Top 10 Longest Train Routes in India
India contains one of the largest railway networks in the world. It contains a total of 7,500 stations, rail track of 115,000 km. The train route is used to serve 7421 freight trains and 12,617 passenger trains daily. Indian Railways are under the maintenance of Minister of Railways, which is a single management system.
India had the World’s 3rd largest railway network. Some of the trains in India starts at the Himalayas in Jammu and ends in the mainlands of Kanyakumari. Vivek Express is considered as one of the longest trains in case of distance covered.
Here is the list of top 10 longest railway routes in India:
1. Vivek Express
Vivek Express is the train which covers the longest train route, runs between Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari. It had 55 scheduled stops and covers a total distance of 4286 kilometres. The total running time of the Vivek Express is 82 hours 45 minutes. This train was started on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
It passes through the 8 states of the country and is considered as the 9th longest train route in the world. It joins Tamil Nadu, North-eastern India to Kanyakumari, Dibrugarh in Assam. It contains sleeper class, 2 AC, 3 AC and passenger. It will depart every week on Monday.
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2. Himsagar Express
Himsagar Express is the 2nd longest train which travels between Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari. It covers a total distance of 3787 kilometres within 72 hours at an average speed of 52 km/hr. It had 73 halt stations and covers 12 of the Indian states. The total running time of the Himsagar Express is 73 hours 5 minutes.
It runs between Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra in Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. Out of 29 states in India, it will cover 12 states. This train is famous among pilgrims who travel to Vaishno Devi. It contains passenger, Sleeper class and 3 AC. It is a weekly train which travels only on Monday.
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3. Ten Jammu Express
Ten Jammu Express is the 3rd longest train which travels between Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra temple in Jammu and Kashmir. It covers a total distance of 3,642 kilometres with an average running time of 69 hours. Out of a total of 523 route stations, it had a total of 62 halt stations.
In between the Tirunelveli and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, it covers 11 states. It contains a sleeper class and 2 AC. It runs 2 times a week, that is on Monday and Friday.
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Navyug Express is the 4th longest train which travels between Mangalore and Jammu. It covers a total distance of 3607 kilometres within 68 hours and with an average speed of 50.4 km/hr. It had a total of 61 halt stations and covers almost 12 states. The average journey time of this train is 68 hours and 20 minutes.
The halt stations of Navyug Express are New Delhi, Calicut, Agra, Coimbatore Junction, Gwalior, Vijayawada, Jhansi Junction and Bhopa Junction. This train was introduced to improve the connectivity of Jammu and Kashmir with other states. It contains a sleeper class, 2 AC and 3 AC. This will depart once weekly on Monday.
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5. Guwahati Express
Guwahati Express is the 5th longest trains which travel from Thiruvananthapuram to Guwahati. It covers a total distance of 3553 kilometres within 65 hours and with an average speed of 55 km/hr. It had a total of 48 halt stations and covers 7 states. It will start from the capital of Kerala and travel through the breadth of the country for reaching the capital of Assam.
In between the Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati, it covers almost 7 states. It contains a sleeper class, 2 AC and 3AC. It will be scheduled once a week on Sunday.
6. Dibrugarh Express
Dibrugarh Express is the 6th longest train travel which runs between Yeshwantpur and Bangalore to Dibrugarh in Assam. It covers a total distance of 3547 kilometres in 68 hours. It travels with an average speed of 49 kmph. It covers almost 7 states with a total of 35 halt stations in between Yeshwantpur and Dibrugarh.
Despite being named as Dibrugarh Express, it will start at New Tinsukia, which is about 15 kilometres from Dibrugarh. The major cities the train covers are Bengaluru, Dimapur, Vijayawada, Guwahati, Vishakapatnam, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. It contains a sleeper class, 3 AC and 2 AC. It will run weekly on Tuesday.
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7. Raptisagar Express
Raptisagar Express is the 7th longest train travel which runs between Eranakulam and Barauni. It covers a total distance of 3438 kilometres in 62 hours. It travels with an average speed of 55 km/hr. It had a total of 60 halt stations, which covers almost 8 states during its journey.
Raptisagar Express runs between Barauni in Begusarai and Ernakulam Junction in Kerala. It travels from southwestern corner of India to eastern destination. This is a weekly train which runs on Monday. It offers sleeper class, 1 AC, 2 AC and 3 AC.
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8. Kerala Sampark Kranti Express
Kerala Sampark Kranti Express runs between Kochuveli Railway Station and Chandigarh. It covers a total distance of 3398 km in 54 hours 25 minutes. It is the 8th longest train journey in India. It travels with an average speed of 62 km/hr. It had a total of 22 halt stations, which covers almost 9 states during its journey.
Kerala Sampark Kranti Express runs between Thiruvananthapuram and Punjab. It started its first service from 30th March 2005. The service frequency of this train will be weekly. It contains general class, First Ac, 2 Tier-AC, 3 Tier AC. It is currently operated by Indian Railways. Read More A Complete Guide on Indian Railways.
9. Amritsar Kochuveli Express
Amritsar Kochuveli Express is the 9th longest train journey, which runs between Amritsar and Kochuveli. It covers a total distance of 3295 kilometres in just 57 hours and 20 minutes. It is a superfast express which travels with an average speed of 60 km/hr. It had a total of 24 halt stations, covers nearly 7 states during its journey.
It travels the northwestern frontier of India to reach the southern part of the country. It is currently operated by Northern Railway zone. This is a weekly train which contains General unreserved class, 2 tier AC, 3 tier AC and Sleeper Class.
10. Dehradun Kochuveli Superfast Express
Dehradun Kochuveli Superfast Express is the 10th longest train journey in India. It runs between Dehradun and Kochuveli. It covers a total distance of 3,154 kilometres in just 57 hours and 25 minutes. It had a total 24 halt station, runs with an average speed of 60 kmph. It covers almost 9 states during its journey.
It travels from the capital of Uttarakhand to the capital of Kerala. It is a weekly express which starts its journey on every Friday. It contains General unreserved class, 2 tier AC, 3 tier AC and Sleeper Class. It is currently being operated by Southern Railways.
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