Setting up your IRCTC and Cleartrip accounts for buying railway tickets from abroad

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Setting up your IRCTC and Cleartrip accounts for buying railways tickets from abroad

An article for foreigners trying to setup their IRCTC and Cleartrip accounts for buying Indian Railways tickets from abroad. Instructions and troubleshooting tips to help even the most novice of Indian Railways travelers register on both these sites and link their accounts together. Happy travels on the Indian Railway system! ... read more »

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Originally Posted by Zinsu View Post I'm not sure what finally did the trick (I spoke to customer service and also tweeted at them), but my IRCTC account has been activated at last. Thanks for the help!


was your account activated .. without you actually having received the blessed OTP ?
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Originally Posted by old india hand View Post was your account activated .. without you actually having received the blessed OTP ?
It was! I guess the representative at IRCTC was able to do it for me.
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Originally Posted by Zinsu View Post guess the representative at IRCTC was able to do it for me.

conclusion .. when emailing copy of passport to IRCTC the request be for account activation .. and not to bother wishing for an elusive OTP ? ?
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I'm an idiot. I chose the wrong payment method, once I chose the correct international cards option it worked fine.



I'm from the UK and last went to India in 2011 and booked all my train tickets through irctc. I'm now returning again and am checking my account to make sure I can make the bookings I will need to make in two months' time.

My IRCTC account is still valid.
I have read Seat61 details and it appears I should be able to book but after entering the passenger information I get an 'Access Denied' message, although this message looks to me as a web server technical message.

Should I be able to book?
Has something changed since 2011 where I need to register/re-register something?


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To save OldAndRambling's rather odd post-beer reading order I'm adding this at the bottom too...
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Originally Posted by old india hand View Post conclusion .. when emailing copy of passport to IRCTC the request be for account activation .. and not to bother wishing for an elusive OTP ? ?
That might do the trick, yes.
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I think your old irctc account should still work, maybe try to book a cheap random
e-ticket and see if the system works. I think there was some issue with passwords as well as the one time password?
You could set up a new registration with a different email address if it won't work.

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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post I think your old irctc account should still work, maybe try to book a cheap random e-ticket and see if the system works. I think there was some issue with passwords as well as the one time password?

You could set up a new registration with a different email address if it won't work.

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Methinks OceanTragic has it sorted:

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I'm an idiot. I chose the wrong payment method, once I chose the correct international cards option it worked fine.

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Originally Posted by ViShVa View Post Methinks OceanTragic has it sorted:
Yes indeed! After a few beers I simply read the post in the wrong order, and assumed the EDIT at the start refered to a previous issue.

Let's have Edits at the end, to save embarassing drunk old folk!


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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post Yes indeed! After a few beers I simply read the post in the wrong order, and assumed the EDIT at the start refered to a previous issue.

Let's have Edits at the end, to save embarassing drunk old folk!


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Old IRCTC Account still working

I had an IRCTC account that I haven't used since 2009 - went back through my old emails and found the confirmation - guessed at the password and logged right in. My Cleartrip account showed up correctly on my phone when I downloaded the companion Android app and I'm able to check PNR status, etc.

So setting up Cleartrip/IRCTC connection took only about 3 steps and I used my US$ VISA CC to purchase tickets. Lucky for me because I'm pretty sure I wouldnt have had the patience to wake through all 19 steps outlined here!

-Steve
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