Tatkal Railway Reservation

Tatkal reservation is a ticket booking facility by Indian Railways for travellers who want to travel on an urgent basis or on short notice. It is available on payment of an extra charge on a first-come-first-served basis for all but first AC seats. Tatkal tickets can be booked one day in advance excluding the date of journey from the train originating station.

Tatkal Reservation Opening Time:

Class of Coach Opening Time
AC Class 10 am
Non-AC Class 11 am

How to book Tatkal Tickets:

  • You can get a tatkal ticket from PRS counter from the railway station or through an IRCTC account
  • Create an IRCTC account (If you don’t have) and log into the IRCTC website 5-10 minutes before the tatkal booking begins
  • You can book for only 4 passengers per PNR
  • Timing: 10:00 am for AC ticket and 11:00 am for Non-AC ticket (one day in advance)
  • Select origin-destination, choose your journey date and click on Submit
  • Now select quota as ‘TATKAL’
  • Click on ‘BOOK NOW’ for the preferred train
  • Fill all the details carefully like Name, Age, Gender, Seat Preference, etc.
  • Please tick in checkbox "Book only if confirm berths are allotted"
  • Enter captcha carefully
  • Select your Bank for Payment

IRCTC charges for Tatkal Tickets:

Class of Travel Minimum Tatkal
(in Rs.)
Maximum Tatkal
(in Rs.)
Reserve Second sitting (2S) 10 15
Sleeper 100 200
AC Chair Car 125 225
AC 3 Tier 300 400
AC 2 Tier 400 500
Executive 400 500

Why book Tatkal Ticket from ixigo:

ixigo’s tatkal booking window opens at 10:15 AM for AC class coaches and at 11:15 AM for Non-AC class coaches. There are many benefits of booking tatkal tickets using ixigo:
  • Travellers can filter out tatkal trains by using Quota filter
  • Travellers can avail 40% concession on the base fare if you’re a senior citizen
  • ixigo gives you multiple options for payment. If you pay via UPI, no PG charges are levied