India is home to a wide variety of transport systems. Among them, railways are one of the most affordable modes of transport to move around any part of India. Now railways have developed their technology with high speed and semi high speed trains to reach passengers faster to their destinations with fewer stops. This article is about Vande Bharat Express Train or Train 18 among the recently launched semi high speed trains.

Vande Bharat Express trains or Train 18 are India’s fastest trains, traveling at 180 km per hour. It is faster than other high speed trains Tejas Express, Gatiman Express and Shatabdi Express. It is an indigenous train manufactured at Integral Coach Factory Chennai. This train has a total of 16 coaches, fully air-conditioned and equipped with automated doors, sensor-based taps, CCTV cameras, bio-toilets and Wi-Fi facilities. This article contains special features of Vande Bharat Express trains and a list of currently operational 8 Vande Bharat Express trains and their routes with fares.

Interesting Features of Vande Bharat Express Trains

  • Vande Bharat train runs much faster than existing trains.
  • Vande Bharat train does not have a separate engine compartment like other trains in India, it has an integrated engine like Bullet and Metro trains.
  • Vande Bharat Express has special features like fully airconditioned, automatic door, TV, Wi-Fi, bio vacuum toilets, and rotating seats in Exec. Chair Car
  • Meal charges are included in this train ticket price, so they provide breakfast, lunch and snacks on the train while you travel by train.
  • A distance that takes 12 hours by express train can be covered in 8 hours by Vande Bharat Express.

How Many Vande Bharat Trains are There in India 2023:

So far 8 Vande Bharat Express trains have started. We are listing the currently running Vande Bharat Express train names, routes, stops and ticket prices. Let’s see.

1. Vande Bharat Express New Delhi to Varanasi :

This train is the first Vande Bharat Express train in India which was launched on 15 February 2019. It runs 5 days a week between New Delhi and Varanasi Junction in Uttar Pradesh and stops at Kanpur Central and Prayagraj Junction. As it is a self-propelled train, it covers 759 km in just 8 hours.

Train Route:

  • New Delhi – Kanpur Central – Prayagraj Jn – Varanasi Jn.

What are the train numbers and the time of the New Delhi – Varanasi Vande Bharat Express?

  • 22435 Varanasi to New Delhi Vande Bharat Express departs Varanasi at 15:00 hrs and reaches New Delhi at 23:00 hrs.
  • 22436 New Delhi to Varanasi Vande Bharat Express Train departs New Delhi at 6:00 hrs and reaches Varanasi Jn at 14:00 hrs.

Ticket Prices of New Delhi – Varanasi Vande Bharat Express for 1 Adult in AC Chair Car and Exec. Chair Car:

Fares in AC Chair Car from New Delhi:

  • Kanpur Central:  1115/-
  • Prayagraj Jn: 1420/-
  • Varanasi Jn: 1805/-

Charges in Exec. Chair Car from New Delhi:

  • Kanpur Central: 2130/-
  • Prayagraj Jn: 2760/-
  • Varanasi Jn: 3355/-

Ticket price in AC Chair Car from Varanasi Jn.:

  • Prayagraj Jn: 555/-
  • Kanpur Central: 880/-
  • New Delhi: 1750/-

Fares in Exec. Chair Car from Varanasi Jn.:

  • Prayagraj Jn: 1060/-
  • Kanpur Central: 1710/-
  • New Delhi: 3305/-

How many days in a week does New Delhi – Varanasi Vande Bharat Express run?

  • New Delhi – Varanasi Vande Bharat Express runs on all days of the week except Monday and Thursday.

2. Vande Bharat Train New Delhi to Katra:

It is the second Vande Bharat Express train launched in India which runs from New Delhi to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. It starts from New Delhi and covers 655 km via Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana Jn, Jammu Tawi and takes you to Mata Vishno Devi Katra in just 8 hours.

Train Route:

  • New Delhi – Ambala Cant Jn – Ludhiana Jn – Jammu Tawi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra.

What are the train numbers and the time of New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express?

  • 22439 New Delhi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express departs New Delhi at 6:00 hrs and reaches Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 14:00 hrs.
  • 22440 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra to New Delhi Vande Bharat Express Train departs Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 15:00 hrs and reaches New Delhi at 23:00 hrs.

