Last Updated: 18 May 2022
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 2022. Train speeds are given in Km/hr
List Of Top Fastest Trains In India
|No.||Train Name||Category||Max Speed (Km/hr)||Avg Speed (Km/hr)|
|1||Vande Bharat Express Train 18||Train 18||180||96.8|
|2||Delhi – Jhansi Gatimaan Express||Gatimaan Express||160||91|
|3||New Delhi Habibganj Shatabdi Express||Shatabdi Express||150||89|
|4||Bandra Rajdhani Express||Rajdhani Express||150||97.8|
|5||Sealdah – New Delhi Duronto Express||Duronto Express||135||85|
|6||Delhi Airport Metro Express||Delhi Metro||132||95|
|7||Howrah – Anand Vihar Yuva Express||Yuva Express||130||82|
|8||Howrah Rajdhani Express||Rajdhani Express||130||85|
|9||Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express||Shatabdi Express||130||74|
|10||Bandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express||Garib Rath||130||82|
|11||Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Double Decker Express||Double Decker||130||69|
|12||Visakhapatnam – New Delhi AP Express||Andhra Pradesh Express||130||76|
|13||Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Express||AC Express||120||76|
|14||Patna – Mumbai CST Suvidha Superfast Express||Suvidha||110||63|
|15||Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Express||Sampark Kranti Express||110||69|
|16||Kota Hazrat Nizamuddin Jan Shatabdi Express||Jan Shatabdi||110||71|
|India doesn’t have any railways with operational speeds exceeding 200 km/h (120 mph). Trains classified as High-Speed Rail (HSR) exceed 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.
Facts About Indian Railways
- Indian Railways was founded on 6th May 1836.
- Indian Railways manages the Fourth-largest railway network in the world by size, with a total route length of 126,511 km (78,610 mi) as of 31 December 2021.
- 45,881 km (28,509 mi) or 35% of all the broad-gauge routes are electrified with 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric traction as of 1 April 2021.
- In the fiscal year ending March 2020, Indian Railways carried 808.6 crore (8.086 billion) passengers and transported 121.23 crore (1.2123 billion) tonnes of freight.
- Indian Railways runs 1 lakh (100,000) passenger trains daily, on both long-distance and suburban routes, covering 7,325 stations across India.
- Mail or Express trains, the most common types of trains, run at an average speed of 50.6 km/h (31.4 mph). Suburban EMUs run at an average speed of 37.5 km/h (23.3 mph). Ordinary passenger trains (incl. mixed) run at an average speed of 33.5 km/h (20.8 mph). The maximum speed of passenger trains varies, with the Gatimaan Express running at a peak speed of 160 km/h (99 mph).