There are a lot of fastest trains in the Indian Railways. All the train has a heavy speed and has connected several cities and decreased travellers’ travel time. Some the trains like Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Duronto have connected major Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
Here is the list of the fastest train in India:
10. Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Express
Max Speed: 110 km/hr
This high-speed train runs from H. Nizamuddin to Kota Jn to Vadodara Jn to Borivali to Bandra Terminus. It has a speed of 110 km per hour, and it also has covered the distance of 367 km between Mumbai and Delhi. This Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Express Is mainly a bi-weekly train and also the fastest Sampark Kranti Express. This train gives three halts.
9. New Delhi –Howrah Duronto Express (12273)
New Delhi –Allahabad Duronto Express (12276)
Howrah- Anand Vihar Yuva Express (12249)
Max Speed: 120 to 130 km/hr
The 12273 run from Howrah Jn to Dhanbad Jn to Mughal Sarai Jn to Kanpur Central to New Delhi.
The 12276 runs from New Delhi to Tundia Jn to Allahabad Jn.
The 12249 run from Howrah Jn to Asansol Jn to Dhanbad Jn to Mughal Sarai Jn to Allahabad Jn to Kanpur Central to Anand Vihar Terminal.
The Duronto Express has a speed of 120-1300 km/ hour; this covers the distance of1450 km, Allahabad Duronto Express 632 km, and the Anand Vihar Yuva Express has covered the distance of 1438 km. It runs in between Kolkata and New Delhi along the Grand Chord route, and it runs non-stop between the two cities. This train is very time efficient and has served complimentary meals, soup, water, and tea.
Allahabad Duronto Express is a super fast express between Allahabad and New Delhi with a single technical halt at Tundia Junction. There is no pantry coach on the train.
The Aannad Vihar Yuva Express has connected Kolkata to New Delhi. It is one of the cheapest air-conditioned trains in between the two cities and one of the fastest trains in India. There is sixty percent of seats on this train have been reserved for students and low-income groups.
8. Mumbai Central- Ahmedabad AC Double Decker Express (12932)
Max Speed: 130 km/hr
This train runs from Ahmedabad Jn to Nadiad Jn to Anand Jn to Vadodara Jn to Bharuch Jn to Surat to Valsad to Vapi to Borivali to Mumbai Central. It is a superfast express train with a speed of 130 km per hour and has been covered a distance of 491 km.
It runs once a day means six days a week. In 2017, the exteriors of the train had been covered with Vinyl wrapping advertisements to make the Indian Railways the first branded train. All the ads were just for the advertisement of Savlon, a sap brand, like a part of the Savlon Swasth India Mission.
7. H. Nizamuddin- Bandra Garib Rath (12910)
Max Speed: 130 km/ hour
This train runs from H. Nizamuddin to Mathura Jn to Kota Jn to Ratlam Jn to Dahod to Vadodara Jn to Surat to Borivali to Bandra Terminus. This superfast train runs with a speed of 130 km per hour and has covered a distance of 1367m, and it is one of the fastest trains in India. There is no pantry coach, and it is the fastest Garib Rath express.
This train was started to provide subsidized air-conditioned travel for the long distance to passengers who could not afford the fares of the frequent air-conditioned trains. The berths and seats are very narrow, and every coach has more berths and seats than average.
6. Mumbai LTT –H. Nizamuddin AC Superfast Express (22109)
Max speed: 130 km/hr
This train runs from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to Kalyan Jn to Igatpuri – Nasik Road to Bhusaval Jn to Bhopal Jn to Jhansi Jn to Gwalior Jn to Agra Cantt to H. Nizamuddin. This superfast express, or the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Express, runs at the speed of 130 km per hour, covering 1518 km. It runs in between the two major cities, New Delhi and Mumbai. The entire journey has taken approximately 34 hours and 25 minutes.
5. New Delhi – Howrah Rajdhani Express (12302) & New Delhi- Sealdah Duronto Express (12260)
Max Speed: 135 km/hr
This 12302 train runs from New Delhi to Kanpur Central to Allahabad Jn to Mughal Sarai Jn to Gaya Jn to Parasnath to Dhanbad Jn to Howrah Jn.
The 12260 train runs from New Delhi to Kanpur Central to Mughal Sarai Jn to Dhanbad Jn to Sealdah.
This train runs at a speed of 135 km per hour at the fifth position in the fastest train list in India. There is a tie in between the New Delhi –Sealdah Duronto Express. In this Howrah Rajdhani covers 1450 km distance and it is very prestigious Rajdhani train. It was one of the first trains in India that became fully air-conditioned. It depends on the timing of the train you will get breakfast on this train. This train runs along with the holiest cities like Allahabad, Prashanth, and Gaya.
This New Delhi – Sealdah Express covers there a distance of 1457 km. You will get snacks, meals, water, tea, and coffee.
4. Mumbai – New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12951)
New Delhi – Kanpur Shatabdi Express (12034)
Max Speed: 140 km/ hour
The 12951 train runs from Mumbai Central to Borivali to Surat Vadodara Jn to Ratlam Jn to Nagda Jn to Kota Jn to New Delhi.
The 12034 train runs from New Delhi to Ghaziabad Jn to Etawah Jn to Kanpur Central.
There is another tie at the third position, the Mumbai – New Delhi Rajdhani Express that runs with the super-fast speed of 140n km per hour, and it covers the distance of 1384 km and latter it covers the distance of 440 km. You will get Morning/ Evening snacks, meals, bottled water, tea and coffee, soup, meals, and ice cream that have been served in both of the trains.
3.New Delhi- Bhopal Shatabdi Express(12002)
Max speed: 150 km/ hour
The train runs from New Delhi to Bhopal Shatabdi Express, and it is the second-largest train in India with a speed of 150 km per hour. It runs from Delhi to Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, and has covered a distance of 707 km. We are hearing the name Shatabdi for the century.
It was introduced in 1988 to commemorate Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary and was Madhavrao Scindia’s brainchild, who was the railway minister at that time. It is an entirely air-conditioned n train and provides the traveller’s snacks, coffee/tea, meals, and the one-litre water bottle / 300 ml packaged water.
2. Gatiman Express (12049/12050)
Max Speed: 160 km/ h
It covers a distance of 188 km, and it is the high-speed train that connects New Delhi to Agra in 1 hour and 40 minutes. It is one of the fastest trains in India, with the services like fire alarms, bio-toilets, automatic sliding doors, and GPS-based passenger information systems.
It is just like Airlines, and there are also train hostesses. In this, the passengers can also access multimedia and nonvegetarian meals available in North Indian and South Indian variations.
1. Vande Bharat Express- Train 18 (22439)
Max Speed: 180 km/h
It is the fastest train in India. It has a top speed of 180 km/hr. This superfast express has functioned with the run at 160 km/hr on the train’s tracks for safety purposes. This Train 18, aka Vande Bharat Express, has been considered the successor of the 30 years old Shatabdi Express. It is the fast engineless self-propelled train in this country, and it reduces the travelling time of the passengers.
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