How to Book Train Tickets Online to Save Time and Money

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When you think of travel from city to city, the train is always the first choice because of the comfort in comparison to buses. Train tickets are also affordable, and you can book with the click of a button. IRCTC Train Ticket Offers add to the affordability with extra savings on the fare.

The internet sites such as,, and offer up to date information. These sites provide you with very helpful information to make your journey smooth. You get handy information like train running status, PNR status, fare, train between station and more.

Booking Train Tickets Online:-

You can book trains tickets through a travel agent or at the station. The e-ticketing division of Indian Railways provides a straightforward way to book tickets across all the major lines. On your mobile phone, you can reserve train tickets through the IRCTC Rail Connect app.

Different online portals such as MakeMyTrip, goibibo, Yatra, Cleartrip etc. provide hassle-free train ticket booking facility as well. But to make train ticket booking online, you need a valid irctc account. You only register on irctc website via mobile number and email ID.

How to pay for train tickets

To pay for your online booking of train tickets, you get a variety of options. You can pay via Net Banking, Debit/Credit Card, and Bharat QR among other options. You also have the option to pay via e-wallets like Paytm, Freecharge, Mobikwik, Airtel Money, Oxigen Wallet, or OLA money. The variety of options add to ease of payment and provide a discount on your booking. For Instance, Freecharge offers 25% cashback up to Rs 50 IRCTC website. There are discounts on other modes of payment as well such as Paytm.

Recently, IRCTC introduced e-wallet service on its Rail connect app. The users can deposit money in advance to use at the time of ticket booking. This move further reduces the time of booking tickets. It also makes refunds faster in case of cancellation of the train.

Tatkal Ticket Booking Service of IRCTC:-

Although it is recommended to make bookings well in advance. Otherwise, you have to flexible with your travel dates and class of accommodation. Last minute booking of train ticket is allowed through Tatkal facility.

Once the booking opens all the tickets go off very fast, so you need to be quick. Keep your credit/debit card or bank account details to use for the transaction.

You also need to provide details like name, age, food and berth preferences. The booking of AC tatkal tickets begins a day before the departure of the train. The tatkal opening time for AC tickets is 10 AM while for non-AC the booking begins at 11 AM. Select the Tatkal checkbox in the plan my travel page on the irctc website or mobile app.

The tatkal charges are 10% of basic fare of the second class and 30% of basic fare for other classes.

Trains are a good way to travel around the country. Once your trip plan is ready, go to a local station or book online. IRCTC Train ticket offers are available on online booking.

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