Taxi or train - Delhi to Ludhiana

#1 Feb 11th, 2006, 22:25
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I rang a driver which we have used in the past from Delhi….. He is charging us 8 rupees per kilo meter, patrol is his………. it is 450 kilo meter from Delhi to Ludhiana.
Driver told me, he will also charge me for his return journey, although he is dropping us in Ludhiana. That will cost us 7,800 rupee total.. (£93.00) Too expensive…..NO!

Train…..will I get tickets at the Airport and will they have seat available? I am thinking of .... Stabdi 1st class???
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Train Tickets

You can search for train tickets and book em online

http://www.irctc.co.in/
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The Shatabdi can be booked online and the ticket printed on your home printer.

Train 2029 (2031 on Wednesdays) departs New Delhi station daily at 07:20 and gets to Ludhiana at 11:14.

Executive chair class will cost Rs 960 (about £14) per person.

Some tickets are held back for 'morning of departure' sale and will be available from a special kiosk on or near the departure platform, however, with home printing available, there's no reason to rely on this method (and the risks involved).
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Originally Posted by jit I rang a driver which we have used in the past from Delhi….. He is charging us 8 rupees per kilo meter, patrol is his………. it is 450 kilo meter from Delhi to Ludhiana.
Driver told me, he will also charge me for his return journey, although he is dropping us in Ludhiana. That will cost us 7,800 rupee total.. (£93.00) Too expensive…..NO!

Train…..will I get tickets at the Airport and will they have seat available? I am thinking of .... Stabdi 1st class???
there`s one more option from delhi airport to ludhiana,that`s by coach.

http://indocanadiantransport.com/
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Last month I paid Rs4000 in a newer Safari with A/C from village 18 km from Phagwara to Delhi Airport. You are definitely being quoted too much.
Depending on your arrival time in Delhi Shatabdi's are 7 AM and 4 PM departure, my preference would be Shatabdi A/C Chair class. Agreed that it is a bit of a hassle to get to station and then at the destination station to home but the ride is far more comfortable on the train. Train is much faster in terms of travel time. It is better to arrange for a taxi to come from Panjab to pick you up then get a taxi in Delhi.
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steven is right !
Train is always comfortable and available...lot of them !!!
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In my opinion, the train takes way too long to go to ludhiana, and why deal with the hassle of tickets when you dont really have to? I think that the best thing to do is just take the bus. I have made this trip by bus about 10 times, and I have never seen it too crowded. It may take about 6-7 hours, but it is really not a bad bus trip compared to some of the others. Especially given that NH-1, on which it travels, is probably the best highway in the entire nation, its really painless. The cost is about rs40-60. To do this, you can take the new Delhi metro straight to the bus terminus. Exit the station on the Mc.Donalds side, go down to the lower level of the terminus, and proceed to (I think) departure area 15. The buses leave every 10 minutes.
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Originally Posted by malvin there`s one more option from delhi airport to ludhiana,that`s by coach.

http://indocanadiantransport.com/
Malvin or anyone else, have you had personal experience doing this? I'm thinking about it but was wondering if it's as convenient as they say. How long of a bus ride is it from Delhi to Ludhiana (We'd be leaving in the middle of the night, 12:30 AM or 2:00 AM)? Also, do the buses depart from their office location on the map or do they leave straight from the airport?
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Thumbs up Bus ride

Travel by BUS from Delhi to LUDHIANA is easy-you can get bus from ISBT NEW DELHI. You have to reach ISBT from airport which you can easily do by getting PRE-PAID taxi service from airport.

I still suggest that train travel is comfortable-use: http://www.irctc.co.in/
but if you wish to travel in night and in bus..take care..

1. Do not eat or share drink with anyone !!
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Originally Posted by The Sad Man Malvin or anyone else, have you had personal experience doing this? I'm thinking about it but was wondering if it's as convenient as they say. How long of a bus ride is it from Delhi to Ludhiana (We'd be leaving in the middle of the night, 12:30 AM or 2:00 AM)? Also, do the buses depart from their office location on the map or do they leave straight from the airport?
The Indo Canadian buses go from somewhere near the Radisson. I am pretty certain they do not go form the actual airport.
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Originally Posted by shere The Indo Canadian buses go from somewhere near the Radisson. I am pretty certain they do not go form the actual airport.
Ok thanks. That's what I assumed. I guess we'll have to take a quick taxi or shuttle to their main office.
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Originally Posted by himadventures Travel by BUS from Delhi to LUDHIANA is easy-you can get bus from ISBT NEW DELHI. You have to reach ISBT from airport which you can easily do by getting PRE-PAID taxi service from airport.

I still suggest that train travel is comfortable-use: http://www.irctc.co.in/
but if you wish to travel in night and in bus..take care..

1. Do not eat or share drink with anyone !!
We definitely would not use the normal bus. If we travel by bus, it would only be the Indo-Canadian coach buses that leave in the middle of the night. Otherwise, we'd take that 7:20 AM train out of Delhi on Sunday morning.
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Originally Posted by The Sad Man We definitely would not use the normal bus. If we travel by bus, it would only be the Indo-Canadian coach buses that leave in the middle of the night. Otherwise, we'd take that 7:20 AM train out of Delhi on Sunday morning.
You have to decide now !! Train tickets will not be available at the last minute, as you'll be travelling in the peak tourist month in India - May !
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Originally Posted by The Sad Man Malvin or anyone else, have you had personal experience doing this? I'm thinking about it but was wondering if it's as convenient as they say. How long of a bus ride is it from Delhi to Ludhiana (We'd be leaving in the middle of the night, 12:30 AM or 2:00 AM)? Also, do the buses depart from their office location on the map or do they leave straight from the airport?
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i travelled last time by indo-canadian four years ago,at that time they started from the airport,but now it seems to be they start from their office near radisson hotel.
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Indo-Canadian has improved and better now. I have been told that they do reservation through net also. http://indocanadiantransport.com/

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