Nov 8, 2014

Check IRCTC Seat Availability in 1 minute

 In order to check the Indian Railways seat availability on IRCTC users will require 5 pieces of information. These are:
  1. Train number or train name.
  2. Source and Destination Stations.
  3. Class of travel.
  4. Quota in which one wishes to find availability of seats inside the train.
  5. Date of Journey.
With above information ready,Click here to check seat availability, follow the video, and fill in the form. You can check the seat availability in any train within 1 minute (provided your internet connection is working well)

The following video explains how to do seat availability checking while booking railway tickets on IRCTC.

There are many different methods a user can use to get the train berth status. Accommodation in a train can also be checked by using various railway apps like IRCTC connect, 'Rail Yatri', Erail etc. or going directly to railway enquiry website.

The explanation of how to perform check of accommodation availability in railway is further discussed below.

How to check IRCTC Seat Availability

To make it easy for railway users we have provided here couple of different ways to quickly checking the seat availability status of IRCTC. You can always use the above button, but in case it doesn't work for you, you can simply key in the following web address your browser's address bar:

IRCTC Seat Availability Checking By SMS/Mobile

How to find seat availability of IRCTC by mobile? The answer is simple. You have to compose a new sms message in a format explained below. and send it to 54959 or at railway enquiry number 139.

irctc seat availability illustration picture
illustration of finding seat (berth) availability in trains by sms

Just compose a new message in your mobile phone as shown below -

 TRNAV TrainNo Source Destination DDMM Class and sms to 54959

and within seconds your will get to know the IRCTC seat availability status. You can see the picture shown at the start of article which clearly illustrates how the process of finding seats in a train by sending SMS message from mobile works.

We have defined couple of methods here but they are not the only ones. There are other ways available to get the position of seats. For example, while booking seats using next generation journey planner, the IRCTC ticket booking system shows exact number of seats available in a train at the time of booking. Several mobile apps  of railway also provide options to get the accommodation status of train.

Checking irctc seat availability is easy as you can see from above discussion. Hope now you can find out for yourself, in which trains seats are available for booking.


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