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

USSD Services are currently offered by:-

  1. Airtel Money

Currently only Airtel is providing train ticket booking using USSD.  Below are the steps to follow for booking your train ticket using Airtel money service.

Step 1: Register for Airtel Money

Getting airtel money is super-easy! Register in 3 simple steps:

  1. fill in your basic details like Name and Date of birth
  2. select mPin
  3. enter the One-Time Password (OTP)
  4. Visit this link for registration.

Step 2: Load Cash to your Account

Load cash now in just 3 easy steps using

  • Netbanking
  • Credit card
  • Debit card or Maestro Card

Step 3: Book Train Ticket using USSD

  • Dial *400# from your airtel mobile
  • Select “Book Tickets” and then “Rail booking” (On my Airtel mobile it is option 6)
  • Choose “Reservation” ( if you wish to search trains & choose) or “Easy book” ( if you know the train number)
  • Follow the instructions in the menu

Note: When you select ‘Reservation’ for the first time, you will be asked to enter your IRCTC user ID (associated with the mobile number) and upon validation you can continue to book your ticket

  • PG Charges: Currently NIL
  • Agent Service Charges: Currently NIL
  • Helpline No.: 121
  • Helpline Email :

And also once you have booked your IRCTC Train tickets, you can check the ticket Status at Pnr Status

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

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