Train Ticket Fare Enquiry
Looking online to get an insight into the IRCTC ticket availability with fare and timings? Or want to know about train seat availability online? Though there’re many factors that blink in our mind before a journey; but fare details is something that haunts our mind as Indian train journeys are budget-limited. Whether it’s the arrival or departure of the train or getting details on the train schedule; the RailMitra app serves you with rail tools for several inquiry services. Indian train fare being one of them is a support for the passengers through which they can make budget-friendly travel decisions. If you are looking over the train fare to decide the budget of your journey; just enter the source and destination of your train, class, date of travel and click on the search button. Once it’s done; a list of the train along with classes and fares appears on the page. It is advisable to simply book tickets on the train as soon as possible to avoid the last-minute rush.
How to Check Fares of different Trains Online?
Your travel mate RailMitra is set up for train inquiry services online. This is one of the fastest ways to get the exact Indian railway fare for trains in real-time.
Here're Quick Steps to check Train Fare:
- Enter the Train Name or Number
- Select the Travel Quota,
- Select the from & To Station Name
- Hit Enter to get the updated fare details for that journey.
Components of Indian Railways Fare:
The fare details include the base fare, superfast charge, reservation charge and service tax along with the total fare. Indian train fares of different trains can also be checked at every station where booking counters are available for this purpose.
What are the different types of Classes in Fare Details?
1A: Known as First Class AC, the fare of these seats are at par with airline tickets and offer the best berth and beddings.
2A: Also known as Second Class AC, they have two berths on each side and the fare is lesser than 1A.
3A: Termed as Third Class AC, these have three berths on each side.
SL: It is the common choice among the majority of Indians with cheap sleeper class fare; this is the non-air-conditioned sleeper coach. These tickets usually sell out very quickly.
CC: These are known as chair cars. These are fully air-conditioned and comprise comfortable chairs.
2S: This class offers bench type seats for the passengers and is non-air-conditioned coaches.
IRCTC Train Reservation Fare Rule
- Below 5 years: Free
- 5 years and above, but below 12 years: Half of Adult fare
- 12 years and above: Full fare
Indian Railways Ticket Concession
- Senior Citizen train fare for Female - 50% Base Fare
- Senior Citizen train fare for Male - 40% Base Fare
- Student concessions in train fare- 50% Base Fare
- Scheduled Tribe/Scheduled Category Student concession in train fare - 75% Base Fare
- Doctor concession in train fare - 10% Base Fare
Group Booking of Tickets:
Booking of bulk tickets online via IRCTC is not permitted. In case you require a reservation in excess of the limit of 6 passengers, you can contact the controlling officer/Chief Reservation supervisor of the concerned reservation office for permission to book more passengers in a group. Here is the step by step guide to help in the bulk booking of berths.
- Submit a letter to the authorized officials giving details such as train number, date of journey and of berths and the list of passengers.
- Get permission from the authorized officials.
- Contact the bulk booking counter for the purchase of tickets.
Indian Railway Ticket Booking Types
Tatkal Tickets: Indian Railways tatkal quota ticket is aimed at providing ease of ticket booking for last-minute passengers. IRCTC tatkal fare range from INR 100 to INR 500 that is added to the price of train ticket. IRCTC tatkal ticket booking timings are 10 a.m for AC classes and 11 a.m for Non AC classes a day before the date of journey.
Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC) Tickets: RAC status of train ticket means that the ticket can be confirmed only if there is any cancellation from the category of confirmed tickets. You are most likely to get the ticket confirmed by the time of chart preparation and will get a berth. Through RAC you have to share your berth with others.
Waitlist (WL) Tickets: Passenger travelling with a Waiting list can get confirmed only, if the passengers, who have booked before you for the same journey, cancel their ticket. So, if you buy a ticket on the waiting list you’re quite likely to get a seat, even if there are a number of people ahead of you on the list. A refund is available if you fail to get a seat.
If you are travelling or planning to travel in the near future, you can order food online in the train too and get on-seat delivery at no extra charges. For More information & queries about train fare, one can download the RailMira App.