Train Ticket Cancellation Charges and Rules For Indian Railways

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Train Ticket Cancellation Charges and Rules

Indian Railway Train ticket cancellation rules are very complex for a general user it is very difficult to know about the Cancellation charges that he has to pay when hr cancel the ticket. So here i will tell you about the Train ticket cancellation charges for Indian railways. These charges depend on the status of your ticket and the time of your cancellation. So i will clearly describe all railways cancellation rules.

Indian railway has different rules for booking/ cancellation and all other. Like it has different rules for online booking and offline booking. Then there is tatkal scheme and then there are rules for chart preparation and cancellation. Also refund rules. So being a experienced user , i will explain all these points clearly in simple language.

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Railway Train Ticket Cancellation Charges and Rules

Here i will only discuss about the ticket booked in general quota as i have another post for tatkal ticket cancellation rules. Now every class have different rules. Let us now talk about it.

Train Ticket Cancellation rules

  • First thing that you need to note is that eticket i.e the online ticket can be cancelled by online and the offline counter ticket can be cancelled only at the counter.
  • E ticket can be cancelled only till the chart is not prepared, you can not cancel eticket after chart perpetration.  Read more about the Train chart preperation time.
  • Eticket in the waiting list after chart prepared will be auto cancel and you can not travel with that ticket.

Train Ticket Cancellation Charges

As i told earlier the cancellation charge for train ticket depends on the the cancellation time, ticket status and your class. So the amount of charge that will be deduct will depend on these three.

Cancellation charge for e-ticket before chart preparation

Here is the cancellation charges of confirmed ticket according to the time frame and the ticket class.

Before 48 Hours of Train Departure

 Within 48 hrs and

up to 6 hours of Train Departure

Less Than 6 hours of departure

AC First Class/Executive Class Rs 120 / Passenger  25% Of the fare to minimum Rs 70   50% Of the fare to minimum Rs 70
AC 2 Tier/First Class Rs 100 / Passenger  25% Of the fare to minimum Rs 60 50% Of the fare to minimum Rs 60
AC 3 Tier/AC Chair car/ AC 3 Economy Rs 90 / Passenger  25% Of the fare to minimum Rs 60 50% Of the fare to minimum Rs 60
Sleeper Class Rs 60 / Passenger  25% Of the fare to minimum Rs 40 50% Of the fare to minimum Rs 40
Second Class Rs 30 / Passenger  25% Of the fare to minimum Rs 20 50% Of the fare to minimum Rs 20

Cancellation charge for e-ticket After chart preparation

Online ticket can not be cancelled after the chart preparation for normal user. But you can file TDR to get the refund if applicable.

Other Railways Cancellation Rules and Charges

  • No refund for a confirmed ticket if refund request is filed after 2 Hrs of train departure.
  • No refund for a RAC ticket if refund request is filed after 3 Hrs of train departure.

Cancellation Charges for Waiting list/RAC Ticket

According to Indian railways full refund is given to waiting list and RAC ticket, if cancel before the 3 Hours of train departure. Some clerkage charge are deducted per passenger in this case.

Cancellation Of  Train

If due to any case like flood, any disaster or any other reason, if the train is cancelled full refund will be given. The refund will be proceed automatically for the e-ticket, you do not need to file the TDR.

So here i have clearly explained all the rules of train ticket cancellation and all train ticket cancellation charges. If you still have any doubt on cancellation and refunds. Just comment below.

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