Book a train ticket by sending SMS to IRCTC
Non-Internet Based Booking
Registered IRCTC users can now Book railway tickets by just sending two simple SMSes.
STEP 1: An sms to be sent to — (Number Coming soon) from your registered mobile (both at Bank
SMS Format to be used:
BOOK <TrainNo> <FromCity> <ToCity> <TravelDate(DDMM)> <Class> <Passenger1-
Name> <Age> <Gender> <Passenger2-Name> <Age> <Gender> (upto 6 passengers)
BOOK 12011 NDLS CDG 1404 CC Rakesh 55 M Sarita 53 F
If the format sent is valid, you would receive a message from .The message would carry
the following unique parameters.
• Transaction ID
• Ticket Amount
• Service Charge
• Total Amount payable
• Seat Availability
TID: 2501368 Ticket Amount: 900 Service Charges: 20 Seat: AVAILABLE- 0228
STEP 2: On receipt of the above parameters, SMS to be sent for payment of the ticket.
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
PAY 2501368 IMPS 123456 7897 Rakesh
Message received on successful booking of the ticket
Congrates!! Your ticket booked successfully. PNR is: 2345678901 Ticket No:
:0672261674 Booking Status: Rakesh CONFIRM C1 76 WS Sarita CONFIRM C1 77 Ticket
Amt: 900 SC: 20 Src: New delhi Dst: Chandigarh Date of Journey: 14/04/2013 Sch Dep
Note 1: MMID generation is a single click process available with more than 26 Indian Banks
covering over 90% of the total banking subscriber base.The banks for the same are listed at
http://www.npci.org.in/bankmember.aspx “OTP” is a One Time Password generated and
provided by your respective bank.
1. Booking with Quota including (Tatkal) and Concessions are not available as of now.
2. Payment for the bookings can only be made through IMPS.