IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking: If you want to book confirmed train tickets during the festive season, then follow these steps!


The festive season is approaching and if you are looking to book confirmed tatkal tickets, then we have an update for you. Tatkal train journey in Indian Railways can be booked one day in advance of the journey. While Tatkal ticket booking for 3AC and above class starts at 10 AM, for Sleeper ticket booking starts at 11 AM. Tatkal tickets can also be booked online.

Here are a few steps that can help you get a confirmed Tatkal ticket.


Have all the details ready

The most important thing during Tatkal train booking is timing. It is important that travelers keep their travel details ready in advance and upload them at the earliest.

Create a 'Master List'

Go to the 'My Profile' section of the IRCTC website and create a 'Master List' with all the passenger information. It assists in booking any time train. A separate 'Journey List' will also have to be prepared for each journey for which you wish to buy Tatkal tickets.


Check station code

Many passengers make the mistake of choosing or knowing the source and destination stations before initiating IRCTC Tatkal booking. It is important to collect the necessary information including the station code to get a confirmed ticket.

Berth preference

When asked for berth preferences, don't choose any option to keep the process simple. Chances are that if you choose the lower berth, it will not be available.