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FAQ'S

What is train ticket booking?

Train ticket booking allows the travelers to seek a confirmed berth in the selected class of a train. There are two ways of booking train tickets: through railway station ticket counters or online train ticket booking. Unique PNR (Passenger Name Record) is generated against every ticket booked.

What is the general process for online train ticket booking?

Online train tickets in India can be booked by logging into the IRCTC (a subsidiary of the Indian Railways) website directly or by seeking help from licensed IRCTC agents. Users have to select the source and destination stations, select a train, check for train ticket availability, provide the passenger details (name/s, age, gender, berth preference and meal preference) and then proceed towards payment gateway. The online train ticket booking is finalized once the payment is made. SMS and email is sent to user’s registered details.

What is assisted train ticket booking?

This is a new concept, whereby the user is helped by an experienced IRCTC licensed agent during the online train ticket booking process. Assisted train ticket booking removes 90% stress involved in the booking process. The user gets important tips and advice (which are backed by data) in every important step. For example, if tickets are not available for your first choice train, the agent quickly suggests an alternative train (with equally good performance and matching for the travel plans) with high train ticket availability.

What are the limitations of online train ticket booking?

Indian railway offers more privileges to the passengers who are willing to book tickets from the railway station ticket counters. Passengers booking train tickets from a station ticket counter can opt for various quotas and concessions. Most of these options are not available for online train ticket booking. While booking train tickets online, the users can only opt for the Senior Citizens, Ladies quota and related concession. Online train ticket booking facility is also not applicable for many international cross-border trains.

Which documents or ID Cards are required for online train ticket booking?

The users do not have to input any ID card details during train ticket booking session. However, the passenger/s need to carry and show one of following identity card during their journey. The original ID card is required for validation purposes. Following ID cards are considered valid by Indian railway:

  • Aadhar card
  • Voter photo identity card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Pan Card
  • Central/State Government issued Photo Identity card
  • Student Identity Card with photograph
  • Nationalized Bank Passbook with photographs
  • Credit Cards with laminated photograph
  • Photo identity cards having serial number

TOP 5 LUCKIEST CONFIRMED PNR

Train No
12205-NEW DELHI - DEHRADUN Nanda Devi AC SF Exp
Class

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

W/L 101

Route

NDLS-DDN

RY-SCORE

78%

Train No
19264-DELHI SARAI ROHILLA - PORBANDAR Express
Class

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

W/L 86

Route

DEE-AWR

RY-SCORE

99%

Train No
22838-ERNAKULAM - HATIA AC SF Express
Class

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

W/L 81

Route

PGT-HTE

RY-SCORE

64%

Train No
12282-NEW DELHI - BHUBANESWAR Duronto Express
Class

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

W/L 67

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NDLS-BBS

RY-SCORE

99%

Train No
14865-VARANASI - JODHPUR Marudhar Exp (via Pratapgarh)
Class

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

W/L 41

Route

BOY-CNB

RY-SCORE

87%

TOP 5 UNLUCKIEST CONFIRMED PNR

Train No
12344-HALDIBARI - SEALDAH Darjeeling SF Mail
Class

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

W/L 9

Route

NJP-BWN

RY-SCORE

99%

Train No
15008-LUCKNOW - VARANASI CITY Krishak Exp
Class

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

W/L 31

Route

LJN-GKP

RY-SCORE

79%

Train No
13106-BALLIA - KOLKATA SEALDAH Express
Class

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

W/L 52

Route

CPR-SDAH

RY-SCORE

69%

Train No
12839-HOWRAH - CHENNAI CENTRAL SF Express
Class

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

W/L 159

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HWH-MAS

RY-SCORE

32%