We all love traveling be it for different reasons and when it comes to travel, we are most of the time open to all kinds of public transport. And trains are undeniably comfortable. Train travel is both a saviour of money and time.
But booking train tickets seems to be tedious task. We either stand in long queues or ask a broker to book it for us who of course puts some additional bucks in his own pocket. So, why not take a charge, and book your own ticket online?
Being in the digital era, let us tell you that booking an online train ticket is as easy as snapping fingers. With easy navigation on Indian railway's ticket booking site, you can book it in few minutes.
But in case, you don't know how, we did the needful. Follow these five simple steps to book your ticket!
Tip: Before you book your ticket, it is important to have an account on Indian railway website, that is, IRCTC.
Go to https://www.irctc.co.in and login into your account by entering your user name and password. On the appeared page, enter your travel details -date, your departing station and your arrival station. Now, click on the 'Submit' button.
Right after your click, you'll be able to see a list of all the trains to your desired destination. As per your convenience, you can choose your seat from available options -1A, 2A, 3A, or SL. In case your ticket appears to be in waiting list, you could easily see there. Once you final your seat, click on 'Book' button.
Once you click on the 'Book' button, fill in your details properly. Fill in details like your name, age and gender. Booking fro senior citizens have extra discount on tickets. As soon as you complete your form, fill in the Captcha box. Also, do not forget to fill in your mobile number in order to receive confirmation messages on your phone. You can now click on the 'Next' button.
Now, it's time to make payment for your ticket. You can choose your mode of payment from couple of options available on the website including credit card, debit card, or Paytm to name a few. As soon as you make a payment, click on 'Make Payment' button.
After clicking the previous button, you'll receive a confirmation message on your phone. You can later take out the print of the ticket as well!
Well, addressing few common queries of people who are booking an online ticket, here is the FAQ:
1. How can I book train ticket on mobile?
Following the above procedure, you can easily book an online train ticket on your phone in few simple clicks!
2. What is timing for IRCTC online booking?
You can start booking general quota ticket on IRCTC 4 months before the journey date. The booking timing is 8:00 am to 11:30 pm.
3. What is timing for Indian Railways tatkal ticket?
Bookings for tatkal tickets for AC classes open at 10:00 am and for non-AC classes at 11:00 am, a day in advance of actual date of journey. Only two Tatkal tickets can be booked for single user ID in opening Tatkal from 10:00-12:00 hrs.
4. What is IRCTC next generation e-ticket system?
IRCTC has introduced NGET (next generation) IRCTC Login and new cutting edge e-ticketing framework with. New IRCTC login system is installed with security captcha that will boost security feature and security relate authentication.
5. What is timing for sleeper class IRCTC online booking?
You can start booking general quota ticket on IRCTC 4 months before the journey date. For sleeper class IRCTC online booking, timing is 8:00 am to 11:30 pm.
6. What is timing for AC class IRCTC online booking?
You can start booking general quota ticket on IRCTC 4 months before the journey date. For AC class IRCTC online booking, timing is 8:00 am to 11:30 pm.
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