Check Train Fare
How can I check fare for any class?To check train fare for any class of the Indian Railways, just type in the train number on train fare calculator page. Trainman shows all the details for selected train number like from, to, quota, class, category and concession. To know different fare for different pair of stations, one can choose their preferred station from drop down list and get the fare. To know fare for different classes select class from drop down button under class that are their for your selected train. One can even choose category depending on passenger’s age to know how much fare is applicable for them and can select concession to know how much concession would be levied for various types of passengers.
Which class has the highest fare?Fare for newly introduced EA class that are Anubhuti Coaches is the highest. These coaches are attached in some of the Shatabdi trains and its fare is some 1.2 times the fare for Executive Class. Fare structure by the Indian Railways is different for different trains. For premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto, railway applies dynamic fare pricing scheme where cost of ticket increases as the number of ticket sold increases. While for normal express/mail trains fare remains same and does not change with number of ticket sold. For passenger and unreserved trains, fare is bare minimum. So roughly if we categorize class fare wise it follows this order:EA>1A~EC>2A>FC>3A>CC>SL>2S
How does dynamic fare work?Dynamic fare pricing scheme is one where fare of ticket increases as the demand increases. That means as the number of ticket sold increases, fare is increased for the tickets. This type of pricing is applicable for premium trains in India like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and Suvidha trains. Under this scheme first 10% tickets are sold at the ticket fare. But after that 10% fare is increased for next 10% of ticket sold. Soon after 20% tickets are sold, again 10% of the base fare is increased. This goes on till 50% tickets are sold, after which remaining tickets are sold at 1.5 times the base fare for 2S, SL and 2A class and 1.4 times the base fare for 3A class tickets. To know more about dynamic fare click this link
How can I avail concession in train ticket fare?There are number of concessions allowed to passengers on ticket fare. Depending on the category of passenger one is, Indian Railways waives off either some part of ticket fare or in some cases even the entire ticket cost is waived off. To check concession for any train, select the category of passenger one is and click get fare on train fare calculator page of Trainman and it will display total payable amount after the concession.
How is train fare calculated by the Indian Railways?Train ticket fare is calculated on per km run by the railways which is different for each class of travel. The total fare have many components. These components adds up and constitutes total fare. It is something like Base Fare + Reservation Charges + Superfast Charges + Catering Charge + Dynamic Fare + GST = Total Fare. So whichever component is applicable for your selected train, that adds up to form total payable train ticket cost
- Base Fare: This fare is decided by the Railways as per Km run for each class.
- Reservation Charge: Is different for each class
1A EC 2A 3A CC SL 2S Reservation Charge Rs. 60 Rs. 60 Rs. 50 Rs. 40 Rs. 40 Rs. 20 Rs. 15
- Superfast Charge: Is different for each class.
1A EC 2A 3A CC SL 2S Superfast Charge Rs. 60 Rs. 60 Rs. 50 Rs. 40 Rs. 40 Rs. 20 Rs. 15
- Catering Charge: Catering charges are included for trains that serve onboard catering services. Usually premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and some Duronto trains serves food. This charge differs for each class and meal served (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, Evening snack, Morning Tea etc.). The prices mentioned below are approximate range and might differ for different trains and timings as in some meal, soup is included while in some sweets are included. These are just approximate prices
1A EC 2A 3A CC Breakfast Rs. 115 Rs. 115 Rs. 90 Rs. 90 Rs. 90 Lunch Rs. 155 Rs. 155 Rs. 135 Rs. 135 Rs. 135 Dinner Rs. 155 Rs. 155 Rs. 135 Rs. 135 Rs. 135 Evening Snacks Rs. 65 Rs. 65 Rs. 50 Rs. 50 Rs. 50