Train on Cleartrip / Makemytrip but not IRCTC / Indian Rail?

#1 Nov 11th, 2014, 02:58
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Hi there,

I'm in the middle of planning my first trip to India!

I want to book a train from Udaipur to Jaipur. There is one showing on both Cleartrip and Makemytrip that leaves Udaipur City at 14:15 (09722). When I go to book it, Cleartrip "could not get current availability. Please try again" and Makemytrip just says there's an error.

When I went to IRCTC or indianrail.gov.in, and I search for trains between Udaipur and Jaipur, this train doesn't show up on both lists.

What does this mean? Is the train cancelled / not running and I should book a different train (not that one leaves at a similar time). Or should I wait for it to become available (as the 60 day period for that train starts today).

Thanks! Appreciate any responses to this.
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Welcome to IndiaMike

I found train 09722 on indiarailinfo with no difficulty. http://indiarailinfo.com/train/18681 It is a special that so far is scheduled only until December 31st but it may get extended.
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Thanks Dave W.

I'm looking to catch the train in early January. Do you think it's worth waiting? Or just book a night train?
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You could book what is available now and then cancel if train 09722 becomes available. The cost of cancelling is not a lot if you do it m ore than 48 hours before travel.

ADD - If you can book 09722 go for FC (non AC First Class) - a vanishing treat.


2nd ADD - Forget about FC. I see that it is no longer on this train.
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Bummer! The next train I'd prefer is 19601 leaving at 00:25, arriving 9:00.
There's 26 2AC available, but I'm receiving a Cleartrip error.
The train isn't showing on MakeMyTrip?
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Originally Posted by kangarulz View Post The train isn't showing on MakeMyTrip?
Have you made any other train bookings using makemytrip? Somewhere on their website there is a notice saying that they do not accept non -Indian credit/debit cards but now and again people manage to get one to work.

See http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...kings-t174932/
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No I haven't.

When I tried to book a random train right now, it does give me the option use Visa & Mastercard.
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If you look at the thread I posted a link to you will see that sometimes you can go through the full booking process on MMT only to get knocked back at the last stage.

Don't worry about it. It's not relevant to your query.
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Try and do a dummy booking and cancel it just to test that the payment will go through.
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I have booked with both Cleartrip & Makemytrip on an Australia VISA card - no issues at all!

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