The cheapest times to fly from LKO to VNS are

  • May 21st to October 7th
  • November 26th to January 14th (except the week of December 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from LKO to VNS is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $231 for Sunday flights during early May, or as low as $99 for Monday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Varanasi

Flying from Lucknow (LKO) to Varanasi (VNS) will usually cost between $103 to $211 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $102. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $208. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $105 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $171 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LKO to VNS flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LKO to VNS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

LKO to VNS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LKO to VNS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Lucknow. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.7, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to VNS, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LKO. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $11 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $159. Return trip prices are from the VNS to LKO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LKO to VNS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 15 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from LKO to VNS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jai Prakash Narayan International Patna Airport (PAT) in Patna

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from VNS
  • Usually 26.69% less expensive than VNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See LKO to PAT flights

Destination alternative #2: Allahabad Airport (IXD) in Allahabad

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from VNS
  • Usually 12.61% less expensive than VNS
  • 1-layover flights available

See LKO to IXD flights


Flight Hacking LKO to VNS

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from LKO to VNS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Delhi (LKO > DEL > VNS)

  • Price for both tickets: $157
  • Average savings: $14 (7.92%)

See LKO to DEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LKO to VNS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, IndiGo, SriLankan, THAI, Thai Smile, Vistara, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lal Bahadur Shastri Varanasi International Airport to Chaudhary Charan Singh Lucknow International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 152 miles or 245 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LKO to VNS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LKO to VNS flight is about 1 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Lucknow and Varanasi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from LKO to VNS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLKO
Origination airport nameChaudhary Charan Singh Lucknow International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeVNS
Destination airport nameLal Bahadur Shastri Varanasi International Airport


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