Vande Bharat Express Trains in India: Routes and Full List

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Vande Bharat Express Trains List: Vande Bharat Express is a high-speed train in India that runs between New Delhi and Varanasi. It is also known as Train 18, and it was designed and developed by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, India. The train started its commercial run on February 17, 2019.

Vande Bharat Express Train Numbers

SL NOTrains & Numbers
1Varanasi – New Delhi (22435)New Delhi – Varanasi (22436)
2New Delhi – SMVD KATRA (22439)SMVD KATRA -New Delhi (22440)
3Mumbai Central- Gandhinagar CAP (20901)Gandhinagar CAP -Mumbai Central (20902)
4New Delhi – Amb Andaura (22447)Amb Andaura – New Delhi (22448)
5Chennai – Mysuru (20607)Mysuru- Chennai (20608)
6Bilaspur Junction – Nagpur Junction (20825)Nagpur – Bilaspur Junction (20826)
7Howrah-New Jalpaiguri (22301)New Jalpaiguri Junction – Howrah (22302)
8Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam (20834)Visakhapatnam -Secunderabad (20833)
9Mumbai -Sainagar Shirdi (22223)Sainagar Shirdi-Mumbai (22224)
10Mumbai – Solapur (22225)Solapur- Mumbai (22226)

Vande Bharat Express train: Features

Vande Bharat Express is considered one of the fastest trains in India, with a maximum speed of 200 km/h. It has 16 coaches, including two executive class coaches and 14 chair car coaches. The train is equipped with modern facilities such as onboard Wi-Fi, GPS-based passenger information system, and automatic doors with sliding footsteps.

The train’s design is inspired by the Make in India initiative, which aims to promote domestic manufacturing and reduce dependence on imports. The train is powered by electric traction, which makes it more environmentally friendly than diesel-powered trains.

As of January 12, there are seven high-speed Vande Bharat Express trains operating in the country. On January 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the eighth train, which travels from Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam.

Vande Bharat Express trains are equipped with advanced safety features, including the Kavach technology, which helps prevent train collisions and accidents on rail tracks. In addition, all classes on these trains offer comfortable reclining seats, while the Executive Coaches boast the added convenience of 180-degree rotating seats.

Vande Bharat Express Train Routes:

Here is Complete List of Vande Bharat Express Trains and their routes:-

  1. Varanasi – New Delhi (22435)/ New Delhi – Varanasi (22436) The first Vande Bharat Express train was launched on February 18, 2019. This route connects the holy city of Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) to the capital city of Delhi, with stops at Thyagraj and Kanpur. The train operates five days a week, except on Mondays and Thursdays.
  2. New Delhi – SMVD KATRA (22439) / SMVD KATRA -New Delhi (22440) The second Vande Bharat Express train runs between Delhi and Katra (Jammu and Kashmir). It was inaugurated by Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs, on October 3, 2019, and started running commercially on October 5, 2019. The train stops at Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, and Jammu Tawi, and operates six days a week, except on Tuesdays.
  3. Mumbai Central- Gandhinagar CAP (20901)/ Gandhinagar CAP -Mumbai Central (20902) The third Vande Bharat Express train was launched on September 30, 2022, and covers the route from Gandhinagar (Gujarat) to Mumbai (Maharashtra) in less than six hours, making it faster, quieter, and smoother than other trains on this route. It operates six days a week, excluding Sundays.
  4. New Delhi – Amb Andaura (22447) /Amb Andaura – New Delhi (22448) The fourth Vande Bharat Express train was launched on October 13, 2022, and covers the route from New Delhi to Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. It operates six days a week.
  5. Chennai – Mysuru (20608)/ Mysuru- Chennai (20607) The fifth Vande Bharat Express train was launched on November 10, 2022. This high-speed train stops at Katpadi and KRS Bengaluru and covers a distance of 479 km. It operates six days a week, except for Wednesdays.
  6. Vande Bharat Express train: Bilaspur Junction – Nagpur Junction (20825) /Nagpur – Bilaspur Junction (20826) The sixth Vande Bharat Express train was launched on December 11, 2022, this train runs from Bilaspur to Nagpur, making stops in Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, and Gondia. It operates 6 days a week, except on Saturdays.
  7. Vande Bharat Express train: Howrah-New Jalpaiguri (22301) /New Jalpaiguri Junction – Howrah (22302) Seventh Vande Bharat Express train was launched on December 30, 2022, this train runs from Howrah to New Jalpaiguri, operating 6 days a week, except on Wednesdays.
  8. Vande Bharat Express train: Visakhapatnam–Secunderabad (20833) / Secunderabad–Visakhapatnam train (20834) Eighth Vande Bharat Express train was launched on January 15, 2023, this train runs from Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad with stops at Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal, and Secunderabad.

Vande Bharat Train Schedule

Find below the timetable of the Vande Bharat trains running on various routes.

