Chennai to Kolkata Train Timings, Fare, Schedule

Chennai to Kolkata Trains

(Kolkata To Chennai)

Preferred Travelling Mode (Distance 1670 Kms)

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Chennai to Kolkata distance is 1670 kms . Out of the 44 reviews shared by travellers, 50% prefer Train, whereas 50% prefer Flight respectively.

Kolkata does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Howrah, at a distance of 6 kms from Kolkata.

Journey Reviews

Sanjiv K

  • Tourist
  • Sanjiv K
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  991 readers
Sanjiv K
4/7
Posted Jan 6, 2016 Jan 6, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
I traveled in sleeper class, it was clean but food was really bad in train. So always take home food. Travel hour will take 26 to 27 hours.

In Kolkata great places are there to visit. Victoria memorial hall, exide, birla mandir, kalighat etc. Kolkata is known for food and sweet, my fav puchka (panipuri). So great place for travel. I recommend all to visit.
Train name (Train no): COROMANDEL EXPRESS (2842)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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  • 3 votes

Varun Sundar

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  • Varun Sundar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 8 Reviews
  •  67 helpful votes
  •  8543 readers
Varun Sundar
6/7
Posted Sep 20, 2014 Sep 20, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
It was overall a rejoicing experience. I had fun with my relatives, friends all through the way to the destination. The train journey was comfortable and ok, but train coaches need to be better maintained. The train fare was a nominal one and that is far better than travelling by luxury buses that dissolve your purse money!
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Train name (Train no): Howrah Mail (12840)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Trip Includes:  | Indian Musuem | Howrah Bridge
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  • 58 votes

 t r Suresh

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  • t r Suresh
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  42 helpful votes
  •  6655 readers
t r Suresh
5/7
Posted Oct 25, 2013 Oct 25, 2013
Mode of Transport:Train
The route between Chennai and Kolkata was very nostalgic and brought back childhood memories. While the facilities are improved, the quality of food can definitely improve. Food options and varieties are limited at stations. However, a fairly comfortable journey.
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Train name (Train no): Coromandal Express (12841)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 3.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 4.00/7
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  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Hotel Sudesh Tower | Kolkata
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  • 42 votes

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Arunava batacharya

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  • Arunava batacharya
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 Reviews
  •  4165 readers
Arunava batacharya
4/7
Posted Feb 6, 2016 Feb 6, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
I boarded the Howrah Chennai Mail from Kolkata I was travelling to South India touring the whole part of it.

I boarded an AC 3 Tier coach and journey was fun. However, the train needs to improve on cleanliness. The coach didn't have Bio-toilet facility and had only one western toilet.

Cleanliness was not that well and during the occasional halt during the night time stinks from the toilet filled up my nostrills enough to wake you up.

The food was ok but overpriced considering the standards. The glasses weren't clean and as a result visibility outside the train was close to zero.
Train name (Train no): Hwh Mas Mail (12839)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Non-veg food
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Chennai Central
 6.00/7
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Surya

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  • Surya
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1743 readers
Surya
7/7
Posted Dec 27, 2018 Dec 27, 2018
Mode of Transport:Train
If we are think to go Chennai by train, then Coromondel Express (12841) and Howrah Chennai mail (12839) name first came our mind. But if our travel day is tuesday or friday, then we have an option to travel on this SRC MAS SF AC Express (22807) in 1A, 2AC & 3AC. This train having its own pantry car which serve you mouth watering chilli chicken and fried rice, chowmin, chicken pokora, veg & non veg shup etc. And it also having cleaning staff, who clean the floor and toilet every 2 hours. In this train ticket availability is excellent. If you not getting confirm reservation in any train in this route then you can booked ticket in this train. Santragachi jn. Station is 4 th station in Howrah Khargpur route.
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Train name (Train no): Src Mas Ac Express (22807)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Santragachi Junction
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Last Station: Chennai Central
 6.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  | Chennai
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Chennai to Kolkata By Train

Chennai ––› Howrah
By Train 1360 Km
Howrah ––› Kolkata
By Taxi 6 Km
Chennai to Howrah by Train (1360 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Kol... M T W T F S S
12840 Howrah Mail Chennai Central 23:40 04:10 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
12842 Coromandel Express Chennai Central 08:45 11:50 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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