Check PNR Status

Enter the PNR number and check your seat status.


In India, you can check the current reservation status of your railway ticket simply providing 10 digits PNR code which you get when you reserve your ticket for a journey within India. There are several ways to check PNR Status which is also called IRCTC PNR status by the officials of PNR Status Indian railway department.

What is PNR Status?

To understand PNR status, first, you need to know the meaning of PNR. PNR stands for "Passenger Name Record". This name has been used in many other countries including India. PNR is a database of Indian Railway computer reservation System or IR-CRS. When a passenger reserves a ticket he has provided his details which have been used to book his ticket. This detail has been taken for the reservation purpose. The detail includes the things like name, age, gender, location and phone number etc.

When the passenger reserves a seat, he has been provided with the PNR number of 10 digits. When the seat is available for the specific passenger, the PNR status goat changed. That's why; getting the latest information about their PNR status is very important for the passenger.

How to find PNR number on the ticket?

If you have booked the ticket online then you can see the PNR number at the top in a separate cell where for the hard copy of the ticket, you need to look at the top left corner of the ticket. You must keep this number safe to get information about your PNR status through different ways including online website, SMS, mobile application and reservation charts.

How to check IRCTC PNR status?

Thanks to Indian Railway, who have created different ways to check PNR Status? Today you can check it through the Indian railway online website, by sending SMS to the required department or even through the free mobile applications. You can also use the old ways to check PNR Status which includes to the inquiry at the counters at railways station or look at the final reservation charts.

Check Indian PNR Status online:

Official website of Indian Railways Passenger and Trains PNR Status do provide you the opportunity to check out the PNR Status but this website contains many other information and could be hard to find the relevant page to check PNR Status. So, you should go with the website like Live train running status to check PNR status. Simply open the website and enter your 10 digits PNR number to get the status, no registration or login required.

PNR Status by SMS:

IRCTC has launched the SMS services a few years ago to make the process of checking the PNR status easier. All you need to do is to send the PNR number at 139 to get status updates. For example, PNR <your PNR number> or PNR 1023456789. This option works with all the major mobile service providers.