# What will be the cost of one-way ticket of the proposed #BulletTrain in India?

Let’s do a simple calculation to estimate the **cost of one way ticket** from Mumbai to Ahmedabad on proposed **Bullet train**:

*Let’s only consider the revenue only from tickets, ignoring those from vendors, advertisements, branding etc.*

Each bullet train will carry an estimated, 750 to 1350 people one way, let’s assume 1,000 for this calculation.

Although trains run round the clock, for this calculation — let’s say the train run only between 6 AM to 10 PM and leaves every 30 min from each side, i.e. 34 trains one way, and total of 68 trips.

So we have 68*1000 = 68,000 seats for sales every day. Yearly we would have 68000*365 = 24,82,0000 seats for sale. Assuming it runs throughout the year.

Let’s assume only 75% seats get sold every year. 75% of 24,82,0000 is 18,61,5000 actually gets sold every year.

If there is only 10 yrs to get back an investment of Rs 1,10,000 crores, tickets have to be priced at?

**Target**: Rs 11,000 crores every year

**Ticket price be**: Rs 11,000,0000,000 / 18,61,5000 = **Rs 5910** apprx

** The estimated ticket price would be Rs 5910 one way.**

An average one way flight cost now is: Rs 3500 apprx. (*Source: Google SERP*)