IRCTC Ticket Booking

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is an online passenger inquiry and booking system. IRCTC is a subsidiary of Indian Railways which offers services in tourism, train ticket booking, and catering. IRCTC was founded on September 27, 1999.

IRCTC Registration and Login Process

In Earlier days registering for an account in IRCTC is very difficult as the server is busy. Irctc has made the website lite by launching a next-generation version of the site. Visit the site at

With the new version of the site, the registration in irctc site become fast. For an individual, registration in irctc is free. You need a valid email id and mobile number for registering into the irctc site. An important note is that "during tatkal ticket booking hours(10:00 Am to 12:00PM), registration is disabled in irctc".

Here is a simple guide on registering for an individual account in the irctc website.


Indian Railways offers online booking of train tickets through the IRCTC website. IRCTC is a subsidiary of Indian railways offering services in ticket booking, tourism, food catering, etc.

For those who are not familiar with how to register, login, and booking a ticket on irctc website; here is a simple guide for that.


I hope you have successfully registered in irctc. Next, to book a train ticket you have to login into the irctc website. Click Here to visit the irctc login page. You will get the login page as shown on the following page:

Enter the User Id, Password, Captcha details and click on Login. You will be taken to the irctc ticketing page. After that select the from station to station, journey date, and click on the submit button. You will get the list of trains.

Click on the class which you want to travel in. You will get whether the seats are available or not. If the seats are available, then click on Book Now. You will be taken to a page where you have to enter the passenger details and then click on Next. Now you will be redirected to the payment process where you have to enter the payment option and other payment-related details. Make the payment and get your ticket booked.

IRCTC Services

The complete list of services offered by IRCTC are listed below:

Apart from these major services, irctc offers flight booking, hotels, and lounges booking, and online shopping. Mumbai passengers can also book season tickets from the IRCTC.

IRCTC Tatkal Booking

Passengers who plan their journey on short notice can book tickets under the tatkal scheme of irctc. Under the tatkal scheme, passengers should book the tickets one day prior to the journey. The tatkal booking opens daily at 10:00 AM. During the tatkal booking hours, new registrations are not allowed in the IRCTC.

If you are looking for the process of registration in irctc, then check this out: Irctc Registration

IRCTC is the fastest growing e-commerce website in Asia-Pacific. Irctc was awarded the National Tourism of Excellence. In a single day, 580,000 tickets were booked on 19th March 2014.

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