PNR Status

Enter the 10-digit PNR number in the text box above and click the 'Check Status" button to check the status of the current reservation.Note: Do not put a hyphen(-) in the text box.

What is the status of the PNR?
‘Passenger Register’ is abbreviated as PNR. This is the travel details of a passenger, or a group of passengers stored in Indian Railways Computer Reservation System(IR-CRS) database

Whenever an Indian Railway ticket is booked through reservation, all details of the passengers are stored in the centralized database of the reservation system This information is linked to a unique ten digit number called PNR and is reprinted on on the ticket.

This record stores passengers’ personal details like name, gender, age etc. as well as ticket status and current ticket status for easy tracking, checking train status

Due to the limited number of seats in each train, sometimes passengers are unable to confirm their booked tickets. Such random tickets are placed on the waiting list. The status of such waiting tickets changes as seats become available due to cancellations. This current reservation status is known as PNR status.

Where can I get the PNR number on my ticket?
Normally, on a printed ticket taken from a station window, the PNR number is printed in the upper left corner of the ticket. As for booking e-tickets online through the IRCTC website, it is mentioned in a separate cell above.

How do I check PNR Status?
"PNR status, short for passenger name record, is a unique ten-digit number that represents the travel details of passengers in the Indian Railways Computer Reservation System (IR-CRS). It contains personal details, passenger status, current tickets." Status is done Learn how to easily check PNR status through official websites like Indian Railway Passenger Reservation Check and IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) .Track your train schedule notifications using PNR status."

Some popular methods for checking PNR Status are listed below:

Online PNR status check by website.
Check PNR status by SMS
PNR Tracker on mobile applications
Railway enquiry Counters are located at railway stations
Reservation process

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Online PNR status check through websites

The easiest, most reliable and preferred way to check PNR status is through online websites. Mentioned below are websites where you can check PNR status:

Indian Railways Registration of Various Passengers

  • This is the official website where you can check PNR status. CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems).
  • IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering & Tour Corporation) .
  • This is the official partner site of Indian Railways where you can easily check IRCTC PNR status, check IRCTC seat availability, check IRCTC trains. It also offers online train ticket booking. IRCTC login page

Check PNR status using SMS

Most easy, reliable and preferred way to check PNR status is through online websites. Below mentioned are some of the websites on you can check PNR status:

  • 139 SMS service

This service was launched by IRCTC. To get PNR status on mobile throught SMS, you need to send a message to 139 in the following format;
PNR <your ten digit PNR number> send it to 139
Eg: PNR 0123456789

Available on: Aircel, Airtel, BSNL, IDEA, MTNL, MTS, Reliance, TATA, Telenor, Vodafone

  • 5676747 SMS service

railZone is responsible to maintain this service. Send the message to 5676747 in the following format;
PNR <your ten digit PNR number> send it to 5676747
Eg: PNR 0123456789

Train enquiry on mobile applications

Many app developers have developed mobile apps to check PNR status at any time for different phone platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows phones. Such apps are very useful for frequent train commuters.

Railway enquiry counters at railway stations

For this option, you have to go to railway check counter yourself and apply.

Reservation charts

These are the final settings that are usually prepared two or three hours before the departure time of the train. These schedules are posted on the station’s platform bulletin boards.

How many types of Indian Railways tickets are there?

There are two types of Indian Railways tickets.

  • i-Ticket- Such tickets are booked at the railway reservation counter or can be booked on the IRCTC website which is then usually delivered to your home by courier.
  • E-Ticket - Electronic Ticket (E-Ticket) can only be booked on the IRCTC website. You can take print out of the booked ticket and show it to the TTE with a valid ID proof.

Different Types of Indian Railways Trains and PNR Generation

The first Indian Railway train ran from Mumbai to Thane in 1853. The Mumbai and Thane districts are located on the west coast of the state of Maharashtra The development of railway technology led to the gradual development of the locomotive industry of the Indian Railways. Today, thousands of high-speed local passenger trains ply across India every day. The Indian Railways has categorized all the three trains based on their speed and number of stops on their routes..

Metro Trains: These types of trains are moderately fast and equipped with latest technologies. They specifically designed city commute. Currently these trains are running in few metro cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Due high demand for such trains in cities, government has planned to introduce metro trians in other major cities of India. Because one cannot reserve a seat on metro trains it does nto generate PNR.

Suburban Locals:India has had such trains for a long time. Like metro trains, these also operate in only a few metros like Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Reservation is not possible for these trains and hence they are not PNR. These locals are further divided into Slow Local(stop at any station) and Fast Local(stop at major stations only).

Passenger Trains:These three trains can be divided into slow passenger trains and fast passenger trains. These trains run between small and distant towns. Seat reservation is also not possible for these trains and hence they are not PNR.

Express & Super-fast Express: These trains run longer and faster than the above. Train tickets can be stored in these trains and hence, a special PNR is created. PNR status check facility is also available for unreserved tickets.

Shatabdi and Janshatabdi Express Trains:These trains are three high-speed trains and are used to connect important distant stations. Their trains have no room for sleeping cars. The only difference between Shatabdi and Jan Shatabdi trains is that Jan Shatabdi trains have AC and non-AC coaches, while Shatabadi trains are fully air-conditioned because seats can be reserved thus making PNR and can be transported see how it looks.

Garib Rath: Such trains have AC 3 level coaches. Tickets are cheaper than other air-conditioned trains. You can check PNR status in these trains.

Rajdhani Express: These trains connect major cities of India. These are fully air-conditioned and the more important triangles tend to run on schedule. These tricycles have just a few stops along the way. These three vehicles are equipped with fixed seats and PNR monitoring stations.

Duranto Express: This service is the latest scheme launched by the Indian Railways. These trians run strictly from source to destination, making no stops along the way.

What Are The Types of Waitlist Tickets & Their Confirmation Priority

There are some predefined rules that govern the allotment of different types of wailtlist quota on unconfirmed tickets.eneral Waiting List (GNWL): GNWL tickets are considered high priority and have a higher chance of getting a certificate. If the starting station of your journey is near Trian source station and the end of your journey station is near railway station, you are more likely to reach GNWL.

Tatkal Waiting List(CKWL): Since the priority of CKWL is less than GNWL, the probability of confirmation of CKWL ticket is also less.

The Indian Railways has instructed some other people to wait in long distance trains besides the above mentioned. For example, ticket waiting tickets such as Remote Site Waiting (RLWL), Query Waiting (RQWL), Pool Quota Waiting List (PQWL), Remote Site Waiting (RLGN) and Roadside Stop Waiting ( RSWL) have the lowest probability of obtaining confirmation.

Indian Railways Acronyms and Abbreviations

Term Meaning
 1A  First Class AC
 2A  AC 2-Tier Sleeper
 2S  Second Sitting
 3A  AC 3 Tier
 3E  AC 3 Tier Economy
CK  Tatkal Quota
 DF  Defence Quota
 FC  First Class
 GN  General Quota
 HP  Physically Handicapped Quota
 LD  Ladies Quota
 PNR  Passenger Name Record
 RAC  Reservation Against Cancellation
 SL  Sleeper Class
 SS  Travelling Alone Female Quota (above 45 Year) / Senior Citizen Quota
 WL  Waiting List