Buying ticket from Kolkata to NJP on the day of departure

#1 Aug 11th, 2008, 19:14
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Warsaw, Poland
  • MrBaltona is offline

Iím planning to travel by train to New Jalpaiguri from Kolkata. Is it possible to get a ticket on the day of departure? I donít know when exactly I will arrive in Kolkata so I canít make the reservation earlier. I know that there is also a regular bus service between Kolkata and Siliguri, so I have the same question: is it possible to buy ticket without booking it beforehand?
#2 Sep 12th, 2008, 00:55
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  • ramhegde is offline
Yes you can, but no chance of getting a reserved seat.In this sector reserved seats get sold out approximately 1 month before.
I suggest you book for train in advance for a tentative date & cancel it if you dont travel.Cancellation charges are very less & if you book E-ticket the refund will be made directly to your bank.
#3 Sep 12th, 2008, 01:33
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Kolkata/New Delhi
  • windrider24584 is offline
Mr Baltona,

No problem you can always opt for the Tatkal quota(just tick the checkbox in IRCTC site below e-ticket option) with a cost of Rs200 extra.Tatkal quota opens 5 days before the journey. There are huge number of overnite buses(ordinary/luxury/deluxe/volvo everything). So dont worry. Reaching NJP from kolkata is very smooth even if you decide at a day defore.

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