New Delhi Chandigarh Kalka Delhi Shatabdi Express train

Shatabdi Express trains are a series of superfast passenger trains operated by Indian Railways to connect Metro cities with other cities important for tourism, pilgrimage or business. Shatabdi Express are day-trains and they return to the station of origin the same day.

The Shatabdis are among the fastest trains in India and the Indian Railways considers them as prestigious. The Shatabdi Express trains run over short to medium distances and they have a running speed upto 130 kilometers per hour. All the Shatabdi Express trains have one coach of first class air-conditioned seating. These coaches have wider leg room and offer better food compared to the normal Air conditioned seating (CC). New on board entertainment systems have also been installed on some of these trains where the passengers can view movies and television serials directly via satellite.

Some New Delhi Chandigarh New Delhi Shatabdi Train runs up-to Kalka and there are three pairs of trains under this name running in this section on a daily basis. You can also go to Shimla by connecting toy trains from Kalka. Kalka Shimla trains and their timings and bookings

The first pair of Shatabdi that runs in the New Delhi to Chandigarh to New Delhi section which is extended up-to Kalka is train number 12005 & 12006 and it halts at Kurukshetra, Ambala, and Chandigarh on its way to Kalka as well as on its return journey from Kalka to New Delhi via Chandigarh.

The second pair of Shatabdi that runs in the New Delhi to Chandigarh to New Delhi which is also extended up-to Kalka is train number 12011 & 12012 and this train halts at Panipat, Kurukshetra, Ambala and Chandigarh on its way to Kalka as well as on its return journey from Kalka to New Delhi. This train has an additional halt at Panipat compared to the first pair of trains.

On popular demand and heavy rush a third pair of Shatabdi express trains has been introduced in Delhi Chandigarh section. This train is up-to Chandigarh only and runs on week days from Monday to Saturday. There is no service on Sunday. The train numbers are 12045 and 12046 and have no stoppages in between.

All the trains have two classes of journey namely First AC Tier and air conditioned Chair Car Tier. Comprehensive details such as train names, their numbers, days of run and other related information of both the sets of trains are provided underneath in the table.

New Delhi Chandigarh Kalka New Delhi Shatabdi Express Trains

Details New Delhi Chandigarh (Upto Kalka) Delhi Shatabdi Express Kalka (Via Chandigarh) New Delhi Kalka  Shatabdi Express
Train Number 12005 12006
Train Name KALKA SHTBDI KALKA SHTBDI
Days of Run All Days of the week All Days of the week
Originating station New Delhi Railway Station Chandigarh Station
Departure Time 1715 Hrs 0653 Hrs
Destination Station Chandigarh Station New Delhi Railway Station
Arrival time 2040 Hrs 1025 Hrs
Average Running Speed 81 Kilometers per hour 76 Kilometers per hour
Time taken 3 Hrs and 25 Minutes 3 Hrs and 32 Minutes
Distance covered 266 kilometers 266 kilometers
Fare 1AC Rs 1085 Rs 1085
Fare 2AC Rs 480 Rs 490
Details of Train Number 12011 Details of Train Number 12012
Train Name KALKA SHTBDI KALKA SHTBDI
Days of run All Days of the week All Days of the week
Originating Station New Delhi Railway Station Chandigarh Station
Departure Time 0740 Hrs 1823 Hrs
Destination Station Chandigarh Station New Delhi Railway Station
Arrival Time 1105 Hrs 2155 Hrs
Average Running Speed 76 Kilometers Per Hour 71 Kilometers Per Hour
Time Taken 3 Hours and 25 Minutes 3 Hours and 32 Minutes
Distance Covered 266 Kilometers 266 Kilometers
Fare 1AC Rs 1040 Rs 1040
Fare 2AC Rs 505 Rs 505
Details of Train Number 12045 Details of Train Number 12045
Train Name NDLS CDG SHTBDI CDG NDLS SHTBDI
Days of run Except Sundays Except Sundays
Originating Station New Delhi Railway Station Chandigarh Station
Departure Time 19:15 Hrs 12:00 Hrs
Destination Station Chandigarh Station New Delhi Railway Station
Arrival Time 22:35 Hrs 15:20 Hrs
Average Running Speed 76 Kilometers Per Hour 71 Kilometers Per Hour
Time Taken 3 Hours and 20 Minutes 3 Hours and 20 Minutes
Distance Covered 266 Kilometers 266 Kilometers
Fare 1AC Rs 1085 Rs 1085
Fare 2AC Rs 535 Rs 535

