The Maitree Express or Moitree Express is a symbol of Friendship between Bangladesh and India. Maitree Express is one of the international train services which connects two cities Dhaka (Capital of Bangladesh) and Kolkata (Capital of West Bengal).
Maitree Express is the 1st modern train service that started for the first time on 14 April 2008. Another train service is available from Bangladesh. This is Bandhan Express which runs Khulna to Kolkata train route. One can easily get the ticket by following the procedure of Bangladesh railway online train ticket
How to travel from Dhaka to Kolkata by train
Now people can easily make a trip from Dhaka to Kolkata by train. It has no doubt that the train journey is the chilliest and more scenic than others. As we know, to travel from Dhaka to Kolkata by train, the Maitree express has been started in 2008. To travel by Maitree express passengers have to make their passport with a valid Indian visa.
without a passport and visa, no one can make his journey. Then they have to collect their train tickets from the railway station. The journey will be started from Dhaka Kamalapur railway station. It’s better if you collect your tickets before 30 days. It will help you to get your preferred sit.
Maitree Express Route
Maitree Express train service is available six days a week. Maitree Express running days is Friday to Wednesday. Friday, Monday, and Wednesday start from Dhaka, and other days start from Kolkata. This train service closed on Thursday. This is the only international train service that runs Dhaka to Kolkata route.
Maitree Express Dhaka to Kolkata travels a distance of 375 kilometers and takes almost 13 hours including Custom & Immigration time. Customs and immigration work is done at the border of Bangladesh at Darshana station and the border of India at Gede station.
Kolkata to Dhaka train route map
The Maitree Express runs Dhaka to Kolkata train route. Here is the Maitree Express train route map of Dhaka to Kolkata and Kolkata to Dhaka.
Maitree Express Train Schedule 2023
The Maitree Express starts from just two stations. The first one is Dhaka Cantonment railway station and the second one is Kolkata railway station. Maitree Express leaves from Dhaka at 8:15 BST (Bangladesh Standard Time) and reaches Kolkata at 18:10 IST (Indian Standard Time) and leaves from Kolkata at 7:10 IST and reaches Dhaka at 18:05 BST. Let’s check the weekly Maitree Express Schedule below this table.
|Days||Start From||Destination||Train no/Rake|
Maitree Express Time Table 2023
Maitree Express runs according to the following timetable.
|Custom & Immigration||Time||Station||Time||Custom & Immigration|
|08:15 (BST)||DHAKA CANTONMENT||18:05 (BST)|
|13:50 (BST) TO 14:50 (BST)||13:50 (BST) 14:50(BST) 14:20( IST)||DARSANA||12:35 (BST) 11:35 (BST) 11:05 (IST)||12:35 (BST) TO 11:35 (BST)|
|14:30 (IST) TO 16:00 (IST)||15:00 (BST) 14:30 (IST) 16:00 (IST)||GEDE||10:55 (IST) 09:25 (IST)||10:55 (IST) TO 09:25 (IST)|
|18:10 (IST)||KOLKATA||07:10 (IST)|
Maitree Express fare
Let’s check the Maitree Express fare list.
|Seat Category||Ticket Price|
|AC 1st Class Cabin||30 USD|
|AC 1st Class Chair||20 USD|
An additional charge of 15% Vat and 500 Taka Travel Tax is to be paid at the time of purchase of the ticket for all classes. Accompanied by an adult, less than 5 years of age will be a discount of 50% of the fare for all classes.
Compositing of the Maitree Express
Total Coaches is 10 and seating capacity is 456 both rake BR & IR.
|Type of coach||Seating capacity of each coach|
|AC First/Cabin – 4||36 × 4|
|AC Chair Car – 4||78 × 4|
|Power Car – 2||Nil|
Carry Goods & Charge of Maitree express
The luggage contrast to every adult ticket can take 35 kg of luggage. Against the child ticket, weighing 20 kg weight can be taken. The size of the luggage is 65×40 cm for the scanning machine. Accessories for commercial purposes of preventing overweight baggage charge has been high. One passenger can carry two pieces of luggage only.
For an adult ticket, 35 to 50 kg you have to pay 2 USD per kg. If it’s more than 50 kg then you will pay 10 USD per kg. For a child ticket, 20 to 35 kg you have to pay 2 USD per kg. If it’s more than 35 kg then you will pay 10 USD per kg.
How to Collect Ticket?
The ticket can be collected from Kamalapur railway station, the International Ticket Booking Counter at Fairlie Place of Dalhousie Square, and collected from Kolkata Station also. Tickets can be collected from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at respective counters.
How to book Maitree express ticket online?
The Maitree express ticket is not available online. For security purposes, IRCTC doesn’t provide online ticket booking. If you want to buy a ticket then you have to go to the counter with a copy of your passport, visa, and travel permit.
Maitree Express Video
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