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There was a time when the train journey from Mumbai took nearly twenty-four hours, on the winding route via Miraj and Pune, involving a change of trains too. Timeline panjim

Today, the high-speed Konkan Railway has a daily train which hardly takes around 8-9 hours for the same journey. Other trains between Mumbai and Panaji take typically around 10-12 hours.

The rail route also has trains which travel past Mumbai to other northern areas of India right upto Delhi as well as down south to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.

The Konkan Railway has special reservation facility via the internet for foreigners which allows payment to be made by credit cards. There are also computerized reservation systems in most metros.

As the demand for the rail journey is quite high and most trains run filled to capacity, it is highly advisable to reserve the tickets well in advance of your actual journey to Goa.

Goa has two major railway stations — Margao and Vasco-da-Gama, both located in the southern area of the state. The South Central Railway terminus is at Vasco-da-Gama and the Konkan Railway terminus is at Margao. Besides the two main stations, the trains usually halt for a few minutes at a number of other smaller stations in Goa.

The Konkan Railway has trains which ply between Mumbai and Goa and other destinations. The latest updated schedules for these are available on the official Konkan Railway website. The South Central Railway has one train, the Nizamuddin Goa Express coming in daily in the early morning. This train departs from Delhi and comes to Goa via Pune.

The Konkan Railway undoubtedly offers the quickest and cheapest route to Goa from Mumbai. In Mumbai there are two booking offices: one is on the upper floor of the Western Railways booking office in Churchgate Station and the second is at the Central Railway booking office, at the rear of Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus or VT).

A list of major trains to and from Goa

From Goa to : Ahmedabad . Ernakulam . Gandhidham. Hapa . Howrah . Jaipur . Jodhpur . Karwar . Mangalore . Mumbai . Nagercoil. New Delhi . Okha . Puna . Trivandrum . Vijaywada . Yeshwantpur .

To Goa from : Ahmedabad . Ernakulam . Gandhidham. Hapa . Howrah . Jaipur . Jodhpur . Karwar . Mangalore . Mumbai . Nagercoil. New Delhi . Okha . Puna . Trivandrum . Vijaywada . Yeshwantpur .

Departures (From Goa to other destinations)

Train Name Train No. Margao Karmali Thivim Vasco Arrival Operation
Ernakulam
Ernakulam Poorna Express 1097 1325 04205 Sat
Marusagar Express 2978 1325 0420 Fri
Okha Ernakulum Express 6337 0745 2250 Mon, Sat
Gandhidham
Nagercoil Gandhidham Express 6336 1055 1410 Tue
Hapa
Okha Express 6338 1055 1350 Wed, Fri
Howrah
VSG Howrah Express 2848 0750 2225 Tue, Thr, Fri
Jaipur
Marusagar Express 2977 1035 1120 1405 Sun
Jodhpur
Trivandrum Jodhpur Express 6312 1055 1700 Sat
Mangalore
Janashatabdi Express 2071 1600 2150 Daily
Matsyaganda Exp. 2619 0020 0615 Daily
Mumbai
Netravati Express 6346 0600 0633 0710 1640 Daily
Mandovi Express 0104 1000 1028 1045 2145 Daily
Matsyagandha Express 2620 2055 0635 Daily
Janashatabdi Express 2052 1420 1502 2255 Except Wed
Konkan Kanya Express 0112 1800 1832 1850 0550 Daily
Nagercoil
Nagercoil Gandhidham Express 6335 0745 0440 Fri
New Delhi
Ernakulam Nizamuddin Mangala Express 1097 0335 0422 1320 Daily
Sampark Kranti Express 2653 0210 1105 Sat
Rajdhani Express 2431 1035 1235 Tue & Thr
Goa Sampark Kranti Expres 2449 1120 1150 1208 1645 Tue
Okha
Okha Express 6338 1055 1143 1730 Wed, Fri
Puna
Poona Express 1098 1520 0505 Mon
Trivandrum
Trivandrum Veraval Express 6333 0850 0600 Thr
Netravati Express 6345 2230 1840 Daily
Rajdhani Express 2432 1235 0525 Tue, Sun
Nagercoil Gandhidham Express 6335 0745 0310 Fri
Bikaner Trivandrum Express 6311 0745 0310 Tue
Veraval Trivandrum Express 6333 0745 0310 Thr

Arrivals (From other destinations to Goa)

Train Name Train No. Departure Vasco Thivim Karmali Margao Operation
Ernakulam
Mangala Express 2617 1245 0420 0325 Daily
Ernakulam Pooma Express 1098 2245 1500 Mon
Ernakulam Hapa Express 6338 1955 1045 Wed, Fri
Marusagar Express 2977 1955 1025 Sun
Gandhidham
Gandhidham Nagercoil Express 6335 0520 0735 Fri
Hapa
Ernakulam Hapa Express 6337 0515 0735 Mon, Sat
Howrah
Amravati Express 2847 2330 1420 1900 Mon, Tue, Thr &
Jaipur
Jaipur Emakulam Marusagar Expr 2978 1005 1150 1315 Fri
Jodhpur
Trivandrum Jodhpur Express 6311 0045 0735 Tue
Mangalore
Matsyaganda Exp. 2620 1440 2045 Daily
Mumbai
Netravati Express 6345 1140 2228 2154 2230 Daily
Mandovi Express 0103 0655 1712 1733 1845 Daily
Matsyagandha Express 2619 1405 0010 Daily
Janashatabdi Express 2051 0530 1302 1355 Except Wed
Konkan Kanya Express 0111 2300 0926 0948 1045 Daily
Nagercoil
Gandhidham Nagercoil Express 6336 1330 1045 Tue
New Delhi
Emakulam Nizamuddin Mangala Ex 2618 0920 1758 1925 Daily
Goa Sampark Kranti Express 2450 0730 1315 1148 1358 0730 Sat
Rajdhani Express 2432 1105 1225 Tue, Sun
Kerala Sampark Kranti Express 2654 1400 2050 Wed
Okha
Okha Ernakulum Express 6337 0150 0631 0735 Mon, Sat
Puna
Emakulam Pooma Express 1097 2310 1305 Sat
Trivandrum
Trivandrum Jodhpur Express 6312 1515 1045 Sat
Trivandrum Veraval Express 6334 1515 1125 Mon
Netravati Express 6346 1000 0550 Daily
Rajdhani Express 2431 1915 1025 Tue, Thr
Gandhidham Nagercoil Express 6336 1515 1045 Tue

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