Train from Agra to Goa

#1 Nov 11th, 2008, 19:22
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
UK
Posts:
3
  • burds5377 is offline
#1
Does anyone know if its possible to get a train from agra to Goa? how long it takes and how much it'd cost? Ive looked at flights-the only one available seems to be with kingfisher and its expensive!
#2 Nov 11th, 2008, 19:46
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Gurgaon, India
Posts:
20
  • moumita01 is offline
#2
Hi!
the air tickets are quite expensive in did.
u can easily get train from Agra to Goa.
there are two trains which run everyday.
u need to book ticket from Agra Cant to Madgaon (name of Railway station, Goa.)
Ok, now note down the informations..........
Train No. Name
1) 2618 Mangla Lakshwadeep Express
2) 2780 Goa Express
Both the trains run everyday and it takes 32-33 hrs to reach Goa from Agra.
the fair for A/C 2 tier is Rs.1950.00 and for A/C three tier a little above Rs. 1400/-
Station Code for Agra Cant is AGC and that for Madgaon is MAO.
U'll easily get all the informations regarding availability in the railway site of India http://www.indianrail.gov.in/inet_srcdest_names.html

Just fill in the source and destination station names as i mentioned above.
hope this information will help u. Happy Journey by Indian Railway.
#3 Nov 11th, 2008, 20:08
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
UK
Posts:
3
  • burds5377 is offline
#3
thank you! thats very helpful. It seems that the Mangla Lakshwadeep Express takes a lot less time than the Goa express. Is this right, or am i reading the times wrong?! So for 2 of us you's suggest the 2 tier A/C?
#4 Nov 11th, 2008, 21:15
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Gurgaon, India
Posts:
20
  • moumita01 is offline
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by burds5377 View Post thank you! thats very helpful. It seems that the Mangla Lakshwadeep Express takes a lot less time than the Goa express. Is this right, or am i reading the times wrong?! So for 2 of us you's suggest the 2 tier A/C?
yes this train takes less time....more over u'll be spending only one night in train in case of M-L express. but it hardly matters as this is the start of peak season for Goa and getting a ticket should be ur first priority as they run out of stock very fast.
My choice is always 2nd A/C as its a bit less crowdy, but in case u don't get ticket u can always book 3rd A/C, they are equally good. but don't go for non A/C sleeper class.they are not safe.
#5 Nov 11th, 2008, 22:06
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
UK
Posts:
3
  • burds5377 is offline
#5
Brill.
We wont be travelling until the feb 09 - tickets arnt on sale yet. We're staying in candolim in Goa, is there a nearer train station than Madgaon?
#6 Nov 12th, 2008, 00:48
Join Date:
Sep 2001
Location:
Missing, see bottom of post
Posts:
15,706
  • steven_ber is offline
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by moumita01 View Post but don't go for non A/C sleeper class.they are not safe.
That is a lie.

I've travelled about 12-13000kms in Sleeper Class, and never been the victim of any crime, Sleeper Class is perfectly safe, even for us spoilt tourists.
.
SOS: Missing Person...

Please look at this thread, even if you are not in India.: Have you seen Jonathan Spollen?

He could be anywhere now: You might have met him, be able to help, or give information.
#7 Nov 12th, 2008, 02:26
Join Date:
Sep 2008
Location:
Gt Britain
Posts:
361
  • trustindia is offline
#7
Thivim station is a better choice for Candolim, the 2618 Mangla Lakshwadeep Express get's into Thivim around 19.20 a taxi should get you to Thivim by 20.00.

Going to Margao takes you a good way south of Candolim.

The 2618 Mangla Lakshwadeep Express is a lot faster than the Goa express, it takes a different route as well. the last part of which is quite beautiful but remembering the extra hours spent on the train I wouldn't bother.

Sleeper class for long journeys like this is not for the faint hearted but I agree with Steven sleeper class hasn't upset my travel plans as yet.

Security wise it's slightly more vunerable, as there are more unreserved people jumping on an off between stations. Some just to get home or to work/family, others to sell all kinds of weird and wonderful stuff and you have the consider the possibilty of some of these unreserved passengers being up to no good. Theft happens, I'd hazzard a guess it probabaly happens more on this class of travel just because of the opportunities that present themselves.

Yet never to me in 20 years so.......
#8 Nov 12th, 2008, 11:18
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Gurgaon, India
Posts:
20
  • moumita01 is offline
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post That is a lie.

I've travelled about 12-13000kms in Sleeper Class, and never been the victim of any crime, Sleeper Class is perfectly safe, even for us spoilt tourists.
it obviously is not a lie.
specially when a female is traveling alone. i'm not saying the sleeper coach is always full of horror experiences, but lot of unwanted people keep on coming and going throughout the journey, even during midnight and theft of baggages is very common in sleeper. i know of three such miss happenings that took place to some of my relatives. i myself never traveled alone in a sleeper coach for long distance.
but when u r in a large group,as it was during our college days, its a lot of fun.
i'll again say, if a female is traveling alone, she should avoid such crowded coaches. why to create a situation that can invite troubles specially when one is in a foreign country?
#9 Nov 12th, 2008, 11:58
Join Date:
Sep 2001
Location:
Missing, see bottom of post
Posts:
15,706
  • steven_ber is offline
#9
moumita

First, I apologise for my strong reply, I sometimes forget that English isn't the first language of most of our members.

Quote:
Originally Posted by moumita01 View Post if a female is travelling alone, she should avoid such crowded coaches.
I agree, and I'd never advise a female to do such a long first journey in Sleeper Class, I also hadn't checked the member's profile, if I'd realised the member was female I may have understood your comments.

It's always a good idea to give reasons, comments like "not safe" really stick in the mind of a tourist, and a first time visitor to India will imagine all sorts of horrors when they read those words.

I saw a female foreign tourist threaten an Indian soldier in Sleeper Class, he had touched her foot to wake her up, she was warning him that she had a knife, she was in absolutely no danger, but fear had overtaken reality.

Sleeper Class details & photos.

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Delhi and Agra by train from Goa and Indirail passes May 16th, 2008 13:40 11 29905 Indian Railways
Train from Varanasi to Agra Feb 6th, 2007 01:38 3 1458 Indian Railways
agra-varanasi by train Apr 8th, 2006 17:02 1 1270 Mumbai (Bombay)
Train - Delhi to Agra, Agra to Jaipur Aug 7th, 2005 12:51 3 49471 Indian Railways


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2014
Page Load Success