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Best Trains from Mumbai to Delhi

Delhi and Mumbai are two main important commercial destinations, and tourist spots. Number of people travelling between the two destinations is numerous. Thus, the government has introduced numerous transportation options between the two places. Mumbai and Delhi are 1,427 km away.

If you choose to drive or take any road transportation, the minimum amount of time taken during moderate traffic is 25 hours. If you choose trains from Mumbai Central to Delhi, the average time taken is 15 hours and 35 minutes. However, the duration of travel for each train is different. The fastest option is flying from Mumbai to Delhi. Both the destinations have busy airports and you can find numerous flights in and out, every day. It would take a maximum of 90 minutes to reach Delhi from Mumbai via flight. However, tourists and locals choose trains for the cost, comfort, and experience.

Important Things to Know Before Boarding Train from Mumbai to Delhi

  • The main station in Delhi is NDLS – New Delhi Railway Station. You can find numerous trains from Mumbai to this station. Also, you will find a few trains serving H. Nizamuddin Station and a few others.
  • Mumbai has numerous stations like Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai Central Railway Station, Bandra Terminus, and others.
  • There are numerous trains between Mumbai and Delhi every day like Duronto, Rajdhani, and others. Thus, compare the prices and choose the one that suits your timing and budget.

Foreign Traveler

If you are a foreign traveler, visit counter 52 of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to get Foreign Tourist Quota. This is a pass that allows you to ride trains at a competitive price. There are numerous terms and conditions related to booking a pass and not all trains allow the pass usage. If you are planning to booking for the FTQ, please carry your passport.

Top Trains to Choose from Mumbai to Delhi

Here are the top trains picked based on high availability of tickets, speed, comfort of travel, easy timings, and popularity.

12951 - Mumbai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express

Rajdhani Express is rated highly for its punctuality, cleanliness, and comfort. Moreover, the train has more number of seats allocated under foreign tourist quota. The train starts from Mumbai Central Station at 5 PM and reaches New Delhi Railway Station by 8:35 AM. The train makes just six stops in between.

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 train tariff include meal. The train runs every day. People who visit Delhi for one-day business prefer this train.

12953 – August Kranti Rajdhani Express

This is another Rajdhani train running in this route. The train starts from Mumbai Central and reaches H. Nizamuddin station. This train is famous for comfortable travel, even with 12 stops in between. The train starts at 5:40 PM at Mumbai and reaches Delhi by 10:55 AM.

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 train tariff includes meal. The train runs every day. The fare is similar to Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express.

22209 – Mumbai Central New Delhi AC Duronto Express

This train takes an average of 17 hours to reach Delhi from Mumbai. This is a superfast train, which starts from Mumbai Central Station at 11:15 PM and reaches New Delhi Railway Station by 4:30 PM. The train has a pricing similar to the Rajdhani Express trains.

The train runs only on Mondays and Fridays. The train is very punctual and fairly clean. The train has foreign tourist quota seats.

09003 – Bandra Terminus – Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

This train is the fastest option, which takes just 14 hours to reach Delhi from Mumbai. The train starts at Bandra Terminus of Mumbai by 4:05 PM and reaches H. Nizamuddin Railway Station by 6 AM. The train makes just three stops. Although the cost of tickets is higher, people prefer this option to cut short their journey duration.

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 train runs only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The train is famous for its punctuality, cleanliness, and speed.

12909 – Mumbai Bandra Terminus – NZM Garib Rath

This is an economic train with just third class AC compartments. The train has decent facilities, clean, and is very punctual. Due to the economic pricing, the demand for the tickets is quite high. The cost of 3A class will be around INR 1000. The train runs only on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The train does not have foreign tourist quota tickets. The train starts from Mumbai Bandra Terminus at 4:35 PM and reaches H. Nizamuddin Railway Station by 9:40 AM.

12925 – Paschim Express Deluxe Super Fast Express

The train has a comparatively lower pricing but, the time taken is longer. The train takes almost 23 hours to reach Delhi from Mumbai as it stops at 25 stations. The train starts from Bandra Terminus at 11:35 AM and reaches New Delhi Railway Station by 10:40 AM.

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

Other Trains running from Mumbai to Delhi

Train No. Train Name Mumbai Station Departure Time Delhi Station Arrival Time Time of Travel
12263 Pune – H.Nizzamudin AC Duronto Express Vasai Road 14:40 NZM 06:55 16h 15m
22221 Mumbai CSMTH. Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express CSMT 16:10 NZM 10:05 20h 10m
12471 Swarak Express BDTS 07:55 NDLS 04:35 20h 40m
12907 Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Express BDTS 16:35 NZM 13:45 21h 10m
22917 Bandra Terminus – Haridwar SF Express BDTS 13:05 NZM 10:30 21h 25m


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Frequently Asked Questions

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09003 – Bandra Terminus – Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express takes just 14 hours to reach Delhi and is the fastest train.

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19023 – Firozpur Cant Janata Express takes 29 hours and 20 minutes to reach Delhi from Mumbai.

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In terms of facilities and comfort, both classes of trains are quite the same. However, Rajdhani trains are faster and more punctual than Duronto trains.

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Many trains running from Mumbai to Delhi serve food as a part of tariff, but this is not the case with all trains.

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The Dehradun Express starts at 00:05 am from Bandra Station. Some of the weekly trains also run quite early like Darshan Express.

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In an average, it takes around 17 hours to reach Delhi from Mumbai. The fastest train takes just 14 hours and the longest train takes more than a day.

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Andheri Station is 3.9 km away and Bandra Terminus is 5 km away from the international airport.

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The New Delhi Railway Station is 16 km away from the international airport and it is the closest to the airport.