Irctc has launched the Irctc bus service for booking bus tickets online. The website went live on January 29 but the formal announcement was made later. With this move, Irctc has completed its streak for all kinds of connectivity options from Train, Flight, Hotel, Tourism, and now buses. The days are not long when the cab service will also be offered by our very own Irctc.
“IRCTC under the leadership of Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is gradually moving towards firmly positioning itself as the first government ‘One Stop Shop Travel Portal’ of the country,” a statement issued by IRCTC read.
IRCTC has collaborated with more than 50,000 state road transport and private bus operators in 22 states and 3 union territories for providing online bus ticket bookings.
Book Bus Ticket at IRCTC Bus
To book a bus ticket just enter the departure and arrival for buses and then start the booking process. IRCTC login credentials can be used for booking bus tickets. In case, the customer does not have an IRCTC login he can book through guest user login by providing the required email id and mobile no. Like Irctc rail ticket booking, here also you can book a maximum of 6 passengers in one transaction.
Almost all fleets of state road transport corporation buses will be enabled from IRCTC. For example, UPSRTC, APSRTC, GSRTC, OSRTC, Kerala RTC, etc.
ID card is not required however, it is mandatory to carry one govt. id card having the same name on the ticket. The website also lets customers check for photos of buses, routes, amenities, reviews, and ratings while booking a ticket. One will also be able to choose pick-up and drop points and as per their comfort.
IRCTC has confirmed that in the coming month, the bus booking service would be integrated with the mobile application also.