Tatkal Railway ticket Booking

Are you frustrated because there are no tickets for trains available for your travel? or have booked your tickets months in advance, but the ticket is not getting confirmed?

Don’t worry as Last minute travel arrangements are effortless with the Indian Railway Tatkal booking facility. Travelers can now easily travel by using this Tatkal ticket booking online service to their destinations during the most popular travel season. 

1997, the Tatkal scheme was introduced 1997, the Tatkal scheme allows the travelers to purchase tickets one day ahead of the date of their travel at an increased cost. 

Tatkal tickets are available in all seat categories, including sleeper class, 3A, 2A, and executive class. Here is some basic information on Tatkal Booking. Tatkal means ‘Immediate’

How can I book Tatkal tickets and at what time does Tatkal ticket booking open?    

Tatkal ticket booking opens for scheduled trains in the morning at 10 am, for AC classes, and at 11 am for non-AC classes and Sleeper Classes. The booking has to be done 1 day in advance from the day of travel. 

You can purchase Tatkal tickets at the counter at the railway station, IRCTC website, or IRCTC mobile android or IOS app from your smartphone. There is a maximum of four people for each PNR that can be booked on Tatkal tickets.

Tatkal tickets will be issued according to the actual distance of travel instead of ending-to-end, subject to the limitation on distances that applies to trains. Tatkal seats or berths may be booked for multiple trips until the preparation of the charts.

Tatkal tickets cancellation policy and refund policies

The policy is that no refund will be made on cancellation done on confirmed Tatkal tickets. In the event of waitlisted Tatkal tickets, fees are deducted in accordance with the rules of the railway.

Concessions in the Tatkal Scheme: No concessions are allowed as this is a premium service.

Tatkal ticket booking fees according to IRCTC

Travel ClassMinimum Tatkal Charges (Rs.)Maximum Tatkal Charges (Rs.)
Second Sitting1015
Sleeper100200
AC Chair Car125225
AC 3 Tier300400
AC 2 Tier400500
Executive400500

Steps to purchase Tatkal tickets using IRCTC mobile App

1. Download and install the app from the Google Play Store or Apple app store. Click on Login.

Ensure you register yourself on the IRCTC website before login.

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2. Now login with your credentials and put the captcha

You will need to register in the app the first time and create a 4 digit password to log in to the app.

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3. Select the destination and ensure to select Tatkal in the search

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4. Now Click on Passenger details and complete the purchase

Your ticket will be issued to you on the app and SMS and email. You don’t need to take a printout of the ticket. You can show the ticket on your phone, but ensure to carry an ID proof to show that you are the person whose name is printed on the ticket.

For more details on Taktal Train ticket Booking refer to IRCTC Official Website as rules may change from time to time.

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