Vande Bharat Express List: Speed, Price, Routes

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Sep 25, 2023, 10:33

Vande Bharat Express is a semi-high-speed rail service developed indigenously in India that covers short-distance inter-city travel. The operating speed of these trains varies between 110–130 km/h to 160 km/h. The design and specifications of the Vande Bharat Express were set by the Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO).

These rails are manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at a cost of ₹115 crore for a 16-coach train. Find out more about the Vande Bharat Express, their speed, ticket price, and route list here.

About Vande Bharat Express

The Vande Bharat Express, as of 2023, the trains operate on 34 routes, and many other routes are being developed simultaneously. The Vande Bharat Trains are operated by the Indian Railways and make for the second-fast railways in the country.

Vande Bharat Train


Short-distance, semi-high-speed, inter-city train


15 February 2019


160 km/h

Vande Bharat Train Routes

34 (operational)


Airline style seating

Vande Bharat Express Route List

The Vande Bharat Train Route covers places like New Delhi, Varanasi, Mumbai, Gandhinagar, Howrah, Patna, Vishakhapatnam, etc. Check out the complete list of Vande Bharat Express routes in India from the table below.

Sr. no.Train nameTrain numberOriginating stationTerminal stationDistanceTravel time
1New Delhi - Varanasi Vande Bharat Express22435/22436New DelhiVaranasi Junction759 km (472 mi)08h 00m
2New Delhi - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express22439/22440New DelhiShri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra655 km (407 mi)08h 00m
3Mumbai Central - Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express20901/20902Mumbai CentralGandhinagar Capital522 km (324 mi)06h 25m
4New Delhi - Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express22447/22448New DelhiAmb Andaura412 km (256 mi)05h 10m
5MGR Chennai Central - Mysuru Vande Bharat Express20607/20608Chennai CentralMysore Junction496 km (308 mi)06h 30m
6Bilaspur - Nagpur Vande Bharat Express20825/20826Bilaspur JunctionNagpur Junction412 km (256 mi)05h 30m
7Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express22301/22302Howrah JunctionNew Jalpaiguri Junction565 km (351 mi)07h 30m
8Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express20833/20834Visakhapatnam JunctionSecunderabad Junction698 km (434 mi)08h 30m
9Mumbai CSMT - Solapur Vande Bharat Express22225/22226Chhatrapati Shivaji TerminusSolapur452 km (281 mi)06h 30m
10Mumbai CSMT - Sainagar Shirdi Vande Bharat Express22223/22224Chhatrapati Shivaji TerminusSainagar Shirdi339 km (211 mi)05h 20m
11Rani Kamalapati (Habibganj) - Hazrat Nizamuddin Vande Bharat Express20171/20172Habibganj (Rani Kamalapati)Hazrat Nizamuddin702 km (436 mi)07h 30m
12Secunderabad - Tirupati Vande Bharat Express20701/20702Secunderabad JunctionTirupati661 km (411 mi)08h 15m
13MGR Chennai Central - Coimbatore Vande Bharat Express20643/20644Chennai CentralCoimbatore Junction495 km (308 mi)05h 50m
14Delhi Cantonment - Ajmer Vande Bharat Express20977/20978Delhi CantonmentAjmer Junction428 km (266 mi)05h 15m
15Kasaragod - Thiruvananthapuram Vande Bharat Express (via Kottayam)20633/20634KasaragodThiruvananthapuram Central586 km (364 mi)08h 05m
16Howrah - Puri Vande Bharat Express22895/22896Howrah JunctionPuri500 km (310 mi)06h 25m
17Anand Vihar Terminal - Dehradun Vande Bharat Express22457/22458Anand Vihar TerminalDehradun Terminal304 km (189 mi)04h 45m
18New Jalpaiguri - Guwahati Vande Bharat Express22227/22228New Jalpaiguri JunctionGuwahati407 km (253 mi)05h 30m
19Mumbai CSMT - Madgaon Vande Bharat Express22229/22230Chhatrapati Shivaji TerminusMadgaon Junction586 km (364 mi)07h 45m
20Patna - Ranchi Vande Bharat Express22349/22350Patna JunctionRanchi Junction379 km (235 mi)06h 00m
21KSR Bengaluru - Dharwad Vande Bharat Express20661/20662Bangalore CityDharwad490 km (300 mi)06h 25m
22Rani Kamalapati (Habibganj) - Jabalpur Vande Bharat Express20173/20174Habibganj (Rani Kamalapati)Jabalpur Junction337 km (209 mi)04h 40m
23Indore - Bhopal Vande Bharat Express20911/20912Indore JunctionBhopal Junction250 km (160 mi)03h 05m
24Jodhpur - Sabarmati (Ahmedabad) Vande Bharat Express12461/12462Jodhpur JunctionSabarmati Junction449 km (279 mi)06h 10m
25Gorakhpur - Lucknow Charbagh Vande Bharat Express22549/22550Gorakhpur JunctionLucknow Charbagh296 km (184 mi)04h 15m
26Udaipur City - Jaipur Vande Bharat Express20979/20980Udaipur CityJaipur Junction424 km (263 mi)06h 15m
27MGR Chennai Central - Vijayawada Vande Bharat Express20677/20678Chennai CentralVijayawada Junction517 km (321 mi)06h 40m
28Chennai Egmore - Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Express20665/20666Chennai EgmoreTirunelveli Junction650 km (400 mi)07h 50m
29Kacheguda - Yesvantpur Vande Bharat Express20703/20704KachegudaYesvantpur Junction610 km (380 mi)08h 30m
30Howrah - Patna Vande Bharat Express22347/22348Howrah JunctionPatna Junction532 km (331 mi)06h 30m
31Howrah - Ranchi Vande Bharat Express20897/20898Howrah JunctionRanchi Junction463 km (288 mi)07h 05m
32Rourkela - Puri Vande Bharat Express20835/20836Rourkela JunctionPuri505 km (314 mi)07h 45m
33Kasaragod - Thiruvananthapuram Vande Bharat Express (via Alappuzha)20631/20632KasaragodThiruvananthapuram Central574 km (357 mi)07h 50m
34Ahmedabad - Jamnagar Vande Bharat Express22925/22926Ahmedabad JunctionJamnagar332 km (206 mi)04h 40m