Note

The first two pair of trains run up-to Kalka from New Delhi and commences their return journey from Kalka and reaches New Delhi. Chandigarh to Kalka railway distance is 38 kilometers.

Chandigarh Railway Station

Station Code CDG

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Chandigarh then prefix it with the STD Code of Chandigarh which is 0172. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 0172131.

Chandigarh is a union territory of India, that serves as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana. The name Chandigarh translates as “The Fort of Chandi”. The name was coined from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir, devoted to the Hindu Goddess Chandi, present in the city’s vicinity. Chandigarh Capital Region includes Mohali, Panchkula  and Zirakpur. Known internationally for its architecture and urban planning, it is also the first planned city of India. Chandigarh is home to numerous architectural projects of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Matthew Nowicki, and Albert Mayer. As per a study conducted by Ministry of Urban Development, Chandigarh has emerged as the cleanest city in India.

Amenities at Chandigarh railway station

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation offices
  • Tourist information centres
  • Medical and general shops
  • Restaurants both vegetarian and non vegetarian
  • Book stall and STD / PCO booths
  • Wheel Chairs and stretchers

Distances of major landmarks in & around Chandigarh from Chandigarh Railway station

Many landmark locations of Chandigarh are quite close by. The Chhatbir Zoo is 17 kilometers, Yadvindra gardens which was designed by Nawaabd Fidai Khan, who was the court architect of mughal emporer Aurangazeb, 20 Kilometers, the beautiful and calm hill station of Kasauli 77 kilometers, the picturesque hill station town of Chail 116 kilometers, timber trail resort 35 kilometers, Solan 68 kilometers, morni hills 45 kilometers, and the world famous hill station Shimla is 119 kilometers from this railway station.

New Delhi Railway Station

Station Code NDLS

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

Train Arrival & Dep 133

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Delhi then prefix it with the STD Code of Delhi / New Delhi which is 011. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 011131.

The New Delhi Railway Station, station code NDLS, is the main railway station in Delhi. New Delhi Station is the second busiest, and one of the largest, in India. It handles over 300 trains each day, from 16 platforms. The New Delhi station holds the record for the largest route interlocking system in the world. The station is about two kilometres north of Connaught Place, in central Delhi.

In 2007, Terry Farrell and Partners were commissioned to modernize and expand the station in time for the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010. Farrells are the lead consultant for the Master plan for Indian Railways for the redevelopment of New Delhi Railway Station, to be in line with the pace of modernization and growth in the city centre. In order to provide station and property development over and around the station the first phase is planned to be operational by the time of Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010. This redevelopment is expected to cost 6000 Crores.

Amenities at New Delhi railway station

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation office
  • Tea stalls
  • Refreshment room both vegetarian and non vegetarian
  • Book stalls
  • STD / PCO booth
  • G.R.P office
  • Cyber cafe
  • Wheel chairs and stretchers

Distances of major landmarks from New Delhi railway station

Indira Gandhi International Airport is 22 kilometers, India Gate 5 kilometers, Connaught Place 2 kilometers, Karol Bagh 3 kilometers, Red Fort 4 kilometers, Parliament House 4 kilometers, Rashtrapati Bhawan 5 kilometers, Qutub Minar 15 kilometers, Mehrauli 16 kilometers, NOIDA 15 kilometers, Ghaziabad 27 kilometers, Gurgaon 29 kilometers, and Faridabad 28 kilometers from this railway station.

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