Check PNR Status effortlessly even if you haven’t booked from Goibibo
Check PNR Status effortlessly even if you haven’t booked from Goibibo
PNR is a unique number which is assigned to every train ticket booked, and it tells about the status of train tickets. Through the PNR Status, you get to know if your ticket is reserved, has the status of Reservation against Cancellation (RAC), or waitlisted. It’s a 10-digits number which gives all the information about train and passenger details.
IRCTC, or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, is the face of modern tourism in India. Besides train ticket bookings, you can enjoy the option of train PNR status checking along with other services such as checking seat availability, train schedule, and live train status on IRCTC.
PNR status can be checked by putting the PNR number in the check PNR status section. After clicking the button, the current status of your train ticket shows up along with other details related to your journey. Moreover, you can find your PNR number on the top center in case of an e-ticket or at the topmost left corner on a ticket booked with Indian Railway Station.
GoIbibo’s mobile app gives you the opportunity to check your PNR status quickly and provides regular updates on your PNR status enquiry. In addition to that, you also get information about the status of the reservation you made, coach position, and platform number of the train .
Indian Railways offers two ways for making a PNR enquiry. You can either send a text on ‘139’, a 3-digit number given by IRCTC, or you can send a SMS to 5676747 to get PNR train status delivered right into your inbox. However, the charge for sending a text on the given numbers is INR 3 per message.
PNR is a 10-digits system-generated numeric code provided by the IRCTC ticket booking system. Every time a train ticket is booked, a unique PNR is generated that contains booking details along with other information such as the confirmation status, name of the passenger, gender and age of the passenger and much more. With the PNR status checking feature, one can stay updated about everything related to train ticket bookings.
It’s quite simple to understand a PNR number. It can be broken down into two parts as the first three digits of the PNR number contains all the information regarding the ticket and the last 7-digits don’t contain any useful information, as they are just used to make the PNR number unique. You can find the following information via the PNR number:
It is extremely easy to check train PNR status. Either visit the GoIbibo’s app or website and click the ‘Check PNR Status’ after entering the PNR number in the search box. You can also check your status by making a PNR enquiry in the following ways:
The PNR number is valid for upto 9 months.
When you book train tickets, you may get your PNR train status as Waitlist. It means that your ticket is not reserved yet. The confirmation of your ticket depends on various factors such as how many train ticket bookings are made, the seats reserved for quotas, festive seasons or holidays and the number of cancellations being made. That’s why PNR status plays a major role in understanding the status of your ticket. You can check PNR status on GoIbibo by putting in your PNR number.
|What is PNR in e-ticket?||Passenger Name Record|
|Length of PNR no.||It is a 10-digit unique code.|
|Meaning of first 3 digits of your PNR||In the PNR number, the first 3 digits are called PRS. They give information about the system used by passengers to book train tickets.|
|Meaning of last 7 digits of your PNR||The last seven digits are randomly generated by the system.|
|Validity period of a PNR number||
A PNR is applicable for the maximum of 9 months. After that period, it becomes invalid. Same PNR can be generated after a year.
There are different kinds of PNR status you can receive on booking your tickets. Each defines the status of your train ticket bookings. Here's what some of the abbreviations stands for:
PNR stands for Passenger Name Record. It is a 10-digit number that provides information regarding the details of travel printed on the train ticket for an Indian Railways train. This number is generated whenever you book a train ticket at Indian Railways ticket counter or through the ICRTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) website. The Centre of Railway Information Systems stores this number after booking your ticket. PNR is only valid until the journey ends. If you want to check PNR status online, Goibibo conveniently provides you the exact information about your train ticket booking.
On an Indian railways train ticket, you can find the PNR on the top left hand corner. PNR is also sent through email and SMS for tickets booked from IRCTC website or from an online travel website.
PNR status will inform whether train ticket is in Confirmed (CNF), Waitlisted (WL) or Reservation Against Cancellation Station (RAC) status. It will also inform about the seating class, seat number, coach number, boarding time of the train and arriving time for your destination.
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 Waitlist and the passenger with a Waitlist 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 &amp;lt;Your 10 digit PNR number&amp;gt;" 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.
If the train ticket is bought at any railway station, the PNR number will be printed on the top left corner of the ticket. In case the ticket is bought online, the PNR number will be displayed separately on the top of the ticket.
A PNR is not valid after the journey. The Indian Railways deletes it after the journey has been completed.