Indian Railways

Kerala Express (12625, 12626): Train Schedule, Running Status, and Fare Structure

Trains are the most affordable and convenient mode of transport for Indian passengers for long-distance travelling. Some of the longest train routes in India run from the southern to the northern part of the country. Kerala Express is one such long-distance train of Indian Railways which runs from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala to New Delhi. This train is highly popular among Keralites and south Indian passengers who want to travel to New Delhi.

 

In fact, it is so popular that a famous Indian cricket player, Sreesanth, is nicknamed ‘Kerala Express’.

 

Let’s see some interesting facts about Kerala Express and why it is the number one choice for passengers travelling from South India to New Delhi.

 

Kerala Express – An Overview

 

Kerala Express is a superfast train of Indian Railways that runs daily between Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala to New Delhi. Currently, it is the longest daily-run superfast train of India. The Kerala Express train runs as 12625 from Thiruvananthapuram to New Delhi and during its return journey, it runs as 12626. Earlier, this train ran with ICF coaches but with effect from 4 November 2018, it runs with new and efficient LHB coaches.

 

Classes: 2A, 3A, SL

Service Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Stops: 42 

Duration: 50 hrs 30 mins 

Average Speed: 60 km/hr

Type: Mail/Express 

Pantry: Yes

 

History of Kerala Express

The first Kerala Express train ran in 1976. At that time, it used to run as a split train named Kerala – Karnataka (KK) Express. It ran between New Delhi, Trivandrum, and Bangalore having bifurcation in Jolarpettai Junction.

 

Later on in 1983, Kerala Express started running as a separate train. Initially, it was run as a non-daily express train and had a similar time slot with Andhra Pradesh Express, Karnataka Express and Tamil Nadu Express. Later on when it was converted into a daily train, Kerala Express got its own time schedule to follow.

 

Today, this train generates high revenue for Indian Railways as thousands of passengers travel through this train daily. 

 

Kerala Express Train Route and Schedule  

 

Kerala train number 12625 is a daily train running between Trivandrum and New Delhi. The total distance between these cities is 3035 km. Kerala superfast express leaves Trivandrum at 11:15 on day 1 and reaches New Delhi at 13:45 on day 3. The train takes 50 hrs 30 mins to reach from its source to the destination. 

 

The Kerala Express 12625 route has some important stations including Kollam Junction, Ernakulam Junction, Coimbatore Junction, Tirupati, Vijayawada Junction, Nagpur Junction, Gwalior Junction, Jhansi Junction, and Agra Cantonment on its journey. The complete Kerala Express route map can be understood from the picture below:

Source: Wikipedia

 

12625 Kerala Express Train Time Table:

 

STATION NAME

CODE

ARRIVAL

HALT

DEPARTURE

DAYS

DISTANCE

TRIVANDRUM CNTLTVCSource0 min11:1510
VARKALA SIVAGIRIVAK11:491 min11:50141
KOLLAM JNQLN12:205 min12:25165
KAYANKULAM JNKYJ12:582 min13:001106
MAVELIKARAMVLK13:091 min13:101114
CHENGANNURCNGR13:182 min13:201126
TIRUVALLATRVL13:291 min13:301135
CHANGANASSERYCGY13:441 min13:451143
KOTTAYAMKTYM14:123 min14:151161
VAIKOMVARD14:441 min14:451186
ERNAKULAM TOWNERN15:455 min15:501223
ALUVAAWY16:082 min16:101240
THRISSURTCR17:123 min17:151295
OTTAPPALAMOTP18:091 min18:101340
PALAKKAD JNPGT18:423 min18:451372
COIMBATORE JNCBE19:555 min20:001426
TIRUPPURTUP20:482 min20:501476
ERODE JNED21:5010 min22:001527
SALEM JNSA22:555 min23:001589
JOLARPETTAIJTJ00:405 min00:452709
KATPADI JNKPD02:002 min02:022793
CHITTOORCTO02:391 min02:402826
TIRUPATITPTY03:482 min03:502897
RENIGUNTA JNRU04:1010 min04:202907
GUDUR JNGDR05:432 min05:452990
NELLORENLR06:162 min06:1821029
VIJAYAWADA JNBZA09:5515 min10:1021283
WARANGALWL13:005 min13:0521490
RAMAGUNDAMRDM14:401 min14:4121591
BALHARSHAHBPQ17:0010 min17:1021733
CHANDRAPURCD17:263 min17:2921747
SEVAGRAMSEGM19:001 min19:0121868
NAGPURNGP20:0510 min20:1521944
ITARSI JNET01:0010 min01:1032241
BHOPAL JNBPL02:555 min03:0032339
BINA JNBINA04:555 min05:0032478
JHANSI JNJHS06:5510 min07:0532630
GWALIORGWL08:205 min08:2532727
AGRA CANTTAGC10:205 min10:2532846
MATHURA JNMTJ11:102 min11:1232900
FARIDABADFDB12:482 min15:5033012
H NIZAMUDDINNZM13:212 min13:2333033
NEW DELHINDLS13:450 minDestination33040

