Advice Needed! [Kannur - Mumbai]

#1 Jan 29th, 2015, 15:15
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Hello,

Myself and my wife are currently in Kannur and need to get to Mumbai and we are presumably too poor to fly (not to mention not near an airport). First time traveler to India, I didn't realise that one may have to book overnight trains well in advance. Lesson learned. I am wondering what the best way to get to Mumbai will be now, given we need to be in Mumbai by the 31st Jan (in two days time).

Is there a train that could get us there, and a website or something we can use to check availability of seats, schedules, etc? Moreover, is there a 'main' train station in Mumbai, or are there a bunch given the size of the place? Any ideas on the best station in Mumbai to book for?

Any help will be highly appreciated... thank you so much.
#2 Jan 29th, 2015, 15:32
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Take a bus to Mangalore. From Mangalore there is 2A RAC tickets available in Mumbai Express (12134) and Matsyaganda Express (12620). RAC will guarantee you a seat however berth will depend on no shows. If you are okay with the above option approach your hotel and see if they could book a ticket for you from Mangalore to Mumbai. You could also take a bus from Mangalore to Mumbai if you do not want RAC tickets.

Where are you going to from Mumbai? The first train terminates at CSTM which is closer to Colaba / Fort region and the second train terminates at LTT which is closer to the airport.
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It's best to go to Calicut and take a direct flight from there to Mumbai.

Otherwise, you could try the most uncertain way of booking Tatkal Ticket.

Have a look at erail.in (or) 90di.com for train timing & seat availability information.
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Hello,

Myself and my wife are currently in Kannur and need to get to Mumbai and we are presumably too poor to fly (not to mention not near an airport). First time traveler to India, I didn't realise that one may have to book overnight trains well in advance. Lesson learned. I am wondering what the best way to get to Mumbai will be now, given we need to be in Mumbai by the 31st Jan (in two days time).

Is there a train that could get us there, and a website or something we can use to check availability of seats, schedules, etc? Moreover, is there a 'main' train station in Mumbai, or are there a bunch given the size of the place? Any ideas on the best station in Mumbai to book for?

Any help will be highly appreciated... thank you so much.
You can board from Kannur (Station code CNN) to Kalyan by two trains today. Mangala Exp departure 19:25 from CNN to reach Kalyan at 13:40 tomorrow. Or, by Netravati Exp 20:40 to Mumbai LTT at 16:40 tomorrow. Get into Sleeper class compartment and request TTE to help you.
#5 Jan 29th, 2015, 16:45
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Thanks a great deal for all this helpful information. If anyone can chime in on trains we can get from Mumbai to Udaipur (preferably 2AC, can do Sleeper though too) leaving on the 2nd of Feb, it'd also be really appreciated.
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There are no trains from Mumbai to Udaipur running on a Monday. You could take the double decker train to Ahmedabad which arrives at 9:30 pm and then a bus to Udaipur. There is a RSRTC bus from Ahmedabad to Udaipur leaving Ahmedabad at 11:30 pm. See http://rsrtc.rajasthan.gov.in/rsrtc_enquiry/enquiry/. You can also see www.redbus.in for private operators.

What have you decided for Kannur to Mumbai?
#7 Jan 29th, 2015, 17:13
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If you're okay travelling by bus long distance, then take one from Mangalore to Mumbai, KSRTC site says three seats are available in their club class airavat volvo bus. There are a number of trains from Kannur to Mangalore, take an early morning train tomorrow, such as Maveli Express (16604)/ Mangalore express (12685)/ Malabar express(16629) to Mangalore. The bus starts at 13:10 in the afternoon, and reaches Mumbai at 08:05 the next day.

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