Tatkal Booking

1.What are the various classes of travel available in Tatkal?
2. Can I select ladies or general quota along with tatkal quota?
3. How can I use the internet reservation facility to book Tatkal quota?
4. What are the concesions available in Tatkal scheme?
5. How much extra should I pay for my ticket?
6. When I can book a tatkal I-ticket and e-ticket ?
7. Can I book tatkal ticket from all locations?
8. Can I book tatkal I-ticket to all places of delivery provided in irctc site?
9. What are the rules for cancellation?
10. How can I get in touch with IRCTC?
 
 

1. What are the various classes of travel available in Tatkal?
A. Tatkal bookings are allowed in all classes except First AC and Executive class.

 
 
 
 
2. Can I select ladies or general quota along with tatkal quota?
A. Ladies and general quota cannot be opted for along with Tatkal quota.                                                                                                                                                         
 
 
3. How can I use the internet reservation facility to book Tatkal quota?
A. You have to select the Tatkal check box in the 'Plan my travel' page along with other details for booking tatkal ticket. For some trains/class/locations Tatkal quota maynot be available .Please check the availability before proceeding further.
 
 
 
 

4. What are the concesions available in Tatkal scheme?
A.No concession is allowed in Tatkal Booking.

 
 
 
 

5. How much extra should I pay for my ticket?
A.

Tatkal charges per passenger in addition to normal ticket .

The Tatkal Charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10% of basic fare for second class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as given in the table below:-
Class of Travel Minimum Tatkal Charges (in Rs.) Maximum Tatkal Charges (in Rs.)
Second (sitting) 10 15
Sleeper 90 175
AC Chair Car 100 200
AC 3 Tier 250 350
AC 2 Tier 300 400
Executive 300 400

 
 
 
 

6.When I can book a tatkal I-ticket and e-ticket ?
Tatkal E-ticket can be booked for selected trains one day in advance excluding date of journey from the train originating station. It can be booked on the opening day from 10:00 AM onwards. e .g. if train is to depart from originating station on 2nd August, Tatkal Booking will Commence at 10:00 AM on 1st August.

Note:Tatkal I-Tickets cannot be booked.

 
 
 
 
 7.Can I book tatkal ticket from all locations?
 A.Tatkal tickets will be issued for actual distance of travel, instead of end-to-end, subject to the distance restriction applicable to the train. The same Tatkal berth/seat may be booked in multiple legs till preparation of charts.For some trains/class/locations Tatkal quota may not be available. Please check the availability before booking.
 
 
 
 

8.Can I book tatkal I-ticket to all places of delivery provided in irctc site?
A.No,Tatkal I-Ticket can not be booked.

 
 
 
 

A.No refund will be granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets. For contingent cancellation & waitlisted Tatkal ticket cancellations, charges will be deducted as per existing Railway rules. Partial cancellation of Tatkal e-tickets is allowed but at least one passenger with ID card printed on ERS/VRM should not be cancelled. On cancellation of all the passengers whose ID card details is printed on ERS/VRM, all the passengers on that e-ticket will be cancelled.

 
 
 
 

A. You can reach us at care@irctc.co.in.Do contact us at 24X7 Hrs. Customer Support at 011-39340000