List Of Top 15 Fastest Trains Available In India 2021

List Of Top Fastest Trains Available In India: Indian Railways

Last Updated: 17 March 2021

In India, all the Fastest Trains available are known as Express Trains.

Unlike other trains in India, Express trains make a small number of stops, usually major destinations. This allows faster service than local trains that stop at most or all of the stations along their route.

Limited stops for the Express Trains make them obtain the highest speeds of any trains in India. The speed of these Express Trains has been calculated from the latest Indian Railways timetable.

Here is a list of the Top Fastest trains in India which are known for their fastest speed in 2021. Train speeds are in given in Km/hr

List Of Top Fastest Trains In India


No.CategoryTrain NameMax Speed (Km/hr)Avg Speed (Km/hr)
1Train 18Vande Bharat Express Train 1818096.8
2Gatimaan ExpressDelhi – Jhansi Gatimaan Express16091
3Shatabdi ExpressNew Delhi Habibganj Shatabdi Express15089
4Rajdhani ExpressBandra Rajdhani Express15097.8
5Duronto ExpressSealdah – New Delhi Duronto Express13585
6Delhi MetroDelhi Airport Metro Express13295
7Yuva ExpressHowrah – Anand Vihar Yuva Express13082
8Rajdhani ExpressHowrah Rajdhani Express13085
9Shatabdi ExpressHowrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express13074
10Garib RathBandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express13082
11Double DeckerMumbai Central – Ahmedabad Double Decker Express13069
12Andhra Pradesh ExpressVisakhapatnam – New Delhi AP Express13076
13AC ExpressLokmanya Tilak Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Express12076
14SuvidhaPatna – Mumbai CST Suvidha Superfast Express11063
15Sampark Kranti ExpressMaharashtra Sampark Kranti Express11069
16Jan ShatabdiKota Hazrat Nizamuddin Jan Shatabdi Express11071

India doesn’t have any railways with operational speeds exceeding 200 km/h (120 mph). Trains classified as High-Speed Rail (HSR) exceeds the speed of 200 km/h by international standards.

Therefore, India does not have any railways that can be classified as High-Speed Rail (HSR). Trains in the future with top speeds of 250–300 km/h will be available in India by 2040.

The current fastest train in India is the Vande Bharat Express Train 18 also popularly known as Train 18 with an operational speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) and an average speed of 100 km/h (62 mph)

It runs between New Delhi-Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, and New Delhi-Varanasi.

N.B: The trains in India have five-digit and four-digit numbering system

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