IRCTC Retiring Room Booking – How to Book ?

Book Railway Retiring Room Online

Not many people are aware from this that what is IRCTC Retiring room in Indian railways and how one can book it? Today i am going to explain the process for booking a retiring room online through website this is only the website to book online.

Railway Retiring Room booking –For booking a Retiring room you must have a booked ticket and valid PNR Number other wise you will not be allowed to book. Retiring room is only for the passengers not for public use like hotels rooms.

Following questions you might have to ask, I will clear everything. If still you have any query you can post in comment box i’ll resolve your query.


What is IRCTC Retiring Room in Railway?

Retiring room is just the rooms available inside railway stations across India. This is the facility/service provided by Indian railways for passenger convenience.


How to Book IRCTC Retiring Room Online?

Please follow below mentioned steps:


Go to IRCTC Tourism Website and click on Accommodation–>Railways Retiring Rooms


Enter Your PNR Number and click on button displayed right to it.


If you want to book Retiring room at source station then click on ‘Book on Source‘ otherwise click on ‘Book on destination‘ if you want to book at destination station


Enter the check in/check Out date Bed type and type of room such as AC or Non AC.


If your reservation station does not show then click on either ‘Book on Source Principal’ or ‘Book on destination Principal’ accordingly.


Fill all the details and click on Check Availability. It will show the availability as shown below:

IRCTC retiring room Booking


Select the Room no and Slot Duration.


System will redirect you to IRCTC login page here you need to enter your registered username and password. You can select Guest login option also if you do not have any registered account in IRCTC.


Select the Retiring Room for each passenger and select the ID card type and enter the number.

IRCTC retiring room booking Online


Click on proceed button and Make the payment. You are done!!!

Take the print out of the receipt and carry it while travelling you need to show this while entering in retiring room.


For How Long you Can Book IRCTC Retiring Room?

You can book retiring rooms only for 24 hour to 48 hours. More then this you are not allowed to keep occupying the room.


What are the Rules if Passenger Cancels the Booked Retiring Room?

  1. Deduction of 10% on cancellation in advance of 48 hrs of the day of occupation.
  2. 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.


Which Type of Retiring Rooms are Available Till Date?

They are available in Single bed room, Double bed room  and Dormitory type with AC and Non AC also. The main difference between all those are only rent.

Below are the images different types of retiring rooms:

Single bed Retiring Room:

Single bed Reiring Room Imgae

Double bed Retiring Room:

Double bed Retiring Room Image

Dormitory Retiring Room Image:

dormitory retiring room image


For How Many People a Room is ?

Room Accommodation rule are below please must read:

  • For single passenger, one Room (single bed) or One Room (double bed) or One Bed in Dormitory can be taken. Dormitory is a common hall where many beds are available to book there is common Let/Bath to use for all people.
  • For two passengers, One Room with double bed or Two Bed in Dormitory can be taken up.
  • For three passengers, One Room with double bed + One Room with single bed or Three Bed in Dormitory can be taken.
  • For four passengers, Two Rooms with Double bed or Four bed in Dormitory can be taken.
  • For five passengers, Two Rooms with double bed or Five bed in Dormitory can be taken.
  • For Six passengers, Two Rooms with Double Bed or Six bed in Dormitory can be taken.


What About Extension Charges for IRCTC Retiring Room?

If you book room in single transaction for more than 24 hours in slots 12+24,24+12 and 24+24 then second slot as extension of booking of first slot and 25% extra tariff of the second slot is being charged i.e.

how to book retiring room


How is Service Tax Being Charged?

A service tax of @12.36% of the tariff of the room/bed will be charged to you.


How IRCTC Takes Service Charges ?

For a Retiring Room Up to 24 hours Rs. 20 and from 24 hours to 48 hours Rs. 40

For a Dormitory BedUp to 24 hours Rs. 10 and from 24 hours to 48 hours Rs. 20


Few Other Questions are Here: FAQ


Que1. Can i book Retiring Room for wait listed ticket?

 No, for waitlisted ticket booking can not be done. Retiring room can be booked only for RAC and Confirmed ticket.

Que2. Can i change name  later after booking retiring room?

