TRAINS BETWEEN STATIONS

We frequently use the services of Indian Railways and IRCTC for traveling from one place to other. To search for available trains between two stations, we should use the search link where we don't need to enter the journey dates. The reason is that if a particular train between those stations does not run daily and we enter such a date on which that train does not operate then we will not be able to find that train.

ENQUIRY WITHOUT STATION CODES/ TRAIN NUMBER and WITHOUT SPECIFIC DATES

To know trains/ fare/ seat availability between important stations without station codes and without specific dates, please see the following window.



We have to enter three or four characters of Source and Destination stations and then select the type of class of travel. The various classes of travel of Indian Railways along with codes are as given below.

First AC: It is the First Class Air-Conditioned accommodation, and its code is 1A. It is most expensive of all the classes.

Second AC: It is the AC 2-Tier Air-Conditioned accommodation, and its code is 2A.

Third AC: It is the AC 3-Tier Air-Conditioned accommodation, and its code is 3A.

3AC Economy or 3E: It is the AC 3-Tier Air-Conditioned accommodation in economy class. This class is present in Garib Rath trains.

AC Chair Car: It is the Air-Conditioned sitting accommodation, and its code is CC. It is used mostly for day travelling between cities.

First Class: It is same as 1A but without air-conditioning and its code is FC. This class is available in very few trains at present.

Sleeper Class: It is the most common 3-Tier regular accommodation, also known as second class and its code is SL.

Second Seating: It is the general sitting accommodation, suitable for short distance travel and its code is 2S.

Clicking "Get Details" will take you to a new screen where you will get the list of all the trains available between the two stations. Here, you can select the date of journey, type of concession (if you are eligible for one, otherwise select none) and type of quota. You can also check about fare, schedule, and running status of the train from the same screen. The different Quota categories are Tatkal Quota, Premium Tatkal Quota, Ladies Quota, Defence Quota, Foreign Tourist Quota, Duty Pass Quota, Handicapped Quota, Parliament house Quota, Lower Berth Quota, Yuva Quota and General Quota.

Selecting a particular train from that list for a particular date will take you to the next screen which will show you about the availability of that train for the next six days, including the date you entered. Here, you can also check availability for the previous/next six days as well as LIVE AVAILABILITY of the train.
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ENQUIRY WITHOUT STATION CODES/ TRAIN NUMBER and WITH SPECIFIC DATES

To know trains/ fare/ seat availability between important stations without station codes and with specific dates, please see the following window.



It is same as previous screen, except that now one has to enter the date of travel.

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ENQUIRY WITH STATION CODES/ TRAIN NUMBER ON SPECIFIC DATES

If you know the train number and station codes, then to know seat availability, please see the following window.



Here, we have to enter train number, journey date, source and destination station codes, class of travel and type of quota. Please note that this enquiry is available between 12:30 a.m. (previous night) to 11:30 p.m. (next night).

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ENQUIRY BETWEEN IMPORTANT STATIONS

To know about Trains/ Fare/ Accommodation availability between important stations, please see the following window.



Here, we don't have to type the source/ destination stations as these are available through drop-down menu. However, only important stations will be available. Next, we have to enter travel class, journey date, departure/ arrival time slot and train type. We can also select one way or return journey as well

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ENQUIRY FOR TRAIN SCHEDULE

To know train schedule of a particular train, please see the following window


Here, we have to enter few characters of Train Name OR few digits of Train Number to get the train schedule of the desired train.

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