How to download, save or print an E-Ticket from the website to a PDF file

The following steps will enable you to download an e-ticket to your computer in a pdf format for printing at a later time. This guide does not need you to install Adobe Acrobat Distiller / Writer or any paid software.

This guide is useful for persons who want to print an e-ticket issued by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) but do not have a printer available at that time, or want to save a soft-copy of the e-ticket on a pen drive or hard disk and transfer it at a later time. This will save the e-ticket in a PDF format adnd is useful for people who do not have Adobe PDF Writer or PDF Distiller and want a Free Solution.

Step 1: Download a PDF Printer Software

Download and install a free PDF printer software.

Options include:

  • BullZip BioPDF from
  • doPDF from


Install a paid PDF Printer like Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Distiller or Adobe Writer.

Step 2: Install the software to add the PDF Printer

Simply install it with basic settings. It will automatically add a printer by the name of BioPDF, to your Control Panel.

Step 3: Print the E-Ticket to a file, using the PDF Printer

When you open your e-ticket and select Print ERS, it will open in a new window and ask you to select a printer.

Click on the BioPDF option and click the Print Button. You will be prompted to put in a file name.

Give the file a name and location as required.

Step 4: Use the PDF file to store, copy, print or transfer the E-ticket

Transfer the PDF file to any computer that has a printer and Print your E-ticket.

You can transfer the PDF by email, pen-drive or any other media.



IRCTC now allows you to travel even without a physical copy / print-out / hard-copy of your e-ticket. 

For more information, see this article: Travelling with an IRCTC E-Ticket on Indian Railways

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