Railway Ticket Enquiry Details

Railway Train Ticket Search Details
Railway Train Ticket Search Details

Railway Ticket Enquiry E-Ticket Details

Railway E-Ticketing is eco-friendly because it reduces paper usage and helps the environment. Booking an E-Ticket is simple and convenient. You can register on the Railway website for free. We’ll look at how to book Railway E-Tickets, the timing, fees for E-Tickets, payment methods, agent charges, and other related railway ticket information.

  • Tickets on the Internet can be booked from 00.20 hrs to 23.45 hrs on all days.
  • Railway Opening day booking :(120th day in advance, excluding the date of journey) will be available only after 8 AM.
  • Find Tatkal Train Ticket Booking Starting Time : 10:00 AM for AC class (2A/3A/CC/EC/3E) 11:00 AM for Non- AC class(SL/FC/2S)
  • Railway announced that (07.08.2022) Railway e-ticket Booking Convenience Fee : Rs. 15/- + GST for Non AC Class and Rs. 30/- +GST for AC Class including First Class(FC).
  • Railway says people with Second class (2S) reserved tickets should check their PNR status before they travel. You can do this in the “Trains” menu under “PNR Enquiry.” If the PNR status shows “Route class deleted / Booking not allowed as given class for the route is deleted,” you can cancel your tickets and get a full refund.

How to Book E-Ticket : Railway Ticket Booking Process Online

Step-by-Step Guide to Book Indian Railways Online Ticket

The below instructions will help you to book the train ticket via Online. Below explain a step-by-step guide to book the Railway ticket. You just need to follow instructions to get the ticket online free of Service charges. 

You will get the Railway ticket after completing the following 2 steps only. Where step 1 is only required to perform only once and others required to perform each and every time.

  • User Registration
  • Book a Train Ticket

We will explain each of these points in detailed on next session User Registration Process.

Railway Next Generation New Website Login

  • User Registration /  Sign-UP:  To book the Indian Railways ticket booking need to login to the Railway website. This required the Railway User ID. 
  • Book a Train Ticket: Once you have created the Railway User ID and password, can able to log on to the Railway website to book the website by entering User ID and Password.

Railway Train Ticket booking process having following sub sections involved

  • Log-on to Railway Website
  • Search for Availability
  • Confirm Ticket
  • Make Payment
  • Verify Ticket
  • Railway Login : Once you have created the Railway User ID and password, can able to log on to the Railway website to book the website by entering User ID and Password.
  • Search for Availability: This is the third step on the Railway ticket booking. During this step users searching  for their exact trains required.
  • Confirm Ticket: Confirm Railway train ticket process includes verifying your train after availability check is over. Select a train and choose class for travel.
  • Make payment: Railway Allowed several ways to make payment.  This includes Credit Card, Debit Card, Internet baking, Wallets and New Generation e-Wallet options. Verify Ticket: After booking your train ticket verify the same for further difficulties.

How to Book E-Ticket Online Using Railway Website

  • Login by entering your user name and password on the website ✅ www.irctc.co.in. You should enter the ✅ Captcha in the prescribed column.
IRCTC Website Login Window irctc.co.in

Railway Login Page – User Name & Password

Enter booking details on following page

IRCTC Ticket Booking Details Entering area

Enter Train Ticket Booking Details – Enter From & To Stations, Journey Date, Train Classes

  • Enter From and To stations, Journey date
  • Select Train Classes from any of the following option

Anubhuti Class (EA)
AC First Clas (1A)
Vistadome AC(EV)
Exec. Chair car (EC)
AC 2 Tier (2A)
First Class (FC)
AC 3 Tier (3A)
AC 3 Exconomy (3E)
Vistadome Chair Car (VC)
AC Chair Car (VC)
Sleeper (SL)
Vistadome Non AC(VS)
Second Sitting (2S)

