kolkata to chennai Trains Route Details

Number of Trains from kolkata to chennai 10 Trains
Distance from kolkata to chennai By Train: 1654 Km
Fastest Train from kolkata to chennai : MAS SRC AC EXP(22808)
Slowest Train from kolkata to chennai : PDY SRC EXPRESS(06010)

Howrah Jn to Chennai Central Trains Schedule

  • guwahati trivandrum express (12508) Howrah Jn - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 01:05
    04:30
    27:25
  • shalimar chennai central settigunta express (22825) Howrah Jn - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 12:10
    15:35
    27:25
  • howrah chennai central ac special (02841) Howrah Jn - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 12:40
    16:40
    28:00
  • coromandal express (12841) Howrah Jn - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 14:50
    17:00
    26:10
  • howrah tiruchchirapali express (12663) Howrah Jn - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 16:10
    20:48
    28:38
  • kannyakumari express (12665) Howrah Jn - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 16:10
    20:48
    28:38
  • santragachi chennai central ac express (22807) Howrah Jn - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 19:00
    22:45
    27:45
  • howrah chennai central mail (12839) Howrah Jn - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 23:45
    03:50
    28:05
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Howrah Jn to Chennai Central Train Tickets

People who wish to travel from Kolkata to Chennai have an option of 12 trains available to them. The trains run along the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and more. The sky will remain clear around this time in Chennai with a temperature of 28°C during the day. Chennai is termed as 'India’s Health Capital' and is ranked as a beta-level city in Global Cities Index.

Of all the trains between Kolkata and Chennai, Coromandal EXP is the fastest train covering a distance of 1662 kms in 26 hours and 10 mins. This train is scheduled to run on every day of the week. It departs from Howrah Jn at 14:50 and reaches Chennai Central at 17:00 on the next day. The slowest of all the trains on this route is Kannyakumari EXP, taking 28 hours and 38 mins to cover 1691 kms. It reaches the destination taking 14 halts.

Almost all the trains between Kolkata and Chennai pass through Vijayawada Jn, Rajamundry and Vishakapatnam stations. Some trains run directly between Howrah Jn and Chennai Central like GHY TVC Express, GHY BNC Express, SRC MAS SF SPL, Coromandal EXP, MFP YPR EXP and more.

GHY TVC Express is the earliest train for this route leaving at 01:05 while the last train is SHM TVC Express that departs at 23:05 from Kolkata. If you board GHY TVC Express, you can buy your dinner from station canteen as it halts at Vijayawada Jn for 15 mins and at Vijayawada Jn for 15 mins.

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Howrah Junction to Chennai Central Train Route

Howrah Junction and Chennai Central are two of the biggest and busiest railway stations in India that serve the cities of Howrah, West Bengal, and Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Cutting across the Eastern Coastal Plains of India, the Howrah Junction (HWH) to Chennai Central (MAS) line runs parallel to the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. Traveling to Chennai from Howrah is a unique experience as it enables travelers to witness the rich cultural and natural heritage of the country while offering splendid views of the sea and majestic Eastern Ghats along the way.

With reference to the distance between Howrah and Chennai, the shortest rail distance is 1655 km, while the longest route stretches up to 1691 km. And the total travel time varies between 27 hours and 30 hours, depending on the route and train. Further, there are 13 different trains running between Howrah and Chennai. The earliest train on this route is Guwahati to Bengaluru Cantt Kaziranga Express, which departs at 1:05 a.m. from the Howrah Junction railway station on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Howrah - Chennai Central Mail is the last train to Chennai from Howrah, which leaves at 11:45 p.m. every day.

Trains from different categories are run by Indian Railways between Howrah Junction (HWH) and Chennai Central (MAS). These include AC SuperFast, Superfast and Mail/Express trains. Howrah - Bengaluru Cantt. AC Special, Santragachi - Chennai Central AC Superfast Express, Shalimar - Thiruvananthapuram Central Superfast Express, Howrah - Kanniyakumari Superfast Express and Shalimar - Chennai Central Superfast Express are some of the most popular Howrah to Chennai trains.

Out of all the trains that run between Howrah and Chennai, there are six trains that run especially between Howrah Junction Railway Station (HWH) and Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS). These trains include Coromandel Express, Howrah – Chennai Central Mail, Guwahati - Bengaluru Cantt Kaziranga Express, Muzaffarpur - Yesvantpur Express and two Guwahati - Thiruvananthapuram Central Superfast Express. All of these Howrah Junction to Chennai Central trains pass through Kharagpur Junction and Balapore in West Bengal, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar Junction in Odisha, and Visakhapatnam Junction and Vijayawada Junction in Andhra Pradesh.

When it comes to booking Howrah Junction to Chennai Central train tickets, passengers can get them booked through the IRCTC website. Also, passengers can visit any of the railway reservation counters in the country and easily purchase Howrah to Chennai train tickets in person.

Train Schedule: Weekly

• Howrah - Tiruchirapalli Superfast Express (Howrah Junction - Tambaram) - Thu, Sat
• Shalimar - Thiruvananthapuram Central Superfast Express (Shalimar - Chennai Central) - Tue, Sun
• Guwahati - Bengaluru Cantt. (Kaziranga) Superfast Express (Howrah Junction - Chennai Central) - Mon, Tue, Wed
• Guwahati - Thiruvananthapuram Express (Howrah Junction - Chennai Central) - Sat Only
• Guwahati -Thiruvananthapuram Central Superfast Express (Howrah Junction - Chennai Central) - Thu Only
• Shalimar - Chennai Central Superfast Express (Shalimar - Chennai Central) - Tue Only
• Santagrachi - Puducherry Specialfare Special (Santragachi Junction Railway Station – Tambaram Railway Station) - Mon Only
• Howrah - Kanniyakumari Superfast Express (Howrah Junction Railway Station - Tambaram Railway Station) - Mon Only
• Santragachi - Chennai Central Superfast Ac Express (Santragachi Junction Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station) - Tue, Fri
• Muzaffarpur - Yesvantpur Express (Howrah Junction Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station) - Mon Only
• Santragachi- Chennai Central Special Fare Special (Santragachi Junction Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station) - Thu Only

Train Schedule: Daily

• Coromandel Express (Howrah Junction Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station)
• Howrah - Chennai Mail (Howrah Junction Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station)

All Railway Stations in Howrah

• Howrah Junction (HWH)
• Shalimar (SHM)
• Santragachi Junction (SRC)

All Railway Stations in Chennai Central

• Chennai Central (MAS)
• Tambaram (TBM)

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