Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kathmandu to Varanasi
Buddha Air has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Kathmandu to Varanasi. Confirm policy on booking site.
The average direct flight takes 6h 05m, covering a distance of 352 km.
There are 2 (direct) flights between Kathmandu and Varanasi per week, averaging 0 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Vistara (₹ 20,755) and Air India (₹ 26,921)
Buddha Air flies twice weekly (Monday, Friday).
When flying out of Kathmandu you will be using Kathmandu Tribhuvan, often referred to as Kathmandu Airport. You will be landing at Varanasi, also known as Varanasi Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Food could have been bit better."
Pros: "Vistara ground staff is not very helpful"
Cons: "Vistara ground staff is not very helpful in resolving the problem of my baggage in three days"
Pros: "very welcoming and responsive"
Cons: "avoid last-minute gate changes"
Pros: "Premium Economy was comfortable and separate from the main cabin. Bulkhead seats had a lot of space. The crew was very friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Flight was a bit warm, even with full air vents on. The snack was very good, but I thought it would be more of a dinner/meal."
Pros: "Nothing at all."
Cons: "The staff at the Mumbai Airport dealing with Vistara Airline has absolutely no idea how to do their checks for documents. I was asked to wait for almost an hour and a half to get my documents cleared for my travel to dubai. After all that wait I was asked to sign an Indemnity form stating that I'll be responsible for any penalties whatsoever from Dubai Immigration if denied entry in dubai. The staff don't even know the rules and have behaved so dumb while dealing with passenger and have zero knowledge about document checks. Either the airline needs to get them more trained before getting them on the floor or needs to take strict action against them. Because wasting my time at the Mumbai airport was not so entertaining for me and the airline did not even seem apologetic about it. Vistara has hired some really unprofessional and uneducated staff at their Mumbai station."
Pros: "The crew was amazing, polite and efficient"
Cons: "Really efficient service, Tata heritage and Singapore airlines jv is always going to be on my travel list from now on"
Pros: "Boarding and crew were good. Food and tea was manageable. WAY be better than India airlines."
Cons: "Tiniest seats in the world. I travel a lot for work and these are the narrowest, tiniest seats. All Indian airlines are super cheap and low quality--with Vistara at least I did not get pushed around during boarding and getting-off. Traveling by air in India in economy class is like traveling in a greyhound bus. If you are from the US and 30+ year old avoid the Economy class."
Cons: "Food service needs a rethink. Flights in both directions, I could not get a beverage with my food. In both flights, to and from, the hostess couldn’t serve me a tea/coffee with my dessert"
Pros: "The food and crew on board are good"
Cons: "Jodhpur checkin by Vistara was a disaster. Lack of proper queuing system at the scanner and at the desk."
Pros: "Nice crew with good ambience"
Cons: "Online all food options, though it's a small flight with no hot food served!"
Pros: "Vistara ensures it remains a notch above others in terms of ambience, quality. Ensured on time performance"
Cons: "Since they have started on board snacks, it can be offered as a replacement for the meal, maybe. Plus, Indigo staff still exudes more confidence in me"
Pros: "Service was nice. Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Allow for free updrades"
Pros: "The flight was on time. The overall experience was good. Would love to travel with them again."
Pros: "Not at all"
Pros: "Very good crew"
Pros: "All was okay and easy."
Cons: "We were delayed by 30 mins. Crew was nice and accommodating but seemed a little lost or not sure how to prioritize and multi-task."
Pros: "It was my first flight with Vistara. The crew was amazing. They added a personal touch by using my name. Still wondering how they knew that :)"
Cons: "Clear boarding procedures. Instead of 2 boarding groups, it could have been divided into 3-4 boarding groups to avoid congestion."
Cons: "I forgot my pull over in the cabin and the company’s team reached out to me in the next flight to hand me my item back... amazing experience"
Pros: "Super professional and kind crew. Food was good. Overall, a fantastic flight."
Pros: "I like the way this airline handles the customer right from the time of ticket booking till landing at the destination. I find this airline very professional and even better service on domestic sector then some of the world's airline services (Etihad, British Airways for instance)."
