How to Book Tatkal ticket?

 tatkal tickets are meant for last minute or immediate plans. Tatkal ticket booking opens at 10 a.m. for AC class and at 11 a.m. for non-AC class one day in advance from the actual date of starting point of the train. For example, for a train leaving on 7th from Bangalore Railway Station, railway tatkal booking timing 10 a.m. for AC class and 11 a.m. for non-AC class on 6th.

Follow the steps to book a tatkal ticket more efficiently:

  • Keep all your IDs such as PAN card or driving license and credit card/debit card details of one of the travellers ready. This saves you a lot of time at the time of booking.
  • Login to IRCTC website 5-10 minutes before the booking starts.
  • Choose the origin and destination, choose the date enter the ticket type and then click on ‘Find Trains’. Or better still, you can have all these details written down on a notepad and then copy-paste to save time.
  • Select quota as Tatkal and click on Book Now.
  • Enter passenger details and click ‘Next’. This takes you to payment.
  • Use the relevant payment option (Netbanking or credit/debit card). Make sure you have your phone with you to receive OTP and enter it. This completes the process to book a tatkal ticket.

Please note: A maximum of 1 ticket (maximum of 4 passengers per ticket) from one user account can be booked in tatkal.

Alternatively just use this Tatkal auto book extension script which would automatically book it for you.