Book your train tickets with IRCTC through SMS

Book your train tickets with IRCTC through SMS

Now a days, smartphones became our part of life and our daily routine depends on our smartphones only. We are so much dependent on our smartphones such a way that for every work we use smartphones. And day by day the number of smartphone users is also increasing. The things are getting so much easier to users of smartphones so that the user can do the things very quickly and easily by sitting only online in their smartphones without wasting their time, energy and even money on single touch.

Book your train tickets with IRCTC through SMS


The new technologies are rapidly changing and we can see the new updated technologies. The users/passengers those who want to book their train tickets online they may feel very difficult to book tickets because of problems like net might be slow or the IRCTC site might be slow or sometimes may not work properly.

To overcome these problems Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited, a government of India Enterprise (IRCTC) made very easy for passengers to book their tickets by offline i.e. through SMS. One who want to book their train tickets need not bother about this because the one can book train tickets through messages (SMS) and it is charged for Rs.3/SMS. Here are the step by step details for booking a train ticket through SMS.

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Steps to book a train ticket through SMS:

  • The first step is the user/passenger must registered on IRCTC site
  • The user should be registered with the same Mobile Number in both Bank & IRCTC
  • The user must check whether the bank is supporting for IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) or not.
  • Then the user should contact the particular bank from where they wish to take service and get MMID(Mobile Money Identification Number) and OTP (One Time Password) for IMPS(Immediate Payment Service) Transaction.

(NOTE: MMID generation is a single click process available with more than 26 Indian Banks and OTP is a One Time Password generated and provided by your respective bank.

  • ICICI bank customers need not worry about IMPS and can book train ticket directly through bank.
  • Now, the user can book a ticket through message by sending  SMS to 139. The maximum number of tickets/SMS is 6. The format is as below for booking a ticket-

BOOK  (upto 6 passengers)

For example:  BOOK 23122 MB BLR 1508 FC Santosh 28 M Aishwarya 30 F

  • The reply from IRCTC will be of following parameters.Transaction ID, Ticket Amount, Service Charge, Total Amount payable, Seat Availability.

    Steps to Pay for a ticket through SMS:

  • And the user can pay the amount by sending a SMS asPAY  For Example:
    PAY 2501368 IMPS Santosh
  • After this the user will get a ticket booking confirmation message.

 Steps to cancel a train ticket through SMS:

The user can also cancel the ticket by sending a message to 139. The format for cancellation ticket is

For ExampleCAN 2345678901 Santosh

Steps to booking a train ticket for ICICI customers:

FOR ICICI bank customers/users can book a train ticket by sending a message to 139. The format is as below.

BOOK  (upto 6 passengers) ICICI

For exampleBOOK 22105 KYN PUNE 3008 2S Praveen 55 M ICICI

The ICICI customer can pay for train ticket as follows.

For ExamplePAY 2501368 ICICI 123456 Praveen

The user or passenger must show the ticket booking message and a photo ID proof to TTE while taking journey. So the user/passenger must have the ticket confirmation message in your phone while taking journey.  Without bothering and taking struggle one can book a train ticket while sitting at home easily. Have a try on this and everyone should take benefit of this service and enjoy their journey in train. Happy Journey.

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