IRCTC Ticket booking Classes Selection

Choose Railway Ticket Booking Type from any of the following option

Lower Berth / Sr. Citizen
Person With Disability
Premium Tatkal

IRCTC Ticket Booking Type Selection Option

Choose other options available for booking (Optional)

Person With Disability Concession
Flexible With Date
Train with Available Berth
Railway Pass Concession

After entering all details click on “Search” button to find the result

  • The List of Trains shows the number of trains available for that route.
  • If you wish to know the route, timings, click “Train Schedule” link available.
  • To check the availability of seat & Fare Class wise click on individual Class options showing
  • To book tickets, click on the “Book Now” button under the availability option.
  • In the next pages, you can see Passenger Details, Review Booking, and Payment options.
  • If you wish to select another train, click on the “RESET” button.
E - Ticket Booking Details

More about E – Ticket Booking

More Information about E-Ticket Booking
  • When the Ticket reservation page appears; check whether the train name and the station names displayed on the top of the page are the 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.
  • 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 Drop Down List.
  • Click on the “✅ Make Payment” It redirect to the 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.
IRCTC E-Ticket Booking Methods

Railway E-Ticket Booking Methods

Please refer https://contents.irctc.co.in/en/TatkalBooking.html for more details


Indian Railways increases the limit of online booking of tickets through Railway website/app ~ 06.06.2022

In a recent press release, the Indian Railway made an important announcement regarding ticket booking limits. They have decided to make it more convenient for passengers. Now, if your user ID is not linked to Aadhaar, you can book up to 12 tickets in a month instead of just 6. If your user ID is linked to Aadhaar and one of the passengers in the ticket can be verified through Aadhaar, you can book up to 24 tickets in a month, up from the previous limit of 12. Currently, if your user ID is not Aadhaar linked, you can book a maximum of 6 tickets online each month. If your user ID is linked to Aadhaar and one of the passengers can be verified through Aadhaar, you can book up to 12 tickets online each month.


Following are the terms and condition of E-Tickets, steps to book E-Ticket.

Terms and Condition for Booking E-Ticket

  • Customer Should register in the www.irctc.co.in website to book tickets. Registration is free.
  • New User Registration details available following link New User Registration
  • Before registration, customer should go through terms and conditions.
  • The customer is allowed to register only one user ID with the correct details of e-mail, mobile no. etc
  • Full fare tickets, including Tatkal, Child tickets, tickets for persons with disabilities, accredited press correspondents, and senior citizens at concessional rates can be booked through the website.
  • E-tickets can be booked for a journey between any two stations on the route of the train including originating stations and destination.
  • When the ticket is successfully booked an SMS will be sent to the customer detailing the PNR, ticket status, fare charged, etc.
  • A maximum of 6 tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month.
  • No Aadhaar Verification Required for booking up to 6 tickets in a month. Users can now avail the facility of booking up to 12 tickets in a month by linking their Aadhaar.
  • ID proof is essential for traveling. Which are all the ID cards a passenger can carry, details are here.
  • If that is in a group, one passenger should carry the ID cards. Passengers can either show Electronic Reservation Slip or SMS by Railway as a ticket proof, if the passenger failed to show any of this, Rs.50/- has to pay a penalty.


Service Charge is applicable per e – ticket, irrespective of the number of passengers (maximum six) booked on an e-ticket. GST is extra. The same has been withdrawn w.e.f. 23.11.2019 upto 30.09.2019 to incentivise digital transaction

  • Second/Sleeper Class – Rs.20/-
  • 1 AC, 2 AC, 3 AC,CC, 3E, FC – Rs 40/-

Payment for booking E-tickets

  • Payment can be made by using all Master/Visa/Amex cards.
  • All international credit/debit cards issued outside India are accepted for booking e-tickets through the Railway website. However, this payment option is available where the ticket is booked at least 2 days in advance of the journey date.
  • Customers can use Net Banking/Debit/Credit Cards, Cash Cards, UPI/BHIM facility for making payments for tickets booked through the internet.
  • Train Fare Updates

E-Tickets from Agents

Passenger can book e-ticket by various ticketing agencies but have to take some precautions while buying E-tickets from authorized agents. Ensure that the Agent has a valid Authorisation Certificate issued by the respective Principal Agent. A list of authorized agents are available on the official website of Railway.

