Best Train from Mumbai to Goa

Goa attracts many tourists and renowned as the popular holiday destination in India. It is to be noted that there will be no bad time to visit Goa. Many tourists tend to travel from Mumbai to Goa. The most comfortable and inexpensive way of travelling is by train.

The train journey is more comfortable when compared to the bus and you can also have wonderful scenery around.

The driving distance from Mumbai to Goa is around 609 km, whereas the aerial distance between Mumbai and Goa is 435 km. If you travel through train, the distance will be 632 km. There are many trains running between Mumbai and Goa. Deccan Odyssey is the best option to travel from Mumbai to Goa.

Things to be Known:

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the main railway station in Mumbai, located near the fort area of South Mumbai. It is formerly known as Victoria Terminus and coded as CST.
  • The train to Goa also leaves Mumbai from Lokmanyatilak Terminus, located in Kurla, on the northeastern suburb of Mumbai.
  • Madgaon is the main railway station in Goa, it is also known as Margao. It is having a code of MAO and is located in south Goa. If you feel like visiting Northern Goa beaches, then try to get a train which stops at Thivim (THVM).

Here is the list of trains which runs between Mumbai and Goa:

1. Mumbai CST-Karmali Tejas Express:

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Mumbai CST-Karmali Tejas Express is the fastest and luxurious train which travels between Mumbai and Goa. It started its service on 22nd May 2017 and operated by Central Railway Zone. It departs at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and reaches Karmali. It covers a total distance of 552 km and the train is numbered as 22119. The total time taken to complete the journey will be 8 hours.

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The train will work 5 days a week [Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday]. During the monsoon season, mid-June to October, the train will run only 3 days a week. The speed of the train will be 130 km/hr. It doesn’t contain any pantry facility, but onboard catering will be available.

There will be special facility available in the train like LCD TVs, tea and coffee vending machines, wireless Internet, automatically opening doors, GPS-based information display system and many more.

Departure station and time: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus [5:50 A.M]

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Arrival Station: Karmali, North Goa [2:00 P.M]

Total time of Journey: 8 hours

Fare:

  • AC Executive class–Rs.2,980/-
  • AC Chair class–Rs.1,525/-

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2. Jan Shatabdi Express:

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Jan Shatabdi Express is an economic version of Shatabdi Express, where ‘Jan’ refers to the common people. It started operating on 16th April 2002. It is currently operated by Indian Railways and covers the total distance with an average speed of 70 km/hr.

It departs at Dardar Central and reaches to Madgoan, south Goa. This train is for budget travellers. It runs with a train number of 12051.

Jan Shatabdi Express will run every day of the week. A new luxury Vistadome carriage which contains wide windows and glass roof has been attached to the train in September 2018. During the monsoon season, Vistadome carriage will be attached only on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The train will arrive at Thivim, north Goa.

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Departure station and time: Dadar Central [5:25 A.M]

Arrival Station: Madgaon, South Goa [2:10 P.M]

Total time of Journey: 8 hours 45 minutes

Fare:

  • AC Eecutive class Vistadome carriage–Rs.2,025/-
  • AC Chair class–Rs.945/-
  • 2S class–Rs.270/-

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3. Konkan Kanya Express:

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Konkan Kanya is a superfast Express, which runs between Mumbai and Margao. The train started operating from January 25, 1998, and is operated by Konkan Railways. It departs at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and arrives at Madgaon Junction. It contains totals 18 stops and covers a total distance of 580km.

Konkan Kanya Express travels every day with an operating speed of 43 km/hr. Catering facility (paid) is available on this train. The train is numbered as 10111. It also had a stop at Pernem and Thivim in North Goa. It is most popularly known for the overnight journey from Mumbai to Goa.

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Departure station and time: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus [11:05 P.M]

Arrival Station: Madgaon [10:45 A.M]

Total time of Journey: 11 hours 20 Minutes

Fare:

  • 1 AC–Rs.2,610/-
  • 2 AC–Rs.1,540/-
  • 3 AC–Rs.1,070/-
  • SL–Rs.390/-

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4. Mumbai CSMT-Mangaluru Jn Super Fast Express:

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Mangalore Jn superfast express which travels from Mumbai to Manguluru. The train started operating from 23rd November 2009 and it runs with a number, 12133.

It is currently operated by Central Railway and it had 12 halt stations in between. It departs from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Terminus (CSMT) and arrives at Mangalore Junction.

