The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has recently launched online bus booking services in India. According to a report on ANI, the service went live on the 29th of January. With this service, you can book bus tickets from both state road transport and private bus operators. IRCTC Bus is available in 22 states and three union territories in India.
The integration of this service over IRCTC Mobile-app is expected to be completed in the first week of March, which will enable the public to book bus tickets through mobile too.
Here’s how you can book a ticket on the portal:
Step 1: Visit www.bus.irctc.co.in/bus
Step 2: On the home page, you will see a tab asking for the departure date, destination, and your current city. Add the said info and click on search busses
Step 3 : You can adjust the three filters: Departure Time, Arrival Time, and Bus Type to find the ideal bus
Step 4: Choose a bus and select a seat
Step 5: Choose a boarding point and dropping point and click on ‘Proceed to Book’
Step 6: Enter login details
Step 7: Make payment. You will receive a booking confirmation message on your phone