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Train Seat Availability

Whenever it’s travel time, everyone seems to go in overdrive for finding out train seat availability. So beat the crowd and 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.

Check Train Seat Availability Online

To check train seat availability, follow the steps mentioned below;
  • Enter your Source and destination station
  • Choose the date of journey. In case your travel date is tomorrow, you can also opt for the tatkal ticket booking
  • 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 your train ticket booking.
Train Seat Availability in a train may differ for you while choosing from different train ticket booking quotas.

Train Seat Availability Search on App

One of the biggest concerns of train travellers is knowing about the availability of trains and its seat on their route. With the train seat availability feature of Indian Railways on ixigo trains app, 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.

Once you have booked your tickets, you can use our train running status feature to track your train location.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

A: To check information about your seat on the train, check your 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.

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

A: With the new feature of waitlist prediction by Indian Railways, 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.
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  • Get ticket confirmation chances before booking.
  • Check real-time seat availability for all IRCTC trains.
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