Ticket Prices of New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express for 1 Adult in AC Chair Car and Exec. Chair Car:

Fares in AC Chair Car from New Delhi:

  • Ambala Cant Jn: 725/-
  • Ludhiana Jn: 920/-
  • Jammu Tawi: 1335/-
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra: 1665/-

Charges in Exec. Chair Car from New Delhi:

  • Ambala Cant Jn: 1335/-
  • Ludhiana Jn: 1730/-
  • Jammu Tawi: 2590/-
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra: 3055/-

Ticket price in AC Chair Car from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra:

  • Jammu Tawi: 490/-
  • Ludhiana Jn: 905/-
  • Ambala Cant Jn: 1300/-
  • New Delhi: 1610/-

Fares in Exec. Chair Car from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra:

  • Jammu Tawi: 925/-
  • Ludhiana Jn: 1775/-
  • Ambala Cant Jn: 2365/-
  • New Delhi: 3005/-

How many days in a week does New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express run?

  • New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express runs on all days of the week except Tuesday.

3. Mumbai – Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express:

This train is India’s third Vande Bharat Express train that takes you from Mumbai to Gandhinagar in just 6 hours 15 minutes (distance of 522 km) and stops at Vapi, Surat, Vadodara Jn and Ahmedabad Jn. It runs 6 days a week.

Train Route:

  • Mumbai Central – Vapi – Surat – Vadodara Jn – Ahmedabad Jn – Gandhinagar Capital.

What are the train numbers and the time of Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express?

  • 20901 Mumbai Central to Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express departs Mumbai Central at 6:00 hrs and reaches Gandhinagar Capital at 12:25 hrs.
  • 20902 Gandhinagar Capital to Mumbai Central Vande Bharat Express Train departs Gandhinagar Capital at 14:05 hrs and reaches Mumbai Central at 20:25 hrs.

Ticket Prices of Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express for 1 Adult in AC Chair Car and Exec. Chair Car:

Fares in AC Chair Car from Mumbai Central:

  • Vapi: 670/-
  • Surat: 830/-
  • Vadodara Jn: 1040/-
  • Ahmedabad Jn: 1200/-
  • Gandhinagar Capital: 1255/-

Charges in Exec. Chair Car from Mumbai Central:

  • Vapi: 1235/-
  • Surat: 1560/-
  • Vadodara Jn: 1980/-
  • Ahmedabad Jn: 2295/-
  • Gandhinagar Capital: 2435/-

Ticket price in AC Chair Car from Gandhinagar Capital:

  • Ahmedabad Jn: 380/-
  • Vadodara Jn: 545/-
  • Surat: 770/-
  • Vapi: 905/-
  • Mumbai Central: 1420/-

Fares in Exec. Chair Car from Gandhinagar Capital:

  • Ahmedabad Jn: 705/-
  • Vadodara Jn: 1040/-
  • Surat: 1490/-
  • Vapi: 1775/-
  • Mumbai Central: 2630/-

How many days in a week do Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express run?

  • Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express runs on all days of the week except Sunday.

4. New Delhi – Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express:

This train is the fourth Vande Bharat Express train flagged off on 13th October 2022 that takes you from New Delhi to Andaura, Himachal Pradesh in just 5 hours 15 minutes (distance of 412 km) and stops at Amabala Cantt Jn, Chandigarh, Anandpur Sahib and Una. It runs 6 days a week.

Train Route:

  • New Delhi – Ambala Cantt Jn – Chandigarh – Anandpur Sahib – Una Himachal – Amb Andaura.

What are the train numbers and the time of New Delhi – Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express?

  • 22447 New Delhi to Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express departs New Delhi at 5:50 hrs and reaches Amb Andaura at 11:05 hrs.
  • 22448 Amb Andaura to New Delhi Vande Bharat Express Train departs Amb Andaura at 13:00 hrs and reaches New Delhi at 18:25 hrs.

Ticket Prices of New Delhi – Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express for 1 Adult in AC Chair Car and Exec. Chair Car:

Fares in AC Chair Car from New Delhi:

  • Ambala Cantt Jn: 725/-
  • Chandigarh Junction: 805/-
  • Anandpur Sahib: 960/-
  • Una Himachal: 1030/-
  • Amb Andaura : 1075/-

Charges in Exec. Chair Car from New Delhi:

  • Ambala Cantt Jn: 1335/-
  • Chandigarh Junction: 1495/-
  • Anandpur Sahib: 1825/-
  • Una Himachal: 1950/-
  • Amb Andaura : 2045/-

Ticket price in AC Chair Car from Amb Andaura:

  • Una Himachal: 380/-
  • Anandpur Sahib: 640/-
  • Chandigarh Junction: 780/-
  • Amabala Cantt Jn: 855/-
  • New Delhi: 1240/-

Fares in Exec. Chair Car from from Amb Andaura:

  • Una Himachal: 705/-
  • Anandpur Sahib: 1050/-
  • Chandigarh Junction: 1335/-
  • Amabala Cantt Jn: 1490/-
  • New Delhi: 2240/-

How many days in a week does New Delhi – Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express run?

