Often we need to cancel our train tickets which have been pre-booked either online or from the ticket booking counter. However, for e-tickets, it is even more advantageous as they can be cancelled online without any hassle till the charts are prepared. If you have bought e-tickets for your journey, then keep in mind that you cannot cancel it at the counter. However, you will need to pay an amount of money as the penalty for your cancellation. IRCTC refund status can be checked online only for e-tickets, or else you can contact irctc refund helpline as well. Apart from these charges the whole money will be refunded to your bank account in less than 7 working days. But do you know about the complete refund rules of IRCTC? If not then this article is going to help you the amount of money that you will get as the refund as well as the complete refund rules along with it. So keep reading.

The Complete Rules For Refund

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  • In case your ticket was confirmed, and it was cancelled when there were more than 48 hours left for the scheduled time of departure then the amount of money that is going to be deducted as the cancellation charged are – rs 240 is going to be deducted on all the executive class or the ac First class tickets. For the AC 2 tier ones, the amount of money for the penalty is 200 rs. For any chair car or AC 3 tier tickets the charges that are going to be deducted are rs 180. Now coming to normal sleeper class 120 rs is usually deducted and for the second class tickets, the money is only rs 60. Apart from the charges the entire ticket money will be refunded back to your bank account.

  • In case you cancel a ticket that has been confirmed in between 12 to 48 hours of departure then 25% of the value of your ticket will be deducted. However, there is a base fare which you will be charged.

  • If you cancel the ticket in between 12 to 4 hours of the scheduled departure, then you will lose 50% of the ticket money as the charges, and the rest of it will be refunded back to you.

  • If your ticket has not been confirmed yet which means that if you are on a waiting list or a RAC then you can cancel your tickets 30 minutes before the departure of the train as well and the money will get refunded to your account with only Rs. 60 as deduction..

  • Another rule that you need to keep in your mind is that for the e-tickets the refunds will always need to be done online. You cannot take an e-ticket to a normal ticket counter and ask them to refund it.

  • If you are a passenger whose e-ticket is yet to be confirmed or waitlisted , then the entire ticket amount is going to be refunded to you.

  • In case the train that you were supposed to travel on gets cancelled then you will get an automatic refund of the amount of money. You don’t need to file any TDR or do other things for your refund.

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  • There is another major refund rule which you must keep in mind. If you have a ticket of the tatkal trains then no refund is going to be granted if you have confirmed tatkal tickets, this means that if you are booking a ticket on a tatkal make sure that you are extremely cautious about it.

So these were the complete refund rules of IRCTC which are levied when someone cancels there confirmed or unconfirmed train tickets. So if you want to cancel your tickets which are already booked and need to know about the exact amount that you will get back then make sure you refer to this article to know about it in depth.


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