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1. Posted by luciano (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

Hi, could anyone give me some example train journey times and prices in India. For example Delhi to Bobmbay, Bomobay to Goa, Delhi to Nepal border. Any other interesting routes would be welcomed too.
Thanks a million,

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

I have looked it up for you in my guidebook:

Delhi-Mumbai: 16,5 hours
Bombay-Goa: 12 hours
Delhi-Nepal border: best to catch a train to Varanasi and then catch a bus further nort to sunauli (bordercity): in total 26 hours

Trains are just too cheap: 120 rupees (2,5 euro) per 1000 kilometers for (second-class) sleeper

3. Posted by luciano (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

Thanks alot, they sound like long journey's, it will definately be a bit of an adveture! Can't believe the prices, unreal! Do you know if you have to book well in advance or just pay on the day?
Hey, on the subject of guide books, which one do you use? is it any good? Thanks, i've really gotta buy one soon!

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Well, booking a ticket in India is very easy. They have special booking offices in the railwaystations for foreigners. The Indian railways keeps always a few places in all trains special for tourists. I always went the day before (or sometimes a few days before) and arranged the ticket (most of the time there is space on the day you want to leave). I answered your other question in your other topic. Don't hesitate to ask more about India, you are lucky going there

5. Posted by flynn (Inactive 140 posts) 11y

hi luciano,

you might want to have a look:

(warning: loads of pop-ups!)

of my trainrides i liked the ride along the ghats in kerala best...

have a nice trip,


6. Posted by london_daz (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Hi there, i travelled South India a couple of years back, train travel was one of the best bits, got to meet some great people. Its also one of the worst parts though as trains NEVER run on time and can often take twice as long as advertised. We always bought tickets on the day of travel with no problems. Often your reserved beds will be occupied by indians eating their chappatis (they always seem to eat on trains) you just have to be firm and kick them off!

Good luck and have fun!

7. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 11y

I travelled India 2 years ago and started off travelling by train,it was a novelty at first but it was so slow.
I found I was spending more time on the train than I was out and about sightseeing so I switched to bus'es and that was the start of my real trip as you can catch a bus any bus station and away you go. They are very cheap,very fast and you can jump off at lots more places!!!! but the best way is to try the trains and the bus'es to see which you like best and what have you got to lose!!, as they both are an experence of India.
Have a great trip
al de bes mon

8. Posted by vin0d (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Seems like i m the first indian on this site :d anyways..the site given by flynn has all the info. besides u can buy a guidebook published by Indian Railways from any Major Railway Station for around 30 Rs i.e. less than a Euro.
Have a great trip :)