e-Ticket & i-Ticket

IRCTC e-Ticket | Railway i-Ticket Booking | Indian Railways Tickets Online:

When you sign up or register on the IRCTC website, which is the most common and popular portal to book a railway ticket, you have the option of booking an e-ticket or an I-ticket. You can also book a Tatkal ticket, depending upon your requirement. To get an e-ticket, all you need is a printer to take a print-out of the ticket. And just with an photo ID proof – PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID…you can set out on your journey with that slip of paper.

In a country, which has seen the wave of information technology recently the introduction of e-ticket is a boon. And its popularity is no surprise. An e-ticket is all about convenience. The e-ticket phenomenon has taken the country by storm. Within a very short period of introducing the Indian railway e-ticket, more than half the number of passengers who used Internet, chose to book their tickets online through e-ticketing.

When you book a ticket online on IRCTC website, you have the option of availing an e-ticket or opting for an I-ticket. I-ticket is similar to one you would have got at the ticket counter and it is couriered at the address you provide at the time of booking. However, an e-ticket is sent to your e-mail Id in the form of an e-mail and you can get a printout of the ticket instantly.

The first thing that you have to do to avail of India railways e-ticketing facility is to register at IRCTC. For registration, you have to provide a User name and Password of your choice, which you will use in all your future log-ins for booking tickets or otherwise.

20 comments for “e-Ticket & i-Ticket

  1. krishna kumar dhanraj
    May 9, 2011 at 4:48 am

    dear sir,

    good morning, it is nice that indian railways has started e-tickets n i-tickets valueing time of our indian people n providing comforts to their clients, especially to senior citizens, qoute- ”service to the people is service to god”.god bless indian railways- god bless india

    • hari
      April 1, 2012 at 7:41 am

      Just i want to ask 1 question about i ticket in case w/l will not be clear after i will travel in train.

      July 23, 2014 at 7:02 am

      very good system

  2. B. George Kujur
    May 10, 2011 at 2:36 am

    i want to book online e ticket from mobile internet

  3. Akshay Kr. Chaubey
    May 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    preview sample to filling irctc registration form

  4. amol deshmukh
    May 18, 2011 at 2:44 am

    pls send me details

  5. kranthi
    May 19, 2011 at 4:45 am


  6. sastry
    May 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    pl clarify that if print out cannot be obtained due to insufficient time , living in villages or other unavoidable reasons for E ticket , whether SMS given to the person traveling with particulars of pnr train no berth & coach number will serve the purpose of the e ticket /tatkal e ticket print out to present to the ticket examiner together with identity card of the traveling person & sms to him/her.

    • Ravi
      December 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      Good Question. I’m doubt whether TC accepts SMS… Not very sure…

  7. Soumya
    May 26, 2011 at 6:13 pm


  8. Gulshan Kumar
    July 5, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Railways website does not respond quickly and effectively while online booking of tatkal tickets at 0800 hrs. In the meantime the entire quota is fully booked within few minutes. This is harassing and painful for general public. Railway Deptt should find remedy to it.

  9. lagvendra
    July 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    my verification mail is not coming .pleas give me mail by which i can use my irct account.

  10. lagvendra
    July 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    sir my verification mail is not coming for irct account

  11. raghu
    July 10, 2011 at 11:43 am

    i want to book online e ticket from debit card…

  12. Amitabh
    August 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Dear Sir
    The IRCTC Site seems to be down through out the day at Ahmedabad. We are not able to book from a single ticket throtgh any of the internet network. Kindly solve the problem.

  13. rajeev ranjan kumar
    December 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    i am interested to join e ticket

  14. Samiran
    January 25, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Dear Sir,

    Please verifying my email however i can’t use my account. this is urgent


    July 16, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Its very good that this system has been incorporated in our country and we are proud of it . It saves time , flexible and ofcourse an aspect perfectly related to modenisation. THANK YOU IRCTC.

    Piyali Pal.

  16. Raghavendra prasad
    July 24, 2012 at 5:16 am

    dear sir,
    thank u very much for saving the paper after introduction of travel on sms showing the deatils in mobile.
    after booking the e-ticket if we do not get sms what should be done?

  17. mohanapriya
    August 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

    i have a doubt regarding creating account in irctc ….im a student…what to give for office address?

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