Buying tickets | sample conversation

Here are some important phrases you may hear or use while you are traveling.

Tickets, please.

Can you show me your tickets, please?

Could I see your tickets, please?

Next stop…

This is the 6.30 train to Mumbai.

A return ticket to Sydney, please.

A single ticket to Tokyo, please.

You need to change at Mangalore.

The train for Hyderabad leaves from platform six.

Would you move a bit?

Do you mind if I sit here?

Carry on down this road.

Go straight on until you get to the traffic lights.

The library is opposite the church.

The railway station is very near.

It is only 5 minutes’ walk from here.

The airport is a long way away. You will have to hire a taxi.

You can walk there.

It will take you 30 minutes to get there.

It will take you ten minutes to walk there.

Is the beach far from here?

Sample conversation

Rohan is in the ticket office of a railway station.

Rohan: I’d like a return ticket to Pune, please. I have to be there by midday.

Clerk: Right, you will need the 8.50 train to Pune. That will be Rs. 250.

Rohan: Thank you. What time does the train arrive in Pune?

Clerk: 12: 15

Rohan: Okay. Which platform is the train for Pune?

Clerk: Platform six.

Rohan: Many thanks.


Hi, I am Manjusha. This is my blog where I give English grammar lessons and worksheets. You may also want to check out my other blogs IELTS Practice and NCERT Guides

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