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Mumbai to Vaishno devi train

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by TinksMinks, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. TinksMinks

    TinksMinks New Member

    I am from Mumbai and my parents, and other family members would like to go to Vaishno Devi. I have been put in charge to organize the travel and require some help.

    I need to know in order to get a Mumbai to Vaishno Devi train which train should be chosen, comfort and time wise.

    We would ideally like a train which has the least number of stops, because of the movement of passengers during the journey.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum!

    Mumbai to Vaishno devi train.

    Overview

    The distance between Mumbai and the Vaishno Devi Bhavan in Katra is about 2,065 kilometres. Driving this distance can take around 32 hours, more or less. Train journey is also almost the same, about 33 hours, more or less. Because of this long distance, not too many trains ply this route. You have two options, either reach Katra directly or reach Jammu instead. Both railway stations only have a few direct trains from Mumbai so you don't have as many options.

    Train from Mumbai to Katra

    Katra has its own railway station, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station. It is directly connected to Mumbai but only by one train and it doesn't have a daily schedule too. The train departs from the Bandra Terminus at 7:55 and arrives at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 17:10. It only has four schedules in a week, Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. Below are some of the details about this train.

    Mumbai Bandra Terminus to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Train

    Train Name and NumberDeparture Station - TimeArrival Station - TimeJourney DurationHaltsSchedule
    Swaraj Express Train No. 12471Bandra Terminus - 7:55SVDK - 17:1033 Hours and 15 Minutes24Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday
    This is the Swaraj Express Train No. 12471, the only train connecting Mumbai's Bandra Terminus to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. It has a journey duration of 33 hours and 15 minutes, with 24 halts in between. Fares are at Rs. 2,895 for 2AC, Rs. 1,975 for 3AC, Rs. 755 for SL and Rs. 445 for General Quota. From Katra, you can just ride an auto rickshaw or a taxi to reach the main entrance for the Vaishno Devi Bhavan.

    Trains from Mumbai to Jammu Tawi + Jammu Tawi to Katra

    Another option you have is to reach the Jammu Tawi Railway Station and from there, ride another train to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Bhavan. The Jammu Tawi Railway Station is directly connected to Mumbai too. There are three trains for this route and they depart from the Bandra Terminus as well. These trains don't have daily schedules as well so you have to plan accordingly.

    Mumbai Bandra Terminus to Jammu Tawi Trains

    Train Name and NumberDeparture Station - TimeArrival Station - TimeJourney DurationHaltsSchedule
    Swaraj Express Train No. 12471Bandra Terminus - 7:55Jammu Tawi - 14:4030 Hours and 45 Minutes24Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday
    Bandra Terminus Jammu Tawi Special Fare AC Train No. 09021Bandra Terminus - 5:10Jammu Tawi - 15:3034 Hours and 20 Minutes17Monday
    Mumbai Bandra Jammu Tawi Vivek Express Train No. 19027Bandra Terminus - 12:15Jammu Tawi - 1:2537 Hours and 10 Minutes31Saturday
    These are the three trains plying between Mumbai and Jammu Tawi. Also included is the Swaraj Express Train No. 12471, although it arrives in Jammu Tawi at around 14:40. Journey duration is around 30 hours and 45 minutes. The Bandra Terminus Jammu Tawi Special Fare AC Train No. 09021 departs at 5:10 from the Bandra Terminus and arrives in Jammu Tawi at around 15:30. Journey duration is around 34 hours and 20 minutes. Lastly, the Mumbai Bandra Jammu Tawi Vivek Express Train No. 19027 departs at 12:15 from the Bandra Terminus and arrives in Jammu Tawi at 1:25. Journey duration is around 37 hours and 10 minutes.

    In your case, you can choose the Bandra Terminus Jammu Tawi Special Fare AC Train No. 09021, which has 17 stops, in contrast to the other trains which have more than 20 stops. Once you reach the Jammu Tawi Railway Station, you can ride another train going to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. There are many trains plying this route so you can easily fit one into your schedule. Journey duration is around 2 hours for most trains.

    Jammu Tawi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Trains

    Train Name and NumberDeparture Station - TimeArrival Station - TimeJourney DurationHaltsSchedule
    Hemkunt Express Train No. 14609Jammu Tawi - 4:40SVDK - 6:301 Hour and 50 Minutes1Daily
    Ahmedabad SVDK Express Train No. 19415Jammu Tawi - 5:05SVDK - 7:001 Hour and 55 Minutes1Tuesday
    Uttar Sampark Kranti Express Train No. 12445Jammu Tawi - 6:45SVDK - 8:401 Hour and 55 Minutes2Daily
    Swaraj Express Train No. 12471Bandra Terminus - 14:55SVDK - 17:102 Hours and 15 Minutes1Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
    Shri Shakti AC Express Train No. 22461Jammu Tawi - 3:10SVDK - 5:102 Hours1Daily
    Kalka SVDK Express Train No. 14503Jammu Tawi - 2:30SVDK - 4:352 Hours and 5 Minutes1Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

    These are some of the trains plying between Jammu Tawi and the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. Your best option is the Hemkunt Express Train No. 14609, which has a journey duration of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has only one stopover between Jammu and Katra too so the train isn't prone to delays or postponements as much. Another good option is the Ahmedabad SVDK Express Train No. 19415, which has a journey duration of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has one stopover in between Jammu and Katra as well and has no average delay so you can avoid postponements. The Uttar Sampark Kranti Express Train No. 12445 is also a good option as it has a journey duration of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It also has just two stopovers in between but it does have an average delay of 40 minutes. The last three trains have journey durations of more than 2 hours but are still good options since they all have just 1 stop in between.

    Conclusion

    So you have two options, either reach Katra directly or go to Jammu and from there, ride another train to Katra. The first option is very limited as you can only board one train and it doesn't have daily schedules. It is also the option with lesser journey duration, about 33 hours. The second option is more tiring since you need to change trains but you would have more options when it comes to trains and timings. Journey duration is also a bit longer at about 36 to 40 hours.

    I hope this helps you!:)