Train 18 fare exclusive: Travelling on the luxurious Train 18, or Vande Bharat Express, will cost you around 1.5 times the base fare of Shatabdi Express trains, closer to what the tariff of the Tejas Express class of trains is.
A Railway Ministry source has told Financial Express Online, that the fares of Vande Bharat Express between Delhi-Varanasi-Delhi will be inclusive of the meal charges. Passengers travelling in the engine-less Vande Bharat Express will not be able to opt out of meals, except for those in the last leg of the journey between Allahabad (now Prayagraj) and Varanasi.
The fare of Vande Bharat Express between Delhi to Varanasi will be marginally higher than that of the return journey due to a slight difference in catering charges. Read More
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