Travelling with comfort is something everyone looks forward to, especially when it comes to train travel. No matter what season of the year you are planning your trip in or whether your trip is for leisure or business, Indian Railways seat availability is a crucial challenge that everyone has to surmount. Before you plan a trip, it is vital that you have detailed information regarding the trains available on that particular route. Once you have information about the number of trains operating on your preferred route, the next big task is to find the number of berths available. Updated information about seat availability gives you an idea whether you can travel in the class of your choice or you have to look for an alternative.
Whenever it’s travel time, everyone seems to go in an overdrive for finding out train seat availability. Well, it’s hardly surprising considering the fact that the majority of the population still prefers to travel by train and Indian Railways throws open its ticket booking service as much as four months before the date of journey. So, to beat the crowds, it’s best to book your ticket as early as possible. However, booking tickets in advance is a good option only if you are sure about your travel plans. For many travellers, this is often not the case. In such a scenario, it’s a big hassle to wade through large crowds at ticket reservation counters, just for the sake of tracking the status of train seat availability.
, and most long-distance trains get fully-booked days ahead. So book as many days ahead as you can or. Although as China's new G-category high-speed trains are expensive by Chinese standards you'll sometimes find Beijing-Shanghai or Beijing-Xian high-speed train tickets available on the day of travel or the day before, assuming you are flexible as to the class or exact departure time. But in all other cases, long-distance train tickets often sell out days before departure. Train tickets are best booked 3-4 days in advance, preferably more, apart from peak holiday periods when they should be booked as soon as reservations open or who knows the ropes, as trains get very fully-booked weeks ahead.