No, you can not change name later.

Que3. If i have booked retiring online so can i cancel it at retiring room counter ?

– No, if you have booked retiring room online then you can not cancel it at retiring room counter at railway station. But in case of any technical issue the irctc tourism website is down and unable to cancel it then cancellation is allowed in retiring room counter.

Que4. Can i cancel retiring room after check-in?

– No, Cancellation is allowed only before check-in. After entering inside retiring room you can not cancel it.

Que5. Is id proof required while doing check-in?

– Yes, its mandatory to show id proof while check-in. Without ID proof you are not allowed make an entry in register.

Que6. How many beds can be booked per PNR?

Please note, One booking per PNR is allowed, But if 4 passengers are there in one PNR then 4 beds can be booked.

Have a look at below image for quick View of FAQ:

Railway Retiring Room Booking in railway


Still Help Required?

For any assistance with regard to retiring room, please contact “May I Help You Booth” at the stations or Station Manager/Dy. Station Superintendent and for booking and cancellation related issues please contact below:

Email ID:
Phone No:  1800110139 You can call/mail us between 10am to 6pm(Mon-Sat)

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  1. unable to book online for retiring rooms in Hyderabad from Chennai. is it possible to book offline.

  2. Sir, My train is at 23:50 hrs. I want to book room in 08:00-20:00 hrs slot but I will reach station at 14:00 hrs. Will my booking cancel if I don’t reach at time? Please reply. Thank you !

  3. Hello sir ,

    I have been desperately trying to book a retiring room at chennai central , I think it’s failing due to payment transaction mode . Card transaction not working ,they dont have my bank in their list for net banking , :( . Please let me know whether I can book offline at Delhi Railway station.

    Thank you.

    You are doing a wonderful job . I really appreciate.

  4. Is banket available in single bed retiring room ???

  5. Rajendra Kumar says:

    Hi Sir,

    I booked retiring room at secunderabad but i did not take the print out at that time. I did not get any mail or message to mobile. Can i get the details copy with my PNR in website ? is the traveling ticket is sufficient ?


  7. Sandeep Kumar says:

    I am Sandeep Kumar an my PNR.No is 4846469746, booked from Hyderabad to Kalyan JN. But now our plan is change and we are travelling upto PUNE JN station only and I want to book a Retiring room. I am trying to do it online but detination doesnt showing PUNE station. Please hel me.

  8. Dear Sir,
    for Bandra east railway station, is there retiring room service is available??? if so i want to have Dormitory rooms of 3 beds,, what charge itll come for 7 to 8 hrs? please reply.

  9. Sir I am arriving 6pm to yeshwantpur (Bangalore).. I searched for retiring rooms..I have exam on the next day.. so I have to check out at morning 8am… But the timings were not understood to me…. What is 12 hours means 8 am to night 8 pm .. or up to next day morning 8 am… Please clarify my doubt sir

  10. baljeet singh says:

    Is retiring rooms available at bhilai power house (chhattisgarh) ?

  11. J K NAMDEO says:

    I booked retiring room for 48 water for bathing are avilable or not or geegar avilable in room

  12. I want to book retiring room in hyderabad . But message is coming that session expired . Why ?please help

  13. Dear Sir,
    I am travelling from Hubbli to Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru anf i am facing problem to book the retiring room. It showing an error as slot is not available. Suggest me how to book the room today itself because tomorrow i am coming there.

  14. shouvik banerjee says:




  15. Sir,
    Iam going to Mumbai, my train will not reach to CST station, but it will pass via Panvel station. can I book retiring room in CST station. Please confirm sir

  16. shouvik banerjee says:


    I have got a ticket from lucknow (27.11.2016 20:30) to delhi for my family.
    I have booked retiring room in lucknow for my family 24 hours advance (26.11.2016 20:00 to 27.11.2016 20:00)

    The question is that i am reaching lucknow on 27.11.2016 (02:00) morning which will be a LATE CHECK-IN for 6 hours. Will there be any problem for me to check in. Please tell me in advance so that i can cancel and replan my booking. Regards

  17. Arnab Bhattacharjee says:

    Is there any retiring room facility available at Visakhapatnam Railway Station?
    What is the Check In and Check Out time in retiring room?
    Can I booked retiring room for 12 hrs. span?