 

12626 Kerala Express Train Time Table

 

STATION NAME

CODE

ARRIVAL

HALT

DEPARTURE

DAYS

DISTANCE

NEW DELHINDLSSource0 min11:2510
MATHURA JNMTJ13:182 min13:201141
AGRA CANTTAGC14:055 min14:101195
GWALIORGWL16:055 min16:101313
JHANSI JNJHS17:4010 min17:501410
BINA JNBINA19:505 min19:551563
BHOPAL JNBPL21:505 min21:551701
ITARSI JNET23:4510 min23:551793
NAGPURNGP04:0010 min04:1021090
SEVAGRAMSEGM05:112 min05:1321166
CHANDRAPURCD06:523 min06:5521287
BALHARSHAHBPQ07:4010 min07:5021301
RAMAGUNDAMRDM09:302 min09:3221443
WARANGALWL11:025 min11:0721544
VIJAYAWADA JNBZA14:4510 min14:5521751
NELLORENLR17:591 min18:0022005
GUDUR JNGDR18:596 min19:0522044
RENIGUNTA JNRU20:305 min20:3522127
TIRUPATITPTY20:582 min21:0022137
CHITTOORCTO21:582 min22:0022208
KATPADI JNKPD23:102 min23:1222241
JOLARPETTAIJTJ00:382 min00:4032325
SALEM JNSA02:105 min02:1532445
ERODE JNED03:105 min03:1532507
TIRUPPURTUP03:582 min04:0032557
COIMBATORE JNCBE05:005 min05:0532608
PALAKKAD JNPGT06:223 min06:2532662
OTTAPPALAMOTP06:491 min06:5032694
THRISSURTCR07:323 min07:3532739
ALUVAAWY08:332 min08:3532794
ERNAKULAM TOWNERN09:205 min09:2532811
VAIKOMVARD10:091 min10:1032848
KOTTAYAMKTYM11:123 min11:1532873
CHANGANASSERYCGY11:341 min11:3532891
TIRUVALLATRVL11:441 min11:4532899
CHENGANNURCNGR11:532 min11:5532908
MAVELIKARAMLVK12:041 min12:0532920
KAYANKULAM JNKYJ12:132 min12:1532928
KOLLAM JNQLN13:105 min13:1532969
VARKALA SIVAGIRIVAK13:341 min13:3532992
TRIVANDRUM PETTTVP14:091 min14:1033031
TRIVANDRUM CNTLTVC15:150 minDestination33033

 

Kerala Express Fare Structure

 

Regular Ticket (12 and above)

SleeperAC 3-tierAC 2-tier
Base Fare86521813281
Catering Charges
Reservation Charges204050
Superfast Charges304545
Other Charge
Concession
GST 5%113169
Net Fare91523803545
Tatkal Surcharge2736881034

 

