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.

Of course, you need to book Tatkal Ticket but make sure that you have a high speed internet connection. It will help you to book Tatkal ticket quickly and easily without any problem. Also it is more faster and easy to book tickets on IRCTC mobile website and apps. Check more Tatkal ticket booking tips.

You can also log in your account to plan travel, check train timing, PNR status of your booked tickets and seat availability in your desired train.
IRCTC Login page
Log in section on IRCTC login Page 

How to Login IRCTC Login Page

To login to your account follow these simple steps:
  1. Open IRCTC's website
  2. Look for the log in section. It is on top left corner of the website.
  3. Enter your username or user id that you specified at the time of registration, in the username field.
  4. Enter your password that you specified at the time of registration, in the Password field.
  5. If you have forgotten your password, don't worry you can get your password e-mailed to you by clicking on the "forgot password?" link.
  6. Click on the Login button to log in to your account.

Note: is different. It is a corporate website and is not for online ticket booking.

Once you successfully log in to your account, you can  start booking tickets.

There is no specific IRCTC login time to access the services of Indian Railway Catering and Tourist Corporation. You can log in any time and book ticket. But time between 9 AM to 12 Noon is peak time to access the website, during this period of time many users try to log in from all over India to book Tatkal tickets. Therefore server is quite busy and you may face problem to log in. Usually you will get 'session expired' error message.

Also it is very important to maintain correct and updated information in your IRCTC account.

Troubleshooting IRCTC Login problem 

If you are facing problem to login to you account then you can follow these steps to login to you IRCTC account.
  1. Always check that you are login in to the secured IRCTC website.
  2. Always remember your username and password.  
  3. You can reset your password but you can't reset or request your username from IRCTC. 
  4. Always maintain a single account, it will help you to remember your correct username and password all the time. And also maintaining multiple IRCTC account is against terms and conditions. 
  5. Enter your correct username and password.
  6. Both username and password are mandatory fields, so always check if you are not missing one of them. Most of time it happens that the password get typed in username field which is very unsecured as any one can see your password who is watching you while login in to the website. 
  7. Always check that the case of the characters and special characters used in the password are typed correctly. 
  8. If you have forgot your password then you can reset it if you know the username, just click on forgot password link. Provide your correct username then click proceed button. A security question is asked from you, answer it correctly to get reset password mailed to you. 
IRCTC Login Forgot password
Forgot Password section on IRCTC login page

If the website of IRCTC not working then you can check IRCTC down status - IRCTC server down.

And if the site is up but you cant access the page, try one of the following solutions:
  1. Force a full refresh for the IRCTC website. You can do this by pressing CTRL + F5 keys at the same time on your favorite browser (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, etc.)
  2. Clear the temporary cache and cookies on your browser to make sure that you have the most recent version of the IRCTC website. 

Hope this would have helped you to figure out your problem. IF you have any suggestion or facing any problem to login IRCTC account, please leave comment below.

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