India Railways

Do you want to experience authentic India, and get on the same level as the locals in an instant? Then try the Indian trains. Various trains and seat classes offer you different perspectives of India. Trains can be a comfortable and convenient means of transportation in India.


India was the first Asian country to have a train. At present, Indian railways have a total length of more than 64,000 kilometers (more than 1½ times around the world). The railways definitely have an irreplaceable position in the country’s transportation culture.

Train Travel Routes

With 63,000 kilometers (39,100 miles) of rail lines, Indian’s passenger rail network is the forth biggest in the world after the United States, China and Russia. India has one of the busiest rail networks in the world. Trains link almost every town and city of the country. Rail routes from Mumbai and Delhi are the most traveled and popular. Taking express trains to get around India is safe, comfortable and time-effective. Learn more about Indian rail routes below.

Railway Stations

There are more than 7,000 railway stations in India. Each city may have several railway stations operating different rail lines. Getting to know about the information about the railway stations in advance is helpful to your travel plans.