Time Slot For Agents for Booking Tickets

E-ticketing agents are debarred from booking tickets during the 1st 30 minutes of opening of booking.

  • General Bookings – From 08.00 hrs to 08.30 hrs
  • Tatkal AC Booking – From 10.00 hrs to 10.30 hrs
  • Tatkal Non AC Booking – From 11.00 hrs to 11.30 hrs

Demand a receipt from the e-ticketing agent for the payment made for booking ticket.
Check carefully all the details including your mobile number, stations, date, fare, services charges, age, Class etc. on the e-ticket.
If the agent demand more than the prescribed service charge, passengers can lodge a complaint at agentcomplaint@irctc.co.in

Service Charges for Agents

On Railway website:

  • Rs.20/- per ticket for Sleeper Class and Second Class tickets (GST extra)
  • Rs.40/- per ticket for other higher class tickets (GST extra)

There is no Agent Service charge for cancellation of ticket.

Mobile Number for Train Ticket Booking
Mobile Number for Train Ticket Booking


Indian railway has two mode of online tickets

  • E – Ticket
  • I – Ticket

Indian Railway announced through the Railway Website that I-Ticket services through Railway website have been discontinued w.e.f. 01.03.2018.

Every body confusing about these options and keep on thinking which option to choose for Railway Online ticket booking. Here you will get each of these to you on simple definition.

Difference Between E -Ticket and I -Ticket

Both the E Ticket and I Ticket booking via Railway only but there is some common difference.

E – Ticket

This is the default booking option on the Railway website. E-Ticket also is known as Electronic Ticket. This you can purchase online and travel. Remember there is no need to take a printout of the E-Ticket. You just need to show the SMS received on your mobile to TTE (Travel Ticket Examiner ).

Indian Railways started E-ticket facility since 24.02.2006 to provide fast and secure online ticketing for the passengers. But in this case, the passengers not provided any physical tickets. You can take the print out from the internet anytime after your ticket booked successfully. In the journey time, you have to carry any of the following identity details that are the main difference in the case of E-ticket. 

I – Ticket  
  • In the case of an i-Ticket service charge of Rs.40 per ticket in lower class and Rs. 60 per ticket in upper class (maximum 6 passengers per ticket) is leviable in addition to the train fare.
  • But this type of service will be delivered the ticket without any extra cost. And a maximum of 10 tickets booked in an individual account.
  • Will get the e-mail to the mail id you are provided in the Railway says the total fare taken for the ticket and the berth position of your ticket. 
  • If the ticket is not booked then that information you will get from the menu “Booked Ticket History” on the www.irctc.co.in site home page.
Ticket Delivered on E-Mail and SMS onlyTicket Delivered on Shipment Address Given
If lost the E – Ticket then directly re-print possibleIf forgot the PNR number too will attract ticket re-issuing charges
Ticket Cancellation not allowed after the Train DepartureTicket Cancellation can be done after the Train Departure
Ticket Cancellation done via Railway Website OnlyTicket Cancellation done on the nearest Computer reservation Center too

I-Ticket Booking : Indian Railway

Both i-Ticket and E-Ticket are the Internet Online Booking tickets via www.irctc.co.in but these 2 tickets having some difference that difference is explained as follows


  • I – Ticket is also known as Internet Ticket.
  • This also booking via the Railway website by selecting the I – Ticket option while searching trains after the Railway Login happens.
  • The main difference in I – Ticket option is that it does not require ID proof except the Tatkal facility.  
  • I -ticket is delivering directly to your home.
  • I – Ticket must book 3 Days prior to the travel.
  • This can cancel any ticket reservation counter after the departure of the train too.
  • No Cash Refund allowed. It will refund on the same online payment account.


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