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Indian Railways Seat Availability

Indian Railways Seat Availability

How to check Train seats availability Online?
You can check IRCTC seats availability or the Live Seats Availability of any Indian Railways Train here at
This is one of the fastest ways to get latest booking information and check seats availability in real time.
All you need to do is enter the From & To Station Name / Code and boxes above and select travel period & class to get the current Seats Availability on all trains. You can find Staion Name or code by just entering first 3 letters and it will show you a list from which you can select the station.
Train Running Status can also be checked at every major stations, where PNR stats checking counters are available.

How to check Train seats availability through SMS?
SMS Service : SMS 'SEAT ' to 139
Eg : SEAT 12002 221218 0755 011 CC G

How to check Train seats availability through Phone?
Railway Enquiry Number : Call 139

Types of seats available on Indian Railways
1A: Known as First Class AC, the fares of these seats are at par with airline tickets and offer berths and beddings. Not all trains have First AC coaches and the train seat availability for this class is limited.
2A: Also known as Second Class AC, the fare is slightly lesser than 1A. With just 48 passengers allowed in each 2A coach, make sure to check the Indian Railways seat availability chart in advance.
3A: Termed as Third Class AC, these have three bunk berths on each side. With beddings being included in the fare, these coaches are perfect for 64 passengers.
SL: The most popular choice among the majority of Indians, this is the non-air-conditioned sleeper coach but with bunks for passengers to sleep in. It is designed for 72 passengers. These tickets usually sell out quickly.
CC: Known as Chair Cars, these are fully air-conditioned and comprise of comfortable chairs that recline.
2S: These offer bench type seats for the passengers and are non-air-conditioned coaches.

Error. Please try later : Message / Status
If the LIVE seat availability for your queried stations is not delivered, the following reasons could be responsible:
1 - You entered an incorrect or invalid station code / name.
2 - The dates elected are out of range of the date being allowed for booking.
3 - Indian Railways server is down or overloaded.

How does seat availability calender help?
Indian Railways seat availability is always fraught with stress and confusion. However, with the advance booking of railway tickets for trains at least 4 months prior to the journey, most people can now plan their trips well in advance and reserve the seats.
But searching for train seat availability at the last minute is a remote chance in spite of the Tatkal option in place.
With wide varieties of seats offered on Indian trains, picking the right one might seem like a task.
Not knowing the difference between these is sure to leave you confused when making enquiries at the railway enquiry point and while booking the tickets.
Checking the IRCTC train calendar will give you an idea of the types of seats offered by each train. This train calendar is what will help you get a seat on the train of your choice.

For More information & queries about this, please check Indian Railways FAQ

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