Train from Goa to Chennai.

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Are there any trains from Goa to Chennai and if so, how much will the various classes will be and long is the journey?
I just want to witness the second test sees as though it's been switched from Bombay due to obvious security reasons.

Many thanks in advance, Stephen.
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hey there is a train bi weekely from madgoan.its takes 18 hours by this train. otherwise you need to take amaravathi express till guntakal and and from guntakal you can get atrain from guntakal to chennai. otherwise you cn also take the bi weekly express train to yeshwantapur [ bngalore ] and from bangalore you can get a train or bus to chennai. but yeshwantapur is a bit far from main station in bangalore. as all the chennai trains start from the main station that is bangalore city junction.if you need further info give a post here
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Many thanks for your reply. What about a bus to Bangalore and then a train from Bangalore to Chennai to save some time? Your info is greatly appreciated, cheers!
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What's your budget?

A Goa-Bangalore flight, then a fast train is an option.

A longer, more scenic route would be to get a train from Goa to Mangalore (about 5-6 hours), then a train from Mangalore to Chennai (maybe 15-17 hours).
I'm sitting in Mangalore now, damn hot, but nice.

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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post Many thanks for your reply. What about a bus to Bangalore and then a train from Bangalore to Chennai to save some time? Your info is greatly appreciated, cheers!
Stephen. You can go via Bangalore using train and/or bus combination. You probably do save the odd hour or two (but if things do badly wrong you might actually take longer). If in a hurry to see the cricket then this is the best option.

IF you have time , I would recommend the direct Goa-chennai train which runs once of twice a week. Yes it goes via Bangalore and it is a semi slow train, BUT there is something rather comforting about getting on at Goa and just switching off until chennai.

By the way the views from the train during the first few hours are stunning (keep awake and look out the window!)
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post What's your budget?

A Goa-Bangalore flight, then a fast train is an option.

A longer, more scenic route would be to get a train from Goa to Mangalore (about 5-6 hours), then a train from Mangalore to Chennai (maybe 15-17 hours).
I'm sitting in Mangalore now, damn hot, but nice.

Search for flights on www.ixigo.com and trains on www.erail.in
I arrive in Goa early morning 9th Dec and the test match is the 11th to the 15the Dec., but I only want to catch a day of the test depending on the time schedule of either the bus ride or the train ride. I've been to India 6 times now and never experienced a journey via train, so this is on my agenda this time. I'm thinking whether or not I can catch a bus from Mapusa to Bangalore and then take the train to Chennai. I've never visited either of these cities, so it will be a new experience for me. My budget is around Rs. 6/7,000 for return travel, entrance to the stadium and my food. The only thing I'm worried about is being stuck in either Bangalore or Chennai, because of lack of transport opportunities.
Many thanks.
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Originally Posted by Rupse View Post Stephen. You can go via Bangalore using train and/or bus combination. You probably do save the odd hour or two (but if things do badly wrong you might actually take longer). If in a hurry to see the cricket then this is the best option.

IF you have time , I would recommend the direct Goa-chennai train which runs once of twice a week. Yes it goes via Bangalore and it is a semi slow train, BUT there is something rather comforting about getting on at Goa and just switching off until chennai.

By the way the views from the train during the first few hours are stunning (keep awake and look out the window!)
Thanks Rupse, I'm not in a big hurry to watch the cricket as it goes on for 5 days, but as you have probably read in my previous post; if the train only runs once or twice a week, I'm only staying in India for 2 weeks and don't want to be stuck in Chennai for 4/5 days. I only want to see one day of the cricket. Do you know if the transport between Bangalore or Mangalore and Goa is pretty regular?
Cheers in advance.
P.S. Your option does sound appealing.
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yeah buddy you can take bus to bangalore. there are lots of private buses and ksrtc to bangalore. you can take either sleeper coach or volvo to bangalore . but all theese buses reach bangaloere after 8am. the nesxt train after 8 am will start again in chennai at 14. 30 pm.
instead for a comfprtable journey you can take amaravathi express which is 4 days a week. and again change at guntakal.
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post I've been to India 6 times now and never experienced a journey via train
Really? It is none of my business but I wonder how you have managed to get around India and not take a train.

If you want to experience train travel then the direct Goa- chennai train is good start. Check out the train times and see if the timings suit you. Chennai Central stn is right at the heart of chennai and you will find it easy to move on from there.

Remember to book your return train journey as well before departure from Goa. This message is a bit rushed as I have to go now. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Rupse View Post Really? It is none of my business but I wonder how you have managed to get around India and not take a train.

If you want to experience train travel then the direct Goa- chennai train is good start. Check out the train times and see if the timings suit you. Chennai Central stn is right at the heart of chennai and you will find it easy to move on from there.

Remember to book your return train journey as well before departure from Goa. This message is a bit rushed as I have to go now. Good luck!
Internal flights and overnight buses, usually Rupse. Cheers for your input.
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Originally Posted by waspiesbeast26 View Post yeah buddy you can take bus to bangalore. there are lots of private buses and ksrtc to bangalore. you can take either sleeper coach or volvo to bangalore . but all theese buses reach bangaloere after 8am. the nesxt train after 8 am will start again in chennai at 14. 30 pm.
instead for a comfprtable journey you can take amaravathi express which is 4 days a week. and again change at guntakal.
This itinerary sounds perfect, waspiesbeast. I can have a look around Bangalore, take something to eat and a couple of beers and then arrive in Chennai just in time for the cricket. Excellent. I will definitely look into this one.
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yeah buddy. in bangalore there is heavy traffic from 9 am. many buses comin from goa reaches bangalore after 8 am . if you are not tired you can take a look at the mg road and brigade road or some intersting places like the vishweshvarayya museum and the fish park side of it. and bull temple and tippus palace and lalbagh garden. not all theese atleast soem of theese.if you are tired you can take a medium priced hotel or even you can bargain with the hotel owner to allow him at a low price for 4 hours. next you can get brindavan express at 14.30. you need to book the tickets in advance as the train sometimes might be rush.
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Originally Posted by waspiesbeast26 View Post yeah buddy. in bangalore there is heavy traffic from 9 am. many buses comin from goa reaches bangalore after 8 am . if you are not tired you can take a look at the mg road and brigade road or some intersting places like the vishweshvarayya museum and the fish park side of it. and bull temple and tippus palace and lalbagh garden. not all theese atleast soem of theese.if you are tired you can take a medium priced hotel or even you can bargain with the hotel owner to allow him at a low price for 4 hours. next you can get brindavan express at 14.30. you need to book the tickets in advance as the train sometimes might be rush.
Excellent information and many thanks waspiesbeast. I find this forum more helpful than any timetable etc etc.
If the Brindavan express leaves at 14.30, what time would I be looking to arrive in Madras ( Chennai ) and for how much would a return ticket cost me?
Thnks so much.
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best train from delhi to agra.

hello all.
just trying to find the best train to agra from delhi..
we will be staying at ginger hotel near the train stn.. is this the same train stn?
also. want to take the shadbti express.. but there is a 15 WL for first class (we want this).. and a 4 WL for ACC.. what do you think is the best answer for getting 4 seats in first class.?

any help is appreciated..
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hi buddy. for what date is the waiting list posted. normally for first class waiting list 15 its very high and there are very very less chances of confirmation

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