How To Book Indian Railway Tickets Online

Book Indian Railway Tickets Online

Looking for means to book Indian Railway tickets online? Check this out!

Most of us love to travel and many children take pleasure in train journey. People of different age and gender enjoy train journey as one they get to see different places and different kinds of people all the way till the destination. Train journey is not just convenient, it is economical as well.

Since ages, people have been going to the nearest railway stations to book tickets. In this case, a form is issued in every railway counter. You need to fill in the details like your name, address, and contact number, number of members while on journey, their age, gender, the birth and class of accommodation you require. You must also mention the train number or the boarding place and the destination in the form. Once this form is submitted to the executive, a railway ticket is issued on making the ticket payment.

The advent of internet has made train ticket booking more convenient. You do not have to wait for long in queues anymore. You can just stay back home and book for a tatkal ticket too with the internet connection. For booking tickets online, you must have internet banking active with your current banking partner. The payment can be made using debit card, credit card or internet banking.

The Indian Railway has come up with a website to help people book Indian Railway tickets online. All you need to have is an account here. Once the account is created, you may log in with your respective ID and password. This takes you to a page where the details of the journey need to be filled. Fill in the details of the source, the destination and the desired date of journey. This will take you to another page that is similar to manual ticket form. Here you need to fill in the details of the members planning to travel. Once the same is done, you will be directed to a page to make the payment. Choose the payment option that suits you. You can go for online payment, debit card or credit card payment as per your convenience and carry a print out of the e-ticket on the day of the journey. Alternately, you may go to other widely used some popular travel sites like, etc to book Indian Railway tickets online.

Apart from this, you can also approach any ticket booking service provider. The same procedure will be followed here, as that of e-ticket booking. You will have to pay surplus charges as service charge for the same.

Ticket Enquiry over SMS

And currently, Indian Railway has introduced railway ticket enquiry over SMS as well. Just SMS to 57886 for the available options to check the ticket reservation status, train details and timings etc. Also you can get your PNR status through SMS, simply you have to send a SMS to 54959. For example, “PNR 10-Digit-PNR-No” and send it to 54959.

Hope this information helps you in easy to book Indian Railway tickets online. Thank you for visiting our website. So, Plan a trip to India.  Have a pleasant journey!


  1. From past few years, IRCTC has really done a good work in Indian railways by providing an online portal where users can book tickets, check PNR status, track current train status etc. Lets hope we see more and more improvement in railways.

  2. You mentioned about how people, especially children, take pleasure in train journey. I am one of them. When I was a child, still I am as per my mummy, I love to sit at window seat. By the way thanks for explaining procedure for online railway reservation.

  3. Great article on booking train tickets. I would suggest using some browser plugins which fills the passenger details automatically when booking ticket in IRCTC site. This saves some time.

  4. the IRCTC has recently launched a SMS service which will help traveler to know his and her ticket is confirmed or not. but there is no service for live train status on mobile phone.


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