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IRCTC Tatkal Train Booking

About Tatkal Ticket

Booking train tickets for all your urgent and essential travel plans have become an easy task with the introduction of tatkal train booking. Tatkal train booking time starts one day before the date of the journey from the originating station. Tatkal train reservations are available for all seat categories such as 2A, 3A, sleeper class and chair car, except for First AC. A maximum of 4 passengers per PNR can be booked from one user account. For tatkal train fare enquiry, you can log in to the Goibibo website and check the prices as per the class you want to book. One can book Tatkal tickets online from the Goibibo website or IRCTC as well as manually from PRS (Passenger Reservation System) counters of railway stations.

Tatkal Timing & cost

The cost of Tatkal tickets depends on the type of class. Passengers are required to pay the full ticket fare as well as tatkal booking charges, which are 10% of the basic charge for all second classes and 30% for all other classes. Tatkal charges as per IRCTC can range from INR 10 to INR 500, and no concessions are allowed in the tatkal scheme. Tatkal train booking time for AC seats is 10:00 am onwards and for non-AC seats is 11:00 am onwards. To ensure you get tatkal seats in trains, the booking must be done exactly one day before the train journey. For example, if the train journey starts on 6th, then you must book Tatkal tickets on 5th. In another case, if the train journey starts on 6th and your train boarding date from a particular station is 7th, then you must do tatkal train booking on 5th only.

Booking tatkal tickets in goibibo
  • Go to https://www.goibibo.com/trains/
  • Fill in the details of origin and departure stations in the columns 'From' and 'To' and click on 'Search Trains' tab.
  • Search for the train that suits your time.
  • After selecting the train, change the quota to Tatkal by clicking on the 'Check Other Classes' tab provided under the 'Availability'.
  • Click on 'Book Now' and you will be redirected to a new page.
  • Fill in your contact details, IRCTC ID, traveller's details, seat preferences, etc.
  • Make the payment after choosing your preferred payment method.
  • Print your e-ticket.

Tatkal Train Ticket Booking FAQs

Tatkal ticket reservations are made by passengers who travel on short notices. Tatkal quota in trains is available for all train types such as express, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, mail, Duranto and Jan Shatabdi trains. To book Tatkal tickets online, you can visit the Goibibo website.

      Below are the steps you can follow:
      Step 1: Go to https://www.goibibo.com/trains/
      Step 2: Fill in the details of origin and departure stations in the columns ’From’ and ’To’ and click on ’Search Trains’ tab.
      Step 3: Search for the train that suits your time.
      Step 4: After selecting the train, change the quota to Tatkal by clicking on the ‘Check Other Classes’ tab provided under the ’Availability’.
      Step 5: Click on ‘Book Now’ and you will be redirected to a new page.
      Step 6: Fill in your contact details, IRCTC ID, traveller's details, seat preferences, etc.
      Step 7: Make the payment after choosing your preferred payment method.
      Step 8: Print your e-ticket.
Travel Class Minimum Tatkal Charges (in Indian Rupees) Maximum Tatkal Charges (in Indian Rupees)
Second Seating, Reserved 10 15
Sleeper 100 200
AC Chair Car 125 225
AC 3 Tier 300 400
AC 2 Tier 400 500
Executive 400 500

No, you are only required to pay for your actual journey. For example, if you are travelling on a Delhi-Shirdi train and your travel is from Delhi to Nagpur, then you will have to pay the fare for Delhi to Nagpur only.

Yes, Tatkal tickets can be cancelled. No refund is available on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets. However, a certain amount of charge is deducted as per IRCTC rule on cancellation of waitlisted Tatkal tickets and the rest is refunded. Tickets can be cancelled 30 minutes before the departure of the train and if waitlisted trains do not convert into confirmed or RAC, they automatically get cancelled, and the amount is refunded.

Tatkal ticket booking timings for AC class is 10 am onwards and for the non-AC class is 11 am onwards.

Tatkal Premium Tatkal
Tatkal tickets can be booked online or offline through counters, by agents, etc. Tickets for Premium Tatkal trains can only be booked online.
Tatkal ticket booking charges are fixed Premium Tatkal ticket booking charges are not fixed and the fare increases as the number of tatkal seats decrease.
Takal booking has confirmed, RAC and waitlisted seat options Premium Tatkal trains list does not have waitlisted or RAC seats. They only have confirmed tickets.
Any third party website/app or agent can book Premium Tatkal tickets. No third party website/app or agent can book Premium Tatkal tickets.

No, there is no concession for senior people travelling on tatkal booking. They must pay full fare.

A person is permitted to book a maximum of 2 Tatkal tickets per user ID in a day. Unlike General Quota ticket booking which allows six passengers per single ticket, Tatkal Quota allows only a maximum of four passengers per single Tatkal ticket.

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