  • New Delhi – Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express runs on all days of the week except Friday.

5. Chennai – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express Train:

This Vande Bharat Express train is the first in South India and the 5th in India, flagged off on 11 November 2022, which will take you from Chennai to Mysore, Karnataka in just 6 hours 30 minutes (distance of 496 km) and stops at KSR Bangalore City And Katpadi Junction only. It runs 6 days a week.

Train Route:

  • MGR Chennai Central – Katapadi Junction – KSR Bengaluru City Junction – Mysuru Junction.

What are the train numbers and the time of MGR Chennai Centra – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express?

  • 20607 MGR Chennai Central to Mysuru Vande Bharat Express departs Chennai Central at 5:50 hrs and reaches Mysuru at 12:20 hrs.
  • 20608 Mysuru to MGR Chennai Central Vande Bharat Express Train departs Mysuru at 13:05 hrs and reaches Chennai Central at 19:30 hrs.

Ticket Rates of MGR Chennai Centra – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express for 1 Adult in AC Chair Car and Exec. Chair Car:

Fares in AC Chair Car from Chennai Central:

  • Katpadi Junction: 495/-
  • KSR Bengaluru City Junction: 995/-
  • Mysuru Junction: 1200/-

Charges in Exec. Chair Car from Chennai Central:

  • Katpadi Junction: 950/-
  • KSR Bengaluru City Junction: 1885/-
  • Mysuru Junction: 2295/-

Ticket price in AC Chair Car from Mysuru:

  • KSR Bengaluru City Junction: 720/-
  • Katpadi Junction: 1175/-
  • Chennai Central: 1365/-

Fares in Exec. Chair Car from Mysuru:

  • KSR Bengaluru City Junction: 1215/-
  • Katpadi Junction: 2110/-
  • Chennai Central: 2485/-

How many days in a week does MGR Chennai Central – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express run?

  • MGR Chennai Central – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express runs on all days of the week except Wednesday.

6. Vande Bharat Express Train Bilaspur to Nagpur:

It is the sixth Vande Bharat Express train to be launched in India, running from Bilaspur to Nagpur by South East Central Railway. It starts from Bilaspur and covers 412 kms via Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Gondia and takes you to Nagpur in just 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Train Route:

  • Bilaspur – Raipur Jn – Durg Jn – Raj Nandgaon – Gondia – Nagpur.

What are the train numbers and the time of Bilaspur – Nagpur Vande Bharat Express?

  • 20825 Bilaspur to Nagpur Vande Bharat Express departs Bilaspur at 6:45 hrs and reaches Nagpur at 12:15 hrs.
  • 20826 Nagpur to Bilaspur Vande Bharat Express Train departs Nagpur at 14:05 hrs and reaches Bilaspur at 19:35 hrs.

Train Fares of Bilaspur – Nagpur Vande Bharat Express for 1 Adult in AC Chair Car and Exec. Chair Car:

Fares in AC Chair Car from Bilaspur:

  • Raipur Jn: 440/-
  • Durg Jn: 595/-
  • Raj Nandgaon: 645/-
  • Gondia Jn: 800/-
  • Nagpur: 1075/-

Charges in Exec. Chair Car from Bilaspur:

  • Raipur Jn: 835/-
  • Durg Jn: 1075/-
  • Raj Nandgaon: 1170/-
  • Gondia Jn: 1490/-
  • Nagpur: 2045/-

Ticket price in AC Chair Car from Nagpur:

  • Gondia Jn 665/-
  • Raj Nandgaon 830/-
  • Durg Jn 885/-
  • Raipur Jn 1000/-
  • Bilaspur: 1240/-

Fares in Exec. Chair Car from Nagpur:

  • Gondia Jn 1100/-
  • Raj Nandgaon 1435/-
  • Durg Jn 1540/-
  • Raipur Jn 1755/-
  • Bilaspur: 2240/-

How many days in a week does Bilaspur – Nagpur Vande Bharat Express run?

  • Bilaspur – Nagpur Vande Bharat Express runs on all days of the week except Saturday.

7. Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express Train:

It is the seventh Vande Bharat Express train to be launched in India, running from Howrah to New Jalpaiguri by Eastern Railway. It starts from Howrah and covers 561 kms via Bolpur Shantiniketan, Malda Twon, Barsoi Junction and takes you to New Jalpaiguri Junction in West Bengal in just 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Train Route:

  • Howrah Junction – Bolpur Shanktiniketan – Malda Town – Barsoi Junction – New Jalpaiguri Junction.

What are the train numbers and the time of Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express?

  • 22301 Howrah to New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express departs Howrah at 5:55 hrs and reaches New Jalpaiguri at 13:25 hrs.
  • 22302 New Jalpaiguri to Howrah Vande Bharat Express Train departs New Jalpaiguri at 15:05 hrs and reaches Howrah at 22:35 hrs.

Ticket Rates of Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express Train for 1 Adult in AC Chair Car and Exec. Chair Car:

Fares in AC Chair Car from Howrah:

  • Bolpur Shantiniketan: 610 /-
  • Malda Town: 880 /-
  • Barsoi Junction: 1005/-
  • New Jalpaiguri Junction: 1455/-

Charges in Exec. Chair Car from Howrah:

  • Bolpur Shantiniketan: 1090/-
  • Malda Town: 1630/-
  • Barsoi Junction: 1885/-
  • New Jalpaiguri Junction: 2600/-

Ticket price in AC Chair Car from New Jalpaiguri:

  • Barsoi Junction: 535/-
  • Malda Town: 675/-
  • Bolpur Shantiniketan: 1155/-
  • Howrah Junction: 1385/-

Fares in Exec. Chair Car from New Jalpaiguri:

  • Barsoi Junction: 1015/-
  • Malda Town: 1295/-
  • Bolpur Shantiniketan: 2065/-
  • Howrah Junction: 2535/-

How many days in a week does Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express run?

  • Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express runs on all days of the week except Wednesday.

8. Vande Bharat Express Train Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad:

It is the second Vande Bharat Express train launched in South India and the 8th train in India, operated by East Coast Railways from Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad. This is the new Vande Bharat Express train route which started on 15 January 2023. It starts from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and covers 699 kms via Rajahmundry, Vijayawada Junction, Khammam, Warangal and takes you to Secundrabad Junction in Telangana in Just 8 hours and 30 minutes.

Train Route:

  • Visakhapatnam – Rajahmundry – Vijayawada – Khammam – Warangal – Secundrabad.

What are the train numbers and the time of Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express?

  • 20833 Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express departs Visakhapatnam at 5:45 hrs and reaches Secunderabad at 14:15 hrs.
  • 20834 – Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express Train departs Secunderabad at 15:00 hrs and reaches Visakhapatnam at 23:30 hrs.

Train Fares of Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express for 1 Adult in AC Chair Car and Exec. Chair Car:

Fares in AC Chair Car from Visakhapatnam:

  • Rajahmundry: 575/-
  • Vijayawada Junction: 890/-
  • Khammam: 1030/-
  • Warangal: 1200/-
  • Secundrabad Junction: 1595/-

Charges in Exec. Chair Car from Visakhapatnam:

  • Rajahmundry: 1110/-
  • Vijayawada Junction: 1675/-
  • Khammam: 1950/-
  • Warangal: 2315/-
  • Secundrabad Junction: 2910/-

Ticket price in AC Chair Car from Secunderabad:

  • Warangal: 480/-
  • Khammam: 695/-
  • Vijayawada Junction: 835/-
  • Rajahmundry: 1270/-
  • Visakhapatnam: 1540/-

Fares in Exec. Chair Car from Secunderabad:

  • Warangal: 925/-
  • Khammam: 1340/-
  • Vijayawada Junction: 1625/-
  • Rajahmundry: 2290/-
  • Visakhapatnam: 2860/-

How many days in a week does Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express run?

  • Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express runs on all days of the week except Sunday.

We have provided you with the ticket prices and routes of Vande Bharat Express trains that have started till date. Hope you are satisfied with this information. If you have any suggestions, please let me know by comment.

1. How many Vande Bharat trains will be launched?

According to news reports, 75 Vande Bharat Express trains will run in the country by August 2023. Currently 8 Vande Bharat trains are running.

2. Does Vande Bharat have a sleeper coach?

No, Vande Bharat Express doesn’t have a sleeper coach. Currently, only AC Chair Car and Exec Chair Car seating arrangements are available.

3. Is Vande Bharat a private train?

No, Vande Bharat Express is not a private train. It is operated by Indian Railways.

4. What are the Upcoming Vande Bharat Express Train Routes?

Two new Vande Bharat Express train routes likely to flag off in February
1. From Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Sainagar Shirdi
2. From Sholapur to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

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