Cons: "The only thing i do not like is the website of the airline especially when we try and use it on mobile phone, it does not respond too well. Like trying to register for Club Vistara Membership and other stuff. I had to take help of customer service executive to create my club vistara account as mobile site was not accepting basic information."
Cons: "Staff rude from check in to the cabin staff. No comparison to Mid East air lines."
Pros: "The aircrafts are very nice and much better than Boeings. The decor is also very nice. Vistara is the only domestic airline with premium economy"
Cons: "The upgrade voucher process was very cumbersome, wasted a lot of time. The counter executives did not have a clue about how to use the upgrade voucher"
Pros: "Baggage policy is good"
Cons: "They hanged me for 1 hour at checking counter because they need baggage info proof of my next connecting flight from DEL TO SFO. They should know that all flights from Del to sfo is with 2 pieces baggage."
Pros: "The air hostesses were very warm and friendly."
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Flight was delay that was not good"
Pros: "everything went smoothly.. good service, good food"
Pros: "Was a very good experience. Staff was friendly and organized. Food was good."
Pros: "Free upgrade to first class for no apparent reason"
Pros: "The best airline in India... by far!"
Pros: "Cleanliness timing"
Cons: "Baggage cost for extra luggages."
Pros: "They had a check in/ luggage drop before the AirTran"
Pros: "Wonderful staff and nice, clean airplane. I will use your airlines in the future now."
Pros: "I thought I was taking a budget airline but ended up feeling like I was on a top notch airline. Comfortable seats, good snacks, good services. No complaints and would definitely fly again"
Pros: "Boarding and crew were great."
Cons: "Food can be improved."
Pros: "Friendly staff, organized boarding, in flight crew helpful in finding seats"
Cons: "We had checked in on line prior to arriving the airport. Due to some( political ) road blockage, we arrived late at the airport and we were not given boarding pass. The gate was open for more than 1 hour after we reached the airport. We were not issued new tickets and not refunded. The staff was not helpful at all. AS we say Customer should be always first. Anyway we missed flight from Delhi to Amritsar. We bought new one way ticket from the airport that evening. We were 5 adults and one baby visiting Golden temple from USA."
Pros: "Staff on board are excellent! WAY better service than US carriers."
Cons: "Hassle because we closed the credit card account months after paying for the tickets: this caused significant delays which could have been catastrophic."
Cons: "Vistara cancelled our flight and sent notification text message to wrong number...we didn't find out until we arrived at the airport! The vistara staff helped us book a flight on another airline."
Pros: "It wasn't efficient. Slow to check in"
Cons: "Two members of our travelling group had challenges checking in which the staff seemed not able to address and didn't communicate well"
Pros: "Less leg room than Jet"
Cons: "At least the emergency row should have more space"
Pros: "The interior aesthetics are good and the cabin crew are well trained to look after the needs of the pasengers."
Pros: "The best airlines"
Pros: "Leg space is good. Food is good. Cabin crew is top notch."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 20 mins"
Cons: "It was good value for option With in flight catering"
Pros: "While waiting to board, they first informed me that I had been upgraded from Economy to Business. Then they changed their mind and said it would be Premium Economy. I still didn't mind. And then they say, what the heck, go enjoy yourself in Business. Now that is something I will appreciate for a long time. Happy Birthday Vistara!"
Pros: "The food quality and the inflight entertainment were better than most other commercial airlines. The free upgrade to premium economy due to availability was also welcome."
Cons: "Three things : 1) The crew seemed to be relatively inexperienced and just out of college. I observed a couple of informal communication exchanges from their part. But the crew were helpful and tried their best to provide the best customer experience. 2) The boarding process normally starts with business and premium class and then followed by economy. For my flight however the economy class was boarded first while the business class passengers were kept stranded waiting in a separate line. This also reflected the inexperience of the crew which handled the boarding. 3) Vistara was my connecting flight from Pune to Delhi followed by British airways flight from Delhi to London. Though the flights were booked under one ticket, the representative did not checkin my luggage throughout the journey due to which I had to collect my baggage at Delhi and check it in again. The representative explained that vistara still didn't have alliances with most airlines allowing luggage to be checked in till final destination. This is another front on which they can improve."
