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Cancellation of Train Tickets

What are the cancellation charges applicable on cancelling a train ticket?

Cancellation penalty varies by the quota you have booked your ticket in, time before departure of the train, PNR status, class of travel and distance for which reservation is done. You can find indicative information below to help you calculate your cancellation penalties. For more detailed information, please refer to

If a confirmed ticket is cancelled more than 24 hrs before the scheduled departure of the train, flat cancellation charges shall be deducted @ Rs.70/- for AC First Class/Executive Class, Rs.60/- for AC 2 Tier/AC 3 Tier/First Class/AC Chair car, Rs.40/- for Sleeper Class and Rs.20/- for Second Class. Cancellation charges are per passenger.

If a confirmed ticket is cancelled within 24 hrs and up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, cancellation charges shall be 25% of the fare subject to the minimum flat rate mentioned in the above clause.

Less than 4 hours before the schedule departure of the train upto chart preparation of the train, 50% of the fare paid subject to the minimum cancellation charges. Note the Chart preparation time is the time for the chart preparation from the Train Originating Station or from the Previous chart Preparation station.

For Taktal quota tickets, a flat refund of 25% of total fare charged on ticket, excluding Tatkal Charges is granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets, which are cancelled up to 24 hrs before the schedule departure of train. No refund on confirmed Tatkal tickets is granted when cancelled within 24 hrs of the schedule departure of train. For contingent cancellation and waitlisted Tatkal ticket cancellations, charges will be deducted as per existing Railway rules.

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