Tatkal Booking

  • For benefit of passengers who have to plan their journey at the last moment and cannot secure reserved accommodation, Railways provide “Tatkal” ticket booking facility on payment of premium charges on ‘first come first served’ basis.
  • This facility is now available on the Internet through www.irctc.co.in.
  • Features of Tatkal ticket booking Facility on www.irctc.co.in
  • Tatkal bookings are allowed in all classes except First AC
  • Tatkal charges per passenger in addition to normal ticket fare(applicable both in peak and lean periods )
  • 10 %of the basic fare for second class and 30% of the basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as noted 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
  • 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-ticket are not allowed to be booked on our site.
  • Please check the availability for Tatkal Quota before booking.
  • No concession is allowed in Tatkal booking.This restriction applies to Sr. citizen concession also.
  • Modification of ticket in any form is not permitted in Tatkal ticket.
  • 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.