Top 12 Best Trains of Indian Railways to Travel India

Getting around India by train is one of the most fascinating journeys and you will have best traveling experiences of life time, Where you will meet different people, different languages and the best of Indian train hawkers like Chai wala selling tea in a very unique way, mimick and selling toys on trains etc.

Indian Railways offers different class for better travel experience like First Class, 2A, Three tier AC, sleeper class, Chair Car and the most crowded general bogie class. Here is the list of top 10 most popular and best trains to travel in India, connecting every corner of the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

Vande Bharat Express

Vande Bharat Express also known as Train 18 is currently the fastest train of Indian Railways, flagged off by Narendra Modi 2019 between Delhi-Varanasi route. Indian Railways is also planning the Train 20 semi high speed train to replace the Rajdhani Express fleet of the Indian Railways.

Gatiman Express

Gatimaan Express between Delhi and Jhansi the second fastest train in India after Train 18, haul by Indian locomotive WAP 5 class from both the directions and equipped with LHB coaches, bio-toilets, sliding doors and fire alarms.

Rajdhani Express

Rajdhani Express series of passenger trains connecting New Delhi with the largest cities or capital cities of various Indian states. These trains gets the highest priority on the Indian railway route and network along with Shatabdi Express and Duronto Express.

Shatabdi Express

Shatabdi Express superfast trains are among the fastest trains in India that connect metro cities and return to the station of origin on the same day. Bhopal Shatabdi express is currently the third fastest train in India with a peak speed of 155 km/h.

Duronto Express

Duronto Express are long distance destination trains of Indian Railways, With yellow green coaches and connect the several metros cities of India with major state capitals.

Tejas Express

Tejas Express are the first semi high speed trains of Indian Railways, Listed among the top 10 fastest trains in India and also get the highest priority on the Indian railway network like Rajdhani,Gatimaan Express, Shatabdi, Vande Bharat Express and Duronto Express.

Garib Rath Express

Garib Rath Express are long distance passenger trains with fares less than the AC classes in other Super-fast express trains but runs at maximum speed 140 kmph. As of now there are 26 Garib Rath Express trains are active in India and do not provided free bedding or food.

Jan Shatabdi

Jan Shatabdi Express trains of Indian Railways is actually an economical version of the Shatabdi series of trains but at affordable cost and classes like AC Chair Car, 2nd Class seating.

Suvidha Express

Suvidha Express or Premium Express were introduced by Indian Railways for the busiest routes with dynamic pricing in fares, gets priority like Shatabdi Express on the Indian railway network.

AC Express

AC Express of Indian Railways are passenger trains with full air conditioned coaches, travel at 130 km/h speed at some sections and among the fastest trains in India.

Hamsafar Express

Humsafar Express are fully 3 tier AC designed trains of Indian Railways with modern facilities like comfortable berths, tea Vending machines, Bio-toilets, Khadi bedrolls and equipped with passenger security.

Sampark Kranti Express

Sampark Kranti series of express trains are one of the top speed trains of Indian railways connections all the major cities around the country with national capital. The Sampark Kranti trains provide high speed options at normal prices at same fare as regular superfast trains of Indian Railways.

Best Trains to Travel in India

Double Decker Express, Yuva Express, Uday Express and Superfast Trains of IR such as Howrah Mumbai Mail, Azad Hind Express, Antyodaya Express,Jan Sadharan Express and Superfast Express trains are few more list of best Indian Railways express rail for passenger services in different routes.

  • Vivek Express is the longest running train of the Indian Railways from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari.
  • Himsagar Express covers a distance of 3787 km between Katra in Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari of Tamil Nadu.
  • Navyug Express is 5th longest distance travelled train that travels through the most number of Indian states.
  • Double Decker Express also gets high priority on Indian Railways and among fast trains in India.
  • Yuva Express series of trains offers low-cost travel option in AC 2 Tier and AC 3 Tier coaches.
  • Uday Express are chair car trains designed by Indian Railways, completely Double-Decker trains.
  • Antyodaya Express with general coaches is designed by Indian Railways on peak routes having more rush.

The list does not includes Metro,Suburban,Intercity, Luxury trains of India like Deccan oddessy, Golden chariot, Maharaja express and Palace on wheels as well as Toy trains of India including Darjling railway, Nilgiri railway, Kalka shimla toy train and matheran hill railway.

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