Currently, 100% of train tickets can be purchased online. For those of you who do not know how to collect train tickets online, Bangladesh Railway’s online ticketing rules will be shown with details and pictures. You can buy train tickets online from your mobile with the help of bKash.
Note that Bangladesh Railway has entered into an agreement with Shohoz-Synesis-Vincen Joint Venture to sell tickets online for the next 5 years. So from now on easy train ticket sales activities will be conducted.
Bangladesh Railway Online Train Ticket Booking Time
Railways are considered to be the safest and most affordable mode of transportation in Bangladesh. So everyone feels comfortable using the train on any long-distance journey.
But it is very difficult to get a train ticket. Even if you stand in a long line, you may not get a ticket in the end. So, you can easily book train tickets from your mobile while sitting at home. The time to buy train tickets online is 24 hours a day. You can purchase advance train tickets from today till next 2 days.
Let’s see how to buy a train ticket.
How to Buy Online Train Ticket in Bangladesh
To buy train tickets online, register an account with name, email and mobile number on the website eticket.rancil.gov.bd. Then update the profile information. Search for specific date trains according to your station and destination. Finally, select the seat and confirm the ticket booking by paying online.
Time needed: 15 minutes.
See how to register and buy Bangladesh Railway tickets online.
- Register Account
Visit this website from your mobile phone or computer from Google Chrome browser – Bangladesh Railway E-Ticketing Service First you need to register or sign up with your mobile number and email on the Bangladesh Railway website. Click on the Register button from the top right to register. A form like below will appear. Here you enter your name, email, phone number, and a 6-digit password in English. Select the NID or Birth Registration Number that you want to give from the Dropdown option in the Identification Type option. Enter your National ID Number or Birth Registration Number. If you have not yet received your National Identity Card, you can download National Identity Card online. Then enter your postcode and address below. All information must be written in English. Now the Bengali version of the website is not ready.
- Verify Mobile Number
Then a 6 digit verification code will be sent to your mobile and you will be asked to verify with the code. Enter the code on your mobile phone correctly in 45 seconds and click on Continue button. Your account will be initialized.
- Log in to Account
After the OTP verification, you will be automatically logged in to your profile. If you come back to this website to purchase tickets again in the future, click on the Login menu from the top right. Login with the Mobile No and Password you gave at the time of registration.
- Search for Train
After updating the profile, go back to the home page of the website. Search the train according to From Station and To Station.
From – Choose the station from which you will get on the train.
To- The station you will get down.
Choose your travel date from the Date of Journey.
Choose Class – Fill in the options like above and click on the Find button. For normal tickets, you may select SHOVON. Then all the trains of your chosen date will be shown. From here, select the train of your choice according to the departure time.
- Select Train and Seat
Choose the train and seat of your choice according to your travel time and seat type. For this, you can book the seat of your choice by clicking on the View Seats button, subject to the seats being available (if seats are available). The children’s ticket price will be adjusted in the next step. Then go to the next step by clicking the CONTINUE PURCHASE button.
- Fill in Passenger Details
In this step, you have to select the number of seats booked, the names of the passengers and whether they are children or adults. If you have a 3 to 12-year-old child, select Passenger Type Child. If the child is selected, its rent will be adjusted or reduced automatically.
- Pay Train Ticket Price
The total train ticket price, VAT, bank charges and total expenses will be shown here. Choose Mobile Banking (bKash) or Debit / Credit Card option to pay the ticket price. Then complete the payment by clicking the Confirm Purchase button.
- Download and Print Online Train Ticket
Upon successful payment, e-ticket will be issued from Bangladesh Railway E Train Ticket System. The ticket will be automatically downloaded from your browser. You can also download tickets from Purchase History of your profile. In addition, a copy of the ticket will be sent to your email. If not found in the Inbox Folder of the email, you can check the SPAM Folder. Print the ticket on A4 size paper.
How to Book Train Ticket Online with your Mobile
To book a train ticket on your mobile, open Google Chrome on your mobile and purchase tickets in the same manner as shown above by visiting the site eticket.railway.gov.bd.
Book Train Ticket from bKash
To book an e-train ticket from the bKash app has not been updated yet. However, you can purchase train tickets by paying through bKash from the e-ticketing site of Bangladesh Railway.
Hope to be able to book tickets from bKash very soon. But it will be the same as booking e-tickets directly from the website. See how to buy train tickets from the website – Rules for buying train tickets from the website.
How to Check Train Ticket Online
If you buy a ticket from your profile, you will no longer need to check it. However, if you buy a train ticket online from someone else, you must check before travelling. Registration on the e-ticketing site is not required to check train tickets. You can check by visiting directly.
To check train tickets online visit- eticket.railway.gov.bd. Next, click on the Verify Ticket menu from the right top. Enter the mobile number used on the train ticket and the PNR Number at the top of the ticket. After clicking on the Verify Ticket button, if the ticket is correct, Ticket Verified will show and travel route will show.
How to Cancel Train Ticket in Bangladesh
Many people buy train tickets 4/5 days in advance. Travel may be cancelled due to any unforeseen problems.
To return the Bangladesh Railway ticket you must go to your station counter. The following charges will be levied for the return of tickets.
- In case of return of ticket 48 hours before departure, Rs.40 will be deducted for AC class, Rs.30 for first-class and Rs.25 for other class with a service charge.
- If less than 48 hours and more than 24 hours, 25% of the rent will be deducted.
- If less than 24 hours and more than 12 hours, 50% of the rent will be deducted.
- 75% off rent for less than 12 hours and more than 06 hours.
- No return for less than 06 hours.
- The service charge for online purchases is non-refundable.
Let’s know full detail- How to cancel train tickets in Bangladesh.
Further Asked Questions
Currently, the only way to buy tickets online is through the website eticket.railway.gov.bd. You can buy tickets from the website according to the previous rules.
Advance train tickets are available online 4 days in advance. That means a total of 5-day tickets can be bought including today and the next 4 days.
To book train tickets online, you need to register an account on the e-ticket website. Then after updating the profile information, you can search for the train to the destination of your choice and complete the payment and buy the ticket.
No. To buy a train ticket online, you need to register an account in the e-ticket system with your mobile, email and NID number and verify the mobile number.
To verify the offline ticket purchased from the counter, first, register and verify the mobile on the Bangladesh Railway E-Ticket website. Then you can go to Verify Ticket menu and verify with your mobile number and a ticket number.
There are no rules for returning train tickets directly online. You need to go to the station counter to return the ticket. In case of a ticket refund, you will not get full refund, some charges will be deducted. Charge to return the train ticket.
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