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Have you ever wondered what does a PNR Status Inquiry mean? We bring you some quick facts which would clear all your doubts about what PNR is and the usual pain points which often confuses a lot of travellers. PNR, if simply described, is the travel record of a passenger or a group of passengers who are travelling together which is saved in the computer database of the reservation system. It is a 10-digit alpha-numeric which is printed on the ticket itself and is required for making any travel related query.

It is also possible to check your PNR status online. All you have to do is visit the Indian railways website indianrail.gov.in and enter your 10-digit PNR number and you would get to know the status of your travel. It is a very easy and simple process to follow. There are some great travel planning websites like ixigo.com which can quickly give you your booking status in just a few clicks. There is an amazing PNR Status Inquiry app which you can use to find your status in just a few clicks!

Checking PNR status through mobile also works like a charm! All you have to do is submit your 10-digit PNR number to 139 or 5676747 and make sure you do not write any additional text and there you go! You would be updated about your status through just a simple text message. This cool feature by Indian Railways is one of the easiest and simple ways to know your exact booking status.

Through your unique PNR number you can get to know all your travel related queries and get all the required information. It can help you with knowing the exact status of your train, whether your ticket is confirmed or not, your berth number and the exact amount of money you have to pay for your journey.

Often what confuses a lot of travellers is the technical jargon used! Here’s a quick look into it which would never let you get confused any further.

Confirmed Booking (CNF), Waiting List (WL), and REGRET:


  • If you see CNF on your PNR status enquiry, this means you have a confirmed ticket and it will also show your coach and berth number.


  • If while doing a PNR status check, it shows WL it means that you are in the waiting list and only if there are cancellations by other passengers, you will be able to get a confirmed ticket to complete your journey.


  • REGRET means bookings are full and no new bookings would be permitted.

You might come across a few more terms like RAC, GNWL, and Released - An IRCTC pnr status check which shows RAC means that the passenger has to travel on a shared berth and does not have a reserved berth. If only there are any cancellations by other passengers, the passenger would be entitled to a reserved berth. GNWL refers to general waiting list number which means only in case of cancellations the passenger stands to get a confirmed ticket. Released means your ticket is non-confirmed and comes with an offer of an alternate option for the passenger.