  18. Prabhat Jha says:

    I want to book ac retiring room at new delhi railway stn on 13 oct 16. Can i book the same on the same day or i have to book it online only

  19. can retiring room be book only via SBI internet banking????

  20. Sir,
    Is retiring rooms available at Ernakulam south railway station (ERS)?

  21. Shashank says:

    I have booked tickets by 2AC from 23/12/2016 from Pune to Varanasi…can I book the retiring rooms at Pune for 23/12/16 as on today I.e. 10/8/10/16…how many days in advance,I can book the rooms

  22. Sir,

    I booked a Retiring room at Ahmedabad from 8 AM on this saturday. But my train arrives at 4 AM early in the morning. Can I check into the retiring room before check in time ( I mean before 4 hours before on request)

  23. swadesh satpathy says:

    whether the retiring room can be booked on spot i,e at destination point (if room available0 ?

    As my ticket is under waiting list, but i will definitely go to trivandrum with my family and i want to stay at retiring room then please advice me what i will do ?

  24. vishakha shukla says:

    Dear concerned,
    How much time before can i book the retiring room?

    vishakha shukla

  25. Biraja Prasad mohanty says:

    I booked a retiring room at raipur station but after transaction some error occured, how could i know that my room is booked or not. the amount for booking charge is debited from my ac.

  26. Chandra Kumar says:

    Sir I have booked retiring room at Ahmedabad. Im arriving from jamnagar to Ahmedabad on 10th july 2016 at 10:30 AM…and leaving Ahmedabad to New Delhi on same day 5:30 PM

    But I have booked my room on previous day 9th July 2016 at 20:00 using my Ahmedabad New Delhi Rajdhani PNR ….Will I be able to check in on 10th july morning 10:30AM?..

  27. koteswara rao says:

    While I am trying to Book Retiring Room at Pune Junction. It is saying that only Family Room is Available. What is Family Room and what is the condition of Pune retiring rooms. Please help me. Thank you.

  28. Kalyan Koley says:

    I’m, reaching NDLS on 14-10-16 with my wife and daughter (07 years) by Duronto Exp and catching Gatiman on 15-10-2016.
    May I book an AC 3 bed Retiring Room at NDLS for the night of 14th (FROM 14-10-16, 5pm to 15-10-2016, 7 am)??
    If yes, may I book it FROM any COUNTER at HOWRAH Station??
    Shall I get the RESPONSE at my email, too?
    I remain,
    Yours truly,
    Kalyan Koley

    • Yes, you can book the retiring room from 14th to 16th Aug (48 hours also).

      The railway has stopped Offline booking now at almost 80% stations so not sure for Howrah station.

      I’ll suggest you to book it Online.

  29. Amitabha Ghoshray says:

    I have confirmed booking of a double room at Delhi Station for the 8 am to 8 pm slot (12 hours) and then I would arrive at 12:30 pm to take my room, will it be given to me or will it be cancelled?

  30. shashank panwar says:

    I am a single passenger but booked a double bed as single bed was not available ….I want to know will my room be shared with other passenger

  31. I am tamilarasan I want to book retiring room in madurai we are the five members and we are the railway staff but how can I enter the pnr number

    • Without PNR number you can not book Retiring Room anywhere in India.

      Go and talk to Station Master you have some special facility from Railway if you are railway employee.

  32. Dear Concerned,

    Hi, I want to book a retiring room at pathankot. The problem is that 2 senior citizens are travelling with a 15 year old boy. I could book only one double room as we cannot leave these senior people alone. Please help whether the boy will be allowed in the room or not.



    • Hello Shilpi,
      Children aged from 0-12 years all eligible, after 12 years age a full charge will be applicable.

      I’ll suggest, tell them the boy age is 10 years only. So they will allow at free of cost. :) and please inform that smart boy also your age is 10 years not 15 years and if somebody ask there then say 12 not 15.

