Train Seat Availability

Whenever it’s travel time, everyone seems to go in overdrive for finding out train seat availability. Well, it’s hardly surprising considering the fact that the majority of the population still prefers to travel by train and Indian Railways throws open its ticket booking service as much as four months before the date of journey. So, to beat the crowds, it’s best to book your ticket as early as possible. However, booking tickets in advance is a good option only if you are sure about your travel plans. For many travellers, this is often not the case. In such a scenario, it’s a big hassle to wade through large crowds at ticket reservation counters, just for the sake

How to Check Train Seat Availability

To check seat availability in train you can visit ixigo website/app and follow the steps mentioned below;
  • Enter your Source and destination station
  • Choose the date of journey. You could also opt for the tatkal ticket availability too
  • Enter "Search Trains" and the list of trains, running dates, and their seat availability will be displayed on the screen.
  • Choose your train and preferred class from the list to complete train ticket booking
Train Seat Availability in a train may differ for you while choosing from different train ticket booking quotas and

IRCTC Train Seat Availability

One of the biggest concerns of train travellers is knowing about the availability of trains and its seat on their route. With the IRCTC seat availability feature of Indian Railways, one can easily check for any train and book their tickets online.

What is the good time to get best train seat? Plan a trip 120 days in advance and reserve the best seat.
What is the option of searching train seat availability at the last minute? Tatkal ticket booking is the best option
Do you need a station code to check seat availibility in the calender? No need for a station code, just select the station name or enter the train number to get information of seat availibility
Can train seat availability change at a last stage? Yes, It can be changed
Train Seat Availability Status
  • AVAILABLE status in the green colour
     
  • RAC status in Green colour
     
What time the chart is prepared before train departure? One before 4 hrs of schedule departure and another 30 minutes before the schedule departure.

 

Train Seat Availability FAQ

Q. How do I check my seat number on a train?

A: To check information about your seat on the train, you must check the PNR status. This includes the booking status that shows whether you train ticket is confirmed, or it is on the waiting list (WL) or is it under reservation against cancellation (RAC).

Q. What does current seat availability mean?

A: Current seat availability is one of the fastest ways to find out the latest booking information and check the availability of seats in real time. This can be done by entering the From & To Station Name/Code along with travel dates and travel class to know the current train seat availability.

Q. What are the chances of my ticket getting confirmed?

A: With the new feature of waitlist prediction by IRCTC, one can predict the chances of a waitlisted or RAC ticket getting confirmed. This is based on the latest booking trends. You can also use ixigo trains app and know the chances of your ticket getting confirmed with the feature ‘PNR prediction’.

Q. How can my train ticket be confirmed?

A: About four hours before departure, waitlists are cleared continuously. If the train’s quotas are not filled, the empty seats are released for general public when the chart is prepared. Last minute cancellation will also help you get a confirmed train seat.