Guruvayur Express is an express train of Indian Railways that runs daily between Chennai in Tamil Nadu to Guruvayur in Kerala. The Guruvayur Express train runs as 12627 from Chennai Egmore to Guruvayur, and during its return journey, it runs as 12628.
Guruvayur Express: An Overview
Classes: 2A, 3A, SL
Service Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Distance: 1098 km
Duration: 22 hours 15 min
Average Speed: 54 km/hr
Rake Zone: SR/Southern
On-board Catering: Yes
History of Guruvayur Express
Guruvayur express train initially used to connect Cochin Harbor Terminus (CHTS) with the capital of Kerala – Thiruvananthapuram. Later, its route was changed because CHTS was no longer serving passengers.
In 2003, Guruvayur Express train was started which connected Chennai to Guruvayur. En route stations are Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil, and Thrissur.
Today, Guruvayur Express is one of the most important and highest revenue-generating trains of Southern Railways.
Guruvayur Express Train Route and Schedule
Guruvayur Express train number 12627 is a daily train running between Chennai and Guruvayur, the temple city. The total distance between these cities is 1098 km. Guruvayur Express leaves Chennai at 08:25 on day one and reaches Guruvayur at 06:40 the next day. The train takes 22 hours and 15 minutes to reach from its source to the destination.
The Guruvayur Express 12627 route has some important stations including Villupuram Junction, Tiruchirapalli Junction, Madurai Junction, Vanchi Maniyachchi Jn, Tirunelveli Junction, Nagercoil Junction, Thiruvananthapuram Ctrl, Alappuzha, Ernakulam Junction, and Thrissur on its journey. The complete Guruvayur Express route map can be understood from the below picture:
12627 Guruvayur Express Train Time Table
12628 Guruvayur Express Train Time Table
Guruvayur Express Fare Structure
Regular Ticket (12 and above)
Child Ticket (5 – 11)
Sr. Citizen Female (58 and above)
Sr. Citizen Male (60 and above)
Interesting Facts About Guruvayur Express
- Guruvayur Express Runs from the capital city of Tamil Nadu – Chennai Egmore to the temple city – Guruvayur.
- This express train connects 48 towns of Tamil Nadu and Kerala which makes it a very popular train among South Indian passengers.
- The total distance covered by Guruvayur Express train is 1100 km which it covers in around 23 hours.
- Since this train passes through many of the natural scenery, many passengers board this train just to experience the majestic beauty of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
- It is the only train which runs daily from Chennai to Guruvayur.
- Do you know why Guruvayur is called ‘the city of temples’? It is because there is a big temple of Lord Krishna situated in this town.
- Guruvayur Express train is the first and foremost choice for pilgrims from all over India to reach Guruvayur temple from Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram.
Food Options in 12627/12628 Guruvayur Express
Since there is no pantry car attached to Guruvayur Express, you can use the option of e-catering on the train for all your food requirements. Enjoy a scrumptious assortment of Veg Thali, Non-Veg Thali, Jain Food, Chinese and local delicacies during your journey on Guruvayur Express. Passengers can avail food delivery in trains to get fresh restaurant-style food directly at their seat. You can order food on a train journey using any one of these:
- RailRestro app or website
- RailMitra, train food app or website
- IRCTC e-catering website or Food on Track app
Guruvayur Express Seat Availability
If you are looking for Guruvayur Express seat availability and ticket booking options, then you can use RailMitra’s seat availability feature. It tells you the exact number of available and booked seats in different travelling classes of Guruvayur Express.
If you booked a ticket in Guruvayur Express but got a waitlisted ticket, then don’t worry. Use RailMitra’s PNR status feature which will not only tell you about the current waiting status of your ticket but also predict the chances of confirmation of your ticket. Now that you know the Guruvayur Express 12627 PNR Status, you can relax and enjoy your journey.
Passengers travelling from Chennai to Guruvayur in Kerala must check Guruvayur Express running status. It will help you plan your journey in a better way and also avoid any unnecessary rush. Live running status of Guruvayur Express will help you track the exact location of the train and ensure that you don’t miss the train.
Apart from that, if you are already travelling in Guruvayur Express and want to know the exact location of the train, you can do so by using Guruvayur Express 12627 running status.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the train schedule of 12627 Guruvayur Express?
Guruvayur Express departs from Chennai Egmore at 08:25 on day one and reaches Guruvayur at 06:40 the next day.
- How to spot your train – Guruvayur Express?
If you are looking for the live running status of a train, then you can use RailMitra’s ‘spot your train’ feature to check live status of Guruvayur Express.
- How to check 12627 train live map?
You can check the live running status along with the Guruvayur Express live map using RailMitra’s ‘live status’ feature.
- What is the time taken by Guruvayur Express to reach from Chennai Egmore to Guruvayur?
12627 Guruvayur Express takes around 23 Hours 50 Minutes to reach from Chennai Egmore to Guruvayur.
- Why is Guruvayur Express late today?
Since Guruvayur Express is a long-distance train, it gets delayed sometimes. There may be different reasons why Guruvayur Express is late like bad weather conditions, track maintenance work, accident mishaps en route, etc.
Guruvayur Express Train Details, Schedule & Interesting Facts