Child Ticket (5 – 11)

SleeperAC 3-tierAC 2-tier
Base Fare86521813281
Catering Charges
Reservation Charges
Superfast Charges304545
Other Charge
Concession-433-1091-1641
GST 5%5784
Net Fare46511951770
Tatkal Surcharge137343517

 

Sr. Citizen Female (58 and above)

SleeperAC 3-tierAC 2-tier
Base Fare86521813281
Catering Charges
Reservation Charges204050
Superfast Charges304545
Other Charge
Concession43310911641
GST 5%5987
Net Fare48512351825
Tatkal Surcharge137343517

 

Sr. Citizen Male (60 and above)

SleeperAC 3-tierAC 2-tier
Base Fare86521813281
Catering Charges
Reservation Charges204050
Superfast Charges304545
Other Charge
Concession3468721312
GST 5%70103
Net Fare57014652170
Tatkal Surcharge164413621

 

Interesting Facts About Kerala Express

  1. Longest Hauled Engine: Kerala Express has set a record for being the longest hauled electric engine train between the source (Thiruvananthapuram) and destination (New Delhi).

  2. King of Overtakes: Rail enthusiasts have given Kerala Express a nickname ‘King of Overtakes’. It is no surprise that this train is given this name because it overtakes every train in its route, except Rajdhanis and Shatabdis.

  3. Longest Daily Superfast Train: 12625/12626 Kerala Express train is the longest daily running superfast train in India. It is a pride for all Keralites and hugely popular among passengers travelling from South Indian cities to New Delhi.

  4. Number of Coaches: Typically, Kerala Express runs with 22 coaches in total including SLRs, AC II-tier, AC III-tier, sleeper class and general unreserved ones.

  5. Change of Train Number: When it was first started, Kerala Express used to run with train number 125/126. It was changed to 2625/2626 once the 4 digit numbering system had been adopted by the Indian Railways in 1989. Kerala Express train number was once again changed to 12625/12626 in December 2010 when Indian Railways adopted the 5-digit number system.

 

Food Options in 12625/12626 Kerala Express

Although there is a pantry car attached to Kerala Express, it is not advisable to eat pantry car foods. Enjoy a scrumptious assortment of Veg Thali, Non-Veg Thali, Jain Food, Chinese and local delicacies during your journey on Kerala 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:

 

  1. RailRestro app or website
  2. RailMitra app or website
  3. IRCTC e-catering website or Food on Track app

Kerala Express Seat Availability  

If you are looking for Kerala 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 classes of Kerala Express. 

 

If you have booked a ticket in Kerala 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 Kerala Express 12626 PNR Status, you can relax and enjoy your journey. 

 

12625/12626 Kerala Express Running Status

Passengers travelling from New Delhi to Kerala must check Kerala Express running status. It will help you plan your journey in a better way and also avoid any unnecessary rush. Live running status of Kerala 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 Kerala Express and want to know the exact location of the train, you can do so by using Kerala Express 12626 running status. 

 

Kerala Express Coach Position

Generally, Kerala Express runs with a total of 22 coaches. There are 8 AC coaches (6 3-tier AC and 2 2-tier AC), 2 General coaches, 9 sleeper coaches and a pantry car. 

 

Second Tier AC Coach (2A)

Are you planning to travel in Trivandrum – New Delhi Kerala Express and have you booked a 2-Tier AC coach ticket? Are you looking for the information related to AC 2-Tier coach of Kerala Express? If yes, you can do so by simply checking out the seat map of the respective coach. There are a total of 2 AC 2-Tier coaches in Kerala Express. 

In AC 2-Tier coach of Kerala Express, there are upper berth, side upper berth, lower berth and side lower berth. There are a total of 46 berths available in the second tier AC coach of Kerala Express. 

 

Third Tier AC Coach (3A)  

There are a total of 6 AC 3-Tier coaches in Kerala Express. In AC 3-Tier coach of Kerala Express, there are upper berth, side upper berth, lower berth, side lower berth, and middle berth. There are a total of 72 berths available in the second tier AC coach of Kerala Express. 

