What if you book the train tickets by yourself rather than standing in those long queues? What if you book the train tickets with just a few easy steps? If you get irritated by the traffic at the train ticket window, here we have something that will help you to get rid of the long queue. Indian Railway has launched its Official Android App for all Indians. The app is called IRCTC Rail Connect which is IRCTC’s Official Android App. It comes with some exceptional features for all the Indians who love to travel by train.Official IRCTC Android App - IRCTC Rail Connect - theandroidportal.com So, here is all that you need to know about the IRCTC Rail Connect Android App.

Official IRCTC Android App – IRCTC Rail Connect

IRCTC Rail Connect is the best app that lets you know everything about Indian Railways at your fingertips. So, let us go through the details of this app below. Along with the features and details, we will also include some useful topics for your simpleness of use.


As we have mentioned above IRCTC Rail Connect is an Android App. So, it will be easily compatible with all Android devices whether it is a smartphone or tablet.

But, before using the app, make sure that your device is running on Android 4.1 or later. If not, then you can not utilize the amazing features of the IRCTC Rail Connect app. This app comes with a smaller size of only 13 MB.

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In terms of the availability of the app, any Android user can directly download this app from the Google Play Store. You can freely download the app. Currently, this app’s version is 2.1.26. It is available at the Play Store with 4.2 user ratings.


What to say about the features of this IRCTC Android App? In actuality, you can call this app a treasure. It offers all the features which make your train journey so good compared to earlier. Let us take a look at all one by one.

One of the main features of this app is that this app lets you book train tickets with ease. You can also book an advance ticket for your upcoming journey all over India. You can also book tickets with General, Ladies, Tatkal, Lower Berth, Senior Citizen, and Premium Tatkal. Alongside the ticket booking, it lets you cancel the tickets. After booking, it also helps you to check the PNR Status to know whether the ticket is confirmed or not.

This app is integrated with IRCTC e-wallet to have faster and hassle-free money transactions. As an additional feature, this app allows you to book a cab for the selected destination. You can also book the meal. Apart from this, you can also find the date-wise trains between all the stations.

Your activities on the app will automatically sync with the Official Website of IRCTC. If somehow you lost the booking details from the app, then to get it back, the Official Website of IRCTC will help you. Just, log in with your credentials, and get all the details easily.

How to Register a New Account on the IRCTC Rail Connect Android App

The registration process for the IRCTC Rail Connect app is very lengthy. So, to have better info on it, here we will mention the entire registration process with one-by-one steps.

  • First of all, download the IRCTC Rail Connect Android App from the Google Play Store.
  • Then, install it on your Android device.
  • Now, open the app and you will get a colorful interface with Four options Train Ticket, Book Meal, Air Ticket, and IRCTC Tourism.
  • Here, tap on the Train Ticket option. It will bring a new screen with a log-in option. If you are already a registered user, then just enter the Username and Password to have access to the app.

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  • If you have not registered yourself yet, you will have to go through the registration process.
  • Now, click on the Register option.
  • On the next screen, it will ask you to fill in the necessary info. It includes info like Username, Password, Confirm Password, First/Middle/Last Name, DOB, Gender, Mobile No., and Email ID. Here, keep in mind that you have to enter a unique username otherwise, it prompts you as “username already exists“.
  • Then, tap on the Next button.
  • Still, on the next display, you will have to enter some info like Country, Security Q & A, Occupation, and Marital Status.

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  • Again, tap on the Next button.
  • Now, you are on the last page of the registration. Here, it will ask you to enter your address along with Street and Area, Code, State, Country, P.O., and Phone Number.
  • Again, tap on the Next button and you will get the Congratulation Message on the screen.

The Congratulation Message means you have completed the registration formality to have access to the app.

Now, the important thing is the User Verification which is also essential to perform.

Completing User Verification in IRCTC Rail Connect Android App

After completing the registration process, you must verify to be eligible for the use. The User Verification process is very short, unlike its User Registration process.

  • After getting the congratulatory message, it asks you to log in to verify the account.
  • Tap on the OK option of the Congratulation Message.
  • On the login page, enter your account credentials as Username and Password.
  • As soon as you enter the right details, it asks you to enter the Mobile OTP as well as Email OTP. You will receive the OTP on your registered Mobile Number and Email ID.
  • Enter the OTP on both the blanks one by one.
  • You will automatically be verified if you enter the right details.

Also, to avoid the filling of login details every time you open the app, it asks you to set the PIN. You will have to enter that PIN two times to make it confirmed. Now, you do not need to enter the login credentials on each app opening. Just enter the PIN and you will get access to the app.

Booking Tickets on the IRCTC Rail Connect Android App

The IRCTC Rail Connect app has made train booking very easy with just a few steps. It also shows you various trains between two destinations. Also, you can get an idea of seat availability along with berth preferences.

To get more info on ticket booking, look at the below step.

  • After opening the app, tap on the three lines at the top of the left corner of the display.
  • It explores some options for you. From this, click on the New Booking option which is topping the list.
  • Here, enter two destinations From Station and To Station.

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  • After that, select the date of your journey for the training result and tap on Search Train.
  • It will show you a list of all the available trains as per your destinations.
  • From here, choose the train and tap on it.
  • It will offer classes like 1A, 2A, 3A, SL, and more.
  • To go ahead, choose the class and tap on the Book Now option.

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  • On the new screen, it asks you to add the passenger details. In terms of passenger details, you will have to enter Name, Age, Gender, and Berth.
  • Then, tap on the Book Ticket option located at the screen bottom.
  • Add the Captcha Code on the next display for the payment procedure.

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  • Choose the Payment Option from e-wallets, BHIM UPI, Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash Cards, and others.
  • Under the e-Wallets, you will get IRCTC Wallet, MobiKwik, JioMoney, OlaMoney, AirtelMoney, and Paytm options.

So, now choose the appropriate option for making payments and confirm the booking. After paying the amount, you will get the booking details.

How to Check PNR Status IRCTC Rail Connect Android App

By using this app, you can also check the PNR Status of your booked ticket. PNR word is a short form of Passenger Name Record. PNR status is the status of your ticket booking while traveling in India by Indian Railway. Based on the PNR status, you can estimate the status of the booking whether it is confirmed, waiting, reserved, and more.

So, take a look at how to check PNR Status using IRCTC’s Official Android App.

  • After opening the app, tap on the three lines at the top of the left corner of the display.
  • It explores some options for you like New Booking, My Transactions, Cancel Ticket, PNR Enquiry, File TDR, My Account, More, Book/Cancel CabBook/Cancel Meal, and Out.

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  • Here, select the PNR Enquiry to check the PNR status of your booking.
  • It will ask you to enter the PNR number that you get while booking the tickets.
  • Enter the PNR Number and it lets you know the PNR Status.

Apart from this, various apps are using which you can check the PNR Status.

You can also check out Best Android Apps to Check PNR Status On the Android Device.

In the end, we hope that this guide will be useful to you to know about the IRCTC Rail Connect App.

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Mukesh Chauhan
Mukesh Chauhan is an Engineering Student, who loves to write about technology and gadgets. Currently he is studying and working as an Editor on Theandroidportal.com