Can I Upgrade my Ticket to a higher class enroute?

Your reserved ticket for a lower class can be upgraded to a higher class for the same train and date, subject to availability of accommodation. The upgrading of accommodation can be done only once on collection of fresh reservation charges and the fare difference. This can also be done during the journey by approaching the Travelling Ticket Examiner.

Can I Change the Boarding Station?

Yes, you can. All you have to do is submit a written request to the Station Manager of the original boarding station or contact any Computerized Reservation Center, at least 24 hours before the departure of the train. However, no refund is permissible for the unused portion of the journey. The change of station once made will be final i.e. … Continue reading

Can I extend my Journey beyond the Original Destination?

Yes, Indian Railways allow extension of journey. This can be done by approaching the ticket checking staff either before reaching your destination or after completion of booked journey. The fare for the extended portion of the journey will be collected without the benefit of telescopic rates.    

Can I break my Journey at any Intermediate Station?

If you hold a journey ticket for more than 500 kms, you can break your journey once for two days at any station en-route. This facility can be availed only after travelling 500 kms from the starting station. If your ticket is for more than 1000 kms, you will be allowed to break your journey twice. The day of arrival and … Continue reading

How to Transfer Confirmed Ticket to Somebody else?

If you are holding a confirmed ticket and are unable to travel, your ticket can be transferred to your family members viz, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband or wife. To transfer your ticket, you must submit your request at least 24 hours in advance.

Can I Prepone or Postpone my Reservation?

The date of journey on Confirmed/RAC/waitlisted tickets can be preponed or postponed in the same/higher class or for the same destination on payment of prescribed charges. This facility can be availed only once, irrespective of whether the accommodation available is reserved or RAC or Waitlisted. If you want to prepone or postpone the date of your journey, you should surrender … Continue reading

Advance Reservation FAQs for Indian Railways

Do I need to go to Delhi if I need to book a ticket to travel from Delhi to Mumbai? No. You don’t need to. Thanks to the 3252 computerized reservation(and counting) centers across India, you can now book your ticket for any train from any originating station to any destination. Alternatively you can also make all your reservations by using the … Continue reading