Thar Express Train is an exclusive service of Pakistan Railways to its passengers especially in Sindh which is used by passengers to travel to India at affordable price.
The train carries the passengers between Karachi and Zero Point near Indian border from where passengers cross the border and can continue the travelling through Thar Link Express.
Timing, Stops & Daily Schedule:
The train is well cherished among the masses because it has eased the travelling Karachi to Thar. The timings and names of respective stations are mentioned here according to the updated information available.
Karachi to Zero Point:
Train begins its journey from the Karachi Cantt Station with departure at 11:45 PM. It moves ahead until it reaches Hyderabad at 2:00 AM, then Mirpur Khas at 3:35 AM, then Khokhropar at 7:00 AM and finally at the last station at Pakistani side of the border which is called Zero Point at 7:20 AM.
Zero Point to Karachi:
Here the details are just reverse to the details mentioned above. Train departs from Zero Point at 5:00 PM, reaches Mirpur Khas at 8:00 PM, reaches Hyderabad at 10:10 PM then ends it journey at Karachi Cantt on 1:00 AM
The journey on Pakistani side takes 7 hours to travel a distance of 381 kilomters, on the Indian side the Thar Link Express travels from Munabao Station to Jodhpur. On the India side the distance of 381 kilometres is covered in 12 hours.
Thar Express and Samjhauta Express are the only two international train services in Pakistan which runs between Pakistan and India.
Ticket Prices & Booking:
The fare and prices of ticket are subjected to regular changes but are currently available at a cost of Rs. 1,400 and Rs. 740 for Economy and AC Sleeper. These charges are the distance of Pakistani side while the fares for Indian side are charged separately.
For complaints or other details contact at 02135499111 or at 117 which is the official phone number & helpline of Pakistan Railways.
On many occasions the train service was closed, especially due to tense political environment. In August 2019 Pakistan announced the closure of the service after India annexed occupied Kashmir.