Check your IRCTC PNR status in one single click. Simply enter the 10-digit PNR and click the Get PNR Status button.

Please note : It can take up to 30 seconds for the result to show up depending upon the IRCTC server load & your internet speed.


What is IRCTC PNR status ?

PNR stands for Passenger Name Record. A unique 10-digit PNR is assigned to each railway reservation whether it is done online or by visiting a railway reservation counter.

A PNR is generated by the Indian Railways automated system known as CRS (Central Reservation System) only after a passenger provides information such as passenger name, gender, age, berth preference, train number, date of journey, class of travel, contact information, and so on. A passenger provides these details online or by writing them on a printed reservation slip.

If you book your ticket online, you can locate the PNR number on your e-ticket or i-ticket. After a booking is completed online, IRCTC also sends an SMS along with the 10-digit PNR number. A sample SMS would look like, “PNR:6603462007, TRAIN:12313, DOJ:22-06-12, 3A, SDAH TO NDLS, SUMIT AGARWAL, B6 56, FARE:1535, SC:20+PG CHGS.”

Once an advance reservation is complete, the CRS issues a PNR, which remains the same regardless of any further changes made to the reservation details. However an exception is made if a multiple passenger reservation is split with some of the passengers cancelling or changing to a different itinerary.

Where to find PNR number on ticket?

You can easily locate PNR number on the top left corner of a railway ticket. To know the current status of a railway reservation, a passenger must use the PNR number. The image below shows PNR on an Indian Railways ticket.

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Locate PNR Number on Ticket

How to Check IRCTC PNR Status by SMS ?

You may like to check IRCTC PNR status via SMS if you do not have immediate access to the Internet. Indian Railway’s SMS service provides a way to check IRCTC PNR status using mobile phones. A passenger needs to send an SMS on 57886 through a mobile phone to get any kind of information on railways.

You can perform enquiries like train alert, IRCTC PNR status, train status, seat availability, train schedule, train information, train time table, train fare etc offered on the Indian Railways website. You can view such information on a mobile phone through SMS facility. To receive a list of available SMS commands, simply send TRAIN to 5676747. You will get a reply similar to: “Welcome to railzone. Reply with PNR – PNR Status, TL – Train List, TA – Ticket Availability, e.g sms PNR to get PNR status.” Now to check your IRCTC PNR status, send a message PNR <PNR NUMBER> to 5676747. An example of a valid message would be PNR 1234567890. You will get a reply similar to: “PNR No. 1234567890 , 1. RAC 33, 2. Confirmed AS2 34, 2952 Mumbai Rajdhani, New Delhi – Kota, 17 Aug”.

Visit one of the official pages below for more information on the mobile service providers and the keywords to be used in SMS:

To receive railway information through voice, you can call 139 from your BSNL, MTNL, Airtel, Vodafone etc landlines. Most of the telecom service providers support 139. If you have internet connection at home, you will probably prefer to go online to check PNR status of your railway reservation. The advantage is that you do not need to pay any SMS or phone call charges. Another advantage is that you can quickly print or email the reservation status.

IRCTC PNR Status Codes

The below status codes appear in the Current Status column of PNR status.

Status Code Description
CAN/MOD Cancelled or Modified
CNF/Confirmed Confirmed (Coach and berth number are assigned after chart preparation)
RAC Reservation against Cancellation
WL # Waiting List number
RLWL Remote Location Wait List
GNWL General Wait List
PQWL Pooled Quota Wait List
REGRET/WL No more booking is permitted
RELEASED Ticket not cancelled, but alternative accommodation provided
R # # RAC coach number and berth number