Rail tickets can be easily booked through smartphones through the IRCTC Rail Connect app.
The IRCTC web portal is also very helpful for the passengers to book train tickets and avail of other related services. An app has also been created on this portal so that passengers can book train tickets and get more convenience. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) handles intra-city and inter-state travel booking in India. Apart from the IRCTC website and app, users can also book train tickets through Paytm, MakeMyTrip, Cleartrip, RailYatri, Confirmtkt, and many other aggregators.
How to book online IRCTC train tickets on mobile
To book train tickets through a smartphone, you must first download the IRCTC Rail Connect app from the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store. If you are a new user then you have to register yourself here from starting the process. Apart from this, users can also visit the IRCTC web portal through their mobile browser, but registration is mandatory there as well. Follow these steps to book train tickets through IRCTC mobile app-
After downloading the IRCTC Rail Connect app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store, install it on your smartphone. There log in with the information received after new registration.
Here you click on Plan My Bookings on the home page. Then fill in the departure station and destination station information. Enter the date on which you want to travel. Then click on Search Trains.
After that, a list of trains according to departure time and availability/non-availability will appear in front of you. Seat availability is divided into sleeper class, AC, and multiple categories.
Here click on the desired category and you will see the price of that ticket. Once you have selected the train and category, click on Passenger Details.
You can book for 6 adults and 2 children with a one-time booking. IRCTC also asks you for the address of the destination. Here fill in your details and click on the check box in front of accept the terms and conditions. After that click on Review Journey Details.
Here you check all the information again. If you are satisfied with the information entered by you and available train details then click on Proceed to Pay after filling CAPTCHA at the bottom of the page.
You can also use a mobile wallet, debit card, credit card, or net banking for payment here. Once the payment is done, the user can view his booked ticket in the transaction history.