Booking Indian Rail Tickets from Abroad

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#1 May 9th, 2012, 15:55
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A new article entry has been added:

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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#301 Oct 10th, 2015, 10:33
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About the 10 bookings per month... I have a few questions.

On India Mike it says on this page that its 10 journeys per month but that could be multiple tickets (e.g. 10 bookings each for a family of 5). On Man in Seas 61 it says the opposite... 10 tickets period so that would be only 2 journey for a family of 5 to equal 10 journeys... does anyone know for sure???

Also... for the 10 per month... is that 10 per month booked or 10 per month of travel... like can i book some now for december and some more for december in a month? or is it 10 journeys in december...

Thanks for your help!
#302 Oct 10th, 2015, 10:54
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10 journeys in a calendar month. You can book 10 tickets (upto a maximum of 6 travelers per ticket) in a specific month.
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Update: Amex cards issued in Canada can now successfully book a ticket on IRCTC website.

I was unable to boom ticket in August using my Amex but it worked today.
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Has anyone else had problems with booking tickets via Cleartrip? We tried to book tickets from Agra Cantt to Madgaon in 1.1.2016 and everything seemed to be ok. We paid the tickets and of course We thought that this is it, there was this message saying that Cleartrip wasn't able to book tickets right now, but they will try to book them again as soon as possible. I still got an email of our journey being confirmed. This morning I had an email that full refund is processed and no booking is made!!??! Any idea?

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#305 Dec 10th, 2015, 07:21
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Trainless from Seattle

My travel agent misrepresented her ability to get India rail tickets. I am desperately looking for a travel agent here in the US you can help me with my rail bookings and payments. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm leaving in March. Thank you.
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you still have time to set up an account with erratic Cleartrip !

or has anyone tried > ? http://www.internationalrail.com.au/...dian-rail.aspx
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Safekey in USA - Not available

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Originally Posted by TravelingMan View Post I contacted American Express 'customer service' here in the USA, & asked if the Blue Cash Everyday® Card incorporated SafeKey Authentification, & I was told that it did.
I am awaiting arrival in the mail of the card; once I have it, I shall attempt to use it to purchase a train ticket & report the results here.
Of course, the trains that I want to take from Kolkata to Agra in mid November, are already fully booked.
I began this process in mid September; am still learning about it.
Hi Just called American Express Customer Service and after they transferred me 4 times and finally someone with knowledge told me that this feature is not yet available in any AMEX card issued in USA?,

Did you got your new Card (Blue Cash Everyday Card) you were waiting for? Does it have Safekey Authentication feature? Let me know as I am curious and I will ask to get that card if it has. Were you able to make booking on IRCTC website directly using the new AMEX Card with SafeKey?

THANKS
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I tried internationalrail.com.au but it costs over 2x the price compared to cleartrip...

quotes i got from internationalrail.com.au
AGRA – JAIPUR (01MAY)
AUD 59.00 per person one way based on 1AC
AUD 37.00 per person one way based on AC Chair

HARIDWAR – VARANASI (12MAY)
AUD 55.00 per person one way based on 3AC
VARANASI – NEW DELHI (15MAY)
AUD 119.00 per person one way based on a 1AC
AUD 73.00 per person one way based on a 2AC
AUD 51.00 per person one way based on 3AC


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Originally Posted by old india hand View Post you still have time to set up an account with erratic Cleartrip !

or has anyone tried > ? http://www.internationalrail.com.au/...dian-rail.aspx
#309 Feb 6th, 2016, 20:39
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For those who have problems by booking tickets with Cleartrip have a look at the solution described by Sunshine02 in this post.
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AMEX Safekey is now available to US issued AMEX cards

Starting today, US AMEX issued Cards have Safekey, so they will now work on IRCTC!
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AMEX Safekey is now available to US issued AMEX cards
Starting today, US AMEX issued Cards have Safekey, so they will now work on IRCTC!
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Starting today, US AMEX issued Cards have Safekey
Well worth saying twice! How does one avail of that facility? Does it apply to recently issued cards or do we have to ask for new ones. Mine are chipped..
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Well worth saying twice! How does one avail of that facility? Does it apply to recently issued cards or do we have to ask for new ones. Mine are chipped..
There is no enrollment. You just use your card and enter the code they send to your email or mobile in the screen, then enter the 3 digits from the back of the card
#314 Jan 26th, 2017, 23:25
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Hi friends! Where i can check irctc status ticket? In last year I did it here http://www.indianrail.gov.in/pnr_Enq.html^ but now it link don't work(
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Hi,

Maybe you can try :http://etrain.info/in

They have a PNR checking option on the left of the screen, an "orange" colour tab.

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