How many days before the journey date, 2S (second sitting) type railway tickets are available in the online IRCTC website?

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The Indian railway tickets are available 120 days before the journey date in online and ticket counters.

Please refer the official announcement from the IRCTC website: Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking in trains is increased from 60 days to 120 days w.e.f 1st April, 2015.

  • Not sure if this is true because I cant book ticket on train 15060 from DLI to LKU for 60 days later. Commented Aug 24, 2019 at 4:55

I got the answer to my question.

If date of journey is more than 10 days then for second sitting it will show like this.

"Booking not allowed as the Date given is outside Advance Reservation Period"

For second sitting, the online booking is available 10 days before date of journey. Suppose DOJ is 13/01/2017 then they will be available from 03/01/2017. This is my observation only done on IRCTC site.

  • Not exactly, Train number 12635 is full of 2S and CC. I can book the ticket for March now itself.
    – Arulkumar
    Commented Jan 3, 2017 at 9:54
  • Hi @Arulkumar I have tried for this train 12757 where it is showing like this. "Booking not allowed as the Date given is outside Advance Reservation Period". Source: Secunderabad JN, Destination: Bellampalii DOJ: More than 10 days from journey
    – abhiram
    Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 11:02

Booking starts at 8:00 AM, 30 days before the journey date.

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    Do you have a link? A source? More than 7 words?
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented May 7, 2019 at 9:18

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