PNR Status

Information Provided in PNR Status
Seat Information
Waitlist information, if applicable.
RAC (Reservation against cancellation), if applicable.
Coach & seat number.
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
Journey Time

PNR Status FAQ

What is a PNR number?

PNR (Passenger Name Record) number is an unique 10 Digit number, that is provided against every booked train ticket

Passenger's personal information like name, age, gender etc. is saved in the database against this reference number. It includes columns to store booking status and current status of the ticket.

Where to find PNR number on ticket?

PNR number is generally printed at the top left corner of the printed tickets. In case of the E – Ticket (IRCTC website), it is mentioned at top in separate table.

How to check PNR number by SMS?

Railway has launched SMS service for PNR enquiry to enhance customer satisfaction. You can check PNR number by 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.

139 SMS Service

139 SMS service was initially launched by IRCTC. In order to get PNR status on mobile through SMS, one need to send following message on 139.

5676747 SMS service

This SMS service is maintained by railZone.
SMS PNR and send it to 5676747
For example: PNR 1023456789 and send it to 5676747

How To Check PNR Status Online

1. Go to Google and search PNR Status CupCoupon.
2. Select Railway PNR Enquire Online.
3. Enter 10 Digit PNR Number in the text box and click on submit

PNR Status Prediction

1. GNWL: (General Waiting List) - Highest confirmation chances

2. CKWL: (Tatkal Waiting List) - GNWL tickets are preferred over Tatkal tickets hence CKWL Confirmation chances are low compared to GNWL

3. RLWL: (Remote Location Waiting List) - Less chances of confirmation

4. PQWL: (Pooled Quota Waiting List) - Less chances of confirmation, quota shared between several stations

5. RLGN: (Remote Location General Waiting List) - Less chances of confirmation, when user books ticket under RLWL

6. RQWL: (Request Waiting List) - Less chances of confirmation

7. RSWL: (Roadside Station Waiting List) - Less chances of confirmation

PNR status and seat availability

RAC : (Reservation Against Cancellation), the passenger is allowed to travel and two passengers share the same berth. If a confirmed passenger does not board the train, a full berth is allotted to the passenger with RAC ticket.

CNF : (Confirmed Ticket) The passenger seat has been confirmed and the seat will be allotted after charting.

CAN : (Cancelled Ticket) The passenger seat has been cancelled by IRCTC or by self.

WL : (Waitlist Ticket) The passenger with Waitlist ticket is in the waiting list and is not allowed to board the train. A waitlist ticket can be cancelled by the passenger 30 minutes before the departure of the train. If a WL (Waitlist Ticket) ticket does not get confirmed, it gets cancelled automatically.

GNWL : (General Waitlist Ticket) A GNWL which gets confirmed after the passengers cancel their confirmed bookings.

TQWL : (Tatkal Waitlist Ticket) When a passenger does a tatkal booking and is put on the wait list, the status is shown as TQWL.

PQWL : ( Pooled Quota Waitlist Ticket) When a passengers traveling between intermediate stations and have a separate waitlist from the general waitlist.

RLWL : (Remote Location Waitlist Ticket) A RLWL has the high chances of confirmation. Smaller stations have separate quota of seats and waiting seats on these intermediate stations are given RLWL status.

RSWL : (Road-Side Waitlist Ticket) A station specific waitlist is called a RSWL.

NR : (No Room) and no further bookings are allowed with a NR ticket

NOSB : (No Seat Berth) Children below 12 years of age pay child fare and are not allotted seats. Their PNR status shows NOSB – No Seat Berth.

WEBCAN : (Internet Cancelled Ticket) It’s a Railway Counter Ticket. When a passenger has been cancelled over internet and the refund has not been collected.

WEBCANRF : (Railway Counter Ticket Cancelled on Internet) It’s a Railway Counter Ticket. When a passenger has been cancelled over internet and the refund has been collected. WL and RAC refunds.

PNR Status with Name and Age

Passenger Details: (Name, Age, Sex, Birth Preference)

Ticket Details: (Train No, Date, From, To, Boarding Station, Reservation Upto, Class, Berth, Quota)

The first 3 digits of the PNR tell us from which Passenger Reservation System or PRS the ticket has been booked. The PNR numbers' starting digit depends on Zone of the Train, w.r.t. starting station of the train.

Number Code Zone:

1. SCR Secunderabad PRS

2. 3 NR, NCR, NWR, NER New Delhi PRS

3. 5 SR, SWR, SCR Chennai PRS

The last seven digits are randomly generated numbers. These numbers represent no information about the ticket or journey as such. They only provide an unique identity to the PNR number.