Cons: "It would have been better if you would have told me that I need a transit visa in delhi,terrible customer service and ridiculously poor responsibility through your team of reservation that cost me to loose my 600 dollars for nothing coz they refused me to board on plane,and when I called you from airport,you never responded back to me, I am not recommending anyone to book their flight through your website"
Cons: "It could have been better if it would have been on time and not delayed 2 hrs and I could have made my connection and not have to pay more than $200 for another flight. I am livid. Never again with Air India!!!!"
Pros: "Traveling time"
Pros: "Crew was extra helpful and kept checking on me when I had a fever."
Cons: "There is a lot of difference between flights experience from San Francisco to Delhi and Delhi, India to San Francisco. India to San Francisco was little better. Service was very poor. Food was not on time and quality and quantity was poor. Get your own stuff to save yourself from starving."
Cons: "The two hour operational delay was uncomfortable"
Cons: "3 hours delay"
Pros: "It was all average"
Cons: "No announcements or concern by ground staff that we were 2 hours delayed!"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "Airport in Delhi was nice. Terminal was the furthest away though so that was bad."
Cons: "Super late- didn’t board until after the flight was meant to depart causing me to miss my pickup. Food is terrible. There is no entertainment whatsoever, no charging ports to tv or movies. Quite possibly the worst take off and landing of my 35+ flights this year. The staff is friendly but the airline is terrible. Seats were dirty with stains on the headrest, no legroom and no availability for upgrades."
Pros: "Good enough for 1.5 hour flight, drinks and food were provided."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "The flight literally stinked. I would have volunteered to donate them couple of air fresheners. Air India doesnt deserve to be in this business."
Cons: "Late boarding/very long takeoff"
Pros: "Food. Clean linen. The Vanity bag"
Cons: "Poor selection of movies. Bed was not very comfortable."
Pros: "I bought business class ticket from Riyadh - Mumbai- Riyadh But my seat similar to economy’s class."
Pros: "New airplane - 787"
Cons: "Terrible service. Would not seat family together, even though it is law in EU to sit with child. Lazy customer service reps, talked to five and no one would help."
Pros: "Lots of leg room. Food was decent."
Cons: "Late missed connecting flight."
Pros: "Fully upgraded. From seats, entertainment screeens and air hostess service"
Cons: "Nothing worked right on the plane. The seats were rickety and the reclining didn’t work right, the entertainment screens didn’t work correctly, the audio to connect to the entertainment screen was completely ripped out of the seat and they told me that it was too bad and they couldn’t fix it, the food was terrible, and the service was equally terrible. Flight attendants would ignore the call button if you tried to page them, and I was left with the garbage from my meal for multiple hours. I thought it would be a decent airline because it was part of Star Alliance, but it was an absolutely terrible experience."
Pros: "Food was good and crew was nice in face of passengers upset that their meal choice was out."
Cons: "Flight was delayed several times so I ended up spending 3 hours in the waiting area (no A/C or Gold lounge)."
Pros: "The food was decent"
Cons: "The plane shook so much we thought it would break in half. I am an experienced flyer and I realize that weather was not good but the plane was rattling like it should have been taken out of commission long ago. We made an emergency reroute to some city in the north and were kept on the plane for 2 hours before the crew told us anything. When we finally made it back to Delhi, the Air India workers managed to be the most incompetent and unhelpful workers ever. They lied to us 6 times about why we were not issued new boarding passes and tried to pass the blame to everyone else. I thought the customers were going to riot because they angered so many people."
Pros: "The flight was much better looking then the enroute to AMD. The seats were not broken thank god!"
Cons: "Behavior of both Air India and Sri Lanka airport staff was very very unfriendly. Non responsive. I got stranded in Delhi."
Pros: "Seats were comfy and stylish"
Cons: "Not much leg room, veg option was bland"
Pros: "New flight with chargers for phones. Great food and comfortable seats."
Pros: "Air India is fine airline. Appreciated the help getting to connecting flight"
Cons: "The problem was the times printed on our itinerary was wrong. Nepal is 15 minutes different from Delhi and Delhi is 30 min diy from rest of world. Go figure. So we ended up with tight connections even though out itinerary did not show that."
