Khushhal Khan Khattak Express

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Khushhal Khan Khattak Express
Service typeInter-city rail
First service1962
Last service2020
Current operator(s)Pakistan Railways
TerminiKarachi City
Peshawar Cantonment
Distance travelled1,512 kilometres (940 mi)
Average journey time34 hours, 15 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)19UP (Karachi→Peshawar)
20DN (Peshawar→Karachi)
On-board services
Sleeping arrangementsAvailable
Catering facilitiesNot available
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Track owner(s)Pakistan Railways
Route map
Khushhal Khan Khattak Express route map

Khushhal Khan Khattak Express (Urdu: خوشحال خان خٹک ایکسپریس) is a passenger train operated daily by Pakistan Railways between Karachi and Peshawar.[1] The trip takes approximately 34 hours and 15 minutes to cover a published distance of 1,512 kilometres (940 mi), traveling along a stretch of the Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line and Kotri–Attock Railway Line.[2][3] The train named after Khushhal Khan Khattak, a Pashtun nationalist and poet, warrior, scholar, and chief of the Khattak tribe.[4].Train is suspended after covid 19, but efforts are being made to run this train.

Closure due to Covid-19[edit]

Khushhal Khan Khattak Express was suspended in March 2020, due to Covid-19. The train has not been restored till 2023, the route of this train is very unique and it was the only train which touches Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan.


Station stops[edit]


The train has Economy class accommodations.


  1. ^ IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal, Retrieved on 1 July 2013
  2. ^ "IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names". Owais Mughal. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  3. ^ IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal. Retrieved on 27 May 2013
  4. ^ IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal. Retrieved on 3 April 2013