IRCTC Login | Registration and Indian Railways Reservation

IRCTC Login page

IRCTC Login is a simple process for those who have an IRCTC account. IRCTC Login and Registration section is provided directly on the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation website home page. Just open and enter your username and password and click Login button.

If you are facing problem to login then check how to troubleshoot IRCTC Login problem.

And if you don’t have an IRCTC account and new to online ticket booking system then follow the instructions provided here and start booking ticket online from your home, office or any place where you have access to internet.

The Complete IRCTC account setup process can be explained as following.
  1. IRCTC account Registration
  2. Login IRCTC Login Page
  3. IRCTC ticket booking
    • E-Ticket booking
    • I-Ticket booking
    • Tatkal Ticket booking
  4. IRCTC Ticket cancellation 
Also if, online ticket booking is new experience for you then following is very helpful.
  1. How to Check PNR status
  2. How to Spot Your Train
Now let us discuss these stages to setup an online ticket booking system account, one by one in detail.

IRCTC account Registration

First of all you need an account to start booking ticket. To book ticket IRCTC need to authenticate you and manage your details. It helps them to provide the details like ticket booking history, details about plan your journey, cancel ticket refunds etc on your request. Therefore an account is required.

To create a new account you need an email id, mobile number, unique user id and a secured password. You can think of a unique user id and a secured password during the IRCTC account Registration process.

To create IRCTC account click this link and click on Register button provided below the Login button on IRCTC Login page.

Follow the step by step process discussed in detail provided at IRCTC Account Registration.

Once you successfully create IRCTC account, you can login to IRCTC website and book tickets online.

IRCTC Login Process

It is very simple to login to your IRCTC account. Just Visit and enter your username and password and press Login button.

Check complete detailed step by step IRCTC Login process.

Also if you are facing any problem to login IRCTC then you can get useful information to troubleshoot IRCTC Login problem

IRCTC Ticket booking process

You can book E-ticket, I-Ticket and Tatkal ticket with your online account. The difference between these three types of tickets is that, when you book ticket online an E-ticket is not sent to your address but provide on your email and mobile. An I-ticket booking requires your address at which it can be sent to you, the Indian Railway send I-tickets at the address you provide through a standard courier service. The Tatkal tickets are booked on urgent requirement basis one day before the train’s departure. You have to pay extra ticket booking charges for Tatkal ticket booking.
  1. E-Ticket booking: Follow the steps to book E-Ticket.
  2. I-Ticket booking: Follow the steps to book I-Ticket.
  3. Tatkal Ticket booking: Follow the steps to book Tatkal-Ticket.

Once you successfully book a ticket, you can take a printout of it. An e-ticket is sent to your mobile though SMS and a printout is not required. You can show E-ticket message that you received in your mobile phone and a valid ID-Card during your journey.

IRCTC Ticket Cancellation process

Even you have the option to cancel your ticket online. You can cancel only those tickets which you have booked through your account. Tickets booked through counter window are not allowed to be cancelled through IRCTC Login account.
  1. E-Ticket cancellation: Follow the steps to cancel E-Ticket.
  2. I-Ticket cancellation: Follow the steps to cancel I-Ticket.

On railway ticket cancellation the refund will be processed as per the IRCTC guidelines, after deducting the train ticket cancellation charges.

Once your ticket is booked, then knowing how to check PNR status and how to spot your train is advantage for you.

How to check PNR status

Through PNR number you can check your reservation status if you were failed to book a confirmed ticket.

What is PNR, where to check it, steps to check PNR status and more useful information is provided at PNR status.

How to spot your train

You can even spot your train’s location and plan your railway station visit accordingly. It is very helpful for the passengers and relatives of passengers.

The more information about detailed steps to spot your train is provided at Spot Your Train.

Once you have your IRCTC account and know the complete IRCTC Login process. You can book tickets at comfort of your home. One more bonus for you is you can use IRCTC Login mobile application to access your account for ticket booking. It is said that ticket booking through IRCTC mobile application is faster. Check steps to login IRCTC mobile app and mobile ticket booking process.

15 September, 2014

IRCTC Registration | How to create new IRCTC account

IRCTC registration is very simple. If you are new to online train ticket booking experience then  you need an IRCTC account to book tickets. You can create new IRCTC account with very simple steps given below. Make note while IRCTC new registration that only a single account is authorized by IRCTC. Therefore only maintain and create one new account.

14 September, 2014

IRCTC eWALLET Scheme | IRCTC's e-WALLET Registration

IRCTC eWALLET is a new scheme launched by IRCTC. This scheme allows users to deposit money in advance in their IRCTC account. The e-Wallet balance can be used to make payment while booking tickets on IRCTC website in addition of other payment options available. This scheme will help users to book ticket faster than before. But this scheme is not available from 8 AM in the morning and till 12 Noon. Therefore this scheme is not available for Takal ticket booking in the morning. Also you have to pay Rs. 250/- to register for e-Wallet scheme, which is non refundable.

13 September, 2014

Train Enquiry | Rail Inquiry about Trains

Search and find your train timings, route and location. Complete alternative to train time table. Even you will find more details like seat availability and change in schedule.

Voter ID Card Online | Tatkal Booking

Voter ID Card or any other valid identity card is mandatory for Tatkal booking as per Tatkal rules. If you have planed your journey on urgent basis and planning to travel by train then you have to book ticket through Tatkal booking system of Indian Railway.

12 September, 2014

IRCTC Login | How to Login IRCTC website

Update: IRCTC next generation e-ticketing system has launched, check how to login through NEXTGen IRCTC Login form.

IRCTC login is simple process. A log in page is provided at IRCTC website to log in to your IRCTC account. To log in IRCTC website you should have created an IRCTC account, because only registered users are allowed to access the website. If you don't have an account create new IRCTC account.

The IRCTC website is accessible all the time and therefore you can log in to your account at any time. But you are allowed to book tickets after 8 AM only and also it is difficult to log in an IRCTC account during the Tatkal reservation hours. Therefore avoid IRCTC login during Tatkal booking time.

09 September, 2014


IRCTC Login is a process to access the secure pages of IRCTC website These secure pages include 'Plan my travel' page, Tatkal booking page, IRCTC ticket cancellation page etc.

To IRCTC login an user id and a password is required. To get IRCTC login user id and password you need to create an account through IRCTC login registration.

23 August, 2014

IRCTC Login Problems and Solutions

If you are facing IRCTC Login problem to log in to you account then you can follow these steps to log in to you IRCTC account.

19 August, 2014

New IRCTC Login | How to log in on NGET eTicketing System

New IRCTC Login on IRCTC website is same but with a little difference that you have to type a captcha field in addition to the IRCTC login name and password.

06 August, 2014

IRCTC Shopping | Online Shopping Site Powered by Yebhi is Closed

Last year the IRCTC had launched its e-commerce site in partnership with  IRCTC’s online shopping site powered by Yebhi was hosted at and for sale of clothing, accessories, home decor and electronics.

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