Pros: "CREW GOT ME A WHEELCHAIR SMOOTHLY WHEN REQUESTED."
Cons: "I WAS NEVER TOLD MY DOMESTIC FLIGHT WOULD DEPART FROM THE CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT!!"
Pros: "Once on board crew is as always extremely courteous."
Cons: "No notifications of flight delays, no updates, I get it it’s Kathmandu not Narita but still."
Cons: "Our luggage didn’t arrive!"
Pros: "Food was ok."
Cons: "Customer service was ok, and seats were not comfortable"
Cons: "They did not allow me to cancel the flight even though I was unable to fly."
Pros: "Seats are clean on time arrival crew service entertainment system"
Cons: "Meal choice was bad"
Pros: "Unfortunately the tvs were down for the whole flights. When i reported they did not fixed till the end of flight."
Cons: "I got sick from the veg meal"
Cons: "Entertainment system was down for 90% of the passengers. The aircraft was very old and some of the seats were held together by duct tape !! The staff was polite but quite inept at hospitality. Will not be flying air India"
Pros: "787 is a great airplane."
Cons: "Entertainment system at my seat was not functioning and crew could do nothing about it. Crew was not particularly friendly or respectful of my preference to sleep."
Pros: "Route, price"
Cons: "Seats too close together; lots of broken volume controls, USB ports, movie screens, screen controls; listed as non-stop flight when we had to change planes & wait in Mumbai for hours"
Pros: "Flight was not crowded so I was able to switch seats to an empty row of seats."
Cons: "extra security screening on the tarmac in front of the plane."
Cons: "The airlines staff in delhi is too rude, they don't even talk nicely. They are so rude and talks on phone all the time even when they are helping the customers."
Pros: "the food was vegetarian but far better than most of the domestic flights I take in the US. The food was also included in the price of the ticket. I wasn't left debating whether to buy a boxed snack for $8 or survive on peanuts and pretzels."
Pros: "I liked flying on the Dreamliner."
Cons: "The food was substandard."
Pros: "Had good legroom; seating was comfortable"
Cons: "Food was not up to mark. The touchscreen was not responsive everytime."
Cons: "The problem with the flight was not shared properly with the passengers."
Pros: "Cre member was really great"
Cons: "I arrived at the terminal and was told my ticket was voided by Kayak. When I contacted Kayak they told me it was Air India's fault. Air India then refused to provide any evidence of the voided ticket. End result? I paid over $750 for a flight and was never given a ticket. I was forced to dispute the charge and buy a $1200 ticket via Emirates. I will not be booking with Kayak or Air India ever again and want to warn others about doing the same. If things are running smoothly I'm sure you will have no complaints. However, if there is any situation where you require customer service, you're going to be in a tough spot."
Cons: "flight was delayed but we were not given a reason why"
Cons: "The transfers were very painful and the ground staff very poor. Didn't help at all. We had to run around with short layover in varanasi to get a boarding pass and the get through security etc. the process at the front desk was very painful. The crowd was mad and there was no crowd management. No food / refreshments"
Pros: "Price, convenience and arrival/depature time."
Cons: "Food was ordinary, entertainment system options are limited, seats are cramped. The flight is a little misleading - there is a change of plane and a long layover - yet the flight number remains the same."
Pros: "Delays and missed connections. Avoid transit through Delhi and WHEN Air India delays your flight, don't expect staff to try to help. You're on your own. ANY other airline in India is preferable - avoid at all costs."
Cons: "Delays and missed connections. Avoid transit through Delhi and WHEN Air India delays your flight, don't expect staff to try to help. You're on your own. ANY other airline in India is preferable - avoid at all costs."
Pros: "Crew service, on time departure and arrival"
Cons: "Leg room is worse than some domestic flights, unclean seats and mal-functioning entertainment system. Bathrooms were dirty and missing toilet paper and basic amenities."
Airlines flying from Kathmandu to Varanasi have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kathmandu to Varanasi
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Kathmandu to Varanasi
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Kathmandu to Varanasi
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Kathmandu to Varanasi
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Kathmandu to Varanasi