New Delhi to Ranchi Rail Route
Serving as a major link between the capital of Indian state of Jharkhand and the national capital, the New Delhi to Ranchi railway line is amongst the most significant routes on the Indian Railways network. The New Delhi (NDLS) to Ranchi Junction (RNC) route holds immense strategic importance as it connects northern India to one of the most prominent commercial and industrial hubs of eastern India. Nothing quite compares to the experience of traveling from New Delhi to Ranchi by train as it enables travelers to witness the incredible natural beauty of India from rich greenery of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to the majestic hills and scenic waterfalls of Jharkhand.
As far as the distance between New Delhi and Ranchi is concerned, the shortest route is 1296 km, whereas the longest route stretches up to 1344 km. Depending on the route taken, the New Delhi (NDLS) to Ranchi Junction (RNC) train journey takes between 17 hours and 30 hours. At present, there are seven trains in total that are plying from the national capital to Ranchi Junction. The earliest train from New Delhi to Ranchi is Jammu Tawi - Sambalpur Express, which leaves the Subzi Mandi railway station at 4:10 a.m. every day. On the other hand, Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Superfast Express is the last train to run from New Delhi to Ranchi Junction, which departs from Anand Vihar Terminus at 7:45 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Different types of trains are being operated by Indian Railways from New Delhi (NDLS) to Ranchi Junction (RNC). These comprise Rajdhani, Garib Rath, Sampark Kranti, Mail/Express and Superfast trains. New Delhi - Ranchi Garib Rath Express, New Delhi- Ranchi Rajdhani Express, Jharkhand Sampark Kranti Express, Jammu Tawi - Tatanagar Express and Jammu Tawi - Sambalpur Express are some of the highest-rated New Delhi to Ranchi Junction trains.
While there are many trains that travel from different stations in New Delhi to Ranchi, there are only four trains that run from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) to Ranchi Junction Railway Station (RNC) in particular. These trains are New Delhi - Ranchi Garib Rath Express, New Delhi - Ranchi Rajdhani Express (Via Bokaro Steel City), New Delhi - Ranchi Rajdhani Express (Via Daltonganj) and Jharkhand Sampark Kranti Express.
Although, all of these New Delhi to Ranchi trains stop at Kanpur Central (CNB) and Mughal Sarai Junction (MGS), the route changes in the final phase of the journey. The Rajdhani Express (which plies on Wednesdays and Saturdays) and the Garib Rath Express go via Garhwa Road Junction (GHD), Daltonganj (DTO) and Barkakana Junction (BRKA). The other Rajdhani Express (which runs on Mondays and Fridays) as well as Jharkhand Sampark Kranti Express travel via Gaya Junction (GAYA), Koderma Junction (KQR) and Bokaro Steel City (BKSC) to reach the final destination, Ranchi Junction.
When it comes to booking New Delhi to Ranchi Junction train tickets, you can directly visit the IRCTC website and book your tickets. Besides that, you can also purchase NDLS to RNC train tickets from any of the railway reservation counters in the country.
Train Schedule: Weekly
• New Delhi - Ranchi Garib Rath Express (New Delhi - Ranchi Junction) - Sun, Tue, Thu
• Jharkhand Sampark Kranti Express (New Delhi - Ranchi Junction) - Wed, Sat
• New Delhi - Ranchi Rajdhani Express (via Daltonganj) (New Delhi - Ranchi Junction) - Wed, Sat
• New Delhi - Ranchi Rajdhani Express (via Bokaro Steel City) (New Delhi - Ranchi Junction) - Mon, Fri
• Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Superfast Express (via Barkakana) (Anand Vihar Terminal - Ranchi Junction) - Tue, Wed, Fri
• Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express (via Gomoh) (Anand Vihar Terminal - Ranchi Junction) - Mon, Thu, Sat
Train Schedule: Daily
• Jammu Tawi - Sambalpur Express (Subzi Mandi - Ranchi Junction)
All Stations in New Delhi
• New Delhi (NDLS)
• Subzi Mandi(SZM)
• Anand Vihar Terminal (ANVT)
All Stations in Ranchi
• Ranchi Junction (RNC)
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