Know The Best Trains With Price

Kashmir, known as heaven on earth, is probably on the bucket list of every Indian who has seen a Bollywood film of the 90s. With direct views from framed photographs, the state offers travelers a unique experience.

Furthermore, since Kashmir has been an important place in the Indian tourism industry for many decades, reaching the city is not a difficult task, especially if you are traveling from Delhi, the country’s capital. There are many Delhi to Kashmir trains That provide regular connectivity to this mesmerizing place.

Although there are many flights between Delhi and Kashmir, they may not always be the most economical way to reach the valley. If you are looking for a more economical route to reach Kashmir from Delhi, trains are probably the most viable option.

To make our task of planning your Kashmir trip a little easier, we have prepared a list of all the major trains that travel between the two cities. However, before we jump into the details of this train, while traveling from Delhi to Kashmir, let us know a little more about the route of trains:

Delhi to Kashmir train route

Trains from Delhi to Nainital

Unfortunately, Kashmir is not, at that time, a railway station. Till a construction takes place, the next best option is to reach the Jammu Tawi railway station which is located at a distance of about 330 kilometers from the Kashmir Valley. Several public transport options are available from Jammu station to reach the Kashmir valley.

However, as far as rail travel is concerned, we will discuss trains between Delhi and Jammu. This route is a popular one and thus, there are about 45 trains running between these stations. In this article, we will discuss the six fastest trains between Delhi and Jammu:

6 Best Delhi to Kashmir Trains

To know the most popular trains between Delhi and Kashmir, read:

1. SVDK VANDE INDIA

Famous Mata Vaishno Devi Temple

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A recently introduced train, SVDK Vande Bharatiya is home to the famous Mata Vaishno Devi temple between New Delhi and Katra. The train is dedicated to bringing pilgrims to Katra as there was no direct train between the two cities earlier.

While Katra is the last station on the train route, it stops before reaching Jammu and is the fastest train between the two cities.

Will take time: 6 hours and 38 minutes
Departure from Delhi: 6:00 am
Comes in Jammu: 12:38 PM
Operating days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Rent: Rs 1160 for seat in chair car and Rs 2358 for seat in executive car

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2. New Delhi-Jammu Premium Express

New Delhi-Jammu Premium

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Another special train running between the two cities, NDLS Jat Premium Express is the second fastest train on this route. The secret behind its quick journey? It has no set time after starting its journey from New Delhi.

Thanks to its special status, obtaining tickets on NDLS Jat Premium Express is a difficult task, especially during the peak tourist season.

Will take time: 9 hours
Departure from Delhi: 9:50 am
Comes in Jammu: 6:50 AM
Operating days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Rent: Sleeper class has Rs 1316 for berth, Rs 3488 for berth in 3 tier AC and Rs 5012 for berth in 2 tier AC.

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3. Jammu Capital

Jammu Rajdhani is best for travel

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Whenever the word “Rajdhani” is associated with a train, it becomes almost obvious that it will be quick and it will be efficient. Jammu capital is one of the most comfortable places to travel between Delhi and Jammu.

With concierge on complimentary food, bed and board, you will be made to feel right at home as you make your way away from it.

Will take time: 9 hours and 5 minutes
Departure from Delhi: 8:40 pm
Comes in Jammu: 5:45 AM
Operating days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Rent: 3-tier AC seats cost Rs 1640, 2-tier cost Rs 2305 and first class tickets cost Rs 2640.

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4. Delhi Sarai Rohilla Udhampur AC Express

Pocket-friendly alternative to Jammu Rajdhani

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The pocket-friendly alternative of Jammu Rajdhani, The Delhi Sarai Rohilla Udhampur AC Express may not have the convenience of a pantry car, but still it does the job.

Covering the distance between Delhi and Jammu in just 9 hours, it is one of the highest running trains on this route. All you have to do is appear on time with a full dinner!

Will take time: 9 hours and 10 minutes
Departure from Delhi: 10:15 am
Comes in Jammu: 7:25 AM
Operating days: Monday, wednesday and saturday
Rent: 3-tier AC seats cost Rs 980, 2-tier costs Rs 1390 and first class tickets cost Rs 2335.

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5. Answer Contact Revolution

    Totally for those who want to go to office / college

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Another train that was started with the aim of making it easy for devotees to Katra, Uttar Sampark Kranti Express is known for its punctuality.

Like its predecessor in this list, this train too does not have a pantry car. This means, passengers on board are expected to arrange their own meals.

With that, this train is perfectly timed for those who have to go to the office / college before leaving for their journey.

Will take time: 9 hours and 25 minutes
Departure from Delhi: 8:50 pm
Comes in Jammu: 6:15 AM
Operating days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Rent: Sleeper class tickets start at Rs 835, 3-tier AC seats cost Rs 1010, 2-tier AC seats cost Rs 1430 and first class tickets cost Rs 2415.

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6. Shree Shakti Express

Answer Contact Revolution

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For those who do not find the time of North Contact Revolution convenient, Shri Shakti Express is a right choice. The train departs from Delhi three hours before the Delhi Sampark Express and takes exactly the same time to reach Jammu.

The train has a pantry car for tired passengers who do not have time to pack dinner with them.

Will take time: 9 hours and 25 minutes
Departure from Delhi: 5:30 pm
Comes in Jammu: 2:55 pm
Operating days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Rent: 3-tier AC seats cost Rs 1010, 2-tier AC seats cost Rs 1430 and first class tickets cost Rs 2415.

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You have it, six superfast reasons to visit Kashmir. However, it is worth noting that the fares mentioned in this article are estimates only. Most modern trains have a dynamic price. This means, ticket prices vary with the availability of seats. With this it has been said that these fares are calculated according to 50% of the seats of the train. Plan your trip to Kashmir with TravelTriangle and enjoy the holidays!

Frequently asked questions about Delhi to Kashmir trains

Q. How far is Srinagar from Kashmir?

a. Srinagar and Kashmir are separated by a distance of about 380 km. Since both cities are located in a mountainous region, it may take longer to get around. In such a situation, reaching Srinagar from Kashmir can prove to be about 8-10 hours drive depending on traffic and road conditions.

Q. Is it safe to visit Kashmir?

a. Although there was some unrest after the repeal of Section 370, now the situation in the Kashmir Valley has calmed down. The tourism industry is running in full swing and is waiting for eager travelers.

Q. How many trains run between Kashmir and Delhi?

a. No one. The nearest railway station from Kashmir that connects Delhi is Jammu Tawi railway station. From Jammu Tawi, passengers will have to reach Kashmir by road. The absence of a railway station in the valley is one of the most common reasons for the popularity of flights as a mode of transport to reach the valley.


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Sakshi Awasthi, an avid traveler at heart, is a research scholar from Delhi University. Unveiling the untold story of historical sites and facing the impeccable beauty of nature, he became a travel blogger. Currently, is working as a senior content writer with TravelTriangle. He has also written several magazines on Hindustani classical music.

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