PNR status by SMS

It has become very convenient for the passengers to check the PNR status anytime anywhere by sending SMS from their mobiles. There are many different ways of checking the Indian Railways PNR status by sending SMS.

Check Pnr Status at http://www.pnrstatus.co.in. One only needs to keep the PNR number handy and send SMS to various numbers. Moreover, passengers can save these numbers on their mobile phones so that they can easily use them whenever required.

Some of the popular ways of finding PNR status using SMS are mentioned below.

(1)          Checking PNR status using 3 Digit SMS Short Code 139:

Passengers can check the PNR status by using 3 Digit SMS short code which is officially provided by IRCTC service; however passengers need to make payment for premium SMS charges.

Process of fetching PNR status:

Send an SMS with text PNR followed by the PNR number (without any spaces) to 139.  For ex.: “PNR1234546453” to 139

(2)          Checking PNR status using SMS Short Code 54959:

Passengers can check the PNR status by using 5 Digit SMS short code which is officially provided by IRCTC service; however passengers need to make payment for premium SMS charges.

Process of fetching PNR status:

Send an SMS with text PNR followed by the PNR number (without any spaces) to 54959.  For ex.: “PNR1234546453” to 54959

(3)          Checking PNR status using SMS Short Code 57886:

Passengers can check the PNR status by using 5 Digit SMS short code which is officially provided by IRCTC service; however passengers need to make payment for premium SMS charges.

Process of fetching PNR status:

Send an SMS with text IRPNRfollowed by the PNR number (without any spaces) to 57886.  For ex.: “PNR1234546453” to 57886

(4)          Checking PNR status using short code of Indian railways 5676747

Passengers can check the PNR status by using alternate short code 5676747 which is officially provided by IRCTC service.

Process of fetching PNR status:

Send an SMS PNR <space><10 digit PNR number> to 5676747

For ex.: “PNR 1234546453” to 5676747

(5)          Checking PNR status by sending SMS to 10 digit regular mobile number

Passengers can check the PNR status by sending the SMS to a 10 digit Indian mobile number. This service is provided by Google and is very useful for those passengers who need to check their PNR status for about 3-4 times a day at certain time intervals.

It is useful alternative to other services where passengers are billed at premium rates for sending SMS to 3 digit short codes.

Process of fetching PNR status:

Send an SMS by mentioning only the PNR number to “9773300000”

For ex. SMS: “1234546453” to 9773300000

In addition to these SMS services for checking the PNR status, there are few websites that provide additional SMS services related to PNR and travel details. One such website is mypnrstatus.com that provides FREE SMS Alerts in case there are changes in PNR Status or delay in train arrival or departure on the date of journey. This website requires the user to get registered for once by using Mobile Number and PNR number.

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