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Longest train journeys in the world

Last updated on: April 27, 2012 08:43 IST

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Train journeys are almost always a memorable experience, especially if it's long distance.

Let's take a look at some of the longest journeys in the world.

NOTE: Courtesy, Wikipedia

1. Train name/No: Rossiya 002

Origin city: Moscow (Russia)

Destination: Vladivostok (Russia)

Operator name: Russian Railways

Distance: 9,259 km

No. of stops: 67

Frequency: Alternate days

Scheduled running time: 178 hrs (7 days)

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Image: A view of a Moscow Metro station.
Photographs: Harry Engels/Getty Images

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2. Train name/No: Vostok 020Щ/019Ч

Origin city: Moscow (Russia)

Destination: Beijing (China) via Harbin (China)

Operator name: Russian Railways/China Railways

Distance: 8,984km

No. of stops: 44

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 144 hrs (6 days)

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Image: A general view of the Arbat street in Moscow, Russia.
Photographs: Harry Engels/Getty Images

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3. Train name/No: 43/33

Origin city: Moscow (Russia)

Destination: Beijing (China) via Ulan Bator (Mongolia)

Operator name: Russian Railways/Mongolian Raiways/China Railways

Distance: 7,826km

No. of stops: 33

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 131 hrs (5 days +)

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Image: A general view of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, Russia.
Photographs: Harry Engels/Getty Images

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4. Train name/No: T264

Origin city: Guangzhou (China)

Destination: Lhasa (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 4,980km

No. of stops: 10

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 54 hrs 30 mins (2 days)

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Image: A general view of the Asian Games Town Media Village in Guangzhou, China.
Photographs: Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images

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5. Train name/No: T38

Origin city: Guangzhou (China)

Destination: Urumqi (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 4,684km

No. of stops: 31

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 54 hrs 13 mins (2 days)

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Image: A view of the Guangzhou TV Tower in Guangzhou, China.
Photographs: China Photos/Getty Images
Tags: OChina , T38 , Urumqi , China

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6. Train name/No: The Canadian 1/2

Origin city: Toronto (Canada)

Destination: Vancouver (Canada)

Operator name: Via Rail

Distance: 4,466km

No. of stops: 66

Frequency: 3-Weekly

Scheduled running time: 86 h (3.5 days)

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Image: A man on rollerblades carrying cameras rolls along with bicycle police in Toronto.
Photographs: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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7. Train name/No: T164

Origin city: Shanghai (China)

Destination: Lhasa (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 4,373km

No. of stops: 12

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 48 hrs 56 mins (2 days)

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Image: People walk in the Bund area of Shanghai.
Photographs: Kevin Lee/Getty Images

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8. Train name/No: The Indian Pacific

Origin city: Sydney (Australia)

Destination: Perth (Australia)

Operator name: Great Southern Railway

Distance: 4,352km

No. of stops: 26

Frequency: Bi-Weekly

Scheduled running time: 65 hrs (2.5 days+)

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Image: The Queen Mary 2 berths at Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia.
Photographs: Matt Blyth/Getty Images

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9. Train name/No: Vivek Express/15906

Origin city: Dibrugarh (India)

Destination: Kanyakumari (India)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 4,286km

No. of stops: 52

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 82 hrs 40 mins (3.5 days)

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Image: Decorated elephants take part in a procession during an elephant festival at Kaziranga National Park, Assam.
Photographs: Utpal Baruah/Reuters

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10. Train name/No: T52

Origin city: Shanghai (China)

Destination: Urumqi (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 4,077 km

No. of stops: 24

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 45 hrs 16 mins (2 days)

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Image: High-speed trains at Shanghai Hongqiao depot.
Photographs: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
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11. Train name/No: California Zephyr/5

Origin city: Emeryville (US)

Destination: Chicago (US)

Operator name: Amtrak

Distance: 3,924km

No. of stops: 32

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 52hrs (2 days+)

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Image: A general view of the atmosphere at Amtrak's National Train Day in Los Angeles, California.
Photographs: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Amtrak

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12. Train name/No: T27

Origin city: Beijing (China)

Destination: Lhasa (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 3,753km

No. of stops: 9

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 43 hrs 51 mins (2 days)

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Image: A general view of Beijing.
Photographs: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
Tags: OChina , T27 , China , Beijing

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13. Train name/No: Himsagar Express/16318

Origin city: Jammu (India)

Destination: Kanyakumari (India)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 3,715 km

No. of stops: 71

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 70 hrs 15 mins (3 days)

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Image: Tourists cruise along Dal Lake taking photos in Srinagar, Kashmir. Photo is for representation purpose only.
Photographs: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

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14. Train name/No: T238

Origin city: Harbin (China)

Destination: Guangzhou (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 3,647km

No. of stops: 22

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 37 hrs 33 mins (1.5 days)

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Image: Artists perform during the opening ceremony of Harbin 24th Winter Universiade in China.
Photographs: China Photos/Getty Images

