Jinnah Express Train Fare, Timing, Facilities & Route

Jinnah express train

Jinnah Express is a train service of Pakistan Railways which runs daily from Lahore to Karachi and vice versa. It is a non-stop train service with affordable fare, attractive timing and only 4 stops in the route.

This new passenger train service was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan and Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed.

It has a capacity of 650 and is considered another option for people travelling from Karachi to Lahore with duration similar to Green Line Express.

Timing & Schedule:

Jinnah Express departure timing from Karachi is 3 PM and stops only at three stations before entering Lahore city. The complete schedule is as follows:

StationArrivalDeparture
Karachi3 PM
Hyderabad Junction5:10 PM5:12 PM
Rohri Junction9:15 PM9:35 PM
Khanewal Junction3:25 AM3:45 AM
Lahore Cantt7:10 AM7:25 AM
Lahore Junction7:40 AM

Which means in duration of 16 hours and 40 minutes the train reaches its destination, similar to Green Line. Other services such as Shah Hussain Express, Karachi Express and other take more hours to cover the same distance.

The departure and arrival from the route Lahore to Karachi is as follows:

StationDepartureArrival
Lahore Junction2:30 PM
Lahore Cantt2:45 PM3 PM
Khanewal Junction6:20 PM6:40 PM
Rohri Junction12:45 AM1:05 AM
Hyderabad Junction5:08 AM 5:10 AM
Karachi Cantt7:30 AM

Ticket Prices:

Jinnah Express was launched as a train service which will provide only luxurious service with non-stop & premium travelling experience. But later the railway administration also launched economy class to cater for the needs of other passengers.

inaugration of jinnah express

The ticket charges from Karachi to Lahore are Rs. 5,700 for AC Business and Rs. 1,950 for economy class. The complete ticket price list for the route is as follows:

The ticket fares from Lahore to different cities and stations are as follows:

DepartureDestinationAC BusinessEconomy
Karachi LahoreRs. 5,700 Rs. 1,950
Karachi Khanewal Rs. 4,750Rs. 1,650
Karachi Rohri Rs. 2,400Rs. 1,000
Karachi Hyderabad Rs. 1,400Rs. 500

The ticket fares from Lahore to different cities and stations are as follows:

DepartureDestinationAC BusinessEconomy
LahoreKarachiRs. 5,700 Rs. 1,950
LahoreHyderabadRs. 5,150Rs. 1,850
LahoreRohriRs. 3,700Rs. 1,450
LahoreKhanewalRs. 1,750Rs. 700

Passengers can also purchase e tickets through the online booking system through the official website of Pakistan Railways or through the mobile application. Smartphone users can download the mobile app from the Google Play Store, which is available at free of cost.

Facilities:

It is a VIP Train service of Pakistan Railways which comes with 12 air-conditioned business-class bogies, economy bogies, two power plants and a dining car which are equipped with all modern facilities.

Jinnah Express train service comes with facilities and features such as:

  • 2 meals (breakfast & dinner
  • Tea
  • Television
  • WiFi Internet
  • Mobile charge
  • Clean drinking water

Passenger reviews after the launch of the train service were positive because it provides affordable and luxurious service on the route.

It is expected that the non-stop luxurious train will provide an alternate for passengers and will also be helpful to support the tourism industry by connecting the provincial capitals.

For more details you can contact Pakistan Railways through their official website or helpline number 117 which is available 24/7.

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