Vande Bharat Express, IRCTC website | Photo: Mathrubhumi, Screen grab/ IRCTC Website
Thiruvananthapuram: The ticket booking of Kerala’s Vande Bharat Express began from 8 am on Sunday. The train, which will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 25, will start running normal services from Thiruvananthapuram on April 28. However, the train service from Kasaragod will begin on April 26. The train will not conduct service on Thursdays.
As per the ticket rates, for a journey from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod, passengers would have to spend Rs 1590 for AC chair car and Rs 2880 for executive chair car. Whereas, the ticket fare for the Kasaragod - Thiruvananthapuram journey is Rs 1,520 for AC chair car and Rs 2,815 for the executive chair car.
There are a total of 914 seats in the chair car and 86 seats in the executive chair car. The tickets can be booked through the IRCTC website, mobile app and reservation counters at railway stations.
From Thiruvananthapuram (chair car, executive chair car)
Kollam - Rs 435, Rs 820
Kottayam - Rs 555, Rs 1075
Ernakulam Town - Rs 765, Rs 1420
Thrissur - Rs 880, Rs 1650
Shoranur - Rs 950, Rs 1775
Kozhikode - Rs 1090, Rs 2060
Kannur - Rs 1260, Rs 2415
Kasaragod - Rs 1590, Rs 2880
From Kasaragod (chair car, executive chair car)
Kannur - Rs 445, Rs 840
Kozhikode - Rs 625, Rs 1195
Shoranur - Rs 775, Rs 1510
Thrissur - Rs 825, Rs 1600
Ernakulam Town - Rs 940, Rs 1835
Kottayam - Rs 1250, Rs 2270
Kollam - Rs 1435, Rs 2645
Thiruvananthapuram - Rs 1520, Rs 2815