PNR Status

The PNR Status gives details on

  • Seat Information
    • Coach & seat number.
    • Waitlist information, if applicable.
    • RAC (Reservation against cancellation), if applicable.
    • CNF (Confirmation) of ticket without any seat number. Final seats are shown after chart is prepared in such cases. Class of Travel & Fare
  • Class of Travel & Fare
  • Chart Status (Prepared - Yes/No)
  • Train name & number
  • Booking Status & Current Status ( e.g. GNWL 25 / S2, 16 )
  • Boarding time from source station & Reaching time at destination station.
  • Journey Time

To know more about PNR, Check below FAQs

What is a PNR number?

PNR (Passenger Name Record) number is an unique ten digit number, that is provided against every booked train ticket. Whether you are booking the ticket online or physically (through the railway station ticket counters), the ticket will certainly have a PNR number. A single PNR number can be provided to a maximum of six passengers, when group booking is sought.

Where can I see my PNR number?

Each train ticket, whether it is booked online or through physical ticket counters, comes with a 10 digit PNR number. For online ticket bookings, the PNR number is sent through email and SMS. While for physical ticket bookings, the PNR status is present on the upper left hand side of the printed ticket. You need to input this PNR number to enquire about PNR status, Add Trip and use many other attractive services of RailYatri.

How to check PNR Status at RailYatri.in?

Type your PNR in the search box above. Click on ‘Get PNR Status’ button and you will know the latest status of your PNR. Please note that to get automatic PNR Status change updates and alerts you need to allow RailYatri.in access. You can also install RailYatri app for faster status change updates.

What are confirmation chances for my waitlisted ticket?

Getting a waitlisted ticket is pretty common when you book any Indian Railway train ticket. So it is important to know the confirmation chances and also the updates for your waitlist. RailYatri helps you with both. Confirmation chances of your waitlisted ticket is shown to you in form of HIGH , MEDIUM & LOW.

Here is how we calculate it with almost 100% accuracy:

Our confirmation chances prediction is driven by historical data along with predictive machine learning mathematical algorithm. We include various variables like seasonality, rush patterns etc. and are the pioneers in predicting this. Thus our app and website are the best place for knowing PNR Status & getting live alerts on waitlist change.

How does PNR work for train ticket booking?

The Centre of Railway Information Systems(CRIS) runs a database where all information about passengers are fed and stored. A 10-digit PNR number is generated whenever Indian Railways ticket gets booked online (via IRCTC), or offline at ticket counters. PNR generated remains valid till the end of the trip. After certain period old PNRs is flushed out of CRIS database.

What does 10 digit PNR Number signify?

  • 1 = PNR starting with '1' are issued from SCR Zone (issued from Secunderabad PRS)
  • 2 & 3 = PNR starting with '2' or '3' are issued from either NR, NCR, NWR, or NER Zone (issued from Delhi PRS)
  • 4 & 5 = PNR starting with '4' or '5' are issued from either SR, SWR, or SCR Zone (issued from Chennai PRS)
  • 6 & 7 = PNR starting with '6' or '7' are issued from either NFR, ECR, ER, ECoR, SER, or SECR Zone (issued from Kolkata PRS)
  • 8 & 9 = PNR starting with '8' or '9' are issued from either CR, WCR, or WR Zone (issued from Mumbai PRS)

