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Facilities for International Tourist

The International Tourist Bureaus are located at various important cities all over India. In Northern Railway these are at the following locations :


New Delhi, Varanasi and Jodhpur offices are known as International Tourist Bureau. International Tourist Bureau at New Delhi functions from 08:00hrs to 20:00hrs from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from 08:00hrs to 14:00hrs.Foreign Tourist Rail Reservation Counter at Delhi Tourism & Transport Development Corporation situated at Indra Gandhi International Airport at Arrival Lounge. These provide assistance to the foreign tourists and NRIs regarding enquiries, booking, reservation and travel planning etc.

International Tourist Bureaus issue reserved tickets to the Foreign Tourists and NRIs holding valid passport against payment in US dollars, Pounds, Sterling and in Rupees against Encashment Certificate. These Bureaus also sell Indrail passes which enable a tourists to travel wherever he likes, whenever he likes and whichever trains he likes within the validity period. Indrail pass however, does not guaranty reserved accommodation.

The fares of Indrail Passes are in US dollars. The important rules are printed on the Indrail passes.

The foreign tourists can also purchase Indrail passes from the General Sales Agents appointed abroad and Rail Travel Agents appointed in India.

A separate foreign tourist quota has been provided in all classes and almost all the trains for the facility of the tourists.

A tourist can obtain reservations against Indrail passes from any reservation office over Indian Railways.
For getting any clarifications regarding use of Indrail passes and facilities to the foreign tourists, the passengers should contact at :

International Tourist Bureau,
New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi- 110 001
Phone : 91-11-23405156,23346804, Fax: 91-11-23343050
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To explore the splendor of multi-faceted India, Indrail Passes provide excellent value and enhances the charm of holidays from abroad. Indrail Passes offer visitors on a budget, the facility of travel as they like, over the entire Indian Railways system, without any route restriction within the period of validity of the ticket. These passes can only be purchased by foreign nationals and NRIs on payment of U.S. Dollars, Pound Sterling and other convertible foreign currencies. The pass holder is not required to pay any reservation fee, super fast charges or surcharge for the journey. The Indrail passes have been made more attractive for transit and short stay visitors. The passes are now also available for half day, two days and four days for the facility of visitors arriving by international flights and visiting only one or two connecting destinations. Indrail passes are sold through General Sales Agents abroad, Indian Airlines and Air-India's overseas outlets at Oman, Australia, Malaysia, UK, Germany, Finland, UAE, Bangladesh, South Africa, Kuwait, Bahrain, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Nepal and Sri Lanka. 

In India, Indrail passes are available for sale in Tourist Bureaus at major Railway Stations. 

Certain recognized Travel agents are also authorized to sell these passes in Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai.

Period of Validity and Fare Structure (Fares in U.S. dollars)
Period of validity AC Class First Class/ AC 2/3 Tier/ AC Chair Car Sleeper Class/ Second Class (Non - AC)
Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child
½ day* 57 29 26 13 11 6
1 day* 95 47 43 22 19 10
2 day* 160 80 70 35 30 15
4 day* 220 110 110 55 50 25
7 day 270 135 135 68 80 40
15 day 370 185 185 95 90 45
21 day* 396 198 198 99 100 50
30 day* 495 248 248 126 125 65
60 day* 800 400 400 200 185 95
90 day* 1060 530 530 265 235 120