Frequently Asked Questions:
Before 120 days from current date excluding the date of journey.
When you select the date, it calculates 120 days from the selected date and show the date of booking on which you can book ticket for selected date.
You got two options; you can book train ticket either online through IRCTC website or PRS Counter.
For E-Ticket, booking is permitted from 00:20 AM to 11:45 PM on all days of week including Sundays. Service hours are subject to be changed without any sort of prior notice. Opening day booking (Before 120 day excepting the journey date) will be available only after 8 AM for all classes. Please keep in mind; advance-booking period for some intercity day trains is still less than 60 days. In case of E-Tickets, tatkal booking for AC class will start at 10 AM and for Non-AC class will start at 11 AM.
PRS or reservation counter is open from 08 AM to 8 PM for general bookings and from 10 AM to 10.30 AM for AC and 11 AM to 11.30 AM for Non-AC classes under tatkal bookings. On holidays and Sundays, it will remain open from 08.00 AM to 2.00 PM.