Forgot IRCTC Password

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IRCTC Forgot Password

Since the bygone days, the travelling style of Indian travellers has changed. From the steam engine to heavy-powered locomotives and from simple coaches to express trains, Indian railways have been transforming along with the digital era. The provision of smooth travel assistance to the travellers by Indian railways have eased tons of problems related to travelling. Be it booking a ticket, ordering a meal or cancelling a ticket from the ease of your home, IRCTC has efficiently provided these services and continuously trying to make it even better. The most prominent one is the smooth operations of online ticket booking from computers as well as smartphones.

Goibibo's integration of Indian Railways Reservation system ensures smooth and easy e-ticket booking experience along with multiple offers and discounts. Apart from booking train tickets online through Goibibo, you can stay abreast of the latest updates regarding the train booking like delay in train timings, checking PNR Status, enquiring train status, cancelling a ticket while sitting at home, etc. All this helps in better management and utilization of time. It is mandatory to sign-up for an IRCTC account to reap all the benefits. After you have registered on the IRCTC website once, you can then avail a slew of benefits on Goibibo with regards to your online train booking. While registering for the account, one must insert only valid details for the questions like contact number, email ID, username, password, security question and more. After you have successfully signed up, you can easily login anytime and anywhere.

You must always remember the username and the password associated with your IRCTC account. But with so many different accounts serving different purposes in the present day, it's quite natural to forget your password. If you also forgot the password for IRCTC, then do not worry. It is now very simple to change your forgotten password through Goibibo website.

*How can the user recover the forgotten password of his/her IRCTC account? *

Goibibo now offers the convenience to change IRCTC account password in very quick and easy steps.

  • Enter your IRCTC account login id or user id
  • Enter the registered mobile number of your IRCTC account (linked with the above user id)
  • Click on the Get Password button
  • You will then receive a randomly generated password on your mobile number
  • You can use that password for login into IRCTC account and do your train bookings
  • In case, you want to set your own password then visit IRCTC website and go to Forgot Password page. There you can enter the newly generated password as your old password and then enter the new password of your choice. Submit the details and then your password is changed.

You can also reset your password from IRCTC website by following below steps:

There are three ways to recover IRCTC password-

  • Recovering IRCTC forgot password via registered email id
  • Recovering IRCTC forgot password via registered mobile number
  • Contacting the customer care department of IRCTC

To recover IRCTC forgot password via registered email id:

  1. Visit the IRCTC website and click on forgot password link.
  2. Enter your username and proceed.
  3. You will be redirected to a page displaying a security question. Here, remembering the answer is the key to access your IRCTC account.
  4. As soon as you answer the question and proceed, you will receive an email for the IRCTC password reset with a set of instructions.
  5. Reset the password by following the given instructions.

To recover IRCTC forgot password via registered mobile number:

  1. Go to IRCTC website and click on forgot password link.
  2. Type your username, captcha and proceed.
  3. You will now be redirected to the password recovery page.
  4. Enter the mobile number registered while signing up with IRCTC.
  5. You will receive an OTP on the registered mobile number. Enter the OTP on the password recovery page.
  6. Enter the new password. Confirm again by re-entering the new password.
  7. Enter the captcha and submit it.

Last but not least, you can also take the help of IRCTC's customer care department to recover your IRCTC password.

IRCTC Forgot Password FAQs

In case, you have forgot password of your IRCTC account then you can now change your IRCTC account password from Goibibo in quick and easy steps. Visit the Goibibo IRCTC Forgot Password Page and input your registered IRCTC user id and mobile number. You will then receive the new password on your mobile as an SMS. Use this password to login into your IRCTC account and do online train bookings easily on Goibibo.

You can get the link for IRCTC password change on your registered email ID with your IRCTC account. To get the IRCTC password reset link in your email, just go to IRCTC's website, click on forgot password, answer the security question and you will receive an email containing the password reset link. By following the instructions given in mail, you can reset your password and login to your account. It is important to note that you will not be able to get the IRCTC password reset link in mail if you answer the security question incorrectly. Thus, remembering the details that you provided at the time of signing-up with the IRCTC account is necessary.

  1. Go to the IRCTC website and login using your email id and password.
  2. Go to the user profile section and choose the option 'Update Profile'.
  3. Add the new Email Id, at the place of the registered Email Id.
  4. Confirm the Email ID again by re-entering it and click on the 'update' option.
  5. You will be logged out of your IRCTC account. Log in again by entering the new Email Id.

You can send an email to the customer care department of IRCTC as well as call them on their number to recover the IRCTC password. You can email them at or call them on 011-39340000, 011-23340000. This is usually a last resort when nothing else works.

You can retrieve your user id from Goibibo Forgot user id page.