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Train tickets

Melbourne, Australia
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Train tickets

Are there always some tickets set aside/ available for foreign tourists on trains travelling between cities in India?

I have given up trying to buy them on the internet and would actually prefer to buy them directly at an Indian train station. Could some-one please let me know as I don't want to be 'stuck' and not be able to go by train [which is my preffered mode of transport between cities].

Regards,

Darryl

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1. Re: Train tickets

Hi Darryl

The International Tourist Bureaus are located at various important cities all over India. International Tourist Bureau functions from 08:00hrs to 20:00hrs from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from 08:00hrs to 14:00hrs. These provide assistance to the foreign tourists regarding enquiries, booking, reservation and travel planning etc.

International Tourist Bureaus issue reserved tickets to the Foreign Tourists holding valid passport against payment in US dollars, Pounds, Sterling,Euros and indian Rupees. These Bureaus also sell Indrail passes which are issued to foreign tourists on production of valid passport and valid visa. Indrail pass entitles the pass holder to travel as he likes over the entire Indian Railways with out any route restriction within the period of validity of IRP. Indrail pass however, does not guaranty reserved accommodation.

The fares of Indrail Passes are in US dollars. The important rules are printed on the Indrail passes.

The foreign tourists can also purchase Indrail passes from the General Sales Agents appointed abroad and Rail Travel Agents appointed in India.

A separate foreign tourist quota has been provided in all classes and almost all the trains for the facility of the tourists.

I think the above information will be useful to you. Should you need further assistance, write to me.

Welcome to India

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Thanks for the information that you have given to me, Carlink Mumbai.

You have explained a number of points to me in regards to the International Tourist Bureaus, for which I am grateful.

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Welcome to India

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Yes Foreign National quotas is available in Train like Shatabdi Express and Rajdhani Express, still I will suggest that you can contact some local travel agent for the booking, which will be more beneficial for you

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