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15. Train name/No: K1354

Origin city: Lianyungang (China)

Destination: Urumqi (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 3,638km

No. of stops: 36

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 48 hrs 37 mins (2 days)

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Image: People purchase goods at a supermarket in Lianyungang, Jinagsu Province of China.
Photographs: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
Tags: K1354 , OChina , Urumqi , China

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16. Train name/No: Navyug Express/16687

Origin city: Mangalore) (India)

Destination: Jammu (India)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 3,609km

No. of stops: 71

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 68 hrs 5 mins (3 days)

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Image: A photographer takes a picture of a monkey near Jammu.
Photographs: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

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17. Train name/No: Dibrugarh Express/15901

Origin city: Yeswanthpur (Bangalore)

Destination: Dibrugarh (India)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 3,578km

No. of stops: 70

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 68 hrs 15 mins (3 days)

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Image: Locals at a coffee shop in Bangalore.
Photographs: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
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18. Train name/No: Ten Jammu Express/16787

Origin city: Tirunelveli (India)

Destination: Jammu (India)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 3,561km

No. of stops: 70

Frequency: Biweekly

Scheduled running time: 69 hrs 25 mins (3 days)

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Image: Labourers return home as they walk beside the river Tawi in Jammu.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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19. Train name/No: Guwahati Express/12515

Origin city: Thiruvananthapuram (India)

Destination: Guwahati (India)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 3,552km

No. of stops: 70

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 65 hrs(3 days)

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Image: A fisherman arranges his net to fish on the waters of Bhramputra River in Simna.
Photographs: Utpal Baruah/Reuters

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20. Train name/No: DDN KCVL SUP Express/12288

Origin city: Dehradun (India)

Destination: Kochuveli Railway Station (Thiruvananthapuram)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 3,459km

No. of stops: 70

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 57 hrs 30 mins

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Image: Fishermen pull in their catch in Kovalam Beach, about 20km south of Trivandrum.
Photographs: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

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21. Train name/No: T201

Origin city: Beijing (China)

Destination: Sanya (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 3,451km

No. of stops: 17

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 35 hrs 2 mins (1.5 days)

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Image: A general view of Beijing Central Business District.
Photographs: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
Tags: T201 , OChina , China , Beijing

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22. Train name/No: Raptisagar Express/12522

Origin city: Ernakulam (India)

Destination: Barauni (India)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 3,441km

No. of stops: 61

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 60 hrs 40 mins

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Image: A man reads a newspaper in front of a cardboard cutout of Ernesto Che Guevara in Kerala.
Photographs: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

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23. Train name/No: Kerala Sampark Kranti Express/12218

Origin city: Chandigarh (India)

Destination: Kochuveli Railway Station(Thiruvananthapuram)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 3,415km

No. of stops: 70

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 53 hrs 50 mins

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Image: A young girl plays on the swings at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh.
Photographs: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

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24. Train name/No: 017B/018B

Origin city: Moscow (Russia)

Destination: Nice (France)

Operator name: Russian Railways

Distance: 3,318km

No. of stops: 24

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 50 hrs (2 days)

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Image: A man sits and looks out to sea on Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.
Photographs: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Tags: , OFrance , Moscow , ORussia

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25. Train name/No: Raptisagar Express/12512

Origin city: Thiruvananthapuram (India)

Destination: Gorakhpur (India)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 3,251km

No. of stops: 59

Frequency: Triweekly

Scheduled running time: 57 hrs 40 mins

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Image: Indians enjoy the splash of huge sea waves from a bridge in Thiruvananthapuram..
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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26. Train name/No: K471

Origin city: Beijing (China)

Destination: Kunming (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 3,212km

No. of stops: 25

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 44 hrs 58 mins

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Image: More than 10,000 children perform on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.
Photographs: Guang Niu/Getty Images
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27. Train name/No: T69

Origin city: Beijing (China)

Destination: Urumqi (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 3,105km

No. of stops: 20

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 33 hrs 51 mins

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Image: The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests stands at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China.
Photographs: Cancan Chu/Getty Images
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28. Train name/No: T12

Origin city: Shenyang (China)

Destination: Guangzhou (China)

Operator name: China Railways

Distance: 3,011km

No. of stops: 16

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 28 hrs 02 mins

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Image: People shop during the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China.
Photographs: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

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29. Train name/No: The Ghan

Origin city: Adelaide (Australia)

Destination: Darwin (Australia)

Operator name: Great Southern Railway

Distance: 2,979km

No. of stops: 4

Frequency: Bi-Weekly

Scheduled running time: 48 hrs

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Image: The Ghan winds it's way through the outback in Australia.
Photographs: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

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30. Train name/No: Ahilyanagari Express / 16325

Origin city: Indore (India)

Destination: Thiruvananthapuram (India)

Operator name: Indian Railways

Distance: 2,653km

No. of stops: 52

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 45 hhrs 45 mins


Image: A man offers water to the sun along the river banks near Indore.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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