  33. RAJESH PITALIA says:

    I have RAC ticket from surat to howara. will reach howara on 12th june evening.
    however i may try TATKAL ticket on 10th june.
    In that case i will cancel RAC ticket, which was used while booking accomodation.
    Can my booking for accomodation be still stand vaild with new tatkal ticket (new PNR)

    Passagers travelling will be same.

  34. Niladri Das says:

    Sir pls. confirm me in One Ticket ( one PNR No ) how manyId Proof is required ?

  35. niharika says:

    I dont have any credit or debit card. I want my payment to be made through offline counter in cash. How could i proceed? pls guide

    • Hi Niharika,
      Currently all retiring room counters are closed at railway station for few months. Retiring room booking is allowed online only.
      You can confirm it once again at your nearest railway station.

  36. niharika says:

    I dont have any debit or credit card of organisation mentioned. I want my ticket to be booket through offline couter mode and that too via direct cash…please guide

  37. rajesh digamberrao shelke says:

    i am coming to sbc banglore at 5.30 am and my booking is from 8 am will they allow me

  38. Shubham says:

    i am coming Lucknow next week for 2days nd i am gonna book retiring room for that and will they allow outsider any person from lucknow to come there to meet me in that room or will they create problems.

  39. Arnab Ghosh says:

    Me and my wife have booked a retiring room recently. During the time of booking, my wife’s PAN card was mentioned as ID proof. But while booking in a hurry, the second letter of the 10 letter PAN card number was misspelled. We came to know about this later. Would there be a problem if we don’t cancel the booking and travel with the mentioned Pan card as ID proof?

  40. Dear Sir, I have to book room for 3 person at new delhi railway station . I have my ticket in RAC 1, 2 & 3 . But when I m booking the retiring room the error is showing against my PNR that slot is not available. And it is urgent to book on 18th may 2016.plzzz help me …….as I m travelling with my senior citizen parents…… I have tried several times but every time it shows error.

  41. Pushpa says:

    Dear Sir, as I am booking retiring room on an RAC ticket but I am not able to book for 18th may as it is writing your PNR no. Is not available …. what’s the meaning of this …. as I need to book retiring room on 18th at new delhi

  42. Sir
    I have booked retiring room at Madurai and I have got confirmed room and transition I’d message on mobile unfortunately my kids deleted the message.
    Can I check in the room by showing my PNR ticket.

  43. md shafiuddin says:

    i was going to book retiring room in my PNR myself wife and 2 childrens age 11 & 6 but in booking it was showing 2 passengers what about my 2 childrens are they stay with me are not. in double room we 4 are eligible are not pls give advise. thank you

  44. satish CHOUDHURY says:

    Can I book 1 double beded room and one dormitory bed at the same station using single pnr of 3 ppassengers ?

  45. Platinum says:

    I have a doubt. If I book the 8 pm to 8 pm slot(24 hours) and then I arrive at 9:30 pm to take my room, will it be given to me or will it be cancelled?

  46. ashish sarvahi says:


  47. I am a railway servant can i book retiring room on payment on reaching destination on spot. Where will be counter available at LKO station. Is there any specific time of booking Retiring room.

  48. hi sir,
    I am travelling with my elder brother and mother .I wanted to book 1 double occupancy room and one single bed room ,however only one double bed room was available .I booked that room on my mother and mine p n r .and for my brother I booked the dormitory as no single or double bed room was available.
    my query is can my brother stay with me and my mother in that double bed room ?

    • Hello Sakshi,
      As per rule its not allowed. But it depends on you how you manage.
      My answer is YES you all can stay in double bed room. But first tell your brother to check-in with that dormitory room then after 2 hours silently shift luggage to your double bed room.

  49. Can I book retiring rooms at both source and destination from a single pnr? I will be traveling from Solapur to Bhubaneshwar. So can I book retiring rooms at Solapur as well as Bhubaneshwar or am I allowed to book at any one of them?

  50. Is there a retiring room counter available in Solapur? I wanted to book retiring rooms in Bhubaneshwar and Puri. Can I go to Solapur retiring room counters and book the tickets of other places?

  51. Tolanisri says:

    After getting PNR. AND booking retiring room at source or destination.
    Where and how payment to be made ,?

