Vande Bharat Express to Cut Patna-Delhi Travel Time to 9 Hours

The Indian Railways is set to launch the Vande Bharat Express between Patna and Delhi, promising a substantial reduction in travel time compared to existing services like the Rajdhani, Sampoorna Kranti, and Tejas Express.

Travel Time and Route

Speed and Duration

The Vande Bharat Express will operate at a speed of 130 km per hour, enabling it to cover the distance between Patna and Delhi in approximately 9 hours. This is a significant improvement over other trains on this route, which typically take around 13 hours to complete the journey.


The train will pass through key stations including Ara, Buxar, and Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Junction before reaching Delhi. The Railway Board is expected to release the official schedule and further details soon.

Coach and Seating Arrangement

Executive Chair Car

The Vande Bharat Express will feature 1 Executive Chair Car coach, offering 52 seats.

Air-Conditioned Chair Car

Additionally, there will be 7 Air-Conditioned Chair Car coaches with a total seating capacity of 478.

Existing Vande Bharat Services from Patna

Currently, Vande Bharat Express trains from Patna serve several destinations, such as:

  • Gomtinagar, Lucknow
  • Howrah
  • Ranchi
  • New Jalpaiguri

Amrit Bharat Express to Connect Danapur and Bengaluru

Starting in July, the Amrit Bharat Express will commence operations between Danapur and Bengaluru, providing a faster travel alternative for passengers.

Travel Time and Schedule

Reduced Travel Time

The new Amrit Bharat Express will significantly cut travel time between Patna and Bengaluru from the current 40-43 hours by regular trains to approximately 20 hours.


The Railway Board will announce the detailed timetable 8 days before the start of operations.


The introduction of the Vande Bharat Express between Patna and Delhi, along with the upcoming Amrit Bharat Express between Danapur and Bengaluru, represents a major advancement in Indian rail travel. These new services will enhance connectivity and provide more efficient travel options for long-distance journeys, catering to the growing demand for faster and more comfortable travel.

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