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Best Trains from Delhi to Mumbai

The capital of the country, Delhi and the city of dreams, Mumbai are well connected via numerous transportations. The two cities are 1,427 km apart and you can choose from three options, road, rail, or air to travel between these two destinations.

If you are choosing road transportation, you can find cabs, buses, taxis, and others between the two destinations. The minimum time taken to travel between the two destinations is 25 hours. If you choose to fly to Mumbai from Delhi, it will take 90 minutes. You can find numerous direct flights to Mumbai from Delhi, every day. However, people prefer trains as it is economic and fast. On an average, a train travel from Delhi to Mumbai spans for 15.5 hours. Moreover, there are numerous trains to choose from, based on your budget, accommodation style, timing, and others.

What You Should Know

Delhi has numerous railway stations, but most commonly Mumbai trains start from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) or Hizrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (NZM). The two stations are just 20 minutes away.

The main railway station of Mumbai is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus which is a tourist attraction, too. However, trains from Delhi usually halt at Bandra Terminus, Mumbai Central Station, or Vasai Road Junction.

Foreign Tourist Quota

You can book train ticket under FTQ. If you wish to buy the pass, visit the New Delhi Railway Station International Tourist Bureau. This is located in the main building of the railway station, and is open throughout the day.

Dynamic Pricing

Unlike other routes, the trains between Delhi and Mumbai do not have a confirmed price. They follow dynamic pricing, especially in the high popularity trains like Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express, and others. Under dynamic pricing, the price of the ticket varies with demand. During some days, the cost of certain train ticket might be several times higher than another trains running during the same day, almost same timing. Thus, check all the trains and choose the one with the cost-effective option.

Trains running from Delhi to Mumbai

Below are the best trains chosen based on the ticket availability, cleanliness, punctuality, timing, ease of travel, and others.

12952 – New Delhi Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express

This train starts from New Delhi Railway Station and reaches Mumbai Central Station in a little more than 16 hours. The train starts from Delhi at 4.25 PM and reaches Mumbai by 8:15 AM, the next day.

Cost:

  • Cost of ticket in 1A coach (first class AC) – INR 4,760
  • Cost of ticket in 2A coach (Second class AC) – INR 2,830 – INR 4,073
  • Cost of ticket in 3A coach (Third class AC) – INR 2,070 – INR 2,753

The cost of the ticket varies as per the demand. The train runs seven days in a week and the tariff includes meal too. The train is fairly punctual. In rare cases, the train reaches Mumbai, a couple of minutes late. Thus, those who are travelling for business reasons to Mumbai choose this train.

12954 – August Kranti Rajdhani Express

The train starts from Hizrat Nizamuddin Railway Station and reached Mumbai Central. The train runs a little slower than the Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express and the fare of both the trains are the same. However, the train makes 12 stops in between. The train tariff includes meal too.

Cost:

  • Cost of ticket in 1A coach (first class AC) – INR 4,760
  • Cost of ticket in 2A coach (Second class AC) – INR 2,830 – INR 4,073
  • Cost of ticket in 3A coach (Third class AC) – INR 2,070 – INR 2,753

22210 New Delhi – Mumbai Central Duronto Express

This is one of the many Duronto Express trains, which run from Delhi to Mumbai. This train starts from New Delhi Railway Station and reaches Mumbai Central. This train runs only on Tuesday and Saturday. The train starts from 11.5 PM from Delhi and reaches Mumbai by 4:15 PM.

Cost:

  • Cost of ticket in 1A coach (first class AC) – INR 4,760
  • Cost of ticket in 2A coach (Second class AC) – INR 2,830 – INR 4,073
  • Cost of ticket in 3A coach (Third class AC) – INR 2,070 – INR 2,753

The cost of the ticket is same as that of Rajdhani Express. The train runs a little longer than the Rajdhani Express trains, but has good punctuality, comfort, and cleanliness. The train also offers foreign tourist quota.

09004 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Bandra Terminus Rajdhani Special

This is the fastest option to reach Mumbai from Delhi. The train takes less than 14 hours to reach Mumbai. The train runs only on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. The train starts at 4:15 PM from H. Nizamuddin Station and reaches Bandra Terminus at 6:10 AM.

Cost:

  • Cost of ticket in 1A coach (first class AC) – INR 5,445
  • Cost of ticket in 2A coach (Second class AC) – INR 3,230 – INR 4,698
  • Cost of ticket in 3A coach (Third class AC) – INR 2,300 – INR 3,106

The cost of the ticket is higher when compared to other trains, but it is famous for its speed. This train started its operation in 2017 to meet the demands.

12910 – Hazrat Nizamuddin - Mumbai Bandra T Garib Rath Express

Garib Rath is the group of trains, which are operated as economic option. Garib Rath means poor man's chariot. This train has only third class AC coaches and the cost of the ticket is around INR 1000. The train is clean, comfortable, and punctual. However, the demand for this low-cost train is sky-high. The train starts at H.Nizamuddin Station at 3.35 PM and reaches at 8:10 AM at Bandra Terminus. The tariff does not include meals and there is no pantry car in the train. You can choose on-board catering services for food. This train does not have foreign quota.

12926 – Paschim Express Deluxe Super Fast

This train has a long travel time, but a fixed cost. The non-AC sleeper coach of the train is just INR 585 and it is quite famous among economic travelers. The train starts at Amritsar and reach New Delhi Railway Station at 4:45 PM. The train then makes 24 stops before reaching Bandra Terminus at 2.45 PM.

Cost:

  • Cost of ticket in 1A coach (first class AC) – INR 3,855
  • Cost of ticket in 2A coach (Second class AC) – INR 2,250
  • Cost of ticket in 3A coach (Third class AC) – INR 1,555
  • Cost of ticket in SL coach (non-AC sleeper ) – INR 585

The train takes more than 22 hours and the ticket availability is a little low due to the heavy demand for SL tickets.

Other Trains running from Delhi to MUmbai

Train No. Train Name Delhi Station Departure Time Mumbai Station Arrival Time Time of Travel
12172 Haridwar Mumbai LTT AC SF Express NZM 00:10 LTT 23:45 23h 35m
12138 Punjab Mail NDLS 05:15 CSMT 07:45 26h 30m
12248 H.Nizamuddin Bandra Yuva Express NZM 15:35 BDTS 09:20 17h 45m
12472 Swaraj Express NDLS 21:50 BDTS 18:05 20h 15m
12494 Darshan Express NZM 21:35 NZM 13:45 21h 10m
12904 Golden Temple Mail NZM 07:20 MMCT 05:05 21h 45m

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Frequently Asked Questions

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09004 – Hazrat Nizamuddin – Bandra Terminus Rajdhani Express takes just 14 hours to reach Mumbai and is the fastest train.

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Dehradun Express takes 29 hours and 20 minutes from Delhi to Mumbai.

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More than 34 trains run between Delhi and Mumbai.

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On an average, it takes around 15 - 16 hours to reach Mumbai from Delhi. There are trains that travel in just 14 hours and some take more than 29 hours.

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The Rajdhani Express trains get high priority in scheduling and thus, the trains are highly punctual. They are clean and comfortable too.

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There are 24 stations in Delhi. Including the harbor lines, there are 140 stations in Mumbai.