India is among the largest countries in the world and also has the largest transport connectivity via Rain in the world. To cover the length and breadth of this huge country several long distance train services are plied which covers thousands of kilometers at a stretch and the journey may stretch more than 2 days. So here are the Longest Passenger Railway Services in India.
1. Vivek Express
Vivek express are four pairs of express trains plying on four different routes across India, was introduced in the 2013 season to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Of them, the train which runs from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari is considered to be the longest journey in terms of terms of distance covered by any railway service in India.
Distance: 4270 kilometers
Time Taken: 80 hours 15 minutes
2. Himsagar express
Himsagar Express is a weekly service passenger train that runs from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir stopping 73 times on the way. It is the second longest running train surpassed only by the Vivek Express.
Distance: 3789 kilometers
Time Taken: 71 hours 56 minutes
3. Navyug Express
Also known as the â€˜New Eraâ€™ express, it is a weekly train that plies between Katra and Mangalore Central, Karnataka. Major stations covered include Coimbatore, Nagpur, Bhopal, Gwalior and New Delhi.
Distance: 3609 kilometers
Time Taken: 68 hours
4. Ten Jammu express
The Ten Jammu express runs between Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu to Katra, Jammu and stops 70 times on its way and covers major stations such as Vijayawada, Nagpur, Bhopal and Agra.
Distance: 3561 kilometers
Time Taken: 70 hours
5. Guwahati Express
Also known as the Kaziranga Express it is a super-fast express train that runs between Yesvantpur and Guwahati,Assam linking the North east to the south. It runs tri weekly and covers major stations such as Chennai, Vijayawada and Bhubaneshwar.
Distance: 3552 kilometers
Time taken: 65 hours
6. Dibrugarh Express
Dibrugarh express is a superfast train that runs once a week and connects the tea city of Dibrugarh to the IT capital of India, Bangalore. Major stations covered include Guwahati, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar and Vijayawada.
Distance: 3547 kilometers
Time Taken: 68 hours
7. Dehradun Kochuveli Superfast Express
This train is a weekly service that plies between Dehradun, Uttarakhand to Kochuveli in Kerala. The route covers nine states of India and covers major cities like Surat, Kozhikode and Ernakulam.
Distance: 3459 kilometers
Time Taken: 61 hours
8. Rapti Sagar Express
The Rapti Sagar Express is a superfast train that runs thrice a week between Trivandrum, Kerala to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. The name of the train comes from the fact that the Rapti river flows through Trivandrum and the city is very near to the Arabian Sea. Major cities covered are Ernakulam, Coimbatore, Chennai, Nagpur, Bhopal and Lucknow.
Distance: 3441 kilometers
Time Taken: 62 hours
9. Guwahati Ernakulum Express
This train service operates once a week on Fridays, and connects Guwahati and Ernakulam, the financial capital of Kerala. Major stations covered include Kolkata, Cuttack, Vizag and Chennai.
Distance: 3332 kilometers
Time Taken: 60 hours
10. Kerala Sampark Kranti Express
This train runs between Trivandrum, Kerala and Chandigarh in Punjab. It runs twice a week on Mondays and Saturdays. This train was launched as an option to provide a faster connectivity option among the Southernmost states to the NCR region. The standout feature of this train is that it stops just 19 times in-transit, far fewer than other trains covering this distance.
Distance: 3019 kilometers
Time Taken: 54 hours 25 minutes