Indian Railways has continuously endeavored to improve the ease and access of ticketing. The e-ticket service of Indian Railway was great initiative. Due to it’s user friendly platform, it’s has already used by millions of people. To make the railway ticket more easy and in reach of every man . Indian railway has announced the service of booking Railway Ticket through Mobile SMS without internet connection The objective was to tap the potential of mobile phone market in India and thereby facilitate the common man, by providing him any-where, any-time and hassle free booking option.
So I thought of writing a article on how to book train ticket by sms to make it more easy for you.
Right Now only Registered users can book ticket through sms. For that you have to register your account. Read our Irctc Registresation Process to register online. And if you want to book ticket on IRCTC website then you can follow my guide.
There are two option for booking through sms , one is USSD (Menu-based dialling) and other is SMS Based Booking.
Also check :
- Tatkal Ticket Cancellation Rules
- Train Chart Preparation time for Indian Railways
- Booking Irctc Train Ticket using Paytm
- Irctc ewallet Registration
IRCTC SMS Based Booking
For This your mobile number must be registered with both IRCTC and Your Bank.
STEP 1: Send a SMS to 139 from your registered mobile (both at Bank and IRCTC).
SMS should be in this format:
BOOK <TrainNo> <FromCity> <ToCity> <TravelDate(DDMM)> <Class> <Passenger1-Name> <Age> <Gender> <Passenger2-Name> <Age> <Gender> (upto 6 passengers)
BOOK 12011 NDLS CDG 1404 CC Shubham 25 M Mamta 23 F
If the format sent is valid, you would receive a message from 139. The message would carry the following unique parameters.
- Transaction ID
- Ticket Amount
- Service Charge
- Total Amount payable
- Seat Availability
TID: 2503468 Ticket Amount: 809 Service Charges: 20 Total Amount: 829 Seat: AVAILABLE- 0218. For Payment: SMS PAY <TID> IMPS <MMID> <OTP> IRCTCUserID to 139
STEP 2: On receipt of the above parameters, Send an SMS to 139 for Payment.
SMS PAY <Transaction ID as received> <IMPS is the mode of payment)> <Your MMID as received from the bank> <OTP is your one time password received for this transaction> <IRCTCUserID> For Example
SMS PAY 2501368 IMPS <MMID> <OTP> SHUBHAM
You will receive a SMS from 139 on successfully booking your ticket.
IRCTC CANCELLATION PROCESS through SMS:
CAN 2345678901 Shubham
CAN 2345678901 Shubham 12(Upto 6)
After this user need to confirm the cancellation by sending an SMS as “YES” to 139.
Book by sending SMS at 5676714. Click here for details.
Book by installing BSNL PrePaid Card Application in your Java based phone. Click here for details.
USSD (Menu-based dialling)
- USSD Services are currently offered by:-
- Airtel Money – Airtel subscribers Dial *400# on their mobiles. Click here for details.
1. After dialing *400#, a menu will appear. Select ‘book tickets’ option, select ‘reservation’ (user is prompted to enter his IRCTC user ID once only), enter details (date of journey, station, train no, class, etc)
2. Enter mPIN for authorizing payment through mobile wallet
3. A Booking confirmation SMS is sent by IRCTC
But let me tell you that this process of train ticket booking does not work at the time of Tatkal. So you can not book tatkal ticket using sms. If you want to get confirm tatkal ticket then you must check Irctc New tatkal booking trick.
Now Book your train tickets using Mobile Phone, anywhere and anytime WITHOUT using Internet connection. If you still have any problem in booking you can ask your problems in comments.