Need good app for train tickets. IRCTC alternative.

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Pls suggestion some good alternative irctc app to book train tickets both normal and tatkal where cancellation charges are minimum or zero and instant refund.

Suggestion need. Thanks.

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Wingman Wingman
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Tatkal can be booked only on IRCTC. No other apps are allowed I believe

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Wingman Wingman
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Tatkal can be booked only on IRCTC. No other apps are allowed I believe

Benevolent Benevolent
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It can be booked anywhere, but third party booking start 15 minutes late. And mostly tatkal quota will be over by then.

BTW, I did one tatkal booking successfully yesterday. They have improved their site quite a lot. There was no slow connection at all even at 10AM.

Initially I thought to book via Amazon, but then thought to give irctc a try and it worked smoothly. I was doing it pretty slowly, checking all details multiple times and slow in payment too. But still it got completed by 10:03 and ticket was confirmed. And just after that, when I rechecked availability, it had reached WL7. So, it was just in time. If I wanted, I could have booked within a minute too, as site was pretty fast.

Also, I noticed IRCTC direct booking doesn't charge usual 40 agent charges which are charged on third party sites. They did mention 30+GST for credit card payment and 1.8% PG charges for Amex, but didn't see any of these on OTP page. Will need to see after transaction settle.

P.S. It was JIO 5G and Android mobile chrome browser.

Benevolent Benevolent
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amazon

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Normal tickets - 1) Amazon pay via Amazon pay gv purchase from SBI Cashback card

2) HDFC Smartbuy portal via HDFC DC

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amazon

confirm ticket

ixigo

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As others user too have said, Amazon Pay and Confirmtkt are good enough.

Confirmtkt offers a feature where by paying additional charge at the time of ticket booking, you can get more amount of ticket cancellation refund if you decide to cancel your ticket. 

Hunk Hunk
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Payzapp

Benevolent Benevolent
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All apps ultimately use IRCTC backend only

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