Note that zones from which PNR are issued are as follows -

  1. NR - Northern Railway {Popular stations: Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow NR, Moradabad}
  2. NER - North Eastern Railways {Popular stations: Izzatnagar, Lucknow NER, Varanasi}
  3. NFR - Northeast Frontier Railways {Popular Stations: Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukia}
  4. ER - Eastern Railways {Popular Stations: Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda}
  5. SER - South Eastern Railways {Popular Stations: Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi}
  6. SCR - South Central Railways {Popular stations: Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded}
  7. SR - Southern Railways {Popular Stations: Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem, Thiruvanthapuram}
  8. CR - Central Railways {Popular Stations: Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur}
  9. WR - Wstern Railways {Popular Stations: Mumbai WR, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara}
  10. SWR - South Western Railways {Popular Stations: Hubbali, Bengaluru, Mysuru}
  11. NWR - North Western Railways {Popular Stations: Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur}
  12. WCR - West Central Railways {Popular Stations: Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota}
  13. NCR - North Central Railways {Popular Stations: Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi}
  14. SECR - South East Central Railways {Popular Stations: Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur SEC}
  15. ECoR - East Coast Railways {Popular Stations: Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair}
  16. ECR - East Central Railway {Popular Stations: Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur}

How to check PNR number by SMS?

We recommend checking for PNR on our website which is FREE through the search box above. In case you are offline, you can try sending SMS to 139 with below format. Type “PNR <10 digt PNR Number >” and send it to 139. Please note that carrier charges would apply for SMS service.

I have Reserved or Confirmed Ticket but no Coach or Seat Number is given. What should I do?

If your ticket was originally waitlisted, but is now confirmed then you will be allocated a seat at the time of chart preparation. For e.g. if the PNR Status says something like 10WL/CNF, then your current status of the ticket is confirmed. In this case you will be allocated Coach & Seat once the chart is prepared for the Usually chart is prepared 4 hours prior to start of the train from the origin station of the train. So even if you are not boarding at the origin station, you may expect an update on the seat number 4 hours prior to the origin station.

Chart is prepared but my status still shows RAC, will I get a seat?

Reservation Against Cancellation or RAC tickets means that you will get a berth that will be shared by a co-passenger. This is usually side lower seat that needs to be shared with a co-passenger. However, TTE of the train may allot you a complete seat if there are free available seats. Please note that, any further change in the PNR Status after chart preparation will not be available on RailYatri’s PNR Status online page. As suggested here by a RailYatri user, it is important to note that during day time the side upper passenger would also share the lower berth for seating. We recommend reading our RAC Tickets blog. If you want a full berth for travel, you can cancel RAC tickets with minimal cancellation charges.

  1. RAC tickets can be cancelled upto 30 mins before the scheduled departure of the train from its originating station.
  2. In normal operating scenarios - there will be no refund if RAC ticket is cancelled post 30 mins before the scheduled departure time as mentioned above.
  3. If the RAC is an e-ticket, it needs to be cancelled over the internet only and the refund of the fare (details below) will be credited to the user's account.
  4. If the journey is not undertaken due to late running of the train by more than 3 hrs o scheduled departure, no cancellation charge is levied and full fare is refunded to the user. This is subject to the condition that the ticket is cancelled prior to the departure o the train.
  5. If the train is cancelled, the refund amount is automatically credited to the user account.

Can I change the boarding station of a booked ticket?

If you have booked e-ticket through IRCTC then you can change it to any station that falls between your source and destination station. This can be changed before 24 hours of the scheduled departure of the train. This is not applicable for i-tickets. Boarding point change is allowed only once. In case a passenger has changed the boarding point(s) he will lose all the rights to board the train from the original boarding point.

How often should I check for PNR Status Updates?

If you have a waitlisted train ticket, your waitlist number usually gets updated to lower waitlist or confirmed state when passengers with confirmed tickets cancel their tickets. This change is often real time, and thus you should be checking for updates more often on this page. Alternatively, you can install RailYatri App and get automatic notifications for PNR Status.

Know more about PNR status

How does RailYatri help in getting your Waitlisted Tickets confirmed?

The PNR allows the Railways (and us) to track the name of the passenger, train number, time of booking and ticketing time limit, among other vital information. With the help of such information, RailYatri can also send you useful information, thus making your journeys less stressful!

What is a PNR number?

PNR (Passenger Name Record) number is an unique ten digit number, that is provided against every booked train ticket. Whether you are booking the ticket online or physically (through the railway station ticket counters), the ticket will certainly have a PNR number. A single PNR number can be provided to a maximum of six passengers, when group booking is sought.

