Top 10 Highest-Speed Express Trains of Indian Railways

The fastest train in India was Bhopal Shatabdi with a top speed of 150 km/h and currently Gatiman Express is the super fastest train in India with a top speed of 160 km/h. Indian Railways also has an ambitious plan to increase the speed of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains to connect the major Indian cities of Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Follow the link to know more about top 10 High Power Locomotives of Indian Railways.

Fastest Trains of Indian Railways – भारतीय रेल के शीर्ष 10 उच्चतम स्पीड एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन

Gatimaan Express 12050 (New Delhi-Agra)


Maximum Speed – 160 km/h
Average Speed – 112 km/h

Gatimaan Express is a semi-high speed train that will connect New Delhi and Agra with in 100 minutes by Running at top speed of 160 km/hr. India’s two biggest tourist destinations Delhi and Agra train route will have India’s first semi-high speed train and also the fastest train in India

Bhopal Shatabdi (New Delhi- Bhopal)


Maximum Speed – 140 km/h
Average Speed – 100 km/h

The Bhopal Shatabdi is the fastest train in India with the top speed of 155 km/h on New Delhi-Agra stretch. New Delhi Habibganj Shatabdi Express connect metro and major tourist cities like New Delhi,Gwalior and Bhopal for pilgrimage and business.

Rajdhani Express (Mumbai-New Delhi)

Maximum Speed – 115 km/h
Average Speed – 88 km/h

Mumbai Rajdhani Express is a super fast express train, runs between Mumbai to Delhi and the fastest Rajdhani train of India. The Rajdhanis trains are one of the fastest trains in India along with Shatabdi and Duronto Express.

Sealdah Duronto (Sealdah-New Delhi)


Maximum Speed – 130 km/h
Average Speed – 87 km/h

New Delhi Duronto Express is the Superfast express train of the Duronto Express,runs between Sealdah and New Delhi.Duronto Express category trains are long-distance non stop trains and Sealdah Duronto Express is the first Duronto Express by the Indian Railways.

Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi (New Delhi-Kanpur)

Kanpur New Delhi Shatabdi Express is the second Shatabdi Express Train for Kanpur Central, Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Express being the first one. It is called as Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi because of reverse time table of Lucknow Shatabdi Express.

Howrah Rajdhani (New Delhi-Howrah)


The Howrah Rajdhani Express is the first Rajdhani train run by Indian railways between Howrah and New Delhi. Howrah Rajdhani is the first fully air-conditioned coaches train and the first express train in India to have five AC-2 tier coaches.

Howrah Duronto (New Delhi-Howrah)

The Howrah-New Delhi Duronto Express is also known as Kolkata Duronto Express and a very important train between Kolkata and the national capital. Kolkata Duronto train uses the Grand Chord route of Eastern Zone Indian Railways and one of the fastest trains on this route after Delhi Duronto, Sealdah Rajdhani and Howrah Rajdhani Express.

Allahabad Duronto Express (New Delhi-Allahabad)


The Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Allahabad Duronto Express train is the fastest train between Mumbai and Allahabad and one of the superfast express train of Indian Railways between  Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Allahabad Junction. Allahabad Duranto is a fully AC train and uses refurbished Rajdhani Express Coaches.

Sealdah Rajdhani Express (Sealdah-New Delhi)

The Sealdah Rajdhani Express connects Sealdah station of Kolkata to Delhi and is the second fastest train on the Sealdah-Delhi sector after Sealdah Duronto Express. Sealdah Rajdhani Express train is regularly hauled by a WAP 7 locomotive, a High Speed locomotive developed by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.

Garib Rath (Nizamuddin–Bandra)


Mumbai Bandra T-Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express is a fastest express train of the Garib Rath category,runs between Bandra Terminus and Hazrat Nizamuddin. The Garib Rath Express is the 2nd fastest train with top speed of 81.15 km/hr on the Mumbai Delhi sector after Rajdhani Express.

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