Can i Book IRCTC Retiring Room Online ?

Hello! Booking hotel rooms in main cities is quite expensive. But when you are having reservation and want to stay, don’t forget to check retiring room availability. It is really cheap and rooms are really good. Few days back, I have booked retiring room at Rangiya and Guwahati stations, believe me, rooms were really more then expectation. I got double bed AC rooms at just Rs 600 for 24 hours. At the end of the post, I will be sharing. Today we guide you How to Book IRCTC Retiring Room Online in easy steps. Read this complete post

Follow these steps:

  1. First of all, visit IRCTC Tourism Page or directly from here:
  2. IRCTC Tourism Page will get open, login with your IRCTC Username and Password.
  3. If you don’t have account in IRCTC, you can still book Retiring Room. Don’t Worry
  4. Click on “Guest Login” available on top.
  5. Just enter your email id and mobile number to continue
  6. Next, a page will open where you have enter the PNR Number which is printed on the ticket
  7. Note: You can only book retiring room, if you have reservation. You can either book at the source station or destination station
  8. After entering PNR Number, a form will get open where you have to select station, date and time, select passenger, room type.
  9. You will have to also give one ID Proof unique number such as PAN, Aadhaar, Driving Licence any of government proof
  10. At last make your payment

Click here to check List of Stations:

Proofs: (Taken from my mobile)

Rangiya Junction Railway Retiring Room


Guwahati Railway Retiring Room

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q1. What is Railways Retiring Room?

Railways Retiring Rooms are rooms which are available on Railway Stations across India, They are available in Single, Double and Dormitory type of occupancy with AC and Non AC combination.

Q2. What is the duration of Booking ?

Minimum 12 Hrs to Maximum 48 Hrs.

Q3. What are the rules for Cancellation of Retiring Rooms?


  1. Deduction of 10% on cancellation in advance of 48 hrs of the day of occupation.
  2. A Deduction of 50% on cancellation within a period of less than 48 hrs to the day of occupation.
  3. Deduction of 100% on cancellation on the day of occupation.
  4. Passenger wise cancellation is not allowed, only Room wise cancellation is allowed.
  5. If more than one room/dormitory is booked and cancellation is being done for few room/dormitory then cancellation rule 1, 2 and 3 will be applicable for room/dormitory as per case.

Q4. How would be the room Accommodation?

A. Permissible combinations as are under:

  For 1 passenger, one Single Bed Room or One Double Bed Room or One Bed in Dormitory can be can be allocated.

  Two passengers, One Double Bed Room or Two Bed in Dormitory can be allocated.

  For 3 passengers, (one Double Bed Room + One Single Bed Room) or Three Bed in Dormitory can be allocated.

  4 passengers, Two Double Bed Rooms or Four bed in Dormitory can be allocated.

  For five passengers, Two Double Bed Rooms or Five bed in Dormitory can be allocated.

  For 6 passengers, Two Double Bed Rooms or Six bed in Dormitory can be allocated.

Q5. How is Extension Charge being charged?


  If a room is being booked in single transaction for more than 24 hrs periods in combination of slots (12+24,24+12 and 24+24) then second slot assumes as extension of booking of first slot and 25% extra tariff of the second slot is being charged i.e.


Below table is an example to explain fare calculation:-

First Slot (Tariffs)Second Slot (Tariffs)Total Tariffs
12 (100)12 (100)100+100=200
12 (100)24 (200)100+(200+50)=350
24 (200)12 (100)200+(100+25)=325
24 (200)24 (200)200+(200+50)=450

Q6. How is IRCTC Service Charge being charge?

IRCTC Service Charge of Rs.20/- upto 24hrs for a Retiring Room and Rs.10/- upto 24hrs for a Dormitory Bed and of Rs.40/- from 24hrs to 48hrs for a Retiring Room and Rs.20/- from 24hrs to 48 hrs for a Dormitory Bed.

Q7. What is the Hourly Booking of Retiring Room ?

General Rule: 

1. Reservation Period
Minimum allow reservation period is 3 hrs and maximum reservation period is 48 hrs for the available rooms and dormitories.

2. Non- Principal Block
The 12 hrs period from 09 hrs to 21 hrs called as Non-Principal Block. The Non-Principal block can be book hourly i.e. minimum 3 hrs and beyond.

3. Principal Block
The 12 hrs period from 21 hrs to 09 hrs as Principal Block. The principal block cannot be book partially i.e hourly bookings in Principal Block in general.

4. Tariff calculation.

The tariff through master tariff tabled given below:-

Below table is an example to explain fare calculation:-


Tariff Tables
S.NoNo. of HoursPropose Charges (base 100 for 24 hrs)
1Upto 325
9Beyond 24 hrsAs per above
5. Total booking charges would be round off in multiple of rupees.
6. Other rule would be remaining same.
Q8. General Questions?


No  No  No

   1  Can Retiring Room book online ?  Yes
   2  Max No of passengers book per ticket?  Number of Passenger book on train ticket
   3  Can a Retiring Room be booked against Wait-listed ticket?  No
   4  Can a Retiring Room be booked against RAC ticket?  Yes
   5  Can a Retiring Room be booked against Confirmed ticket?  Yes
   6  Max. time limit up to which tickets can be booked?  Upto Check IN
   7  Is name change permissible?
   8  Is Journey Alterations permissible?
   9  If Retiring Room booked online, can it be cancelled through counter and vice versa?
   10  Cancellation Online – Before Check In  Yes, As per policy.
  Cancellation Online – After Check In
   12  Can both Credit card and debit card be used for booking?  Yes
   13  Is ID Proof Required for Booking?  Yes
   14  What are the Contact Details?  Email us at [email protected] or call us at 1800110139 between 10am to 6pm(Mon-Sat)
   15  What is the Authority to Travel?  Electronic Reservation Slip printout issued by
   16  What are Booking Hours?  12:30 AM to 11:30 PM
   17  Does payment made confirms booking of tickets?  Only confirmation number generation ensure booking.
   18  Is PNR mandatory for the booking?  Yes
   19  Can we get the concession on senior citizen?  No
   20  Can we get the lunch or dinner, when we booked the retiring room?  No
  What is the age of child for the booking?
   22  While booking, the amount was debited but ticket not booked. What should I do?  Amount would be refunded with in 7-10 working days in same account
   23  What should I do if I don’t see the confirmation of my booking on my screen?  Please check your Booking History or Email us at [email protected] or call us at 1800110139 between 10am to 6pm
   24  Can partial cancellation be done?  NO
   25  How many bookings are allowed per PNR?  One Booking Per PNR(Onward/Return)

Please comment below, if you have any question, we will reply as soon as possible.


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. ID proof is in the other name of the passenger travelling.Is it ok ?

    1. no not ok, Need same name in id proof and ticket.

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