2 ac & 3 ac cancellation Charges [Train Ticket]

IRCTC cancellation charges for 3ac & 2ac train tickets are revised from November 12th 2015. Do you like to travel more in train? Did you booked train tickets for 3ac & 2ac earlier with the help of Advance reservation period. Do you want to cancel train ticket 3ac & 2ac that you have booked on IRCTC website? Do you know if you cancel the ticket after November 12th then you can see the cancellation charges for 3ac & 2ac are higher than usual and the refunded amount initiated will be less than earlier?

IRCTC Cancellation Charges for 3ac & 2ac Train Tickets:

Do you want to why the IRCTC reservation cancellation charges for 3ac & 2ac train ticket are higher? Most of us are booking the ticket for our journey in the train. Since it is cheaper & comfortable people prefer it. Also the cancellation charges are very low so people will book their more train ticket and whenever they didn’t require people will cancel the train ticket.

Indian Train AC Coach Cancellation
Indian Train AC Coach Cancellation

3 ac & 2 ac cancellation train ticket charges are higher than sleeper class. When you cancel the sleeper class railway train ticket it will be less for a middle class people. Being an upper middle class we know that you will always travel in the 3ac & 2ac trains. So for the people who travel in the ac train & book their train ticket in IRCTC online, they will not worry about their cancellation charges. If you would have about the train ticket reservation cancellation charges then you must here.

You can find information for AC  train ticket IRCTC cancellation charges & other classes given below

For Confirmed tickets:

Class of Travel in Train Duration IRCTC Cancellation Charges (Before) IRCTC Cancellation Charges (Now)
Second Sitting (2S)  

IRCTC Cancellation before 48 hours in Online

Rs 30 Rs. 60
Sleeper Class (SL) Rs 60 Rs. 120
Chair Car (CC)    
Third AC Ticket Rs. 90 Rs. 180
Second AC Ticket Rs. 100 Rs. 200

If your train is going to start in next 48 hour and if you still want to cancel the train tickets. Please find the charges for the same below

Duration before the schedule departure of train IRCTC Cancellation Charges (Before) IRCTC Cancellation Charges (Now)
Between 48 hours & 12 hours 25 % of the train ticket 25 % of the  train ticket
Before 6 hours & up to 2 hours after actual departure of train 50 % of the train ticket This has been removed
Between 12 hours & 4 hours 50 % of train ticket 50 % of train ticket

For other tickets:

Nature of Train Ticket Time limit for cancellation of Ticket Cancellation charge Per passenger
Untraveled Unreserved Ticket Within three hours of issue of tickets Rs. 30
Untraveled Unreserved Ticket in advance To be presented up to 24:00 of the day preceding the day of Journey Rs. 30
Partial Confirmed Ticket Up to 30 min before schedule of train Rs. 60
Untraveled Waiting List/ RAC Tickets Up to 30 min before schedule of train Rs. 60

If you want so save your penny while booking then you can check out the IRCTC Paytm Offers. Comment us if you have any doubts regarding the refund and the cancellation charges of reservation train tickets

27 Comments

  1. I have Train Ticket for 3rd class & Rs.1200 has been charged while booking.And the train ticket is for 18 Aug 2016. If I cancel the train ticket now (i.e) 12 Aug 2016, then how much amount will be refunded ? What will be cancellation Charges for 3AC Train ticket ?

  2. I have tatkal Train Two Ticket for 3rd class & Rs.3000/-aprox has been charged while booking.And the train ticket is for 21 Aug 2016. If I cancel the train ticket now (i.e) 20 Aug 2016, then how much amount will be refunded ? What will be cancellation Charges for 3AC Tatkal Train ticket ?

  3. I have window train ticket for 3rd AC and train ticket is for 30 Aug 2016. If I cancel the train ticket now (i.e) 21 Aug 2016 , then how much amount will be refunded? What will be cancellation charges for 3rd AC windows ticket ?

  4. Can you tell me what is the cancellation charges for AC 3 tier 180/190₹,because when I have cancelled my tickets he has taken 190₹ instead of 180₹.

  5. I cancelled a senior citizen ticket (2nd class). Departure of train on November. Will anybody Know How much will i get refund for the cancellation ticket.

  6. I read every where that maximum cancellation charges for confirmed tickets is 240. But when i cancelled my confirmed 3rd AC tickets a week before the travel date my 400 rupees was deducted. whats the reason?

  7. I have booked four 3 tier AC tickets for 3rd Dec 2016 and got a booking status RLWL. How much will I be charged if I cancel 3 tier AC tickets. Now ie. 27th Sept 2016. What about my cancellation charges ?

  8. Thanks for sharing the information on 2 AC & 3 AC Cancellation charges. I have cancelled the ticket after seeing the information. Thanks once again 🙂

  9. 3 AC Cancellation Charges will be Rs.180 for each person in ticket (i.e) If you booked three person in a ticket then the cancellation charge would be 3 *180 and the service charges for 3 AC Train ticket will not be refunded.

  10. Did you booked 3 AC train ticket for 2 person? If so, then I think you have received the right refund amount Rs.400 to you bank account for the cancelled train ticket.

    Note: You might read about the old article on 3 AC Charges. Rs.180 is the cancellation charges for 3 AC ticket before an year. This year they have revised it to Rs.200 for each person in the train ticket. If two then it would be 2 * 200

  11. The 3AC Cancellation Charges will be Rs.180 for each Person in the train ticket. 3 AC Normal ticket or 3 AC window ticket cancellation charges are same Rs.180 & the service charges will not be refunded.

  12. What will be the cancellation charges for the waiting list tickets of 3AC if we cancel before one month and more ?

  13. I booked 3AC train ticket for 07.10.2016 and departure time is 09.50 A.M. Please answer exact Time (How 48 hours apply) of cancellation of train tickets to save maximum amount of booking.

  14. Booked a 3rd AC tatkal ticket for tomorrow evening, It came to W/L 49, If I cancel it manually from my side, how much refund will I be getting? Total cost is around 1125/-. Please help me.

  15. Don’t do manual Cancellation of Tatkal Ticket. Your ticket will get auto cancelled and compared to manual cancellation of Tatkal ticket you will get higher than the manual cancellation of tatkal ticket.

  16. Am in the waiting list 4 for Bangalore express, 16525 on 2/11/16 [2nd AC]. I read somewhere that WL within 5 may get confirmed…is it so? If not, when shall I cancel the ticket to reduce the cancellation charges?
    Or will it get automatically cancelled being in the WL?

  17. My wife and I have bookings on a train in 2AC in which my seat is confirmed as a Senior Citizen while her booking is WL3 for journey on 11th Dec from Karwar to Mumbai. If her booking does not move to confirmed/RAC will she be barred from travelling with me? We have no issue sharing a berth in case her booking does not get confirmed

  18. Ravi Your Chance for Confirmation are low. If your 2 AC or 3 AC train tickets are not confirmed then the ticket will get auto cancelled and the 2 ac & 3 ac cancellation charges will be automatically refunded to the bank account.

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