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Eid is coming: How to buy advance train tickets online

Tickets for June 12 trains went on sale on Sunday morning

Update : 02 Jun 2024, 03:04 PM

Bangladesh Railway started selling advance train tickets online on Sunday morning to ensure a hassle-free journey for passengers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

Tickets for June 12 trains went on sale on Sunday morning.

Sales for trains heading west began at 8am, while tickets for the eastbound trains will be available at 2pm.

Tickets for June 13, 14, 15 and 16 will be sold on June 3, 4, 5 and 6, respectively.

All tickets will be sold online like the previous occasions.

This is how one can buy advance train tickets for Eid

  1. Intercity train ticket buyers will have to register by verifying their NID/Passport/Birth Certificate.
  2. For registration go to the message option of your mobile phone and write BR NID number date of birth and send an SMS to 26969. An SMS will be sent to confirm your request.
  3. The registration can process can also be completed by verifying the NID number and date of birth on the Bangladesh Railway website or the Rail Sheba application on Google Play.
  4. Foreign nationals can complete registration by providing their passport numbers and uploading a passport-size photo.
     Passengers aged 12-18 years will have to complete registration by providing their birth registration number and uploading their birth certificate on the website.
  5. Registration is also mandatory for passengers who opt for travelling while standing on the train.
  6. A passenger can purchase a maximum of four tickets. Names and NID/Birth Registration Numbers of co-passengers would have to be provided while purchasing tickets online.
  7. While travelling, passengers must carry a photocopy or softcopy of their NID or birth certificate, or passport. If a passenger's name and the information provided while registering for tickets do not match, then action will be taken as per the laws of Bangladesh Railway.
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