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Jaipur to Chandigarh overnight travel: Train or Volvo Bus?

Mauritius
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Jaipur to Chandigarh overnight travel: Train or Volvo Bus?

Hello

We are a couple and have two options for travelling overnight from Jaipur to Chandigarh.

Train (Garib Rath 3 tier AC) or Volvo bus semi sleeper AC. Departing Jaipur around 8-9 pm and reaching Chandigarh around 7 to 9 am.

Which would make a more comfortable - or less tiring - journey?

I know Volvo bus ticket is approx. twice the price of train fare but what we need above all is comfort or less pain.

Many thanks

lall

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2. Re: Jaipur to Chandigarh overnight travel: Train or Volvo Bus?

Definitely the train

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3. Re: Jaipur to Chandigarh overnight travel: Train or Volvo Bus?

Undoubtedly by train.

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4. Re: Jaipur to Chandigarh overnight travel: Train or Volvo Bus?

I am really confused by the contradictory advices and would greatly appreciate inputs for those who have had first hand experience travelling on train/or Volvo sleeper on this route.

Anticpiated thanks

lall

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5. Re: Jaipur to Chandigarh overnight travel: Train or Volvo Bus?

Train is better option because its more comfortable, you have access to bathroom, the seats are more comfy and the prices are low.. I would choose bus only if the train is not available.

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you should go with the train option in these weather conditions

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7. Re: Jaipur to Chandigarh overnight travel: Train or Volvo Bus?

Take the train...

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8. Re: Jaipur to Chandigarh overnight travel: Train or Volvo Bus?

Hi lall

No doubt if you get reservation train journey is best

Only problem is that Garib Rath has more birth per coach than other express trains, so little less space in between cabins, side birth length is less

Bedding is not included in ticket cost

Sometime it is not available

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9. Re: Jaipur to Chandigarh overnight travel: Train or Volvo Bus?

Do take the train. its more comfortable

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10. Re: Jaipur to Chandigarh overnight travel: Train or Volvo Bus?

Thanks everybody for your contributions. We'll take the train. We will be travelling on April, 1st, 2014 so ticket availability should be no problem as I'll do the booking as soon as ticket reservations are open ( 45 - 60 days before travel dates?)

How and where do we reserve bedding? Does it necessarily have to be on the train?

Many thanks

lall