Shatabdi express is a premium category full air-conditioned train that connects important cities of India. These are the fastest trains in India which can run at over 150 kmph. These trains runs for short distances only and are not for overnight journeys. Shatabdi trains have only seating arrangements. They are equipped with safer LHB coaches. The first Shatabdi Express train was introduced in 1988 to commemorate the birth centenary of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. These train offers catering facilities and the food fare is included in ticket cost. Shatabdi trains have classes Chair Car (CC) and Executive Class(EC). These are best alternative to bus journeys. 1 shatabdi train runs from Guntakal Jn to Ludhiana - Tirupati Jammu Tawi Humsafar Special (02277).
Guntakal Jn to Ludhiana Tirupati Jammu Tawi Humsafar Special (02277) departs from Guntakal Jn station (GTL) at and arrives Ludhiana Jn station (LDH) at . This train has 10 stoppages.
Humsafar trains are long distance superfast trains that traverses overnight journeys. This is a new concept by the Indian Railways. Some Humsafar trains also run for more than 24 hours. Keeping in mind the middle class travellers, Humsafar was launched last year by the Former Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu. It has only Third AC class coach and have optional meal service. This train follows dynamic pricing meaning fare increases as the seat availability decreases. However, these trains hold lesser priority than Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Humsafar trains are equipped with modern day amenities and enhanced safety features. There are CCTV cameras fitted in every coach of Humsafar trains and there are charging points for each berth. One can also see current running speed of train on the LEDs fitted above doors. These trains are characterized by beautiful graffiti paint with vibrant sky blue color on outer surface of coaches. 1 humsafar train runs from Guntakal Jn to Ludhiana - Tirupati Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express (22705).
Guntakal Jn to Ludhiana Tirupati Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express (22705) departs from Guntakal Jn station (GTL) at and arrives Ludhiana Jn station (LDH) at . This train has 10 stoppages. Guntakal Jn to Ludhiana humsafar fare is Rs.2560 in Third AC for this train.