How To Print Train Ticket- IRCTC E-Ticket PDF

It is necessary to show your train ticket while traveling from the Indian Railway whether it is in hard copy or soft copy(on your phone). Nowadays it is quite easy to book the train tickets from the IRCTC website as well as many third parties are available. After booking the ticket you need to download train ticket pdf or print it. You can also show the message which you have received from IRCTC after booking the train tickets.

Pro Tip: You can also read our step by step guide on How To Cancel Train Ticket and Waiting List Ticket & Types- Confirmation Chances

How To Print IRCTC Train E-Ticket

To print your train ticket first you need access to your train ticket booking history and then download the relevant train ticket to print your e-ticket. There are two ways to print IRCTC train ticket one is from the IRCTC website and the other is using IRCTC official app. You can print a confirmed train ticket as well as your waiting list ticket.

Pro Tip: You can also read our step by step guide on How To Create IRCTC Account and How To Change IRCTC Password

Step By Step Guide To Print Train Ticket From IRCTC Website

First of all, you must have a valid User Id and Password of IRCTC. If you have forgotten your password then reset the IRCTC password and then only you can get your e-ticket directly from the IRCTC website. You can print your old ticket also. Here is our step by step guide for IRCTC ticket print.

Step 1: First of all Login to your IRCTC account to print train tickets.

Step 2: Click on My Account located at the top right corner.

Step 3: After that Click on My Transactions and then click on Booked Ticket History. This will give you all the tickets booked from the IRCTC website as well as the IRCTC official app.

Step 4:Select the ticket which you want to print.

Step 5: After selecting the ticket at the bottom you will see print E-Ticket.

Step 6: Click on Print E-Ticket and then give the Print command and take your hard copy or you can simply Save As PDF(Because we can also show our ticket in the form of Soft Copy).

Note: You can also travel with the message received from IRCTC

Step By Step Guide To Print Train Ticket From IRCTC App

This is the second method to get your IRCTC ticket downloaded in pdf format and then print. You can travel with the IRCTC ticket pdf,  no need to print the train ticket. Here is our step-by-step guide to print train tickets from IRCTC official app.

Step 1: Firstly you need to download the IRCTC Rail Connect applications from the Google play store or Apple store and after that login to your account.

Step 2: Once you have logged into your account. Tap on My Bookings to check your all booked ticket history.

IRCTC app dashboard
Tap On My Booking

Step 3: Now you can see all tickets booked from the IRCTC website as well as from the IRCTC official app. Select the train ticket which you want to print.

IRCTC ticket Booking History
IRCTC App Booking History

Step 4: After selecting the train ticket you need to tap on three dots located at the top right corner and tap on the view ticket.

View Ticket in IRCTC App
View Ticket in IRCTC App

Step 5: Now you need to scroll to the bottom and there you can see save ticket options. From there you can store your ticket on your phone storage.

Tap On Save Ticket
Tap On Save Ticket

Step 6: Now your ticket will be saved on your phone. You can also check the path where your train ticket is stored.

train ticket print pdf
Print Train Ticket

Note: There is no need to print the train ticket. You can also show this image/ERS to the ticket collector whenever asked.

Step By Step Guide To Get SMS From IRCTC

Step 1:  First Login into your IRCTC account.

Step 2: Click on My Account at the top right corner.

Step 3: After that Click on My Transactions and then click on Booked Ticket History. This will give you all the tickets booked from the IRCTC website as well as the IRCTC official app.

Step 4: After that, you will get all booked history. Select the tickets which you want to get the message from IRCTC.

Step 5:  After that Tap on get SMS.

If you get a Waiting List ticket, then you need to read the below points to understand what you need to do.

  • From Counter: If you booked your ticket from Railway Counters and it has a waiting list then you will be able to travel with that Waiting List ticket.
  • From Online (IRCTC): If you booked your ticket from Online websites (IRCTC) or IRCTC App and your ticket has a waiting list then it will be automatically canceled by the IRCTC after chart preparations and you will not be able to travel with that Waiting List ticket.

There are some situations that come to us where we don’t want to travel. So don’t worry you need to know how to overcome that situation.

You can cancel your Train Ticket if you don’t want to travel. Before this, you must be aware of cancellation charges in IRCTC.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How can I get my ticket printout by using the PNR number?

As of now, there is no option to printout your ticket with the help of PNR numbers. You can get the details with the help of PNR number but that detail is not valid to show as your Ticket in railway.

How to create new account on IRCTC?

We can Book Train Tickets From IRCTC Website and from offline that is Railway counter. But to book an online train ticket firstly we have to register on the IRCTC website. This will take no more than 5 minutes to complete the registration process of account creation. Go through the given link to create an IRCTC account.

Which app will book train tickets for me without me having an IRCTC login?

As of now, there is no app present which will allow you to book train tickets without having the IRCTC account. Firstly you all have a valid User Id and Password of IRCTC. If you don’t have a valid User Id and Password, create IRCTC account then only you can book train tikcet.

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5 thoughts on “How To Print Train Ticket- IRCTC E-Ticket PDF”

  1. What a post! This is so chock full of useful information I
    can’t wait to dig deep and start using the resources you’ve given me.
    Your exuberance is refreshing.
    Best regards,
    Thompson Hessellund

  2. Not getting Booked history on new website. Also ‘send SMS’ is not available. These were available in the old website and was easy to find. Request you to add these in the new website.

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