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This is a list of India's fastest long-distance trains by commercial speed (i.e., total distance covered divided by total time taken, including scheduled stoppages). The criterion for entry into this list is a commercial speed of at least 70 km/h. Note that speed is computed only over the entire length of a train's run (in both directions), and not for parts thereof. Where a train takes multiple routes (e.g., the Bhopal Shatabdi), only the fastest is taken into consideration. All data is taken from the official website of the Indian Railways. (Note: the website gives "chargeable distance"[1], which on some routes, e.g. the Konkan Railway[1] and the Ambala-Kalka section[2], is higher than the actual distance. This may lead to the impression that the speed of certain trains is higher than it actually is.)

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Rank Train number
(outbound/inbound)
Train name Origin Destination Round trip distance (km) Round trip time (h:m) Commercial speed (km/h)
1 2001/2002 Bhopal Shatabdi[3] Bhopal Junction Bhopal New Delhi 1402 15:40 89.49
2 2033/2034 Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi Kanpur Central New Delhi 874 09:55 88.13
3 2259/2260 Sealdah Duronto Sealdah (Kolkata) New Delhi 2907 32:40 87.99
4 2951/2952 Mumbai Rajdhani Mumbai Central New Delhi 2768 31:55 86.73
5 2275/2276 Allahabad Duronto Allahabad (Allahabad JN) New Delhi 1268 14:45 85.97
6 2301/2302 Howrah Rajdhani Howrah (Kolkata) New Delhi 2894 33:55 85.33
7 2313/2314 Sealdah Rajdhani Sealdah (Kolkata) New Delhi 2908 35:10 82.69
8 2909/2910 Bandra Terminus Garib Rath Bandra Terminus (Mumbai) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 2732 33:30 81.55
9 2003/2004 Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Lucknow New Delhi 1022 12:45 80.16
10 2953/2954 August Kranti Rajdhani Mumbai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 2754 34:40 79.44
11 2309/2310 Patna Rajdhani Rajendra Nagar (Patna) New Delhi 2002 25:25 78.77
12 2285 Hyderabad Duronto Secunderabad sc Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 1660 21.5 78
13 2269/2270 Chennai Duronto Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 4352 56:15 77.37
14 2433/2434 Chennai Rajdhani Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 4352 56:25 77.14
15 2611/2612 Chennai Garib Rath Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 4352 56:25 77.15
16 2439/2440 Ranchi Rajdhani Ranchi New Delhi 2612 34:10 76.45
17 2437/2438 Secunderabad Rajdhani Secunderabad (Hyderabad) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 3320 43:35 76.18
18 2421/2422 Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani Bhubaneshwar New Delhi 3448 45:45 75.37
19 2263/2264 Pune Duronto Pune Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 3028 40:20 75.07
20 2261/2262 Mumbai-Howrah Duronto Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Howrah (Kolkata) 3936 52:35 74.85
21 2877/2878 Ranchi Garib Rath Ranchi New Delhi 2685 36:10 74.24
22 2029/2030 Swarna Shatabdi New Delhi Amritsar 896 12:10 73.64
22 2013/2014 Amritsar Shatabdi New Delhi Amritsar 896 12:10 73.64
23 2289/2290 Mumbai-Nagpur Duronto Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Nagpur 1674 23:00 72.78
24 2353/2354 Rajendra Nagar Garib Rath Rajendra Nagar (Patna) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) 1996 27:30 72.58
25 2027/2028 Bangalore Shatabdi Chennai Central Bangalore City 724 10:00 72.40
26 2155/2156 Bhopal Express Bhopal Habibganj, Bhopal Hazrat Nizamuddin 1408 15:35 72.19
27 2061/2062 Bhopal Jan Shatabdi Bhopal Habibganj, Bhopal Jabalpur Junction 416 12:50 71.38
28 2009/2010 Shatabdi Mumbai Ahmedabad 982 13:50 70.99
29 2429/2430 Bangalore Rajdhani Bangalore New Delhi 4764 67:20 70.75
30 2007/2008 Mysore Shatabdi Chennai Central Mysore 1000 14:10 70.59

Distribution of fastest trains by origin/destination cities

Delhi 23
Mumbai 6
Chennai 5
Kolkata 4
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 2
Ranchi 2
Amritsar 2
Bangalore 2
Bhopal 2
Patna 1
Indore 2
Bhubaneshwar 1
Lucknow 1
Nagpur 1
Pune 1
Allahabad 1

Fastest sections

The record for the highest speed sections is held by the most prestigious 2001 - Bhopal Shatabdi which covers the MathuraNew Delhi section (141 km) in 1 hours—an average speed of 140 km/h. Secondly, the Mumbai Rajdhani (2952) covers the New Delhi–Kota section (465 km) in 4 h 15 min—an average speed of 109.4 km/h. New Delhi–Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express covers the New Delhi-Kanpur section (440 km) in 4 h 30 min—an average speed of 101 km/h.[citation needed]

However, as per the railway jargon of 'chargeable distance' (virtual distance) Himalayan Queen Express (4095) covers 68 virtual km (45 real km) between Ambala and Chandigarh in 35 min—an average (virtual) speed of 116 km/h.[citation needed]

References and notes

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