We'll be returning from Hampi on Dec 22/23 on the overnight express train. It is scheduled to get into Banglore after 6 a.m. The only early morning train I could find going from Bangalore to Mysore leaves at 7 a.m. (Well, there are earlier ones but no later ones.) Although in an ideal world, that schedule would work, I realize it might not happen so seamlessly. A couple of questions: Should I book the train to Mysore and just pray we make it? Should we not book the train to Mysore and if we happen to make it, just buy the tickets right there? It doesn't seem like there's another train to Mysore until 8 o'clock that night. Is that true? If we miss the 7 a.m. train will we have to wait all day in Bangalore?
##Even if Hampi is admitted on PF.4, you can use FOB and then climb down to PF.5/PF.6. [PF.4 is not connected to Subway. Hence climbing the FOB cannot be avoided.
##If you are still apprehensive about the 'transfer' from 6591 to 6731, then make one more reservation in the First Class (**non-AC) of 214 Mysore Passenger. Please have a look at this:
ARe you saying that the potential arrival points could be quite far apart?
Also, are you also suggesting that I make 2 reservations--both on the 6731 and 214?
If I make a reservation and miss the train, do I lose my full amount of the ticket?
There are 6 of us so that could add up.
Is it necessary to book either of the two train options ahead of time? (6731 or 214)
Or, is it better to make a choice and make a reservation?
This is the only time I'm really worried about making a tight connection.
For the tickets I have books so far, I have booked 2AC as the friend who is travelling with our family, said that he thought this was the best option. Do you agree?