IRCTC Online Railway Ticket booking timings extend: now 23 hours a day

by Manav Mishra


It was a long proposed move by the Indian Railways; we heard about the plans long back that the online booking of


Indian Railway tickets (via IRCTC) will be extended. Earlier you couldn’t book tickets during the time span of 11:30 PM to 5 AM.

Book Indian railway tickets online 23 hours a day

Now, this service will be live for 23 hours a day, i.e. you can now book your Indian Railway tickets at any time of the day except for  11:30 PM to 12:30 AM. That means the new timing for the booking is 12:30 AM to 11:30 PM.

This is a great step taken by the Indian Railways, will definitely help people to book their tickets more easily. 23 hours a day is almost as good as a 24 hours service, also looks like Ministry of Indian Railways has made a well-planned move. Imagine, if this non- booking span was at some other point of time during the day, and then the extended timing would have failed to make an appeal, isn’t it?

Thanks to Indian Railways for making this change, we appreciate it.