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Mysore Railway Station

The moment you see people running helter skelter on a railway station, you can clearly understand that they are about to miss their train. The sound of the engine hooting then adds to their woes and they would run as fast as they would have ever run in their lives. But whatever be the case, the trains have become our man Friday for every travel that we wish to undertake. Before even thinking of flying by air, we would always expect that there is a train to our destination which would take us through various natural landscapes.

Mysore Junction

Mysore Railway Station - The Most Tourist Friendly Station

The southern part of India has seen a rapid rise in tourist footfalls and as a result the connectivity to the rest of the country has improved drastically. One of the major junctions on the South Western Railway Zone is the Mysore Railway Station, which is an important junction in the state of Karnataka. Previously, Mysore was connected to the state capital Bangalore through a meter gauge. However, after its conversion into a broad gauge, many trains that earlier terminated at Bangalore have now been extended to Mysore. The station has six platforms. It also won the most tourists – friendly station of the year award in the year 2011 – 12.

Rail Routes

There are two different tracks, one coming in from Bangalore and the other one coming in from Hassan, which together intersect at Mysore. The track then divides into proceeding towards Nanjangud and Chamarajanagar. There is also a proposal to extend this route to Coimbatore which has however being put on hold as it passes through the dense forests of Sathyamangalam.

Amenities Provided in the Station

There are various amenities provided at the Mysore Railway station. One of the most important of them is the 24 hour free emergency medical care center. Aided by state of the art medical equipment, the center is taken care of by Vikram Hospitals. A chemist shop is also present at the station. A battery buggy or a golf cart is also provided by the railway station in order to transport the physically challenged and senior citizens to their respective coaches on their trains.

The Mysore Railway station was the first railway station to provide Wi – Fi facility to the passengers.
This facility was introduced in the year 2010. Passengers within 200 meters radius of the railway station can use this facility. This has helped many passengers as Mysore is a fast emerging IT Hub as many IT companies are present here.

The railway station also provides multiple options for charging your mobiles. The various plug points are available at the different booking counters, executive lounges, and upper class and ladies waiting rooms.

Other facilities available at the station are drinking water with reverse osmosis at similar places where the mobile chargers are available and there is also a multi – lingual railway announcing system which is an LED indicator indicating the arrival and departure of trains in English as well as Kannada. There are executive lounges, waiting rooms, ATM counters of various banks, as well as touch screen kiosks which give information regarding PNR statues, reservation availability and trains running in the
Mysore division.

Trains Leaving from Mysore Station

There are several trains that leave for various destinations from Mysore Railway Station. They are;

Train Number: 22818 / 22817
Name: Mysore Howrah Express
Departure: 00:30 AM
Arrival at Howrah: 14:50 PM (38 Hours)
Runs on: Monday
Departure from Howrah: 16:10 PM
Arrival at Mysore: 05:00 AM (37 Hours)
Runs On: Friday

Train Number: 56234 / 33
Train Name: Mysore Bangalore Passenger
Departure: 18:50 PM
Arrival at Bangalore: 22:30 PM
Runs on: Daily
Departure from Bangalore: 05:00 AM
Arrival at Mysore: 08:55 AM
Runs on: Daily

Train Number: 16215 / 16
Train Name: Chamundi Express
Departure: 06:45 AM
Arrival at Bangalore: 09:40 AM
Runs on: Daily
Departure from Bangalore: 18:15 PM
Arrival at Mysore: 21:10 PM
Runs on: Daily

Train Number: 12975 / 76
Train Name: Jaipur Express
Departure: 10:15 AM
Arrival at Jaipur: 06:15 AM (44 Hours)
Runs on: Thursday and Saturday
Departure from Jaipur: 19:35 PM
Arrival at Mysore: 16:20 PM (45 Hours)
Runs on: Monday and Wednesday

Train Number: 12613 / 14
Train Name: Tippu Express
Departure: 11 AM
Arrival at Bangalore: 13:30 pm
Runs on: Daily
Departure from Bangalore: 15:00 PM
Arrival at Mysore: 17:30 PM
Runs on: Daily

Train Number: 12008 / 07 
Train Name: Shatabdi Express
Departure: 14:15 PM
Arrival at Chennai: 21:25 PM
Runs on: Daily, except Wednesday
Departure from Chennai: 06:00 AM
Arrival at Mysore: 13:00 PM
Runs on: Daily, except Wednesday

Train Number: 16232 / 31
Train Name: Mailaduturai Express
Departure: 15:45 PM
Arrival at Mayiladuturai: 07:00 AM 
Runs on: Daily
Departure from Mayiladuturai: 17:45 PM
Arrival at Mysore: 09:20 AM
Runs on: Daily

Train Number: 12781 / 82
Train Name: Swarnajayanthi Express
Departure: 20:10 PM
Arrival at Hazrat Nizamuddin: 17:05 (45 Hours)
Runs on: Friday
Departure from Hazrat Nizamuddin: 05:55 AM
Arrival at Mysore: 04:55 AM (48 Hours)
Runs on: Monday

Train Number: 11035 / 36
Train Name: Sharavati Express
Departure: 06:50 AM
Arrival at Mumbai: 05:50 AM
Runs on: Sunday
Departure from Mumbai: 21:30 PM
Arrival at Mysore: 21:40 PM
Runs on: Thursday

Train Number: 16210 / 09
Train Name: Ajmer Express
Departure: 18:00
Arrival at Ajmer: 17:30 (48 Hours)
Runs on: Tuesday and Thursday
Departure from Ajmer: 05:35 AM
Arrival at Mysore: 06:20 AM
Runs on: Friday, Sunday

Train Number: 22681 / 82
Train Name: Chennai Express
Departure: 20:10 PM
Arrival at Chennai: 05:15 AM
Runs on: Wednesday
Departure from Chennai: 23:30 PM
Arrival at Mysore: 08:35 AM
Runs on: Thursday

Hotels in Mysore near Railway Station

There are many good hotels near the Mysore Railway Station. Prominent among them are Hotel Royal Orchid Metropole (0.5 km from Station), Shree Guru Residency (0.6 km from station), Hotel The Quorum (1 km from station), Hotel SK Regency (1.2 km from station) and Hotel Aishwarya Residency (1.4 km from station).

Mysore has trains that connect to almost every part of the country in order to ease the difficulty for you travelers.  Mysore is a part of the south western railway and is a division in its own. The stations under Mysore division include Hassan Junction, Mysore New Goods Terminal, Nanjangud Town, Chalgeri, and Chitradurg.

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