Many attributes of ticket booking determine the train fare, such as class, berth, date, distance, count of passenger, age and travel quota etc. So we should be aware of all fares about a particular train prior to booking the ticket.
There are big differences between Normal Fare, Tatkal Fare and Premium Tatkal tickets. Premium Tatkal would cost you more than typical charge of Tatkal ticket. Hence it is recommended to know about all fares of your desired route.
How to check train fare
Checking through IrctcPnr.org
This page on website will provide the current train fare as per your criteria. To know the right fare, just fill all the fields above in this page and click 'Submit' button. You will get details of train fare per seat.
Go to Railway Station
The second available option is directly visit to nearby railway station. You can get details of train fare after filling required form and submitting it at counter.