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IRCTC e-Ticket Booking Tips and Guide



E-Ticket booking on IRCTC website is very easy and quick. Instead of waiting in long ques at the railway reservation counter every one should register an account with IRCTC and start booking e-ticket online. It is a hassle-free and smooth process and a very unique experience. You will love booking a ticket online because you can book ticket anywhere and any time you like.
e-ticket booking is explained for you in very simple steps below along with pictures just to help you.
  • Registration is free on IRCTC website. Register an IRCTC account if you don't have.
  • IRCTC Login by entering your username and password which you used to register an account on IRCTC website.
  • The "Plan my travel" page appears before you after a successful login.
  • Select the From/To station correctly according to the route of the train for which you are booking e-ticket.
  • Now select e-Ticket option 
  • To find the train list, click on "Submit" button.
  • Now a list of trains appears which show the number of trains available for that route.
  • If you wish to know the route and the timings, click on the train name under the "List of Trains" option.
  • To check the fare, click on class available in the selected train under "List of Trains". It will show fare according to the type of class selected. The fare appearing is for a single adult Passenger including the service charges charged by IRCTC.
  • To select the train from the train list to book an e-ticket, click on the type of class available on the selected train.
  • When you will click on the class in the train list then it will show the train details with seat availability.
  • To book e-tickets, click on "Book Now" button under availability option.
  • And if you wish to select another train, click on "RESET" button.
  • Ticket reservation page appears; check whether the train name and the station names displayed on the top of the page are same as desired by you.
  • Enter the names of the Passengers, age, sex and berth preference for each Passenger. The maximum length of names should be restricted to 15 characters. If the Passenger is a senior citizen (60 years and above for male and 58 years and above for female) and wants to avail Senior Citizens' concession (40% of the Base fare for male and 50% of the base fare for female), click the box provided. Senior citizens are requested to carry some proof of age in original during their journey. (The allotment of your required berth depends on the availability).
  • The ticket details, availability of tickets at the particular time and the fare, including the service charge, appear on the screen, along with the payment option Follow the instructions.
  • "Payment Option" Select the Payment Mode and Bank From the DropDown List.
  • Click on the "Make Payment" It redirect to selected Bank Site.
  • After successful payment and booking of accommodations, the User is shown the ticket confirmation details along with a “Print Reservation Slip” Button. On clicking the button ERS is shown with an option to print.
  • The customer can subsequently also print Electronic Reservation Slip from the 'BOOKED TICKETS' link on the left navigation bar.
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