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FAQ: India-Bangladesh Train Services to Resume on 29 May – How to Book Tickets?

Which trains will run between the two countries? What are the general rules? Here's all you need to know.

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Edited By :Padmashree Pande

Two years after train services between India and Bangladesh was stopped due to COVID-19 pandemic, it is all set to resume on 29 May, an official order said.

Which trains will run between the two countries? What are the general rules?

Here's all you need to know.

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Which trains will resume services on 29 June?

Maitree Express – Kolkata-Dhaka

Bandhan Express – Kolkata-Khulna

What about Mitali Express?

The sercices of Mitali Express, which between New Jalpaiguri and Dhaka will begin on 1 June.

How do I buy these tickets?

You will not be able to buy these tickets online. But you can buy them from Eastern Railways Foreign Tourist Bureau in Kolkata – number 6 Fairlie Place.

The same goes for tickets from Dhaka to Kolkata – they are not available online.

What documents do I need?

You will need:

Original passport and visa

Copy of your passport

Copy of visa for Bangladesh

When can I book my tickets?

Reservations can be made upto 90 days before departure.

Will I get visa on arrival in Bangladesh if I travel by train?

No, this is not an option at all. You would need a valid visa to enter Bangladesh and vice versa.

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Are there non-AC tickets on Maitree Express?

No, there are only First-Class tickets and AC Chair Car tickets available.

What are the prices of tickets?

There is no clarity on the ticket prices post pandemic. Watch out this space for more.

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