The Matsyagandha Express 12620 is a daily superfast train that operates on the Southern Zone of the Indian Railways. This train runs between Mangalore, Karnataka, and Kurla in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The name ‘Matsyagandha’ means ‘smell of fish’ because the train traverses along the fishing coast, which lies in the Western part of India—the Arabian Sea-Konkan railway route. This train is an important link for residents in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Karwar districts.
The Matsyagandha Express train departs from Mangalore at 12:50 PM and arrives at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai at 06:35 AM after 17 hours and 45 minutes. This train covers a distance of 883 kms.
During the course of its long journey, the Matsyagandha Express train crosses many scenic and suburban areas that lie in between. During its 17-hour journey, the Matsyagandha Express makes 20 halts and passes 93 intermediate stations. Some halts and stations of interest are:
The average fares for different classes are:
The average tatkal fares for different classes are:
For the comfort of the passengers, there is both a pantry car and onboard catering to assure good food. For a comfortable night’s sleep, pillows, sheets and blankets are provided. Also, there are charging points for both mobile and laptops in the train.
Always book your tickets in advance for a comfortable journey with confirmed seats of your choice, as the train crosses through regions of great importance. During peak travel season, such as in the summer holidays and festival season, tickets may be difficult to obtain. It is advisable to book your tickets at least 60 days in advance during these times.
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|No.||Station name (code)||Arrives||Departs||Stop time||Distance travelled||Day||Route|
|1||Mangalore Cntl (MAQ)||Starts||14:35||0||0 km||1||1|
|2||Surathkal (SL)||15:15||15:16||1 min||29 km||1||1|
|3||Mulki (MULK)||15:27||15:28||1 min||41 km||1||1|
|4||Udupi (UD)||15:57||15:58||1 min||87 km||1||1|
|5||Barkur (BKJ)||16:13||16:14||1 min||110 km||1||1|
|6||Kundapura (KUDA)||16:27||16:28||1 min||132 km||1||1|
|7||Byndoor (BYNR)||17:01||17:02||1 min||179 km||1||1|
|8||Bhatkal (BTJL)||17:19||17:20||1 min||201 km||1||1|
|9||Murdeshwar (MRDW)||17:39||17:40||1 min||222 km||1||1|
|10||Honnavar (HNA)||18:03||18:04||1 min||258 km||1||1|
|11||Kumta (KT)||18:19||18:20||1 min||278 km||1||1|
|12||Gokarna Road (GOK)||18:39||18:40||1 min||304 km||1||1|
|13||Ankola (ANKL)||18:49||18:50||1 min||315 km||1||1|
|14||Karwar (KAWR)||19:23||19:24||1 min||355 km||1||1|
|15||Cancona (CNO)||19:47||19:48||1 min||391 km||1||1|
|16||Madgaon (MAO)||20:30||20:40||10 min||437 km||1||1|
|17||Kudal (KUDL)||22:19||22:20||1 min||576 km||1||1|
|18||Ratnagiri (RN)||00:25||00:30||5 min||771 km||2||1|
|19||Chiplun (CHI)||01:37||01:38||1 min||877 km||2||1|
|20||Panvel (PNVL)||05:10||05:15||5 min||1133 km||2||1|
|21||Thane (TNA)||05:54||05:55||1 min||1168 km||2||1|
|22||Lokmanyatilak T (LTT)||06:35||Ends||0||1186 km||2||1|