 

Sleeper Coach (SL)

Are you looking for Sleeper coaches in Kerala Express? Are you planning to travel in Kerala Express? Have you booked a ticket in a Sleeper coach of Kerala Express? If yes, you should know that there are a total of 9 Sleeper coaches (from S1 to S9) in Kerala Express. There are lower berth, side lower berth, middle berth, upper berth, and a side upper berth in Sleeper coaches of Kerala Express. 

 

Unreserved Second Class (GN)

Are you planning to travel in an Unreserved Second Class Compartment (GN) coach of the Kerala Express? You should know that there are only 2 unreserved coaches in Kerala Express. Amongst the 22 coaches available in total, rakes with number 2 and 21 belong to unreserved second class compartment coaches. 

 

Apart from these, there is a Pantry car available with rake number 12. You can buy snacks or drinks from the pantry car. But if you are looking for food on the train, then don’t rely on pantry car foods. Always order fresh and delicious food from RailMitra. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most frequently asked questions about Kerala Express running time, train schedule, and other details.

 

1. Why is the Kerala Express late today?

If you are also travelling in Kerala Express but you hear the announcement that the train is late today, you must have thought why Kerala Express is late today. You should know that there are many factors because of which a train gets delayed. During winters, long-distance trains like Kerala Express often run late because of fog and bad weather conditions. Apart from that, due to some unforeseen circumstances like construction work, accident, etc, Kerala Express can be late.

 

2. What is the train schedule of 12626 Kerala Express?

Kerala Express departs from New Delhi at 11:25 on day 1 and reaches Trivandrum Central at 15:15 on the third day.

 

3. How to spot your train – Kerala 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 Kerala Express.

 

4. How to check 12625 train live map?

You can check the live running status along with the Kerala Express live map using RailMitra’s ‘live status’ feature. 

 

5. What is the time taken by Kerala Express to reach from New Delhi to Trivandrum Central?

12626 KERALA EXPRESS takes 51 Hours 50 Minutes approx to reach from New Delhi to Trivandrum Central.

 

Learn Top 10 Facts About Kerala Express That Might Surprise You!

 

Author: Prince Mishra


Prince is an SEO Content Writer at Yescom India Softech Pvt. Ltd. He has more than 3 years of experience in writing SEO-friendly content and that can be seen in his blogs and articles. A foodie by nature, Prince has travelled to different

Recent Post

Shakti Peetha Darshan You Can Do on Your West Bengal Visit
Shakti Peetha Darshan You Can Do on Your West Beng...
Top 13 Indian Cities You Should Visit During Durga Puja 
Top 13 Indian Cities You Should Visit During Durga...
How to Get Indian Railway Destination Alert Services on Mobile?
How to Get Indian Railway Destination Alert Servic...
Things You Should Know About UTS Ticket Booking
Things You Should Know About UTS Ticket Booking
Onam: Celebrate the Festival of Harvest and Joy
Onam: Celebrate the Festival of Harvest and Joy

Rail News

Indian Railways Festival Special Trains 2022
Indian Railways Festival Special Trains 2022
Indian Railways Freight Corridors – Transforming Transportation
Indian Railways Freight Corridors – Transfor...
IRCTC Nepal Tour Package: All That You Need to Know
IRCTC Nepal Tour Package: All That You Need to Kno...
One Station One Product: Will It Help Local Art & Craft?
One Station One Product: Will It Help Local Art &#...
Indian Railway’s ‘Kavach’ to Make Train Journey Safer
Indian Railway’s ‘Kavach’ to Make Train Journey Sa...

Top Categories

Author: Prince Mishra


Prince is an SEO Content Writer at Yescom India Softech Pvt. Ltd. He has more than 3 years of experience in writing SEO-friendly content and that can be seen in his blogs and articles. A foodie by nature, Prince has travelled to different