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.services.irctc.co.in.
  • Features of Tatkal ticket booking Facility on www.services.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:-


  • Tatkal Charges before journey starting date 24.12.2015


    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 Charges applicable for journey starting from 24.12.2015 onwards


    Class of Travel Minimum Tatkal Charges (in Rs.) Maximum Tatkal Charges (in Rs.) Minimum Distance for Charge (in Km)
    Second(sitting) 10 15 100
    Sleeper 100 200 500
    AC Chair Car 125 225 250
    AC 3 Tier 300 400 500
    AC 2 Tier 400 500 500
    Executive 400 500 250
  • 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 hrs for AC class (1A/2A/3A/CC/EC/3E) and at 11:00 hrs for Non- AC class(SL/FC/2S) . e .g. if train is to depart from originating station on 2nd August, Tatkal Booking for AC class will Commence at 10:00 AM and for Non AC class will Commence at 11:00 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.