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It works every day in a week with a speed of 62 km/hr. It doesn’t have any catering facilities. It departs from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 10.02 P.M and reaches Madgaon at 7:05 A.M in the next morning. It also had a stop in Karmali, North Goa. It is an overnight train which runs daily.

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Departure station and time: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus [10:02 P.M]

Arrival Station: Madgaon [7:05 A.M]

Total time of Journey: 7 hours

Fare:

  • 2 AC–Rs.1,590/-
  • 3 AC–Rs.1,115/-
  • SL–Rs.420/-

5. Mandovi Express:

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The Mandovi Express is named after the river Mandovi River and it operates between CSMT (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj) of Mumbai and Madgaon Junction of Goa. It is currently being operated by Konkan Railway and Central Railway. It had a total of 18 halt stations and covers a total distance of 580 km. The train started its service on 7th June 1999.

The Mandovi Express works every day in a week and runs at an average speed of 50 km/hr. It won’t contain any catering facility. It starts from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 7:10 A.M and reaches Madgaon at 7 P.M. It also had stopped at Thivim and Pernem in North Goa.

Departure station and time: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus [7:10 A.M]

Arrival Station: Madgaon [7:00 P.M]

Total time of Journey: 11 hours 50 minutes

Fare:

  • 1 AC–Rs.2,610/-
  • 2 AC–Rs.1,540/-
  • 3 AC–Rs.1,070/-
  • SL–Rs.390/-

Best and Luxury Option to travel from Mumbai to Goa:

Deccan Odyssey:

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Deccan Odyssey is one of Asia’s leading train and is well known as the ‘India’s Blue Train’. It is operated by Government of Maharastra and Indian Railways. It started its operation from 17th January 2004 and aims to look like a 5-star hotel on wheels. It had facilities like royal restaurants, spa, deluxe cabins, bar and many more.

You can experience the beaches in Goa while travelling through the West coastlines.The trip includes Central India, northern India and Western India in a 7 Nights/8 Days journey.

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Itineraries:

1. Indian Odyssey:

Indian Odyssey will take you to colourful destinations in an 8 days journey. The journey starts in Delhi and will be preceded to Sawai Madhopur-Ranthambore National Park, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Aurangabad Ellora Caves and Mumbai.

2. Maharastra Splendor:

It is an 8 days/7 Nights Maharastra Splendor itinerary plan which travels through the tourist destinations in Maharastra. The journey starts from Mumbai and will be proceeded to Nashik, Ellora caves, Ajanta caves, Kolhapur, Goa, Ratnagiri and finally to Mumbai.

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3. Maharashtra Wild Trail:

Maharastra Wild Trail focuses mostly on historical and natural attractions. It is an 8 Days/7 Nights journey which starts from Mumbai and will proceeds to Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Pench, Tadoba, Ajanta, Nashik and finally reaches to Mumbai.

4. Jewels of the Deccan:

The Deccan region is well known for interesting geography, which has been attracting the majority of the tourists. This specialty made it a part of the itineraries of the luxury train.

It is an 8 Days/7 Nights Jewels of the Deccan journey which starts from Mumbai and will be proceeded to Bijapur, Aihole and Pattadakal, Hampi, Hyderabad, Ellora Caves, Ajanta caves and finally reach Mumbai.

5. Hidden Treasures of Gujarat:

It is a once in a lifetime trip which will take you to the hidden treasures of Gujarat. It is a 7 Nights/8 Days Hidden Treasures of Gujarat trip which covers all the amazing destinations of Gujarat.

You can experience luxury, nature, wildlife, culture and history with this itinerary. It starts from Mumbai and will be preceded to Vadodara, Palitana, Sasan Gir, Somnath, Little Rann of Kutch, Modhera, Patan, Nashik and Mumbai.

6. Indian Sojourn:

Indian Sojourn itinerary is to look at various cultures like Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. It is an 8 Days/7 Nights Indian Sojourn trip which starts from Mumbai and covers the destinations like Vadodara, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur and Delhi.

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Fare:

International Travellers:

  • Deluxe Cabin: USD 6,734
  • Presidential Suite: USD 14,584

Indian Travellers:

  • Deluxe Cabin: INR 4,71,380
  • Presidential Suite: INR 10,20,880

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Point to be Noted:

The monsoon timetable will start from Mid June and ends in October. There is an expected delay of 2 hours during the monsoon season for safety reasons. The departure dates of the Deccan Odyssey will also be taken 2 hours earlier.

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