How to check PNR status through SMS

PNR is a short form of Passenger Name Record. It acts as a database of the passenger recorded in the Indian railways computerized reservation systems. Since,India is a vast country it becomes difficult to reserve the tickets just before the date to travel except Tatkal service.

It is necessary for you to plan your voyage well in advance and book the tickets in advance for the same. Many times, it might be tricky to find the availability of the train we want. In this situation, one should always keep a track record of PNR status. Indian Railways Network being the largest company across the country has started providing various ways in order to keep a track of the PNR status.

Many passengers keep on searching for the Indian Railways PNR Status, for their reserved tickets. Also, they keep on searching for toll-free numbers (If available) from where they can extract the information related to passenger information or arrival and departure of destined train. IRCTC (Indian railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) is a subsidiary of Indian Railways. The organization provides several alternatives to obtain the Indian Railways PNR Status.

Track Rail Ticket PNR Status through SMS

  • You can send a SMS to 57886 stating your PNR number with the code PNR in it and get the immediate response stating your PNR Present status.
  • For example you can SMS PNR<PNR NUMBER> to 54959 or 5676747 or 57886 or send it to 139.
  • If you happen to misspell the code then you can SMS HELP TRN to 54959. This message will help you fetch the standard SMS codes for different services.

For more information of SMS enquiry you can visit

PNR Status through SMS charges

Note that above service of SMS or Phone calls are not toll free numbers. Railway SMS charge costs you Rs0.50 per SMS and where as Phone call will be costing your STD call rate per minute.


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