Easy Guide to Online Train Tickets Booking

So, today we will provide you with a simple guideline about how you could purchase an e-ticket and avoid the lines at the ticket counters. It will be a simple manual and if anybody reads these guidelines will get the basic knowledge about how you book an e-ticket on a go.

Train Tickets Booking


The first and the primary thing is you have to log on to an official railways website (like the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) which is basically used by the Indian citizens).After successfully creating an account log in to it and go to the ‘Book your ticket’ page. Next is you have to enter the origin and destination station which comes under the from-To option, also you have to provide the date of journey and the preferred class you want to travel. Sometimes you don’t have a fixed date of the journey just select the ‘Flexible with Date’ option. Now if you want to see the list of trains just click on the ‘Find Trains’ option and it will take you to the next page with a full list of trains available on the route that you have selected for your journey. To ensure the route and timings of the train just click on the trains’ names. Now the most important step is to check the ‘Availability and Fare’. Always remember the fare shown is only for a single passenger. Once you have gathered all the information and now ready to book a ticket just click on the ‘Book Now’ tab.


Now you will be taken to the passenger reservation page and simultaneously you have checked the train name, station name, class, and date of your journey which will be situated on the utmost left of the page. Now the most crucial part that is you have provided your personal details consisting of the name of the passenger, age, berth preference, and food preference for each passenger.(Note:- Go through the reservation form as it may provide some terms and conditions while filling up the form and also there are some norms for the senior citizens).If you want to change the booking or correct any details that you have provided there are relevant options like ‘Replan Booking’. Ticket details, total fare, and availability of berth will be provided instantly, and after thorough checking click on ‘Continue Booking’.

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You will be provided with multiple payment options like credit cards, net banking, payment wallets, etc. Just select your payment option and click on ‘Make Payment’. Successful payment and ticket confirmation will be displayed on the page once the payment is done and a Virtual Reservation Message (VRM) will be sent in the form of SMS to your registered mobile number. Take a print of the ERS (Electronic Reservation Slip) by selecting the ‘Print Ticket’ option. If you want to book the return ticket of the journey, passengers can click on the ‘Book Return/Onward Ticket’, or if the passenger wants to book another ticket just select ‘Book another Ticket’ option. Passengers can also view there ERS by following the given procedure: – Select My Account> Click on My Transactions> lastly click on Booking History.


To sum up, if you are in a hurry and want to avoid the queue it will be the best way to book a ticket in railways just at a click. Follow the procedures and just explore the world in a go. HAPPY JOURNEY.

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Sanu Singh