List Of Top 15 Fastest Trains Available In India 2021

List Of Top Fastest Trains Available In India: Indian Railways

Last Updated: 18 July 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 given in Km/hr

List Of Top Fastest Trains In India


No.Train NameCategoryMax Speed (Km/hr)Avg Speed (Km/hr)
1Vande Bharat Express Train 18Train 1818096.8
2Delhi – Jhansi Gatimaan ExpressGatimaan Express16091
3New Delhi Habibganj Shatabdi ExpressShatabdi Express15089
4Bandra Rajdhani ExpressRajdhani Express15097.8
5Sealdah – New Delhi Duronto ExpressDuronto Express13585
6Delhi Airport Metro ExpressDelhi Metro13295
7Howrah – Anand Vihar Yuva ExpressYuva Express13082
8Howrah Rajdhani ExpressRajdhani Express13085
9Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi ExpressShatabdi Express13074
10Bandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath ExpressGarib Rath13082
11Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Double Decker ExpressDouble Decker13069
12Visakhapatnam – New Delhi AP ExpressAndhra Pradesh Express13076
13Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin AC ExpressAC Express12076
14Patna – Mumbai CST Suvidha Superfast ExpressSuvidha11063
15Maharashtra Sampark Kranti ExpressSampark Kranti Express11069
16Kota Hazrat Nizamuddin Jan Shatabdi ExpressJan Shatabdi11071

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 a five-digit and four-digit numbering system

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