Most of you know that IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) is the best website to book railway tickets online easily without any problem. To book train tickets from IRCTC first you need register or sign up and then login to your IRCTC account. By having an IRCTC account not only helps in ticket booking but also you can use it for check berth/seat availability, trains between two stations, live train status and even you can check your PNR status also.

IRCTC Login/Sign Up


Note: Below window is for reference purpose, which just shows how the official irctc website looks like. For booking your tickets please visit official website http://irctc.co.in


1. IRCTC Account Registration.
2. IRCTC Account Login
3. Online Ticket Booking on IRCTC.
4. Check PNR Status.
5. IRCTC Ticket Cancellation.

First go to IRCTC main site for registration/sign up or login to your account.

IRCTC Login Page
IRCTC Login Page

If you don't have an IRCTC account and you are new to online ticket booking system. Then it's effortless to make an account. First, go to the irctc.co.in site and click on "Sign Up" for creating a new account. You need to fill four different section on IRCTC registration form, just follow the instructions on the screen and if you are still confused then check out our step by step guide on how to create an IRCTC account.

If you already own an Indian railway ticket booking account, then there is no need to create another one. You can just login to IRCTC and book your e-tickets. If you are registered to IRCTC early and forgot user ID or password even then also you aren't required to sign up for IRCTC again, just go through the quick steps to recover your forgot user ID and password.

IRCTC Login Procedure:


Login to IRCTC account is very simple, just go to irctc.co.in and then enter your login credentials (your username and password) and enter the captcha shown there and press on login button.

How to Book Tickets Online on IRCTC:


Three different type of tickets can be booked through IRCTC account like e-Tickets, i-Tickets and tatkal tickets. You can book all these types of tickets online. The main difference between these three type's of tickets are in an e-Ticket, the ticket will send to your registered email and mobile but in a case of an i-Tickets, the ticket will be sent to your address which you have given to Indian railways, and it is sent through a standard courier service.

And the most important the tatkal ticket booking is made only in urgent situations like one day before the departure of the train. As you book tickets just a day before in tatkal reservations, so you need to pay an extra amount for this type of tickets. Booking tatkal tickets online is the most painful thing as most people will be waiting for them, so to make our user never lose a tatkal ticket here tips to get tatkal tickets faster. After you successfully book a ticket, you can take a printout of it.

Checking PNR Status:


PNR is a 10 digits number present on your ticket. It is used to verify your reservation status, whether your online booked ticket or tatkal ticket is confirmed or not. If you want to more about PNR status, then have a look at this guide about What is PNR Status & How to find your reservation status.

You can check your PNR status by going to this page: PNR Status

IRCTC Ticket Cancellation Procedure:


In certain situations when we can't be able to go through your journey, IRCTC provides us with an option to cancel your tickets. You can't cancel those tickets which you booked at the counter window in a railway station, you can only cancel the online reserved tickets made through your account. On railway tickets cancellation, the refund will be done according to IRCTC terms and conditions and after the deduction of train ticket cancellation charges. Read these article if you want to know detailed about how to cancel IRCTC tickets and ticket cancellation charges.