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1. Posted by ainsworth1 (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y


I'm currently trying to book tickets for a train in India on

anyone any idea which card option i choose? im from the UK and want to pay on a a standard debit card, it has an option for cash card but they are indian cash cards and i dont have american express/citibank etc, anyone any idea??


2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 10y

the only option is to pay by creditcard.

3. Posted by ainsworth1 (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

im getting a pop up detailing certain credit and cash cards by banks in india

there are about 20 different options to choose from!

there are options under credit card and options under cash card, none of which are really relevant. They are all cards issued by Indian banks, American Express or Citibank

If i have just a standard UK debit card which option should i choose? Should i just force it through any option? Some also have transactions charges upto 2.8%

What im trying to say is none of them just say Credit Card, its either American Express, Citibank or some other company

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 10y

to be honost. i tried it last year and it didn't work for me either (from Netherlands). wether with a creditcard or debitcard. better purchase in India. i found that much easier especially with the tourist quota tickets....

5. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

hey mark..guess it would have to be by credit card....if i am not mistaken...isnt there an option which just says: others mastercard/visa you would need to access it from there..
let me know if that works

6. Posted by ainsworth1 (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y


sussed it, it was the ICICI gateway payment option which is for all credit/debit cards