The Purushottam Express 12801 is a daily superfast train that runs between Puri in Odisha and New Delhi. The train is named after Lord Jagannath, who is also revered as the Purushottama, a deity known to show people how to live a life of virtue.
The Purushottam Express 12801 is a popular and old train, and was launched on April 1, 1980. Since then, the train has been providing a link to the people on the eastern coast to the capital city of India.
The train departs from Puri station (PURI) at 21:45 PM and arrives at New Delhi Railway Stations (NDLS) at 04:50 AM on the third day. During the journey of 31 hours and 05 minutes, the train covers a distance of 1,862 kms.
The train passes through Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. It gives travelers an opportunity to witness the vast expanse of India during the journey.
The train stops at 28 stations on the way. Some of the important stops during the journey are:
The average price for booking a ticket on the Purushottam Express for difference classes is:
Travelers can even book Tatkal tickets for this train. Approximate tatkal fares are:
The train includes a pantry car and on-board catering to provide travelers with meals. The train also offers sleeping arrangements and mobile and laptop chargers for the ease and convenience.
In spite of the introduction of faster trains, such as Sampark Kranti and Rajdhani Express, the popularity of the Purushottam Express has not reduced. Thus, the availability of the tickets is tough through the year. This becomes even more so during the months of June or July when the annual Rath Yatra at Puri is celebrated. Also, during festival season, travelers must book tickets 30-45 days in advance.
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|No.||Station name (code)||Arrives||Departs||Stop time||Distance travelled||Day||Route|
|1||Puri (PURI)||Starts||21:45||0||0 km||1||1|
|2||Khurda Road Junction (KUR)||22:45||22:50||5 min||44 km||1||1|
|3||Bhubaneswar (BBS)||23:10||23:15||5 min||63 km||1||1|
|4||Cuttack (CTC)||23:50||23:55||5 min||91 km||1||1|
|5||Jajpur K Road (JJKR)||00:43||00:45||2 min||163 km||2||1|
|6||Bhadrakh (BHC)||01:43||01:45||2 min||206 km||2||1|
|7||Balasore (BLS)||02:30||02:35||5 min||268 km||2||1|
|8||Kharagpur Junction (KGP)||04:15||04:40||25 min||387 km||2||1|
|9||Tatanagar Junction (TATA)||06:35||06:45||10 min||521 km||2||1|
|10||Purulia Junction (PRR)||08:23||08:25||2 min||611 km||2||1|
|11||Bokaro Stl City (BKSC)||09:30||09:35||5 min||672 km||2||1|
|12||Chandrapura (CRP)||10:26||10:28||2 min||687 km||2||1|
|13||Gomoh Junction (GMO)||10:50||11:00||10 min||704 km||2||1|
|14||Parasnath (PNME)||11:16||11:21||5 min||722 km||2||1|
|15||Hazaribagh Road (HZD)||11:40||11:42||2 min||749 km||2||1|
|16||Koderma (KQR)||12:17||12:22||5 min||797 km||2||1|
|17||Paharpur (PRP)||13:01||13:03||2 min||841 km||2||1|
|18||Gaya Junction (GAYA)||14:00||14:05||5 min||874 km||2||1|
|19||Anugraha N Road (AUBR)||14:53||14:54||1 min||942 km||2||1|
|20||Dehri On Sone (DOS)||15:12||15:14||2 min||959 km||2||1|
|21||Sasaram (SSM)||15:27||15:28||1 min||977 km||2||1|
|22||Bhabua Road (BBU)||15:59||16:01||2 min||1024 km||2||1|
|23||Mughal Sarai Junction (MGS)||17:10||17:25||15 min||1077 km||2||1|
|24||Mirzapur (MZP)||18:18||18:20||2 min||1139 km||2||1|
|25||Allahabad Junction (ALD)||19:35||19:45||10 min||1229 km||2||1|
|26||Fatehpur (FTP)||20:51||20:52||1 min||1346 km||2||1|
|27||Kanpur Central (CNB)||22:00||22:10||10 min||1423 km||2||1|
|28||Ghaziabad (GZB)||03:43||03:45||2 min||1837 km||3||1|
|29||New Delhi (NDLS)||04:50||Ends||0||1862 km||3||1|