Vande Bharat Express Ticket Price

The Vande Bharat Train was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, India, to provide a modern travel experience for passengers. The ticket price for this train varies based on location and classes. Here is how much the average Vande Bharat Express ticket costs.

  • The total fare for an Adult travelling in Economy Class is ₹1,052 for General and ₹1,262 for a Tatkal ticket.
  • The total fare for an Adult travelling in Premium Class is ₹1,869 for General and ₹2,299 for a Tatkal ticket.

Note that this is the average Vande Bharat Train ticket price. The actual fare will differ based on the chosen location of the passenger and the number of adults/children travelling.

How do Vande Bharat Trains Work?

The Vande Bharat Express Trains have bullet train-like sleek coaches and are built with lightweight stainless steel. Equipped with various amenities like automatic doors, bio-toilets, Wi-Fi, and CCTV cameras, these trains have all the elements of a modern train. Here is some more information about how Vande Bharat Trains work.

Speed of Vande Bharat Express

  • Vande Bharat Train is a semi-high-speed rail that operates at a maximum speed of 180 km/h.
  • The train offers a faster and more comfortable journey compared to conventional trains.
  • The Vande Bharat Express Trains reduce travel time between inter-city destinations.

Amenities in Vande Bharat Train

  • The Vande Bharat Express Trains focus on providing a comfortable journey for passengers.
  • The train resembles the Shatabdi Express in terms of amenities and service.
  • The trains feature plush airplane-like seating, adjustable headrests, and ample legroom.
  • Each carriage of the Vande Bharat Train has many large windows that offer panoramic views of the surroundings.

Security in Vande Bharat Express Trains

  • The Vande Bharat Express prioritizes passenger safety and security and is equipped with fire detection systems.
  • CCTV cameras are also installed inside and outside the train coaches to monitor activities.
  • The Vande Bharat Train also has emergency talk-back systems and a passenger information display system for timely communication with passengers.

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FAQs on Vande Bharat Express Train

Q1. What is Vande Bharat Express?

Vande Bharat Express is a high-speed rail that operates on the Indian Railways. Developed indigenously in India by the Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO), the Vande Bharat Express is the second-fastest train in India.

Q2. What are all the Vande Bharat Express routes?

As of 2023, Vande Bharat Express operates on 34 routes, including New Delhi–Varanasi Vande Bharat Express, Mumbai Central–Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express, Bilaspur–Nagpur Vande Bharat Express, Mumbai CSMT–Solapur Vande Bharat Express, etc.

Q3. When will Vande Bharat Express start?

Vande Bharat Express is already operational on many parts of Indian Railways. The train service first commenced on 15 February 2019. As of now, the Vande Bharat Trains are operating on 34 routes in the country, and many routes are under commission.

Q4. Which is the first Vande Bharat Express route?

The New Delhi–Varanasi route was the first Vande Bharat Express Route. This route covers New Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, and Varanasi, and the service on this Vande Bharat Express route commenced on February 15, 2019.

Q5. How many Vande Bharat Express Trains run in India?

A total of 34 Vande Bharat Express Trains run in India. Earlier, these trains were known as Train 18 but were renamed later. Some of the routes on which the Vande Bharat Trains run are New Delhi–Varanasi, Mumbai Central–Gandhinagar Capital, Bilaspur–Nagpur, etc.

Q6. What is the ticket price of Vande Bharat Express?

The ticket price of Vande Bharat Express ranges between ₹1,052 for General and ₹1,262 for a Tatkal ticket in Economy Class (CC Chair) and ₹1,869 for General and ₹2,299 for a Tatkal ticket in Premium Class (Executive Chair).

Q7. What is Vande Bharat Express speed?

The speed of Vande Bharat Express can range from 110–130 km/h to 160 km/h. These trains are called semi-high-speed trains. Vande Bharat Trains are still the second-fastest trains in India, behind the Gatiman Express.

Q8. Who owns the Vande Bharat Express?

The Indian Railways owns and operates the Vande Bharat Express. The government’s 'Make in India' initiative funds the Vande Bharat Trains. Currently, the trains operate on 18 routes in the country and are expected to operate on two more.