Premium Tatkal Booking IRCTC Train Guide

Premium Tatkal Train Tickets are like Tatkal Tickets. Premium Tatkal (PT) was introduced by IRCTC last year in order to get train ticket on the last minute. Booking  Premium Tatkal (PT) will be much costlier than Tatkal due to dynamic fare pricing (i.e.) the ticket price will be varied according to the booking rate & seat available. So if you want to book premium Tatkal train tickets for less money then, checkout the below steps to Premium Tatkal train tickets booking.

How to Book Premium Tatkal Train Ticket Faster:

If you are going to book premium Tatkal train ticket tomorrow. We highly recommend you checkout the Premium Tatkal(PT) train List. Because all the trains doesn’t have premium Tatkal (PT) facility. Premium special trains are introduced in all major popular railway station in India like Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai etc… To reduce your money you need book the ticket at a faster rate.

Pune Railway station Ticket Counter
Pune Railway station Ticket Counter

Checkout: Premium Tatkal Train List 2015 – Updated

Premium Tatkal Train Ticket Booking Timings:

Premium Tatkal train ticket will get opened as like Tatkal Tickets. 10.00 A.M In the morning. It would be better you singed at 9.55 A.M. so when you enter the process it will be exactly 10.

Follow the steps for booking your Premium Tatkal Train Ticket.

Steps for booking Premium Tatkal Train:

Step #1: Log in IRCTC Application with your User name & Password

Step #2: Now select “Plan My Travel”. Enter the From & To Station

Step #3: Now select the Date of Journey & ticket type (i.e.) where e-ticket/i-ticket

Step #4: Click on Submit button & Trains will be listed out in the table

Step #5:  After select the option Premium Tatkal(PT) on the radio button. Now the special trains will be listed which has premium Tatkal facility.

Step #6: Select the train & book the ticket faster in order to avoid dynamic pricing. If you have booked at the starting point of time, then ticket rate will be less since you are the first person to book the premium ticket. So book your premium trains as book

Step #7: After selecting train. Fill the Passenger details & pay the money through net banking. Since Credit or debit cards will take some time. Net banking would be processed at higher rate.

Step #8: That’s it you have booked the Premium Tatkal Train Ticket.

Take Printout before you step into train. Happy Journey.

Comment us how much you paid for your premium Tatkal ticket. So that it might be helpful for the people to know the approximate fare for booking. Thanks in advance. Do let us know if you face any trouble in booking premium Tatkal tickets.

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  1. Premium tickets must have on every trains. It will be very good for the people who want to travel in emergency situation.

  2. Irctc android app has no such option of PT. Also ticket can’t be booked between 8- 12 AM.

  3. Please tell, If Premium Tatkal is also opening on the previous day, same time as Tatkal, then could your please tell me What is the difference between Tatkal and Premium Tatkal?

  4. Whether Premium Tatkal booking is available only with online or can we book PT tickets at railway counter?

  5. showing status as available but not giving the option for booking 😀 what the hell is this? making some kind of joke?

  6. There are no reserved tickets for premium Tatkal tickets. As a result we can’t book premium reserved Tatkal tickets at all. You can book only before day of journey that too only few trains have this Premium Tatkal facility.

  7. I want to book Premium Tatkal and Please tell me how much it will increased from tatkal ticket.

  8. Both are same. But Premium trains are fast Express rail service by Indian Railways which is operated only in busiest routes. Also the pricing fare is like dynamic pricing as like flight tickets.

  9. Do the fare of first PT ticket is same as tatkal ticket?
    In this case we can directly try for premium tatkal first rather than trying first for tatkal and in case of failure switch to PT.

  10. PT train tickets fare higher than tatkal tickets like triple or double the amount spent for Tatkal Ticket. Also all the trains will not have Premium Tatkal facility, only in the busiest route you can book your premium tatkal tickets.

  11. I can’t find Book now option in premium Tatkal. It is only showing 154 tickets Available . How to book the premium Tatkal train ticket?

  12. Premium Tatkal should be introduced to all the trains. so that people can have option to choose the suitable train for them.

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