The Process of Book Train Ticket Online

Indian Railways is one of the leading railway networks in Asia. With growing population of India, it gets tough to stand in Queue for Railway Reservations at the Railway Counters. To ease the procedure and for the convenience of tech-friendly people, Indian railways have the process of Book Train Ticket Online.

Steps for booking Railway Reserved Tickets online on IRCTC website

Step 1: Open the IRCTC Website (

Step 2: Sign in with your User ID and Password (If you already are registered on IRCTC) & Login after you get yourself registered (If you are not registered with IRCTC)

Step 3: Please Click on Plan My Journey at the top left-hand side of this page

Step 4: For Planning your Journey, you need to select:

  • From Station (Origin Station from where you want to Travel)
  • To Station (Destination Station to which you want to Travel)
  • Journey Date (Your date of Journey)
  • Ticket Type (E-Ticket: You get the Reservation Confirmation on Your E-mail Address and Mobile Number / I-Ticket: You get the Reserved Ticket delivered at your Postal Address). Select E-Ticket option to get the ticket instantly.
  • Click on Submit

Step 5: For Example, we Plan a Journey from New Delhi to Lucknow

To check the Availability of Reservation you need to go to select the Class by which you want to travel, corresponding to your Train.

Step 6: Checking the Availability and Proceeding to Book E-Ticket

So, we can proceed to book our Ticket by Clicking on Book Now

Note:  It is not advisable to Book a Waitlisted Ticket Online. If your Reservation is not confirmed till the date of journey, your ticket will automatically be canceled and the amount will be refunded to your Account. However, if you book a Waitlisted Ticket Offline from Railway Reservation Counter, you can travel with that ticket with the Current Ticket Status.

Step 7: Filling up the details in the Railway Reservation Form

Filling up the Details of the Passengers:

  • Enter your Full Name
  • Enter you Age
  • Select your Gender
  • Select your Birth Preference
  • Select the Meal Plan
  • If you are above 60 years of age, check senior citizen box and avail discounted price for your ticket.
  • Enter your Aadhaar Number (Optional)

Make sure you fill up the details of your children below 5 years of age too (Tickets will not be issued to them):

  • Name of the Child
  • Age of the Child
  • Gender of the Child

Check on considering for Auto-Upgradation box (It is a free service)

Select any Booking Preference (If you have any)

Enter the Captcha Image and the Mobile Number (On which you want to receive SMS of your Reservation)

Scroll at the bottom of the Page, Click on “Next” to proceed for Payment

Step 8: Finishing the Payment from Payment Gateway and Printing the Ticket

The final Step is to make the Payment using your Credit/Debit Card or by Net Banking. Once your payment gets processed, you will get your reserved ticket details. You can check your ticket in the Email Address, as an SMS in your Mobile Phone.

Once you got your ticket printed, you can log in to your IRCTC account and check booked ticket history on the home page.

 Note: Always carry a Government Issued ID Card while traveling by train.

This is the Complete Procedure of ‘How to book Train Ticket Online in India’. Hope you have a Safe Journey!