Amaravati Express (Train No.18047 / 18048 ) is a cross-country train that connects east India to the west. That is, Goa (Vasco-da-Gama) in the west coast with Howrah Junction in the east. This train travels via Hospet Junction, the nearest railway station for Hampi. Those coming from the eastern parts of India to Hampi, this is a suitable train. The train covers its 2155 kilometers (1340 miles) journey in 2 days.

Note that Amaravati Express (Train No.18048) starts from Vasco-da-Gama on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and passes through Hospet on the same days.

The return train (Train No.18047) from Howrah starts on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and passes through Hospet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Amaravati Express (Train No.18047 ) Howrah >> Vasco-Da-Gama
Operates 4 days a week Starts from Howrah on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays This express has 6 general ( unreserved) coaches, usually 3 each located at the ends of the train. You can buy the tickets directly at the station platform counter for the general class. This is the cheapest ticket and typically these unreserved coaches are crowded. There are no sleeping berths for this class.

The bulk of the train is attached with the Second Class sleeper (SL) coaches (about 8 coaches).
Also you may opt for the more comfortable Second Class AC or Third Class AC seats. A standard bedroll is supplied in the AC coaches. Bring and air-pillow and a blanket along if you are opting for the Second Class sleeper coaches. Also add in your baggage a padlock with a tiny chain, so that you can secure your baggage to the hooks provided under your seat, especially if it involves a night journey.

Howrah Jn (HWH) 23:30hrs -->Kharagpur Jn (KGP) --> Balasore (BLS) --> Bhadrakh (BHC) --> Jajpur K Road (JJKR) --> Cuttack (CTC) --> Bhubaneswar (BBS) --> Khurda Road Jn (KUR) --> Brahmapur (BAM)--> Palasa (PSA)--> Srikakulam Road (CHE)--> Vizianagram Jn (VZM)--> Duvvada (DVD)--> Samalkot Jn (SLO)--> Rajamundry (RJY)--> Eluru (EE)--> Vijayawada Jn (BZA)--> Guntur Jn (GNT)--> Narasaraopet (NRT)--> Vinukonda (VKN)--> Donakonda (DKD)--> Markapur Road (MRK)--> Cumbum (CBM)--> Giddalur (GID)--> Nandyal (NDL)--> Dhone (DHNE)--> Maddikera (MKR)--> Guntakal Jn (GTL)--> Bellary Jn (BAY)--> Toranagallu (TNGL)--> Hospet Jn (HPT) for Hampi 06:28hrs -->Gadag Jn (GDG)--> Hubli Jn (UBL)--> Dharwar (DWR)--> Londa Jn (LD)--> Castle Rock (CLR)--> Kulem (QLM)--> Sanverdam Chuch (SVM)--> Madgaon (MAO)--> Vasco Da Gama (VSG) 15:00hrs

You may see the full schedule at the Indian Railway’s site using the train number and other details.

The Station Codes given against each station name could be a handy detail when you search & book trains online at the railway’s reservation website
Amaravati Express (Train No.2848 ) Vasco-Da-Gama >> Howrah
Operates 4 days a week. Starts from Vasco Da Gama on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Except for the General Class, you need an advance reserved ticket to travel by Amaravati Express. You may do it at one of the Indian Railways reservation counters. Or book it directly by yourself online (and print your e-ticket) using the Indian Railway’s website . You can reserve the tickets up to 60 days in advance. Do it as early as you can, as many of the long-distance trains typically get overbooked.

(Please note that this inform could be changed with time and many to be up to date. You can easily check the correct details from on of the official websites of the Indian Railways at or )

See also the Hampi Express ( Hubli - Hospet - Bangalore ) and Haripriya/ Rayalaseema Express (Vasco-Da-Gama - Hospet - Hyderabad/Tirupati)

Railways Map of Karnataka

Railways Map of Karnataka

Railways map of Karnataka showing connectivity to Hampi. See also How to reach Hampi


There are many train connections between Bangalore and Hospet. Hampi express is the most popular.

Bangalore to Hampi by Train

There are 5 trains to Hampi (Hospet), from Bangalore. Two of them are daily trains: Hampi Express (Train No 16592) and Hospet Passenger (Train No: 56909).

Bangalore to Hospet Passenger Train

Possibly the cheapest (and slowest!) means to reach Hospet from Bangalore.The Hospet Passenger (Train No: 56908/56909) leaves Bangalore City Jn (SBC) by 10.15 PM and reaches Hospet Jn by 12.40 noon the next day, making it a 15 hour journey.

Garib Nawaz Express

Garib Nawaz Express (Train No: 16531 / 16532) is a long distance train that links the north, west and south India.This weekly train starts from Ajmer in Rajasthan and terminates at Bangalore city Jn in Karnataka.


Hampi Express in Hospet Railway Station

Hampi Express

Hampi Express is a greatly popular travel option for those traveling between Bangalore/ Mysore and Hampi.There are quite a few reasons for its popularity.


Hyderabad to Hampi

Hyderabad to Hampi by train:  There are a couple of Express trains connect Hospet with Hyderabad with Hospet.Try Hyderabad-Kolhapur Express (Train No:11303 / 11304) which takes about 12 hours between Hospet and Hyderabad.


Rayalaseema Haripriya Express

Haripriya Express (Train No: 17415/17416) and Rayalaseema Express (Train No 17429 /17430 ) are a pair of trains that connects Hampi (Hospet Jn) with Hyderabad , Tirupati and C. Shahu Mharaj Terminus (Kholapur ).

The route bifurcates at Guntakal Junction.


Trains via Guntakal

Guntakal Junction (Station Code : GTL) in Andhrapradesh is an important railway junction.The busy railway route connecting the southern cities with the northern and central cities pass through Guntakal Junction.