Check PNR Status

PNR Status

Check any PNR effortlessly even if you haven’t booked from Goibibo

PNR number should be in 10 digits only

Everything you need to know about PNR

PNR is a 10 digit number that provides information regarding the details of travel for an Indian Railways train ticket. This number is generated whenever you book train ticket at a ticket counter or through the ICRTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) website. The Centre of Railway Information Systems (CRIS) stores this number and is valid until the journey ends.

On an Indian railways train ticket, you can find the PNR number on the top left hand corner. PNR number is also sent through email and SMS for tickets booked from IRCTC website or from an online travel website.

Enter PNR number in the box above and click on Check PNR Status to get the latest status of your PNR.

PNR status comprises the travel details in abbreviations. Below mentioned is the list of abbreviations and their meanings defining the PNR status of your ticket:

WL – Stands for Waiting List and the passenger with a Waiting List ticket cannot board the train.

RAC – Stands for Reservation Against Cancellation and passenger can travel in a berth with another passenger.

CNF – Stands for Confirmed and the allotment of the passenger’s seat is done.

CAN – Stands for Cancelled and the passenger cannot board the train.

TQWL – Stands for Tatkal Waitlist.

PQWL – Stands for Pooled Quota Waitlist and is for passenger who travels from the station where the train starts and gets down in a station before the last train destination.

RLWL – Stands for Remote Location Waitlist and is for passenger who travels between intermediary stations.

NOSB – Stands for No Seat Berth and is for child passengers below 12 years of age in which no seats are assigned for them.

The first digit of the starting three digits of a PNR number depends on the station where the train starts. The two succeeding numbers of the first three digits signify the ticket booked from a specific PRS centre. If the number starts from 1, it is issued from the Secunderabad PRS with the code - SCR. If the number starts from 2 or 3, it is issued from New Delhi PRS with the codes - NR, NCR, NWR, or NER. If the number starts from 4 or 5, it is issued from Chennai PRS with codes - SWR, SCR, or SR. If the number starts from 6 or 7, it is issued from Calcutta PRS with the codes -- NFR, ECR, ER, ECoR, SER, or SECR. If the number starts from 8 or 9, it is issued from Mumbai PRS with the codes - CR, WCR, or WR.

The remaining seven digits are only present to give the PNR number an irreplaceable identity. These numbers are generated arbitrarily.

You can check IRCTC PNR status via SMS: Type "PNR <Your 10 digit PNR number>" and send it to 139 OR via Dial 139 to get the live PNR status. Please note that carrier charges might apply for SMS and call.

If you are on the Waiting List then the chances of you getting a confirmed seat are if other passengers cancel their tickets.

Goibibo helps you with confirmation probability of Waitlisted tickets. It computes confirmation probability using Machine Learning algorithms which uses factors like cancellation trends, quota, seasonality, etc.

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