List Of Top 15 Fastest Trains Available In India 2021

List Of Top Fastest Trains Available In India: Indian Railways

Last Updated: 2 January 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 this Express Trains has been calculated from the latest Indian Railways timetable.

Here is a list of 16 trains which are known for their fastest speed in 2020. Train speeds are in given in Km/hr

List Of Top Fastest Trains In India


CategoryTrain NameMax Speed (Km/hr)Avg Speed (Km/hr)
Train 18Vande Bharat Express Train 1818096.8
Gatimaan ExpressDelhi – Jhansi Gatimaan Express16091
Shatabdi ExpressNew Delhi Habibganj Shatabdi Express15089
Rajdhani ExpressBandra Rajdhani Express15097.8
Duronto ExpressSealdah – New Delhi Duronto Express13585
Delhi MetroDelhi Airport Metro Express13295
Yuva ExpressHowrah – Anand Vihar Yuva Express13082
Rajdhani ExpressHowrah Rajdhani Express13085
Shatabdi ExpressHowrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express13074
Garib RathBandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express13082
Double DeckerMumbai Central – Ahmedabad Double Decker Express13069
Andhra Pradesh ExpressVisakhapatnam – New Delhi AP Express13076
AC ExpressLokmanya Tilak Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Express12076
SuvidhaPatna – Mumbai CST Suvidha Superfast Express11063
Sampark Kranti ExpressMaharashtra Sampark Kranti Express11069
Jan 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 2050.

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), which 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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