Introduced in 2003, Mahabodhi Express runs between New Delhi Railway Station
Gaya Junction Railway Station
. (‘Mahabodhi’ means ‘the Great Enlightened.’ The reference is to Siddhartha (Buddha) who had his spiritual enlightenment at Gaya.) Main towns on the way are
, Mughal Sarai and Chandauli. The train operates daily and covers a distance of 993 km. Third A/C and sleeper class coaches are available.
Train number 2397:
New Delhi, leaves Gaya at 14:10 hrs.
Train number 2398: New Delhi to Gaya, leaves New Delhi at 14:10 hrs.
Class IIIA – Rs 960.00
Class SL – Rs 361.00