Find out how to ebook a bus on-line by way of IRCTC web site: Step-by-step information
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) now also supports online bus booking services. Passengers can now book a bus from the IRCTC website at reasonable prices. This service will also be available via the IRCTC mobile app in the coming weeks. According to a report by ANI, the integration of the bus service should be completed in the first week of March. As the service is already available on the official website, you can book a bus online here via IRCTC.
How do I book a bus online through the IRCTC website?
Step 1: Open the IRCTC site and click the Bus Tickets icon.
Step 2: Enter the details of where you are going and where you plan to depart from. You will also need to enter the departure date on the same page and then hit the “Search” button.
Step 3: A list of buses going to your desired destination will be displayed on the IRCTC website. It shows you the names of the bus companies, the time of departure, the total time it takes to get to your destination, the time of arrival and the price of the service.
* *Next to the name of the operator there is also a “Show more” button. Once you tap on it, you will learn what facilities you will get on that bus. For example, with BR Travels, users get a water bottle, blanket, charging station, pillows, hand sanitizer and much more. You can also check each operator’s cancellation fees on the same page.
Step 4: When you have decided on a bus operator, simply click on Select seat. You will be given details of boarding time and address. Here you can choose the location where the bus should pick you up and take you into town. On the left you can choose the seat you want for the trip. The ones that are gray are already booked by someone. Once you’ve selected the seat, the site will mark it in black.
Step 5: After you have provided all the necessary information, you will be shown the total amount to be paid for the service.
Step 6: Click the Next button to book the bus. If you have not signed in before clicking the bus tickets icon, you will be asked to sign in later at the time of booking the bus. As soon as you have logged in, your booking details will be displayed on the website and you will have to enter your contact details.
The IRCTC website states that all passengers should have the Aarogya Setu app on their phone.