    • Payment can be done done at Retiring Room booking counter only. After that they will provide you one receipt which you’ll have carry while entering into retiring room on particular date.

  52. Need to know whether retiring rooms are functional at chandigarh station. When I try to book online for 8th May, it says under maintance.

  53. Birendra Kumar says:

    Is retiring rooms at jhansi railway station are good to stay (cleanliness and other facilities), i want to book retiring rooms but i am confused whether it will be good or not, please advice

    • Retiring room is good but go for AC rooms those are really awesome and affordable at railway station. Please keep your ticket with you while entering inside room because they will cross verify your PNR Number before allotting to you.

  54. I will visit Tirupati with my family (4 members) and be reaching TPTY on 24th March. My pnr no. Is 2859749494. During my ticket booking at Anand Vihar railway station today, I contacted T.T office from where retiring room can be booked. But the concerned staff informed me that only before 30 days of my journey, I can book my retiring room. Is it so ? Please confirm.

    • The retiring rooms can be booked in advance (up to 60 days) through internet as well as on terminals at the stations.
      The facility is available only on confirmed and RAC tickets.
      The rooms can be booked two days in advance based on unreserved tickets, railway passes and other travel authorities only on terminals at stations.

  55. Hi, I have booked a sleeper ticket from Chennai central to secunderabad travel date on 26th feb 2016.. will reach sec on 27th morning.. I want to book a retiring room in sec but when I tried in website it is showing that unable to fetch PNR details.. But my ticket is a confirmed ticket.. Can you help me with this…

  56. riya singh says:

    Dear Team..
    Mai Bengaluru city(SBC) se 3 persons ke liye retiring room book kr rahi hun in AC quota.Usme keval AC m double rooms hi available hai.Mai jab Ek double bed room book krne ke baad,dusra double bed room book kr rahi hun than usme eror aa raha hai ki..Room accomodation Exceeded..Please help me..Three persons ke liye room kaise book karun.

  57. Arvind Kumar says:

    Retiring Rooms at new delhi railway station are good or not to stay with family plz advice i have booked 2 rooms at station i m confused plz help

  58. premnath paliath says:

    I tried to make payment online with my sbi account but sbi is not listed, why

  59. Shikhar Ambastha says:

    can a retiring be booked for night stay as on booking timing is showing 0800 to 2000?

  60. Hi,

    do we have retiring room booking facility at ERN station in cochin?
    Can I book it online?


  61. Navneet Sharma says:

    I booked Retiring room at Lucknow online. I want to cancel booking online. But not cancel. also I mail to IRCTC but still i not get reply from there side. what we can do

    • The website facility for booking/cancelling retiring room is worst.
      Try once more online if same issue persist then you will have to go to the railway station in person for cancelling it.

  62. Hi i’ve booked 2 beds in dormitory in Mumbai CSTM location but 2 beds came in different rooms so can i ask them to change my bed location so that both 2beds should get in same dormitory

  63. Can I book the Retiring room and pay when I get to the room with cash.

  64. if booked a retiring room for 3 person with a valid tickets but one person not carry his id proof then wt will be done.

  65. Padmakar Pande says:

    i have booked a dormitory bed at Vijaywada Rly. station for 24 hrs from 6.00 hrs on 21 Nov.2015 to 6.00 hrs on 22 Nov. 2015 as it is the only slot available on the irctc on line booking. But my train arrives BZA at .00.15 hrs and I require to stay the night at the Rly Stan. As the reserved Dormitory bed will be available only at 6.00 hrs. can I get a dormitory bed from 00 hrs to 6.00 hrs on 21 Nov.2015 on line or will I get it on spot if I approach the Statiom Master Vijaywada immediately after my arrival at Midnight ?

  66. Sir i hv one ticket pnr number but i want stay my frnd so that hv posible pls hlp

  67. I want to book retiring room at secunderabad station. Another women friend of me can stay in the same room?? Or else we required to carry proof of marriage??

  68. rohit anand says:

    I want to book domitery for my father,my mother and for my younger brother and all of them has a single ticket.So,I can book the Domitery for them.Once for all or separetely for my mother and separetely for my father and brother.

