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Latest IRCTC Refund Rules and Cancellation procedure of tickets

How to do cancellation of eTicket i.e. online ticket booked through irctc reservation and how much refund you get, and how much cancellation charges irctc levies, are all explained here.

For cancellation of your ticket, please log in to your account, select the PNR you wish to cancel and cancel your ticket online. Cancellation of your e-Ticket is possible only on the website www.irctc.co.in, and is NOT possible on PRS Counters. Cancellation can be done till the time of chart preparation for the train which is normally 4 to 6 hours before the scheduled departure of the train from the train originating station.(For trains starting up to 12 in the afternoon the chart preparation is usually done on the previous night).

You can cancel any of the passenger names from the list of passengers on this ticket without affecting the ticket as a whole. To learn the step by step method of irctc reservation cancellation you can follow the E-Ticket cancel guide.

E-Ticket cancellation - IRCTC


Basically you have to login to your online irctc account, go to profile page by providing password, and then select the ticket to be cancelled from the tickets listed in Booked History.

Now you cancel your railway ticket by phone call at 139 too. This is useful for those customer who don't use online railway reservation system or app for doing reservation.


For CHANGE OF BOARDING STATION & CHANGE IN NAME customer can now approach the nearest Railway Reservation Office with ‘Electronic Reservation Slip’ print out and photo identity proof mentioned in the ‘Electronic Reservation Slip’ at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure of train as per existing Railway rules.

Once you have cancelled your ticket, the fresh details and changes made by you will be available on the Cancelled e-Tickets History (as a link to site). The refund amount due to you after cancellation will be credited back to the same account which you had used for booking the ticket. The amount deducted will also include the cancellation charges applied by IRCTC.

For cancellation of RAC/Waitlisted tickets upto the prescribed time limits, full refund of fare will be given, after deducting the clerkage charges or Rs. 30 per passenger. For complete details about the amount that is deducted from gross refundable amount as irctc cancellation charges, see irctc refund rules.

Now users can check their refund status online by clicking 'Refund status' link after logging in. If by any reason you are unable to cancel your ticket on the website till the time of charting and also unable to perform the journey, please send a mail to etickets@irctc.co.in at the earliest giving the details of your claim .We will represent your case with the Railways Claims Wing. However since this is a long drawn-out process. If the user wishes to cancel his E-ticket, he can do so till the time of chart preparation for the train (which is normally 4 to 6 hours before the scheduled departure of the train from the train originating station.(For trains starting up to 12 noon the chart preparation is usually done on the previous night). Similarly these and any other claims/contingencies on this e-ticket may be conveyed to us at etickets@irctc.co.in for processing.

For any further assistance, please contact us at us at 24*7 Hrs. Customer Support at 011-39340000 or mail us at care@irctc.co.in. Just dial 139 from your landline, mobile & CDMA phones for railway enquiries.

For any enquiries or information regarding your transaction with IRCTC, do not provide your credit/debit card details by any means to IRCTC. All your queries can be replied on the basis of 10 digit IRCTC Transaction id/ PNR no./User id. can be replied on the basis of 10 digit IRCTC Transaction id/ PNR no./User id. IRCTC does not store the credit/debit card information in any form during the transaction.

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