How to book a first class train ticket in India

First class AC in IRCTC Next Generation is the highest class of travel offered by the Indian Railway system and also the most expensive class. First class is said to be more comfortable and more spacious when compared to other classes. The first class coach contains cabins or coupes which can be bolted from inside. They are also more luxurious when compared to other classes. First class tickets can be booked online using the IRCTC login app or from the IRCTC Next Gen website. It works from 1.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. (IST) everyday. There are also other websites other than the official IRCTC website, like makemytrip or, from which tickets can be booked online.

First class tickets are booked just like all other tickets. If you want to book the tickets directly, you can go to the railway station counter, fill in the forms and book the ticket by paying the cash. You will have to show some ID like driver’s license, aadhar card, passport or pan card. Mention First class AC as the class of travel. Also mention your berth or coupe preferences.

If you are booking online, log into the official website of IRCTC and choose the train and journey details. Choose A1 or First AC as the class of travel. Select the number of people traveling with you, segregating adults and children and fill in the passenger details. You can also mention your coupe preferences and avail or order the catering service.