What to do when VISA credit/debit cards are not recognized by IRCTC site to make reservations. I don't have access to Indian cards.

  • Have you contacted them or searched online help? – Traveller Jul 16 at 8:20
  • I guess you can book IRCTC Train tickets from travel portals like MakeMyTrip or Yatra. There it might accept your VISA card. – P S Jul 16 at 14:20

There is an extensive account of how to buy Indian rail tickets on the website of the man in seat 61.


It is far too long and complex to sumarise here but basically you either use an independent agency which charges a small fee or you register on the official railway site. He also provides a whole list of things which can go wrong with suggested remediation actions.

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