  69. I would like to book a double room for 2 persons at Erode Junction from 08.00 A.M. on 23.10.2015 to 20.00 hrs. on 24.10.2015.
    I have first booked a ticket PNR No: 4830848778 by train No:17230 boarding at Guntur(GNT) & ETA Erode 06.35A.M. on 23.10.2015 but we have been wait listed.Subsequently I have purchased a confirmed ticket by Train No: 18567 with P.N.R. No:6343692750 ETA Erode at 04.30 on 23.10.2015 but to be boarded at BZA(Vijayawada).

    However one ticket by Sabari Express got now confirmed while the other is likely to be confirmed in view of additional accommodation being provided by S.C.R. for meeting Dussarah festival.

    Can I book a room basing on the confirmed ticket now and cancel that ticket at a latter date in the event of confirmation of both the tickets by Sabari Express as there would be no change in the timings and dates of occupation of retiring room accommodation at Erode.

    Kindly advise.

  70. sir,
    i have booked a retiring room at lucknow station in slot 8:00-20:00, my train is at 15:00 and i will reach station probably at 11:00 because i have to come by bus to can i check-in to my retiring room or my room will be cancelled.
    please clearify,is there any restriction that u should check-in at check-in time at departure station also?

    thank you sir!

  71. Anib Chandran says:

    We are four adult confined train booking, try to book retiring room , the site saying choose 2 double room but there is no option for choosing number of rooms. Can we book room separate for 2 passenger each on using same PNR number ?

  72. Vigneshwaran says:

    Sir, i have been trying to book a room or dormitory in Chandigarh station. But the site shows like this when i checked the availability “Location is under Maintenance” for the past 2-3 weeks.

    Can you please help me in this? Is the rooms or beds could be available in the destination ?

  73. ANURAG BISOYI says:

    Hi, This is Anurag. Last week I had went to Mumbai CST with my family. It is situated platform No 16 1st floor of exit door.I booking by IRCTC retiring room by online.I pay 2224/- for 24hr. But it is bad condition. Its Bed sheet is very dirty. There are lots of rat inside the room. One thing is Mumbai railway police are not have helping nature.

  74. sir please tell me about irctc deluxe ac double-bed room . that type of rooms are personal rooms or many beds present in large ac-hall???

  75. does cancellation of retiring room already booked,will automatically cancel my prs tickets?

  76. dear sir,
    can anyone booked a rr from a railway stn. other than source and/or destination railway station.
    plz reply ?

  77. rakesh joshi says:

    web site is not responding for Book Railway Retiring Room:

    Not many people are aware from this that what is Retiring room in Indian railways and how one can book it? Today i am going to explain the process for booking a retiring room online through website this is only the website to book online.

  78. P V N LAKSHMI says:





  79. kindly inform me that how many days in advance a retiring room can be booked against a confirm reserve ticket and may i booked a retiring room at BCT for 48 hrs continuous in one slot

  80. akash srivastava says:

    book my retirng room on jhansi station payment is done but room was not book plz suggest me thanks in advance

  81. pradeep kumar jaiswal says:

    Hello sir
    i have booked a retiring room at habibganj station on date 14/8/15, every thing is completed including the payment have done but i dont have recieved the confirmation msg/slip kindly suggest me what can i do for confirmation.

  82. Krishna Achanta says:

    i booked retiring room at tanjavur rly station for dec 7th.The train will arrive at 16.30 on 5th.On 7th up to what time I can stay in the retiring room?.Please reply to my email address.your early reply is highly appreciated

  83. swati kapoor says:

    Hi… cn i book a retiring room for less than 12 hrs ?

  84. I booked a Retiring Room for my mother and my sister PNR No. 644-2707275 at LTT on 13-07-2015 at 10a.m., but I have not got the PrintOut receipt.Will it be any problem?

  85. If i book retiring room of double bed with my PNR is it possible that my friend coming with me with different PNR can share room with me.

  86. i booked retiring room of double bed with my PNR no. is it possible that my friend who is traveling with me to the same place with valid ticket can share retiring room with me..??

