Find quickly the latest seat availability status in Indian Railway with before booking your railway tickets on IRCTC. In order to know the accommodation availability status in any running train i.e. operational in Indian Railway, between any two stations, you will require following important pieces of information ready.
  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.
Click here to check seat availability

Follow the video, and fill in the form to get availability on Railway Enquiry page. The following video explains 'how to check railway seat availability,' while doing booking of railway tickets online on IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) eTicketing site

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

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:

Railway 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.

By using any of the above methods you can get the latest status about seat availability in Indian railway for a train.

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