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Enter the 10-digit PNR number in the search box and click "Search".

How to check PNR status?

The different ways you can check PNR status are:

  1. Check current reservation status using SMS service. SMS PNR to 139.
  2. Mobile applications
  3. Railway enquiry counters at railway station
  4. Final reservation charts
  5. Railway Enquiry Number- Call 139

PNR Status Enquiry On Mobile App

Check PNR status on mobile app. Easy. Real-Time. Only on ixigo trains App – Trusted by millions of Indians.

Use PNR Status Live Check Mobile feature and get notified as soon as your waitlisted ticket gets confirmed.

We will provide the current PNR status along with passenger and train details – Your reservation booking status, platform number, coach position, and more.

On ixigo, you can also check PNR Status in hindi (पीएनआर स्टेटस पूछताछ).

Only limited seats are available in a train so it’s not possible to provide a confirmed ticket for every booking. IRCTC train ticket booking system provides CNF (Confirmed) and RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation) status when tickets are available and the bookings made after that are provided Waitlisted status. Waitlisted tickets get confirmed in order only if any of CNF/RAC ticket gets cancelled.

Especially when you have a waitlisted ticket, tracking Indian Railway PNR status live becomes necessary. Other travel details such as coach number, berth number and berth type are provided only if the booked ticket status is Confirmed (CNF). Check PNR number to get your platform number. Know more in detail about How to Check Train PNR Status on Mobile.

Check PNR Status online

Check PNR Status Via SMS

Send a text to Indian Railways number 139 for PNR Enquiry. Just type the PNR Status 10 digit number (without hyphen) and send it to 139. You can also send the sms to 5676747. You will get the updated PNR information in your phone inbox. Know more in detail about How to Check PNR Status via SMS.

Check PNR Status by SMS

PNR Status Information

PNR is a 10-digit number which stands for ‘Passenger Name Record’. It is a unique number that is assigned to every booked train ticket on Indian Railways. PNR Status shows the current status of booked train tickets i.e. whether it is confirmed, waitlisted or RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation). You can check your ticket status on the ixigo app. The feature provides passenger's basic information like PNR status with name, age & sex, date of the journey, train details and ticket booking status. One can also check the chances of their waitlisted tickets getting confirmed with our PNR Status Prediction feature.

The database assigns this unique PNR number with every passenger details entered while booking a ticket. Each PNR number includes a maximum of six passengers only. PNR number lasts a minimum of 9 months. This is because the TDR filed can take a maximum of 9 months. It is then removed from the database. PNR of the tickets booked online(e-tickets) could be seen at the top center of your ticket.

Train PNR Number

Types of IRCTC PNR Status

Different PNR status types provided:

  • CNF - It means confirmed. The ticket status shows as CNF when seats are confirmed.
  • RAC - It stands for Reservation Against Cancellation meaning the train ticket has a confirmed seat but wait-listed berth. If the tickets are booked under RAC status, then the allocated berth has to be split into two seats.
  • CAN - It means cancelled i.e. ticket has been cancelled.
  • WL - Waiting List is a ticket status that gets confirmed only if the passengers on the same train who have booked before you cancel their ticket.
  • GNWL - General Waiting List. The probability of this ticket status getting confirmed is very high.
  • PQWL - Pooled Quota Waiting List status is issued when a passenger is travelling from the origin station to a station short of the last station, or from an intermediate station to the last station, or between any two intermediate stations.
  • RLWL - Remote Location Waiting List means a ticket has been issued to a passenger for intermediate stations (between the origin and terminating station). These intermediate stations are usually the most important towns on the route in particular.
  • TQWL - Tatkal Quota Waiting List. This is the waiting list for tatkal tickets booking. The tickets in Tatkal get confirmed directly, instead of going through RAC. However during chart preparation GNWL is preferred over TQWL.
  • NOSB - It stands for NO SEAT BERTH which means journey is allowed without seat. This is allotted to child passengers below age 11 years.

If you are not able to get a confirmed ticket, check seat availability in other trains.

What does a PNR number generated explain?

PNR number holds various information related to the train journey.

  • Passenger Details - Name, Age, Sex, Birth Preference
  • Ticket Details - Train Number, Date of Journey, Origin/Source Station, Destination Station, Boarding Station, Class, Berth, Quota
  • Fare, Transaction Type and Payment Details
  • First 3 digits tell us from which Passenger Reservation System or PRS the ticket has been booked.
  • First digit depends on the Zone of the Train, w.r.t. starting station of the train.
  • Zonal Codes - 1 (SCR Secunderabad PRS); 2, 3 (NR, NCR, NWR, NER New Delhi PRS); 4, 5 (SR, SWR, SCR Chennai PRS); 6, 7 (NFR, ECR, ER, ECoR, SER, SECR Calcutta PRS); 8, 9 (CR, WCR, WR Mumbai PRS)
  • Last seven digits are randomly generated numbers using the Rand() function. These numbers represent no information about the ticket or journey as such. They only provide an unique identity to the PNR number.

PNR Confirmation Probability

PNR confirmation probability means the chances of getting a ticket confirmed if the current status is "Not Available". When all the confirmed and RAC tickets are sold out, Indian Railway assigns a waitlisted ticket for further bookings done of respective train and class. The ticket confirmation probability for these waitlisted depends upon the cancellations of confirmed and RAC tickets only. It also relies on factors like weekends, season, festivals, special events, among other factors. Once your ticket is confirmed, check train running status (or use our where is my train feature).

You can also check train PNR status on ConfirmTKT, which was recently acquired by ixigo.

PNR Status Enquiry Quick Facts

What is PNR in e-ticket? Passenger Name Record
Length of PNR no. PNR Status 10 Digits (Only Numeric form)
Meaning of first 3 digits of your PNR Passenger Reservation System, usually referred to as PRS, from which the ticket has been booked.
Meaning of last 7 digits of your PNR The last seven digits are randomly generated by the system.
Validity period of a PNR number A PNR number is valid for 9 months after which it is flushed. The same PNR number can be generated after a year.

Frequently Asked Questions on Indian Railways PNR Enquiry

Q. How to Check PNR Status Online?

A: Check PNR Status online on ixigo. Follow these steps:
  • Go to ixigo website.
  • Click on "PNR Status" button.
  • Enter your 10 digit PNR number and click on search.
  • You will get your booked train ticket current status along with passengers details.
  • Download ixigo train app from Playstore or Appstore.

Q. How to check PNR status on a phone?

A: Check PNR Status by sending SMS on:
  • Type "PNR (10-digit PNR Number)" and send it to 139.
  • Type "PNR (10-digit PNR Number)" and send it to 5676747.

Q. Can you explain RLGN PNR Status?

A: Remote Location General Waiting List (RLGN) is issued when a user books a ticket where WL quota is RLWL. This means after booking ticket, RLWL gets named as RLGN.

Q. What are the benefits of a PNR Number?

A: You can order food to your seat by telling your PNR number. You can book rooms and dorms and get them at cheaper prices on railway stations.

Q. Is PNR number allotted for unreserved and reserved tickets?

A: PNR number is only allotted for reserved tickets.

Q. How to check the status of waiting list?

A: Enter your PNR number on ixigo's PNR status checker. After a few seconds, the status of your ticket will display on the screen.