Indian Railways are the backbone of the transport system. One may look for high class, means AC coach, when he or she is planning for long-distance travel which may take more than a day.
Let’s see what are the major difference between 1st AC coach, 2nd AC coach, and 3rd AC coach in terms of facilities offered. To make things simple I have made a table for all comparisons.
|1st AC Coach||2nd AC Coach||3rd AC Coach|
|Also known as||First-class Air-Conditioned coach.||Second-tier Air-Conditioned coach.||Third-tier Air-Conditioned coach.|
|Number of Berths||2 or 4 in the Compartment.||2 in the Aisle and 4 in the Compartment.||2 in the Aisle and 6 in the Compartment.|
|Food||Provided complimentary.||Team and snacks (maybe) provided complimentarily.||Not provided.|
|Bedding||Pillow, sheets, and blankets are provided complimentary||Pillow, sheets, and blankets are provided complimentary||Pillow, sheets, and blankets are provided complimentary|
|Bathroom||Mostly clean, with a shower, and even toilet paper roll.||Fairly clean but lacks shower.||May, or, may not be clean, depending on how people use it.|
|Fare||Most expensive. Similar to Airlines Sometimes.||Less expensive than 1AC, more than 3AC.||Cheaper in the ACs, but more than non-AC.|
These are the main difference between 1st AC, 2nd AC, and 3rd AC coach in Indian Railways?