From India, the train departs Bhagat Ki Kothi in Jodhpur every Saturday 1:00 and arrives Munnabao (India side) at 7:00 in morning. After customs and visa checks, it leaves Zero Point (Khokhrapar, Pakistan) at 14:30 and reaches Karachi at 2:15 Sunday Morning.
From Pakistan, the train departs Karachi every Friday at 23:00 and arrives Zero Point at Khokhrapar in Pakistan at 8:00 on Saturday morning. After custom and visa check, the train arrives at Munnabao (Indian side) around 11:00. The Indian train departs Munnbao at 19:00 and arrives at Bhagat ki Kothi in Jodhpur at 23:50 Saturday.
The link was destroyed during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (but partly rebuilt when Indian troops captured Khokhrapar in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971), but, on 18 February 2006, it was revived after a period of 41 years. The Thar Express is the oldest route, however, because it was damaged in the war it remained closed for 41 years. Upon restoration it became the new train service between the two countries.