Booking Indian Rail Tickets from Abroad

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Booking Indian Rail Tickets from Abroad

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This article summarises the process of booking Indian rail tickets from abroad using different websites and processes. The target audience is the novice Indian Railways traveller but the more experienced train traveller in India may also find it useful. This article is frequently updated to keep the information up-to-date and current on booking train tickets online from abroad.
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OTP Mobile

Hi Dave,

Yes I have. Strange that the Mobile OTP doesn't work after many tries right?

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Not really strange. Many people report that they have had this problem. Did you go on to read the problem solving thread? Solving problems with IRCTC/Cleartrip registration

The problem you describe is discussed in there and various possible solutions described.
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Mobile OTP

Yes, I have tried the helpline and they weren't able to resolve the issue. There was the same problem of the Mobile OTP not working.
I think I will have to look into taking a taxi from Delhi to Rishikesh. And sort out trains when I get there for further travel.
Can you recommend any taxis that are registered with the Tourist Office of India?
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Have you tried starting from scratch with a fresh email address and following the process outlined here? http://www.indiamike.com/india-artic...ts-from-abroad
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Hey Dave,

I'm going to try a 3rd email address and follow the process outlined--fingers crossed. Thank you for your help!
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Travelling alone will I have problems in January getting on a train from Delhi to Jaipur if I just show up at the station? And which station should I go to in delhi?


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You could do a walkup to get the Foreigner quota. Look at the natural language interface of 90di. A lazy person's website for all things domestic in the world of transportation.


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Originally Posted by Tyson457 View Post Travelling alone will I have problems in January getting on a train from Delhi to Jaipur if I just show up at the station? And which station should I go to in delhi?


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It's very unlikely that you could just walk up and get a General Quota ticket. As stated above your best chance would be a Foreign Tourist Quota (FTQ) ticket. These can only be bought at International Bureaux. The one in Delhi is at NDLS.

Your departure station depends on which train you get a ticket for.
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failure booking through cleartrip

HI there, I have try 5 times in different day & different destiny trying to book train ticket through cleartrip and all failure. And I was tiring to communicate with both side Cleartrip and IRCTC. Which they told me my account was verified and keep giving me the excuses and without solving the problem. I'm a (non-Indian) backpacker just want a good trip and this really break my mood.
I really need to book train ticket. what else can I do?
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There is a lot about problem solving on this thread Solving problems with IRCTC/Cleartrip registration
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the latest update on the procedure is here: http://www.indiamike.com/india-artic...ts-from-abroad
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There is a report today on Indiarailinfo that booking restrictions have been introduced during the morning rush period that will affect IRCTC accounts. Cleartrip accounts are already embargoed during this period (08.00 - noon IST)

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A strict booking system between 8 to 10 hrs. has been introduced at e-ticketing website of IRCTC for preventing fraudulent booking, permission of two ticket booking between 8 to 10 hrs. per user ID and only two booking of tatkal tickets will be permissible between 10 to 12 hrs.
If passengers will try to book tickets above this quota, a message will be shown as follows-
1) Only 2 tickets between 08:00 Hrs to 10:00 Hrs per User ID.
2) Only 2 tatkal tickets between 10:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs per IP Address.
3) Only 2 tickets between 10:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs per User ID
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Booking train tickets abroad

Hey everyone,

I am trying to book two train tickets from abroad before we arrive into India but I was recently informed from a couple that traveled in India a month ago that cleartrips doesn't accept international Visa or Mastercards anymore. Is this true? I've done a lot of research on booking train tickets abroad. It seems complicated, but possible. If the new information I have just received from the couple I mentioned is true, though, it will be impossible for me to follow through with any bookings abroad beforehand then. I would rather not have to wait, so does anyone know about this alleged change with cleartrips and not accepting international visa or mastercards?

Thanks so much! :-)
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There was report a few minutes ago by IM member Scotchmist that she had successfully booked tickets with a UK Visa card. As IRCTC only accept Amex this must have been done through Cleartrip.

See Setting up your IRCTC and Cleartrip accounts for buying railway tickets from abroad
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