airport provides a variety of facilities including free of charge baggage handling facility to the senior citizens as well as wheel chair for the physically challenged people.

Shopping centers and restaurants: There are a variety of shopping centers and eating places within the airport premises. Variety of jewelleries, handicrafts, story books, newspapers, magazines and other needed things are easily available at the airport. Delicious and hygienic foods are available at very reasonable rates.

Convenience to the City

There are number of conveniences from the airport to the city. Taxi, auto rickshaws, buses are easily available at the airport.

Authority at the Varanasi Airport

Varanasi airport authority is responsible to operate the Varanasi Airport as well as manage the airport facility. It is also responsible to refurbish the facilities and the services every year.

Distances from Other Airports

Distance between Varanasi airport and Allahabad airport is about 140 Kms, Varanasi airport and Lucknow airport is 285 Kms and Varanasi airport and Patna airport is 265 Kms.


Varanasi Airport Map