How to Book Indian Railways Ticket using SMS 139

Train Ticket Booking On SMS

Book your train tickets in just 2 Simple SMS’s

ANY TIME! ANY WHERE!

Gone are the days when people used to stand and wait in queues for long hours for booking train tickets at the counters!!

Prerequisites to book a ticket through SMS on 139 –

  1. User should be registered on IRCTC’s website (www.irctc.co.in)
  2. User should have MMID & OTP (One Time Password) for IMPS Transaction
  3. Same Mobile Number should be registered with Bank & IRCTC

Step 1 (Booking the ticket): Send below SMS with Journey & passenger information to 139

BOOK <TrainNo> <FromCity> <ToCity> <TravelDate(DDMM)> <Class> <Passenger1-Name> <Age> <Gender> <Passenger2-Name> <Age> <Gender> (upto 6 passengers)

For Example:
BOOK 12420 NDLS GZB 2606 2S Rakesh 55 M Sarita 53 F

If the format sent is valid, you will receive a response SMS from 139

Trans Id: 34004567 Ticket Amount: 120 IRCTC SC: 11.24 Total Amount: 131.24 Seat: AVAILABLE-0095. For Payment SMS PAY <34004567> IMPS <MMID> <OTP> IRCTCUserID to 139 to book ticket.

Step 2  (Paying for the ticket):For payment, send SMS with the following information to 139

PAY <Transaction ID as received> IMPS <MMID as received from bank> <OTP as received from bank for this transaction> <IRCTCUserID>
For Example:
PAY 340045667 IMPS 98453672 453289 Rakesh

Confirmation SMS will be received from 139 on successful booking of the ticket

Your ticket booked successfully. PNR is: 2345678901 Ticket No: :0672261674 Booking Status: Rakesh CONFIRM C1 76 WS Sarita CONFIRM C1 77 Ticket Amt: 120.0 SC: 11.24 Src: New Delhi Dst: Ghaziabad Date of Journey: 26/06/2013 Sch Dep 12:30 hrs

Ticket Cancellation Procedure using SMS:

Case 1: If the ticket has to be completely cancelled

Send below SMS with the following information to 139

CAN <10 Digit PNR> <IRCTC UserID>
For Example:
CAN 2345678901 Rakesh

If the entered information is valid, you will receive the following response SMS from 139

We have received your request for cancellation of tickets for < Passenger 1 Name> for PNR Number 2345678901. Please confirm the cancellation by sending YES to 139 or for any change in cancellation data, send a fresh request.
Once the cancellation is confirmed, you will receive the following response SMS from 139

Your ticket for <Passenger 1 Name> with PNR Number:2345678901 is cancelled. Amount: 60 will be refunded in your account.

Case 2: If the ticket has to be partially cancelled

Send below SMS with the following information to 139

CAN <10 Digit PNR> <IRCTCUserID> <Passenger Number>
For Example:
CAN 2345678901 Rakesh 1/2/3 (Upto 6 Passenger)

If the entered information is valid, you will receive the following response SMS from 139

We have received your request for cancellation of tickets for < Passenger 1 Name> for PNR Number 2345678901. Please confirm the cancellation by sending YES to 139 or for any change in cancellation data, send a fresh request.
Once the cancellation is confirmed, you will receive the following response SMS from 139

Your ticket for <Passenger 1 Name> with PNR Number:2345678901 is cancelled. Amount: 60 will be refunded in your account.

Indian Railways Ticket Booking using USSD (Menu-based dialling)

Note : This service will not be available between 0800-1200 hrs (You can’t book tatkal ticket using your mobile). However, the ticket can still be booked using mobile through IRCTC main site www.irctc.co.in

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

*How to generate MMID *How to receive OTP *List of Banks http://www.npci.org.in/bankmember.aspx

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH 139
139 Call:
*PNR Enquiry * Arrival Departure Status * Seat Availability
*Fare Enquiry * Dial a Ticket

139 SMS: SMS HELP to 139 for Keyword Information
* PNR Enquiry * Arrival Departure Status * Seat Availability
*Fare Enquiry * Time Table* Train Name/Number * Location

139 USSD: Dial *139#
* PNR Enquiry * Arrival Departure Status * Seat Availability
*Fare Enquiry * Time Table* Train Name/Number * Location

24*7 HELP LINE NUMBERS: Call: 139 or SMS TKT to 139

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