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Howrah Mail (12809): Train Route, Classes, Fare Details and Food Options

  • Howrah Mail– Runs between  Mumbai to Howrah
  • Source station –  Mumbai CST railway station
  • Destination – Howrah junction railway station (HWH) 
  • Running Days – Everyday
  • Coach Classes –  1A, 2A, 3A, Sleeper and General Unreserved coaches 
  • Fare – 1A-  INR 5000 2A – INR  2900 , 3A-  INR 2000 , Sleeper - INR 740, General – 415
  • Departure Time – 20: 35 Hrs
  • Arrival Time –    05:50 Hrs
  • Stops – 42 Stoppage
  • Pantry Car – Not Available. Passengers can order food online in train at Howrah Mail (12809) via RailRestro and get it delivered at their seat.   
  • Journey Duration -  34 hours
  • Running status – on Time 
  • Journey Distance – 1968 kilometers

HOWRAH MAIL- 12809: Train Overview
Howrah Mail is a popular train running from Mumbai CST to Howrah junction every day connecting passengers from Mumbai to Kolkata. Howrah Mail 12809 is counted among most popular train connecting both cities on everyday basis. Mumbai and Howrah, both places are located at a distance of 1970 kilometers from each other. The train takes almost 34 hours to reach Howrah from Mumbai. There’re all kinds of facilities provided on the train for general passengers. The train has all three kinds of AC compartments along with the sleeper and unreserved coaches for ease of passengers. The train doesn’t have pantry car through e-catering is available on the train. If you wish to avail the restaurant style food in train, then one can get food in train from RailRestro, an IRCTC e-catering partner, serving fresh and restaurant style food.

HOWRAH MAIL 12809: Train Route
The train starts its journey from Mumbai CST railway station by 20:35 Hrs in the night. The train takes 34 hours approx. to reach Howrah junction. The train reaches at Howrah junction completing 3 days of the journey by 05:50 Hrs early in the morning. The train stops at almost 42 railway halts connecting different locations of various cities and states. While commuting from Mumbai to Howrah the train passes through almost 3 states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and their various cities.

The train halts majorly at Bhusawal Junction, Nagpur Junction, Raipur Junction, Bilaspur junction, Raurkela Junction and Tatanagar junction. If you wish to order food in train then you can order food in train at Bilaspur junction any of these major railway stations halts for adding taste in your journey. The train passes through Dadar Junction, Thane Railway station, Kalyan Junction, Kasara Junction Railway station and Itgapuri Railway halts. On its second day of the journey the train halts at more than 30 Railway stations Including Nagpur Junction, Durg railway junction, Raipur Junction, Bilaspur Junction and Raurkela Railway station. The train runs overnight through different locations of India terrains and crosses Tatanagar Junction and Kharagpur Junction. Passengers can order food in train at Bilaspur Junction for dinner on the second day.  The train reaches at Santragachi railway station by early morning at 05:10 and stops only for 2 minutes. Completing the distance of 7 kilometers from Santragachi, The train finally reaches at Howrah Junction by 05:50 Hrs.