Hi, I've given the prices in AC 3 Tier, a comfortable class for long journeys.
Here's the cheapest and fastest option leaves from Lokmanyatilak.
2201 KCVL GARIB RATH LTT 16.55 ERN 18.30 travel time 25.35hrs
Runs Monday and Friday Only
AC 3 Tier Rs 693
Another slower but daily train, would be
6345 NETRAVATI EXP P LTT 11.40 ERS 14.50 travel time 27.10hrs
Costs AC 3 Tier Rs 1189
You can book online at the following.
All days of the week 6346 NETRAVATHI EXP ERS 14.15 MAO 06.15
Goa to Mumbai: 2620 MATSYAGANDA EXP departs Madgaon MAO 19.15 arrives Kurla Terminus (LTT) 06.35 (overnight train, all days of the week) - actually there are several trains, please see http://erail.in/ and pick whatever suits you.
Please learn to use the Indian Railways website www.irctc.co.in, or cleartrip.com, you will get fares, alternative trains, etc. You can book tickets online.
The train will take about 24 hours and that is the fastest train.
Costs about 700Rps
Now it won't be cold in November, far from it.
You suggest taking a train or a fly? Is this new train comfortable?
I find them comofrtable enough but then I've got about a 100,000 Kilometers of India train travel under my belt.
The problem for newbies is trying to get e decent sleep as the train bounces along, I reccommend melatonin to catch a good nights sleep.
Cleanliness is patchy but generally ok in the AC classes.
It's certainly a experience and if you approach it in the right way it can be a great way to get around.
And provide you with great stories and memories.
Flying is always better I suppose but it's such a boring and sterile way to get around, you miss so much travelling this way..
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Thanks! I agree flying is boring. Let me visit your website first. I tried to check the train schedule however it was way too complicated and not very user friendly. Lets try yours now ;)
I don't have schedules I'm afraid.
What do you need to know I'll look it up for you!