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How To Book Train Tickets Online In Southern Railways

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Ishi, Oct 7, 2023.

  1. Ishi

    Ishi New Member

    Hello everyone, please can someone tell me step by step how to book train tickets online in Southern Railways. I'm hoping I will be able to get tickets on the required date.

    Please also mention any other information or details I may need while making the booking.

  2. Karan

    Karan Member

    Certainly! Booking train tickets online with Southern Railways in India is a convenient process. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you book train tickets online:

    Step 1: Create an IRCTC Account

    • Before you can book tickets online, you need to have an account on the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website. If you don't have one, go to the IRCTC website (www.irctc.co.in) and sign up for a free account.
    Step 2: Log In

    • Log in to your IRCTC account using your username and password.
    Step 3: Plan Your Journey

    • On the IRCTC homepage, enter your source station, destination station, journey date, and class of travel. Click on "Find Trains."
    Step 4: Choose a Train

    • A list of trains for your chosen route will be displayed. Select the train that suits your schedule and preferences.
    Step 5: Check Availability and Fare

    • Click on the selected train to check the availability of seats and the fare for your class of travel. You'll see a list of available classes (e.g., Sleeper Class, AC 3 Tier, AC 2 Tier, etc.).
    Step 6: Select Your Class and Quota

    • Choose your preferred class of travel and quota (e.g., General, Tatkal, Ladies, etc.).
    Step 7: Click on "Book Now"

    • After selecting your class and quota, click on the "Book Now" button.
    Step 8: Enter Passenger Details

    • Enter the details of all passengers traveling, including their names, age, gender, and berth preferences (e.g., lower, middle, upper berth).
    Step 9: Confirm and Make Payment

    • Review the passenger details and fare. Then, click on the "Continue Booking" button.
    • You'll be directed to the payment page where you can choose your preferred payment method (e.g., credit/debit card, net banking, UPI, etc.). Follow the payment instructions to complete the booking.
    Step 10: Receive Confirmation

    • After successful payment, you'll receive a booking confirmation with your unique PNR (Passenger Name Record) number. This confirmation serves as your e-ticket.
    Step 11: Print or Save E-Ticket

    • You can either print the e-ticket or save it as a PDF on your mobile device. While traveling, carry a government-issued ID proof (e.g., Aadhar card, passport) that matches the details provided during booking.
    Important Tips:

    • Book your tickets well in advance, especially for popular routes, as train tickets can sell out quickly.
    • Tatkal tickets are available for a limited time and are subject to higher fares.
    • Be cautious of unofficial websites or agents offering train ticket bookings. Always use the official IRCTC website for booking.
    Keep in mind that the online booking process may evolve over time, so it's a good idea to visit the IRCTC website for the most up-to-date instructions and information. Happy journey!