12717/12718 Ratnachal Express

About Ratnachal Express

The Ratnachal Express is an excellent express train that provides services within the city. It connects two major cities of Andhra Pradesh, namely, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. The train’s maiden venture was taken in the year 1994, on 3rd October.

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The Ratnachal Express train number is 12717 when it travels from Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada. The Ratnachal Express train number is 12718 when it carries passengers from Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam.

The average speed of Ratnachal Express

The Ratnachal Express speed is 36 miles per hour. Running at this speed, the average time taken by the train is 6 hours. When the train leaves Vijayawada at 6:05, it reaches the station of Visakhapatnam at 12:05 on the same day. The train is available on all days of the week.

The route followed by the Ratnachal Express

The Ratnachal Express route is from Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam for train number 12717. For the 12718 Ratnachal Express, the route starts from Visakhapatnam and culminates in Vijayawada. The distance between these two stations is 351 km or 218 miles.

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Names of the stations where the Ratnachal Express stops

The Ratnachal Express halts 10 times in between its starting point and its final destination. The stations from where you can board the Ratnachal Express are Nuzvid (NZD), Samalkot Junction (SLO), Anakapalle (AKP), Rajahmundry (RJY), Eluru (EE), Annavaram (ANV), Tuni (TUNI) and so on.

Advantages of traveling in the Ratnachal Express

So many benefits are included if you travel via Ratnachal Express. The train is liked by the passengers because of its services and punctuality. Though it is an intercity train, pantry car services make sure that the passengers get fresh and nutritious vegetarian meals. The seats are quite comfortable, and AC chair car is also there for those who want to travel in luxury. Cleanliness in toilets is maintained. Another advantage of this train is that the tickets are affordable.

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12718 Coach

Extra information for the benefit of the traveller

If you want to travel in the Ratnachal Express, you can consider booking your ticket in advance. Booking of tickets for this fantastic express train commences 120 days before the day of the journey. As it is a busy route, delay in booking tickets can result in being on the waiting list. You can also buy your ticket for the Ratnachal Express from Meramaal and travel from Vijayawada to Rajahmundry or Annavaram very easily. Meramaal takes care of the fact that your experience of booking a ticket from home remains a hassle-free and smooth.

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12717 Coach

12717 Ratnachal Express from Visakhapatnam (VSKP) to Vijayawada (BZA), Timetable, Schedule and Route

Train Code Station Name Arrives Departs Platform No.
VSKP Visakhapatnam Junction Starts 12:40 8
DVD Duvvada 13:09 13:10 1
AKP Anakapalle 13:23 13:24 2
TUNI Tuni 14:05 14:07 1
ANV Annavaram 14:20 14:21 1
SLO Samalkot Junction 14:37 14:38 3
APT Anaparti 15:09 15:10 1
RJY Rajahmundry 15:36 15:38 1
NDD Nidadavolu Junction 16:01 16:02 2
TDD Tadepalligudem 16:18 16:19 3
EE Eluru 16:51 16:52 3
NZD Nuzvid 17:04 17:05
BZA Vijayawada Junction 19:00  Ends 5

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12718 Ratnachal Express from Vijayawada (BZA) to Visakhapatnam (VSKP), Timetable, Schedule and Route

Train Code Station Name Arrives Departs Platform No.
BZA Vijayawada Junction 06:05 5 5
NZD Nuzvid 06:36 06:37 1
EE Eluru 06:51 06:52 2
TDD Tadepalligudem 07:23 07:24 2
NDD Nidadavolu Junction 07:40 07:41 1
RJY Rajahmundry 08:20 08:22 3
APT Anaparti 08:39 08:40
SLO Samalkot Junction 09:06 09:07 1
ANV Annavaram 09:32 09:33 3
TUNI Tuni 09:47 09:48 2
AKP Anakapalle 10:29 10:30 3
DVD Duvvada 11:25 11:26 4
VSKP Visakhapatnam Junction 12:10  Ends 8

12717/12718 Ratnachal Express Fare Information

Class CC 2S
Base Fare 415 115
Reservation Charges 40 15
Super fast charges 45 15
Fuel Charges 0 0
GST 25 0
Other Charges 0 0
Catering Charges 0 0
Dynamic Fare 0 0
Total Fare 525 145
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