How does RailYatri help in getting your Waitlisted Tickets confirmed?

Checking the PNR status becomes a breeze with RailYatri with our range of attractive features. First of all, there is our Confirmation Probability feature which helps users know about end Confirmation chances of any PNR (in terms of High, Medium and Low). Secondly, RailYatri keeps the users updated about the progress/change in PNR status through periodic Notifications. The final status of a particular PNR number is sent when the final chart has been prepared, which is usually 30 minutes before departure of the train. So, if you want the timely information on PNR status, download the RailYatri app.

Where can I see my PNR number?

Each train ticket, whether it is booked online or through physical ticket counters, comes with a 10 digit PNR number. For online ticket bookings, the PNR number is sent through email and SMS. While for physical ticket bookings, the PNR status is present on the upper left hand side of the printed ticket. You need to input this PNR number to enquire about PNR status, Add Trip and use many other attractive services of RailYatri.

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Can I change the boarding station ?

If you have booked e-ticket through IRCTC then you can change it to any station that falls between your source and destination station. This can be changed before 24 hours of the scheduled departure of the train. This is not applicable for i-tickets.Boarding point change is allowed only once. In case a passenger has changed the boarding point he will lose all the rights to board the train from the original boarding point.

Chart is prepared but my status still shows RAC, will I get a seat ?

RAC tickets means that you will get a berth that will be shared by a co-passenger. However, TTE of the train may allot you a complete seat if there are free available seats. Please note that, any further change in the PNR Status after chart preparation will not be available on RailYatri’s PNR Status online page.

I have Reserved or Confirmed Ticket but no Coach or Seat Number is given. What should I do?

If your ticket was originally waitlisted, but is now confirmed then you will be allocated a seat at the time of chart preparation. For e.g. if the PNR Status says something like 10WL/CNF, then your current status of the ticket is confirmed. In this case you will be allocated Coach & Seat once the chart is prepared for the Usually chart is prepared 4 hours prior to start of the train from the origin station of the train. So even if you are not boarding at the origin station, you may expect an update on the seat number 4 hours prior to the origin station.

How often should I check for PNR Status Updates ?

If you have a waitlisted train ticket, your waitlist number usually gets updated to lower waitlist or confirmed state when passengers with confirmed tickets cancel their tickets. This change is often real time, and thus you should be checking for updates more often on this page. Alternatively, you can install RailYatri App and get automatic notifications for PNR Status.

What information can be seen using the PNR number?

The PNR allows the Railways (and us) to track the name of the passenger, train number, time of booking and ticketing time limit, among other vital information. With the help of such information, RailYatri can also send you useful information, thus making your journeys less stressful!

What is PNR Status Live ?

Passengers with RAC or Waitlisted tickets can check PNR status live to know about their PNR progress. Today PNR status checks come with confirmation predictions as well.

What is PNR Prediction ?

PNR prediction is a stress relieving feature for passengers with RAC or Waitlisted tickets. It predicts the future of a PNR, through ratings such as High, Medium and Low.

What is check PNR Status ?

To gain an understanding of PNR progress (from Waitlist towards Confirmation) the passengers need to check PNR status regularly as their journey date approaches.

What are the types of Train PNR Status ?

Train PNR status can be of 3 major types – Waitlist, RAC or Confirmed. When Confirmed berths get exhausted, ticket purchasers witness RAC and Waitlist PNR status in their tickets.

What is PNR Status on Mobile ?

The availability of PNR status on mobile helps passengers check PNR progress while they are on the go. Leading travel-based mobile apps provide accurate and updated PNR status.

What is PNR Status info ?

In the past PNR status info was available only at the Indian railways websites, but today many travel-based apps and websites are providing accurate and updated PNR status.

What is PNR confirmation prediction ?

PNR confirmation prediction, is a new feature that predicts the future of a PNR (from WL to CNF). The predictions are based on analysis of train booking and cancellation data.

What is Waitlisted PNR ?

