Cleartrip turns 7 today, and as we did last year, we thought this was the perfect time to bring a smile not only to the faces of millions of Indians, but also to our many customers abroad who want to explore India in its truly incredible way.
Railways in India is not just a means of transport, it’s a way of life. Used by a staggering 25 million people everyday, it makes India rightly famous for its classic rail journeys. In fact, many foreign tourists consider their visit incomplete if they haven’t experienced the hustle and bustle of India’s trains and the unique experience they offer. And it’s not just the journey–booking tickets for these trains is also an experience in itself, which many find is not a very pleasant one.
5 Years ago, Cleartrip took the first step towards making train travel simple, by becoming the first online travel agency to offer Indian Railways bookings. We were thrilled to see that it not only made booking easy for people in India but also for those who were visiting us from different parts to the world. Some of them even went ahead to suggest using Cleartrip to their fellow travellers.
And today, we take this to the next level by presenting version 3 of Cleartrip for Android, the first truly native app to offer train bookings on Android devices. And the best part is that there’s no Cleartrip service fee for booking train tickets. You pay the same price that you would pay if you were booking your tickets through IRCTC. We’ve even included the ability to check PNR status on the go.
Here is a quick walk-through of the most beautiful way to book Indian Railways.
Book trains on the go
A Pure Android experience for searching, checking availability and booking trains from your Android devices.
Syncing Cleartrip and IRCTC accounts
As per the guidelines from IRCTC, a one-time sync is required between your Cleartrip and IRCTC accounts before you can make train bookings with us. If you’ve not done that already, you can sync your accounts right from within the app.
Saved travellers, saved cards– Just tap to book
You can keep a track of your waitlisted tickets by checking the PNR status.
We’re sure you’ll love this app even more than you love booking trains on Cleartrip.com. You can download it now from Google Play. Give it a spin, and let us know what you think.