Rajdhani express are premium category trains by the Indian Railways that redefines luxury travelling in India. It is a fully air-conditioned train which connects country capital (Delhi) with state capitals. That is why they are called 'Rajdhani' which translates to 'Capital' in English. These train runs at very high speed and therefore it usually takes least time to reach destination compared to other trains on the same route. Mumbai rajdhani is the fastest rajdhani train which attains a maximum speed of 140 kmph on some stretch. Rajdhani Express offers catering facilities inside the train the fare of which is included in ticket fare. Rajdhani trains have 3 classes - First AC (1A), AC II-tier (2A) and AC III-tier (3A) only and they are coupled with LHB coaches that have higher safety features. The ticket fare for Rajdhani is maximum amongst all trains on the same route and has dynamic fare (Flexi Fare) system. Waitlisted passengers are strictly not allowed inside this train. Rajdhani train coaches are usually painted in red with a grey colored strip outside. 1 rajdhani train runs from Gurgaon to Delhi - Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express (12957).
Gurgaon to Delhi Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express (12957) departs from Gurgaon station (GGN) at and arrives Delhi Cantt station (DEC) at . Gurgaon to Delhi rajdhani fare is Rs.1405 in First AC, Rs.875 in Third AC and Rs.1215 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Swarna jayanti Rajdhani is the second shortest rajdhani train after Jammu Tawi Rajdhani, having 8 stops between New Delhi and Ahmedabad, largest city and former capital of Gujarat. It was the last Rajdhani train of the 20th century having introduced in the year 1997. Since it was launched in 50th Year of India's Independence, it was named Swarn Jayanti meaning Golden Jubilee.
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 Gurgaon to Delhi - Daurai (Ajmer) New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12016).
Gurgaon to Delhi Daurai (Ajmer) New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12016) departs from Gurgaon station (GGN) at and arrives Delhi Cantt station (DEC) at . Gurgaon to Delhi shatabdi fare is Rs.360 in Chair Car and Rs.545 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. Although Ajmer Shatabdi is not the fastest train between these two pair of stations but is definitely a best choice in terms of facilities and comfort it offers. This is a long Shatabdi train having 8 stops in between. It takes a maximum halt of 5 mins at pink city Jaipur station.