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12840 Howrah Mail Express: Chennai Central to Howrah Junction

12840 Howrah Mail Express: Train Overview:

  • Train Name: Howrah Mail Express
  • Train Number:12840
  • Service Type: Superfast
  • Source Station: Chennai Central
  • En Route Stoppages: 34
  • Termination Point: Howrah Junction
  • Distance Travelled: 1663 km
  • Average Journey Time: 28 hrs 15 mins
  • Service Frequency: Daily

On-Board Services of Howrah Mail Express

Coaches: The train is equipped with AC first, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved. Since this is one of the busiest railway route, passengers may find rush while booking tickets. When the travellers have to travel from Chennai Central to Howrah Junction from Howrah Junction to Chennai Central via Howrah Mail Express, they can easily check the train seat availability in Howrah Mail Express from RailRestro app or directly from the RailRestro website.

Pantry Car: Travelling from Chennai Central to Howrah Junction is such a long journey and carrying homemade food for such a long journey is a stress because the food gets spoilt. But, in present scenario, with the changing taste in food, travellers find the pantry services limited and crave for something more. Here, the best option that one can choose is getting online food delivery in train. RailRestro one of the esteemed brands in offering food in train serves restaurant-style food to the travelers. From Rajasthani to Chinese and from Non-vegetarian to Pure veg food in train, it is the one stop solution to relish the train journey. Another unique food option provided by RailRestro is that one who is a Jain traveller, travelling can order pure Jain food in train prepared under great care by using less oil and spices.

Ticket Prices of Howrah Mail Express
Following are the Fare Prices to Book Ticket in Howrah Mail Express
The average price to book ticket n General quota is:

  • For second AC the price is approximately INR 2,555
  • The fare for third AC is around INR 1,755
  • Fare for sleeper coach is around INR 663
  • Fare for 1AC: INR 4,385
  • General Coach fare: INR: INR 370

Tatkal Fares for the Tickets on this train are:

  • Second AC approximately INR 3,080
  • Third AC is around INR 2,175
  • Sleeper coaches is about INR 845

Routes Covered by Howrah Mail Express

  • Ongole (OGL)
  • Bapatla (BPP)
  • Vijayawada Junction (BZA)
  • Tadepalligudem (TDD)
  • Rajamundry (RJY)
  • Samalkot Junction (SLO)
  • Annavaram (ANV)
  • Anakapalle (AKP)
  • Vizianagram Junction (VZM)
  • Srikakulam Road (CHE)
  • Palasa (PSA)
  • Ichchpuram (IPM)
  • Chatrapur (CAP)
  • Khurda Road Junction (KUR)
  • Bhubaneswar (BBS)
  • Jajpur K Road (JJKR)
  • Kharagpur Junction (KGP)
  • Santragachi Junction (SRC)

How to order food online in Howrah Mail Express?
In the above mentioned routes, there are many halting stations from where travellers can order food online in Howrah mail from RailRestro app and can enjoy the journey. It is suggested to the passenger that to get food delivery one has to place the order before 60 minutes arrival of train. Time to book food is between 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Steps to Book Food in Howrah Mail Express

  • Download the RailRestro app for food ordering in train from Google Play store
  • Enter your PNR number
  • Choose your station, restaurant and add food to your cart
  • Confirm your order
  • Payment option: Cash on Delivery (COD) Online Payment (debit/credit card, Internet banking/ Paytm/ PayUMoney)
  • Enjoy the food on your seat.

                                        Relish the journey with great taste!