  87. Earlier i had booked an e-ticket and then booked the corresponding retiring room ticket but for some reasons i had to cancel both my journey e-ticket as well as retiring room ticket. How can i get my money refunded ? Where to check for such refund made ?

  88. Vishwajeet says:


    I have a plan to visit hazrat nizamuddain for a day visit on 9th of july, so I have confirmed booking tickets towards/ return as well. As par my plan I will be reaching NZM at morning 9.30am and on the same day I will be leaving NZM at night 11.00pm as per my return train is scheduled. I am thinking to book a retiring Room for me.So in this context can you kindly let me know on which.PNR number can I have to make my booking..?? And what is difference btw source /destination and source principal/destination principal.

    Can I book room at counter as soon I get down at NZM?? As for my iam trying to book it prompted with msg saying Problem while getting Pnr details.

    And I have seen that at NZM we don’t have dormitory and ac rooms?

  89. i booked a retiring room at New delhi, every thing is ok including the payment but i cant get the confirmation slip kindly suggest to get the prinout

  90. Abinand says:

    Hi,whenever I try to book a retiring room,it says “Problem while getting PNR details”. This message is displayed as soon as I enter my PNR in the textbox under the Retiring Room Cataegory and click the Search button. Any idea what’s the problem?

    • Hello Sabnam,
      It happens sometimes because of Railway’s poor Retiring Room Booking System.
      As per my knowledge Online booking for retiring room has been stopped for few days but please get it confirmed by IRCTC Customer care first.

      In mean while please share your PNR Number (send it by Live support feature only) I’ll try to book for you.


  91. I want a retiring room in Bangalore city junction railway station but I cannot book it as i am coming in the ernakulam-Bangalore Intercity express which doesn’t. have a can I get a retiring room when I reach Bangalore?


  93. Can a friend of a passenger accompany him/her to the retiring room?? If yes, then does the friend also need to keep the ID proof?

    • Nope not at all.
      Only the passenger is allowed to book the retiring room.
      They make a very clean entry in register with the passenger name, ticket number, train name, pnr number etc. So there is no chance for accompany passenger’s friend to the retiring room if he does not have valid ticket.

      does the friend also need to keep the ID proof?
      If your friend is also having a valid ticket then Yes he will also have to show his ID proof.

  94. i have booked retiring room on privilege pass it is booked or not ?

  95. dinesh kumar singh says:

    I have uts ticket less than 200 km . can I booked retiring room . Please reply

  96. Your way of telling everything in this article is in fact pleasant, every one can simply understand
    it, Thanks a lot.

  97. Just wanna comment that you have an extremely nice website, I adore the style and design and it actually stands apart. Keep going and help/clear the Indians doubts related to IRCTC.

    • Thanks Anusha for your valuable feedback.
      But still i feel many more features are missing here like PNR Status check, Flight PNR Status, Latest Railway Jobs and many more which all are in my mind. Me and my developers are working on all those features and very soon We’ll avail here for you all.

  98. I have booked a ticket and a retiring room on that PNR no. I had to cancel my ticket, so will the retiring room be cancelled too??

    • Hello Sruthy,
      Nope retiring room will not be cancelled automatically instead you’ll have to cancel it.
      Below are the charges for cancelling the retiring room.
      1) Deduction of 10% on cancellation in advance of 48 hrs of the day of occupation.
      2) 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.
      Passenger wise cancellation is not allowed , only Room wise cancellation is allowed.
      4) 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.

    • For more info please refer the document here:

  99. pankaj kumar goswami says:


    UTS ticket user may be also book retiring rooms in A/c & non A/c.
    & doimetry room.
    Please confirm otherwise No.

    Regarding you

    • Hello Pankaj,
      The Retiring Room booking is also available on PRS/UTS/card ticket on arrival at the railway station only. In advance it is not permitted.

      Additionally booking of retiring rooms is permitted only against confirmed/RAC tickets and is not permitted against wait-listed ticket, card tickets or platform tickets.


      Dear Sir,

      For Katpadi-retiring room online booking –it says PNR No.:- 4624546557, Slot is not Availble —–Please explain,as I fail to understand this.
      Dr Anthony Sheeran

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