Buy train tickets online with Cleartrip

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ulis ulis
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Buy train tickets online with Cleartrip Dec 05, 2015
There are different possibilities of buying train tickets in India, non of them is reary comfortable.

If you are in a big Indian town you can go for the "Tourist Quota"

If tat doesn´t work you cat try to get a "Tatkal" ticket ((only 48 or less hours before departure).

If you are on a budget book "second class sleeper", upper berth has the Advantage that you can lay down whenever you want.

If you have a Amex Card you can buy also with Indian rail direct:

Otherwise use Cleartrip: you need first to register and activate a Cleartrip account, then you need to register and activate a IRCTC (Indian rail) account.

To register and activate with Cleartype is easy. With IRCTC you must be very carefull, start with trying to book a train with Cleartrip (but not signed in !), and a form will pop up, or click on that link:

In the form you write you Cleartrip username (unless you changed it, it´s the E-Mail adress you used when you registered).

Then you select a IRCTC username, unfortunaly it doesn´t show if it´s used or not, you have to try until you find a unused one.

For Zip code put in any 6 digit numder.

For mobile phone, put any 10 digit number (unless you have a Indian SIM card)

Then send a copy of your passport and your IRCTC username to

You will get sent a Mobile OTP (one time verification code) and a Email OTP (both are 3 letters and 3 numbers, if for some reasons you get sent more then one of those, use the latest).

Don´t start your IRCTC activation before you registered and activated a Cleartrip account and registered with IRCTC and recived a Mobile OTP and a Email OTP !

After that, sign in with Cleartrip, the booking will be easy.
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ulis says:
It did take me also a week to get it done, but once you have activated IRCTC and Cleartrip it is easy to use
Posted on: Jun 27, 2017
davejo says:
a few years ago i tried to buy a ticket for about a week using cleartrip but gave up in the end
Posted on: Jun 27, 2017
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