NameFromToDepartureArrivalDays of OperationMajor Stations
Vande Bharat Express – 22435Varanasi Junction-BSBNew Delhi Railway Station-NDLS3:00 PM11:00 PMExcept Monday and ThursdayKanpur Central and Prayagraj Junction
Vande Bharat Express – 22436New Delhi Railway Station-NDLSVaranasi Junction-BSB6:00 AM2:00 PMExcept Monday and ThursdayKanpur Central and Prayagraj Junction
Vande Bharat Express-22439New Delhi Railway Station-NDLSSMVD KATRA6:00 AM2:00 PMExcept TuesdayLudhiana Junction and Jammu Tawi
Vande Bharat Express-22440SMVD KATRANew Delhi Railway Station-NDLS3:00 PM11:00 PMExcept TuesdayLudhiana Junction and Jammu Tawi
Vande Bharat Express –20901Mumbai CentralGandhinagara CAP6.00 AM12.25 PMExcept SundaySurat, Vapi, Borivali, Vadodara Junction and Ahmedabad Junction
Vande Bharat Express 20902Gandhinagar CAPMumbai Central2:05 PM8.15PMExcept SundaySurat, Vapi, Borivali, Vadodara Junction and Ahmedabad Junction
Vande Bharat Express – 22447New DelhiAmb Andaura5:50 PM11.05 PMExcept FridayChandigarh Junction
Vande Bharat Express – 22448Amb AndauraNew Delhi1:00 PM6.25 PMExcept FridayChandigarh Junction
Vande Bharat Express – 20607Chennai CentralMysuru5:50 PM12:30 AMExcept WednesdayKatpadi Junction and KSR Bengaluru
Vande Bharat Express – 20608MysuruChennai Central1:05 PM7:35 PMExcept WednesdayKatpadi Junction and KSR Bengaluru
Vande Bharat Express 20825Bilaspur JunctionNagpur Junction6:4512:15Except SaturdayRaipur, Durg and Gondia.
Vande Bharat Express 20826Nagpur JunctionBilaspur Junction2:05 PM7.35 PMExcept SaturdayRaipur, Durg and Gondia.
Vande Bharat Express 22301Howrah JunctionNew Jalpaiguri Junction5:55 AM1.25 PMExcept WednesdayBolpur, Shantiniketan, Malda Town and Barsoi
Vande Bharat Express 22302New Jalpaiguri JunctionHowrah Junction3:05 PM8:24 PMExcept WednesdayBolpur, Shantiniketan,  Malda Town and Barsoi
Vande Bharat Express 20834SecunderabadVisakhapatnam3:00 PM11.30 PMExcept SundayWarangal, Khammam, Vijayawada and Rajahmundry stations.
Vande Bharat Express 20833VisakhapatnamSecunderabad5.45 a.m2.15 PMExcept SundayWarangal, Khammam, Vijayawada and Rajahmundry stations.
Vande Bharat Express 22223CSMTSainagar Shirdi6.20 Am11.40 AMExcept TuesdayDadar, Thane, Nashik Road
Vande Bharat Express 22224Sainagar ShirdiCSMT5.25 PM10.50 PMExcept TuesdayDadar, Thane andNashik Road
Vande Bharat Express 22225CSMTSolapur10.40 PM12.35 AMExcept ThursdayDadar, Kalyan, Pune and Karduwadi
Vande Bharat Express 22226SolapurCSMT6.05 AM12.35 PMExcept ThursdayDadar, Kalyan, Pune and Karduwadi

Vande Bharat Train Speed

TRAINNO.DISTANCETRAVEL TIMESPEED
New Delhi – Varanasi Vande Bharat Express22435/22436759 km (472 mi)8h 0m130 km/h (81 mph)
New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express22439/224408h 0m130 km/h (81 mph)82 km/h (51 mph)
Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express20901/20902522 km (324 mi)6h 25m130 km/h (81 mph)
New Delhi – Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express22447/224485h 15m130 km/h (81 mph)77 km/h (48 mph)
MGR Chennai Central – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express20607/206086h 30m110 km/h (68 mph)76 km/h (47 mph)
Bilaspur – Nagpur Vande Bharat Express20825/208265h 30m130 km/h (81 mph)75 km/h (47 mph)
Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express22301/223027h 30m130 km/h (81 mph)75 km/h (47 mph)
Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express20833/208348h 30m130 km/h (81 mph)82 km/h (51 mph)
Mumbai CSMT- Solapur Vande Bharat Express22225/222266h 30m110 km/h (68 mph)70 km/h (43 mph)
Mumbai CSMT – Sainagar Shirdi Vande Bharat Express22223/222245h 20m110 km/h (68 mph)64 km/h (40 mph)

Overall, Vande Bharat Express is a significant step forward for the Indian railway system, providing passengers with a comfortable and efficient mode of transportation between New Delhi and Varanasi.

FAQ’s about Vande Bharat Express

What is the price of a Vande Bharat Express ticket?

A ticket for an AC Chair Car on the train costs Rs 1,670, while an Executive Chair Car ticket costs Rs 3,075. The train with number 22436 runs every day except for Monday and Thursday, departing from New Delhi at 6:00 am and arriving in Varanasi at 2:00 pm.

Does Vande Bharat Express provide free food?

Lunch is only served to passengers traveling from the Mysuru leg of the journey. Unfortunately, due to the current train schedule, passengers on the second leg of the journey from Bengaluru to Chennai will not receive lunch.

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