Fastest trains in India

This is a list of India's fastest long-distance trains by commercial speed (i.e., total distance covered divided by total time taken, including scheduled stoppages). The criterion for entry into this list is a commercial speed of at least 70 km/h. Note that speed is computed only over the entire length of a train's run (in both directions), and not for parts thereof. Where a train takes multiple routes (e.g., the Howrah Rajdhani), only the fastest is taken into consideration. All data is taken from the official website of the Indian Railways. (Note: the website gives "chargeable distance"[1], which on some routes, e.g. the Konkan Railway[1] and the AmbalaKalka section[2], is higher than the actual distance. This may lead to the impression that the speed of certain trains is higher than it actually is.)

List

Rank Train number
(outbound/inbound)
Train name Origin Destination Round trip distance (km) Round trip time (h:m) Commercial speed (km/h)
1 12259/12260 Sealdah Duronto Sealdah (Kolkata) New Delhi 2905 32:45 88.70
2 12001/12002 Bhopal Shatabdi Bhopal Junction New Delhi 1402 16:05 87.17
3 12951/12952 Mumbai Rajdhani Mumbai Central New Delhi 2768 31:55 86.73
4 12033/12034 Kanpur Shatabdi Kanpur Central New Delhi 874 10:10 85.97
5 12301/12302 Howrah Rajdhani Howrah (Kolkata) New Delhi 2894 33:55 85.33
6 12275/12276 Allahabad Duronto Allahabad New Delhi 1268 14:55 85.01
7 12273/12274 Howrah Duronto Howrah (Kolkata) New Delhi 2887 34:15 84.29
8 12313/12314 Sealdah Rajdhani Sealdah (Kolkata) New Delhi 2908 35:15 82.50
9 12909/12910 Bandra Terminus Garib Rath Bandra Terminus (Mumbai) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 2732 33:15 82.17
10 22209/22210 Mumbai Duronto Mumbai Central New Delhi 2768 34:25 80.43
11 12953/12954 August Kranti Rajdhani Mumbai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 2754 34:15 80.41
12 12249/12250 Howrah–New Delhi Yuva Howrah (Kolkata) New Delhi 2894 36:10 80.02
13 12003/12004 Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Lucknow New Delhi 1022 12:50 79.64
14 12247/12248 Bandra Terminus–H. Nizamuddin Yuva Bandra Terminus (Mumbai) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 2732 34:25 79.38
15 12309/12310 Patna Rajdhani Rajendra Nagar (Patna) New Delhi 2002 25:25 78.77
16 12281/12282 Bhubaneshwar Duronto Bhubaneshwar New Delhi 3451 44:00 78.43
17 12267/12268 Ahmedabad Duronto Mumbai Central Ahmedabad 982 12:40 77.53
18 12269/12270 Chennai Duronto Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 4352 56:15 77.37
19 12611/12612 Chennai Garib Rath Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 4353 56:25 77.16
20 12433/12434 Chennai Rajdhani Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 4352 56:25 77.14
21 12439/12440 Ranchi Rajdhani Ranchi New Delhi 2612 33:55 77.01
22 12285/12286 Secunderabad Duronto Secunderabad (Hyderabad) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 3320 43:15 76.76
23 12437/12438 Secunderabad Rajdhani Secunderabad (Hyderabad) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 3320 43:35 76.18
24 12289/12290 Mumbai CST–Nagpur Duronto Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai) Nagpur 1674 22:00 76.09
25 12263/12264 Pune Duronto Pune Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 3040 40:05 75.84
26 12261/12262 Mumbai CST–Howrah Duronto Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai) Howrah (Kolkata) 3936 52:35 74.85
27 22811/22812 Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani Bhubaneshwar New Delhi 3447 46:05 74.80
28 12297/12298 Ahmedabad–Pune Duronto Ahmedabad Pune 1270 17:00 74.71
29 12877/12878 Ranchi Garib Rath Ranchi New Delhi 2685 36:10 74.24
30 12239/12240 Jaipur Duronto Mumbai Central Jaipur 2318 31:15 74.18
31 12243/12244 Coimbatore Duronto Chennai Central Coimbatore 994 13:25 74.09
32 12441/12442 Bilaspur Rajdhani Bilaspur New Delhi 3002 41:00 73.22
33 12029/12030 Swarna Shatabdi New Delhi Amritsar 896 12:15 73.14
34 12213/12214 Yesvantpur Duronto Yesvantpur (Bangalore) Delhi Sarai Rohilla 4628 63:40 72.69
35 12013/12014 Amritsar Shatabdi New Delhi Amritsar 896 12:20 72.65
36 12221/12222 Pune–Howrah Duronto Pune Howrah (Kolkata) 4040 55:40 72.57
37 12027/12028 Bangalore Shatabdi Chennai Central Bangalore City 724 10:00 72.40
38 12009/12010 Ahmedabad Shatabdi Mumbai Central Ahmedabad 982 13:50 70.99
39 12059/12060 Kota Jan Shatabdi Kota Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 916 12:55 70.92
40 12007/12008 Mysore Shatabdi Chennai Central Mysore 1000 14:10 70.59
41 12025/12026 Pune Shatabdi Pune Secunderabad (Hyderabad) 1194 16:55 70.58
42 12293/12294 LTT–Allahabad Duronto Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Mumbai) Allahabad 2696 38:20 70.33
43 12429/12430 Bangalore Rajdhani Bangalore City Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 4730 67:20 70.25

Distribution of fastest trains by origin/destination cities

Delhi 31
Mumbai 11
Kolkata 7
Chennai 6
Pune 4
Ahmedabad 3
Bangalore 3
Hyderabad 3
Allahabad 2
Amritsar 2
Bhubaneshwar 2
Ranchi 2
Bhopal 1
Bilaspur 1
Coimbatore 1
Jaipur 1
Kanpur 1
Kota 1
Lucknow 1
Mysore 1
Nagpur 1
Patna 1

References and notes

  1. ^ a b IRFCA FAQ (See entry on "Chargeable Distance")
  2. ^ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Mailbag
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Last updated 15:04 IST 11-11-2012.

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