PNR Status Enquiry

PNR Status Enquiry

What is PNR?

In the travel industry, a Passenger Name Record (PNR) is a record in the database of a Computer Reservation System (CRS) that contains the itinerary for a passenger, or a group of passengers traveling together. The concept of a PNR was first introduced by airlines that needed to exchange reservation information in case passengers required flights of multiple airlines to reach their destination (‘’interlining’’). For this purpose IATA defined a standard for the layout and content of the PNR.

Although PNRs were originally introduced for air travel, they are now also being used for bookings of hotels, car rental, railways, etc.

Indian Railways PNR

Before checking PNR status should understand something about PNR and its purpose. Almost all the travel industries using PNR to track the Passenger traveling with their service.

Indian Railways also using PNR (Passenger Name Record) track the passengers traveling on the Indian railway trains. The PNR is applicable to both the type of booking like Counter booking and IRCTC Online Reservation. Each PNR number represent group of passengers traveling together and maintain their chart electronically. PNR is used on Indian Railways to faster the process of chart preparation and seat allocation activities.Must Read: Indian Railways PNR Status Checking diff methods

  • Indian Railways PNR using 10 digit code to store the PNR

What all details getting while Checking PNR Status?

Once we check the PNR Status of a travel ticket you will get details like following details when you are checking the PNR Status via IRCTC Official website
PNR Status Details
On IRCTC you will get following details under PNR Status Details tab.
  • PNR Number : Entered PNR Number
  • Train Number : Booked Train No.
  • From Station : Train ticket taken from Station
  • Boarding point : Station name to which passengers entering train
  • Class  (Class of Travel 3 AC, SL etc)
  • Charting Status : (Chart prepared /

    Chart Not Prepared)

  • Quota : Type booking  ( General , ladies etc)
  • Date : date of travel
  • Train Name : Name of the train
  • To Station : Destination Station
  • Reservation upto : Reserved till station name
  • No of passengers : No. of passengers traveling together
  • Upgraded Class : If auto upgraded details available on this filed


Status Report 

shows the actual status of the PNR  like Booking Status as well as Current status

 If you are received following status when checking the PNR then meaning is Confirmed ticket with A2 coach and seat position 48. Your berth is Side Upper.

Following are abbreviations using on IRCTC PNR Status
  • CAN         ==  CANCELLED
  •  CNF        ==  CONFIRM
  •  WL          == WAITLIST
  •  REL       == RELEASED
  •  NR         == NOROOM

IRCTC PNR Check Step

To check the IRCTC PNR Status go to Enquiries Menu and Press PNR Status. After that selection enter the 10 digit Indian Railways PNR.

Indian Railways Official PNR Status Find Web

Indian Rail Official PNR Status Enquiry Form Online
Indian Rail Official PNR Status Enquiry Form Online
You can find the PNR Status via Indian Railways official website too. This can be done by following steps
To get the PNR Status of Your Rail ticket.. Click Below.

SMS Services For PNR Status and Other Information

You can also find the PNR by SMS.

SMS based PNR find as following steps
Click on the following links for getting the Indian Rail website results through SMS details for various SMS services offered by Indian Railways
SMS 54959
SMS 57886
SMS 5676747
SMS 139
For example 139 SMS formats and other detailed information for sending the SMS available on these links.

Call Railway Enquiry No. 139 or ”PNR” space “PNR Number” and send to 139.

New Features Of Train Enquiry System 139 

The Integrated Train Enquiry System (139), introduced during 2007, is a very usefulsystem providing train related information such as accommodation availability, current status of PNR, etc. to passengers instantly.Passengers have found this system to be very helpful.

New facilities such as ‘Spot your train’, ‘Mobile based destination arrival alerts’ and ‘Mobile based alarm alerts’ have been added to this system.

The ‘Mobile based Destination Arrival Alerts’ is now available on SMS / IVR / Agent assistance through 139. This facility helps passengers on Indian Railways to set an alert / pre-information call before they reach their destination.
Spot your train’, yet another helpful facility, is also available through 139.  This facility helps one to know the exact location of a train.  Passengers can make use of these facilities to get additional information and services.
Hope you enjoy the new facility to find the PNR Status via simple Mobile SMS. Let me know your valuable feed back to improve the content.


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