Booking Train from Mumbai to Goa.
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Mar 11, 2010 8:05 PM Last Post By: 55by40
Mar 10, 2010 9:03 AM
In trying to book a train from Mumbai to Goa via internet from the UK, I now realise I can't because one : I'm not an Indian national and two : I don't have a valid payment method (Visa Electron).
So, what are the chances of booking a sleeper ticket on the 11:05 pm 0111 from CST/Dadar to Goa from a travel agent at Mumbai airport or travel agent somewhere in Mumbai???
As in, I arrive Mumbai 04:15, want to travel the 23:05 overnight.
Help on this subject would be most appreciated.
Mar 10, 2010 10:07 AM
Mar 10, 2010 10:30 AM
2Thanks for reply, unfortunately I don't go for credit cards, I saw the opportunity to pay this method.
I tried cleartrip.com and that's where I went through but my card is not accepted.
So, what's the chances of getting a sleeper on the day from Mumbai for 0111 to goa?
Mar 10, 2010 11:15 AM
Mar 10, 2010 11:54 AM
Mar 10, 2010 2:41 PM
5I think you have a fine chance to get a ticket especially if you can book up a class. When you get to mumbai take a walk over to churchgate station, there is a railbooking office there, see this map is indicated by the happy man
If not that train then the early 7:00am has a tourist quote, you can go to the station to avail the tourist quote too, you could just catch that one if you want to see mumbai later.
Mar 11, 2010 4:37 AM
6Can you get a mastercard/visa debit card and use that online?
I've tried booking a train at Mumbai a day in advance, and its a very confusing and complicated process unless you know what you're doing.. they send you in all different directions and you stand in a million queues (in my case, to find out the trains full). But if you have no other option then its worth a shot. Or as someone suggested, a travel agent could probably do it for you over there for a higher price.
Mar 11, 2010 4:55 PM
7Man-in-seat-61 has good info on booking trains on-line (both from within and outside India). It includes instructions on the issue of nominating n Indian bank.
I did from Australia 18 months ago without any problems by following the instruction on the Man-in-seat-61 website
Mar 11, 2010 8:05 PM
8Looks like all the trains are booked up for Mumbai - Goa for next couple of days so I booked a bus to leave same day on arrival...worth the experience if anything and cheap enough to coco.
It's mental here in downtown Mumbai!!!
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