Millions of people use trains as a mode of traveling from one place to another place. With so many options available for the train commuters, most of the travelers remain in a bewildered state and keep contemplating about the best choice available. Using an e-ticket is one of the ways to book for train tickets. There are a huge number of train companies who offer a variety of options to choose.
Advance booking facility
This facility gives travelers to do a booking in advance and saves them a lot of time as well as hassles. With some train companies offering this facility, one can save up to 80% on the costs if tickets are bought in advance and not on the day of the departure.
Good train companies offer cheap tickets which are mostly available twelve weeks in advance and are released in limited numbers. Such tickets are sold on a first come first served basis. This facility allows the travelers to save cost as well as time.
Good train companies offer a discounts. For instance, if a traveler spends more in a year on rail travel, it would be worth purchasing a rail ticket which allows him to save up to a third on the fare of his train tickets as booking the tickets of the train using a rail discount saves cost.
Split ticketing facility
All good train companies offer split ticketing facility in which the traveler gets flexible train tickets if there is the unavailability of cheap and advance train fares on the traveling route. Breaking the journey into smaller portions (two or more) with a separate rail ticket for each leg helps to get cheap train tickets.
Email alert facility
Good rail companies’ offer email alert facility through which a traveler can check the availability of cheap tickets for the intended journey
Loyalty points and rewards
Good rail companies offer these services as well. Regular travelers are offered with some loyalty points and certain rewards which also helps them to redeem their points towards the cost of their train tickets. This facility also allows the travelers to become preferred customers and get bestowed with discounted prices on the rail tickets.
Refund policy by train companies
Good train companies have websites, and the bookings can be done online. In case a traveler wants to cancel his tickets for some reason, the good train company will surely offer a refund policy with the minimum deduction from the actual fare.