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Train 18 ticket booking cost, reservation, timing, Tatkal quota to everything else you wanted to know and that too in brief

Feb 14, 2019, 23:27 PM IST
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Train 18 ticket bookings: Indian Railways reservation has started for the first commercial run of the engine-less wonder train named Vande Bharat Express, which is billed as the fastest train in India. While it will be launched tomorrow, Train 18 ticket bookings will be available from February 17 between Delhi and Varanasi, Indian Railways revealed today. Train 18 ticket booking is available over the counter or on irctc.co.in.

 

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Train 18: Fastest train in India

Train 18: Fastest train in India

Train 18, which was recently renamed as Vande Bharat Express by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, became the country's fastest train by hitting speeds of over 180 kmph during a trial run on a section of the Delhi-Varanasi route. However, do not expect to experience that anytime soon. Speed restrictions on the route mean that Train 18 can hit a maximum speed of 130 kmph. (PTI)

 

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Train 18: Delhi to Varanasi timing

Train 18: Delhi to Varanasi timing

When it starts its commercial run, Train 18 will leave Delhi at 6 am and reach Varanasi at 2 pm. On the same day, it will leave Varanasi at 3pm and reach Delhi at 11 pm. The Vande Bharat Express will operate for five days in a week, except on Monday and Thursday.

 

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Train 18: Chair car ticket booking

Train 18: Chair car ticket booking

Train 18 chair car fares are 1.4 times the base price of Shatabdi Express type trains running the same distance and that of the executive class 1.3 times of a first class air-conditioned ticket in the premium train.

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Train 18: Ticket booking cost

Train 18: Ticket booking cost

From Delhi to Varanasi, an air-conditioned chair car ticket on Train 18 will cost Rs 1,760 and the executive class fare will be Rs 3,310, while in the return journey, a chair car ticket will cost Rs 1,700 and that of a seat in the executive class Rs 3,260. Both fares are inclusive of catering charges. (IANS)

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Train 18: Stations

Train 18: Stations

Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express is an all air-conditioned luxury train and will take around eight hours to travel between Delhi and Varanasi, halting at only two stations - Kanpur and Allahabad. (PTI)

 

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Train 18: Tatkal quota

Train 18: Tatkal quota

Train 18 tatkal quota on irctc.co.in would be five per cent of the total accommodation for the respective classes on the Vande Bharat Express, and no concessions or a different fare for a child passenger are being offered, the Indian Railways said. "However, passes of MPs, coupons of MLAs, other coupons, military/para military warrants and others having fully reimbursable fare to Indian Railways shall be allowed. Booking shall be allowed only on duty passes for railway servants. "No other railway passes like privilege, complimentary, post retirement complimentary passes shall be permissible in this train," a railway order said. (IANS)

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Train 18: Ticket booking between Delhi and Kanpur

Train 18: Ticket booking between Delhi and Kanpur

Train 18 ticket booking between Delhi and Kanpur is priced at Rs 1,090 in the chair car (CC) class and Rs 2,105 in the executive class (EC) for a distance of 447 km, it said. (Twitter)

 

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Train 18: Ticket booking between Delhi and Allahabad

Train 18: Ticket booking between Delhi and Allahabad

Train 18 ticket booking between Delhi and Allahabad (642 km), for CC class will be Rs 1,395 and Rs 2,750 for the EC class, Kanpur and Allahabad (195 km), the price for CC will be Rs 595 and for EC Rs 1,170, the order said. (Twitter)

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Train 18: Ticket booking between Kanpur and Varanasi

Train 18: Ticket booking between Kanpur and Varanasi

Train 18 ticket price between Kanpur and Varanasi (319 km) will be Rs 1,020 and Rs 1,815 for CC and EC classes respectively. The train will have differently priced meals as well, it said. (IANS)

 

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Train 18: Meal Charges

Train 18: Meal Charges

Train 18 tickets include meal charges. Passengers travelling from New Delhi to Varanasi in the executive class will be charged Rs 399 for morning tea, breakfast and lunch, and travellers in the chair car Rs 344 for the same. Train 18 passengers cannot opt out of meals. But those travelling from Allahabad to Varanasi and on the return journey Varanasi to Allahabad can opt out of meals, saving Rs 222 on CC tickets and Rs 244 on EC tickets by opting out of the meals provided by the IRCTC. The Vande Bharat Express was manufactured under the 'Make in India' initiative at Indian Coach Factory in Chennai. (PTI)

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Train 18: Ticket booking between New Delhi to Kanpur and Prayagraj

Train 18: Ticket booking between New Delhi to Kanpur and Prayagraj

Those travelling from New Delhi to Kanpur and Prayagraj on Train 18 will be charged Rs 155 and Rs 122 for executive and CC classes, respectively. From Varanasi to New Delhi, passengers Rs 349 in the executive class and Rs 288 in chair car, according to the order. (PTI)

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