The Falaknuma Express 12704 is a superfast train that is operated by the South Central Railways of the Indian Railways. It provides passengers with a connection between Secunderabad Junction in Telangana and Howrah Junction in West Bengal. This train operates on a daily basis on the Nalgonda Guntur route.
The Falaknuma Express is named after the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad.
The Falaknuma Express 12704 departs Secunderabad Junction at 15:55 PM and arrives at Howrah Junction at 17:45 PM after 25 hours and 50 minutes. During that time, it covers a distance of 1,545 kms.
During its journey, the Falaknuma Express traverses several states including Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. During its 25-hour journey, the Falaknuma Express halts at 25 stations. Some major stations along the route are:
The average fares for adult tickets are:
You can even book tatkal tickets for this train. The tatkal fares are:
For the comfort of the passengers, there is both a pantry car and onboard catering services available to ensure fresh and tasty meals. Passengers are also provided with pillows, sheets and blankets. In most cases, the journey is relaxed and comfortable.
The ticket availability is tough—this train is quite popular because it reaches early in the morning and is faster than the other trains running on this route. During peak travel season, such as in the summer holidays and festive season, tickets may be difficult to obtain. It is advisable to book your tickets at least 60 days in advance during this time.
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|No.||Station name (code)||Arrives||Departs||Stop time||Distance travelled||Day||Route|
|1||Secunderabad Junction (SC)||Starts||16:00||0||0 km||1||1|
|2||Nalgonda (NLDA)||17:40||17:41||1 min||110 km||1||1|
|3||Miryalaguda (MRGA)||18:05||18:06||1 min||148 km||1||1|
|4||Piduguralla (PGRL)||19:04||19:05||1 min||208 km||1||1|
|5||Guntur Junction (GNT)||20:25||20:30||5 min||282 km||1||1|
|6||Vijayawada Junction (BZA)||21:25||21:40||15 min||313 km||1||1|
|7||Eluru (EE)||22:26||22:27||1 min||373 km||1||1|
|8||Tadepalligudem (TDD)||23:00||23:01||1 min||421 km||1||1|
|9||Rajamundry (RJY)||00:02||00:03||1 min||463 km||2||1|
|10||Samalkot Junction (SLO)||00:41||00:42||1 min||513 km||2||1|
|11||Vishakapatnam (VSKP)||03:30||03:50||20 min||664 km||2||1|
|12||Vizianagram Junction (VZM)||04:50||04:52||2 min||725 km||2||1|
|13||Srikakulam Road (CHE)||05:45||05:47||2 min||794 km||2||1|
|14||Palasa (PSA)||06:50||06:52||2 min||867 km||2||1|
|15||Ichchpuram (IPM)||07:27||07:29||2 min||916 km||2||1|
|16||Brahmapur (BAM)||07:50||07:55||5 min||941 km||2||1|
|17||Balugan (BALU)||08:50||08:52||2 min||1017 km||2||1|
|18||Khurda Road Junction (KUR)||10:10||10:25||15 min||1087 km||2||1|
|19||Bhubaneswar (BBS)||10:45||10:50||5 min||1106 km||2||1|
|20||Cuttack (CTC)||11:20||11:25||5 min||1134 km||2||1|
|21||Jajpur K Road (JJKR)||12:15||12:17||2 min||1206 km||2||1|
|22||Bhadrakh (BHC)||13:05||13:07||2 min||1250 km||2||1|
|23||Balasore (BLS)||13:50||13:52||2 min||1312 km||2||1|
|24||Kharagpur Junction (KGP)||15:25||15:30||5 min||1430 km||2||1|
|25||Santragachi Junction (SRC)||16:56||16:58||2 min||1538 km||2||1|
|26||Howrah Junction (HWH)||17:45||Ends||0||1545 km||2||1|
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