Planning to travel via train? Here is how to book e-tickets via IRCTC website | How-to

Planning to travel via train? Here is how to book e-tickets via IRCTC website

You can book online train tickets by visiting the official website of IRCTC using simple steps. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to book e-tickets via IRCTC.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:37 IST
Here is how to book train tickets online on IRCTC official website.
Here is how to book train tickets online on IRCTC official website. (IRCTC)

Are you planning for a trip with friends or family? If you want to travel within the country then you can easily book tickets via the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website or mobile app. This will not only stop you from going to the railway station and queuing up for the tickets but will also offer a hassle-free way to book tickets online. So, here we show how to book e-tickets via IRCTC website.

In order to book e-tickets you simply need to go to the official website of IRCTC at and register and create your account. The only thing you need to have is a good internet connection, a smartphone, laptop or desktop and an updated browser. So if you have to book train tickets online, here are the steps that you need to follow.

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How to book e-tickets via IRCTC website

20 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Desktop
  • Internet
  • Updated browser
Step 1:

Open the web browser you use and go to the official website of IRCTC at

Step 2:

Register yourself on the portal. It can be noted that the registration process is free.

Step 3:

Login to your IRCTC account by entering your User name and Password. After this the ‘Book your ticket’ page appears.

Step 4:

Provide your desired From - To station, Date of Journey and Class of travel. In case, you do not have any fixed date for the journey, select ‘Flexible with Date’ option. Divyaang passengers can select ‘Divyaang’ as an option to avail corresponding benefits.

Step 5:

To find the train list, Click on the ‘Search’ option.

Step 6:

The next page displays the list of trains available for the selected route.

Step 7:

If you wish to know the route and the timings, click on Train Schedule link.

Step 8:

To select the train from the train list, click on the type of class available in the selected train. The fare appearing is for a single adult passenger.

Step 9:

To book e-ticket in the selected train, click on “Book Now” button.

Step 10:

Passenger Reservation Page will appear; check whether the train name, station names, class and journey date displayed on the page are same as desired by you.

Step 11:

Enter the Name of the Passengers, Age, Gender, Berth Preference etc. details for each passenger.

Step 12:

The maximum length of names should be restricted to 16 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 Base fare for male and 50% of base fare for female), select the avail concession from the drop down list. 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.

Step 13:

After providing correct details, click on “Continue” button. To change any details related to Train, Class, Quota etc. “Back” button may be used.

Step 14:

The ticket details, Total fare (including GST & Convenience Fee) and availability of berths at the particular time appear on the screen.

Step 15:

To change any details related to Passengers, Back button may be used. After checking all details, click on Continue button for Payment process. All payment options are grouped under specific categories (viz. Credit cards, Net banking, Wallets and Multiple payment service etc.).

Step 16:

Select the desired payment option from the displayed Payment Gateway menus. Click on "Pay & Book" button for redirection to selected Bank website.

Step 17:

After successful payment and booking of accommodations, Ticket Confirmation Page will appear.

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First Published Date: 14 Mar, 13:23 IST