Thursday, May 10, 2007

E-Ticket Booking

  • Register as an individual. Registration is FREE.
  • Login by entering your user name and password.
  • The "Plan my travel and Book tickets" page appears.
  • Use “HELP” option for any help required to book tickets.
  • Select your train from the list that appears on the screen
  • If the "From/To" station selected by you
    are correctly in the route of the train then :
  • Select e-Ticket option
  • The list of e-ticket trains will be highlighted.

  1. If you wish to know the route and the timings, click on "Show Route".
  2. If you want to know the availability of seats/berths, click on "Show Availability".
  3. To get the fare, click on "Get Fare" button. The fare appearing is for a single adult Passenger excluding the service charges charged by IRCTC and by the Bank(Credit Card/Direct Debit).
  4. To book tickets, click on "Book Ticket" button.
  5. If you wish to select other train, click on "Select Other Train" 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 yrs and above) and wants to avail Senior Citizens' concession (30%), click the box provided. Senior citizens are requested to carry some proof of age during their journey. A sample form is reproduced below. (The allotment of your required berth depends on the availability)

  • User has to give the serial no of photo identity card of any of the passengers while booking the tickets. The passenger has to necessarily carry the same photo identity card as given during the booking along with the Electronic Reservation Slip.

  • 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.

  • Click on the button "Make Payment" and a pop-up window will give the list of payment options. Please choose one of the mode of payment. Please click on the payment option below for help regarding the payment procedure through each of these options
  1. ICICI Payment Gateway (for Master / Visa Credit cards issued by any bank)
  2. ICICI Bank Direct Debit
  3. HDFC Bank Direct Debit
  4. IDBI Bank Direct Debit
  5. Citibank Debit card
  6. Bank Of Punjab Direct Debit
  7. Oriental Bank Of Commerce Direct Debit (At select branches of OBC)
  8. UTI Bank Direct Debit
  9. State Bank of India Direct Debit
  10. Centurion Bank Direct Debit
  11. Punjab National Bank Direct Debit
  12. ABN Amro Bank Direct Debit
  13. Corporation Bank Direct Debit
  14. Federal Bank Direct Debit
  15. Syndicate Bank Direct Debit
  16. ITZ Cash Direct Debit
  17. Union Bank Of India
  18. IndusInd Bank.
  19. State Bank Of Travancore.
  20. Andhra Bank
  21. Karnataka Bank
  22. Done Card
  23. State Bank of India Debit Card
  24. HDFC Bank Debit Card
  25. Bank of Rajasthan
  26. Bank of India
  27. HDFC PG

  • 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.


  • If user wishes to cancel his e-ticket from 'BOOKED TICKETS' link on the left navigation bar, select the ticket to be cancelled and click on 'Cancel e-ticket' and can initiate the cancellation by selecting the passengers to be cancelled.

  • User has to enter the ID CARD number provided at the time of booking, in the field provided.
  • It may be noted that, if the Identity Card holder in the original ticket is required to be cancelled, all the passengers in the ticket will be automatically cancelled and a fresh reservation will have to be made, duly including the ID particulars of another passenger.

  • If the ticket is partially cancelled, a fresh Electronic Reservation Slip needs to be carried by the Passenger


Manu said...

ETICKETS is fine but there is some problem with tatkl especially in etickets experience till date has been that whenever one select the TATKAL option and tries to book an always says "NOT AVAILABLE" in the availability tag..please try it at your own convenience for any train, any class any dates combination.. you will see that you can never book a tatkal e ticket on the IRCTC site

Parthiban said...

Hello Manu,

There is no problem with TATKAL e-ticket. Tatkal tickets must be booked between train originating station and final destination station and must pay the full fare between these stations.

If you any of these changes TATKAL shows 'NOT AVAILABLE' If you take the train between one of intermediate stations, you have to select it as the boarding staion while booking. This boarding station option is shown only after you fill in the main passenger list form and move to the next screen.

Whether you travel to the final destination of the train or not, you will have a valid reservation upto that final station. All these things make TATKAL an expensive option, but you have a chance to buy ticket at the last moment. It is ridiculously expensive for 3-A/C tatkal.

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milan said...
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milan said...

I recently tried booking and etickect at 8:30 p.m everything went well but after debiting from my bank account it didnot redirect to irctc and neither the tickect was booked when I saw it in irctc account.Now anybody knows how to get the money back?There was some session expire problem.

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niyati said...

hi i m already my booked my tickent but having some problem in ticket information. gender specify has mistaken i m female but ticket booked to male its problem all other information are right so plz how can i solve this problem have u modify this

Delhi Boy said...

Booked my tickets to New Delhi thru an agent.. Now, want to get the tickets cancelled. Unable to do so as couldn't contact the agent..
Would I get any refunds as didn't board the train.?

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