WWW.IRCTC.CO.IN is the official Railway Ticket Reservation site of the Indian Railways. Now for those of you who have to book your ticket, make a railway enquiry or just check up on the trains, here is a guide that would help you working your way on WWW.IRCTC.CO.IN.
- Register as an individual. Registration is FREE.
- Login by entering your user name and password.
- The”Plan my travel and Book ticket”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 i-Ticket option.
a If you wish to know the route and the timings,click on “Show Route”.
b. If you want to know the availability of seats/berths, click on “Show Availability”.
c. 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).
d. To book tickets, click on “Book Ticket”button.
e. 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% of Base fare), 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).
The ticket details, availability of tickets at the particular time and the fare, including theservice 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.
Once your payment is authorised the ticket booking will be processed and you will see the confirmation of your booking.