Waitlisted PNR stands a chance to be confirmed till the time of final chart preparation. Some travel-based apps and websites provide PNR confirmation predictions much before that.

How to check PNR Waitlist confirmation ?

PNR waitlist confirmation can be checked through various websites and mobile apps. Some apps send automated SMS and notifications keeping passengers informed about PNR progress.

What is waitlist confirmation ?

Some travel-based mobile apps and websites have a feature that can predict waitlist confirmation probability. This relieves the passengers of their waitlist related tensions.

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PNR NO Pnr down arrow

6723192415

TRAIN NO

12834-HOWRAH - AHMEDABAD SF Express

CLASS

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

579

ROUTE

HWH ROU

RY SCORE

84%

PNR NO Pnr down arrow

2736168559

TRAIN NO

12916-OLD DELHI - AHMEDABAD Ashram SF Express

CLASS

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

565

ROUTE

DLI BKI

RY SCORE

78%

PNR NO Pnr down arrow

6123106032

TRAIN NO

12841-HOWRAH - CHENNAI CENTRAL Coromandel SF Express

CLASS

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

496

ROUTE

KGP CTC

RY SCORE

81%

PNR NO Pnr down arrow

6123161187

TRAIN NO

12834-HOWRAH - AHMEDABAD SF Express

CLASS

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

491

ROUTE

HWH CPH

RY SCORE

75%

PNR NO Pnr down arrow

4665504901

TRAIN NO

12509-BANGALORE CANTT - GUWAHATI SF Express

CLASS

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

448

ROUTE

BNC VSKP

RY SCORE

49%

Top 5 unluckiest PNR (2018-12-14)

PNR NO arrow

2455214954

TRAIN NO

12992 - JAIPUR - UDAIPUR CITY SF Intercity Express

CLASS

3A

ORIGINAL STATUS

8

ROUTE

JP UDZ

RY SCORE

92%

PNR NO arrow

6122836693

TRAIN NO

28624 - BARKAKANA - PATNA Slip Express

CLASS

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

9

ROUTE

BRKA PNBE

RY SCORE

53%

PNR NO arrow

6321183595

TRAIN NO

12344 - HALDIBARI - SEALDAH Darjeeling SF Mail

CLASS

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

10

ROUTE

NJP SDAH

RY SCORE

96%

PNR NO arrow

6523157555

TRAIN NO

17244 - RAYAGADA - GUNTUR Express

CLASS

3A

ORIGINAL STATUS

10

ROUTE

VZM BZA

RY SCORE

95%

PNR NO arrow

6622856440

TRAIN NO

28624 - BARKAKANA - PATNA Slip Express

CLASS

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

10

ROUTE

BRKA PNBE

RY SCORE

45%

Top 5 luckiest PNR (Last one year)

PNR NO arrow

6521980290

TRAIN NO

12877 - RANCHI - NEW DELHI Garib Rath Express

CLASS

3A

ORIGINAL STATUS

864

ROUTE

ALD NDLS

RY SCORE

56%

PNR NO arrow

8564861336

TRAIN NO

12909 - MUMBAI BANDRA T - DELHI H NIZAMUDDIN Garib Rath Exp

CLASS

3A

ORIGINAL STATUS

817

ROUTE

BDTS NZM

RY SCORE

41%

PNR NO arrow

2615998725

TRAIN NO

12956 - JAIPUR - MUMBAI CENTRAL SF Express

CLASS

3A

ORIGINAL STATUS

809

ROUTE

JP KOTA

RY SCORE

64%

PNR NO arrow

2734551291

TRAIN NO

12802 - NEW DELHI - PURI Purushottam SF Express

CLASS

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

795

ROUTE

DDU BKSC

RY SCORE

42%

PNR NO arrow

6706841751

TRAIN NO

12505 - GUWAHATI - DELHI ANAND VIHAR North East Express

CLASS

SL

ORIGINAL STATUS

794

ROUTE

NBQ NJP

RY SCORE

85%