How to Book Train Tickets by SMS?

Good News for Train Travelers in India.. Now you can book your tickets from IRCTC( by sending SMS This service will be available from July 2013 on wards. 

Here is step by step process of how to book your rail tickets by SMS(Short Messaging Service)

1. Firstly, one has to register the mobile number with IRCTC as well as one's bank. The Bank provides MMID (Mobile Money Identifier) and OTP (one time password) for authorisation of payment.

2.To book tickets the registered one has to type the train number, destination, journey date, class and passenger details like name, age and gender on the SMS box.

3.The sender will receive transaction ID and then make payment through sending another SMS by typing PAY followed by the transaction ID, MMID as received from the bank and password.

4.Now your ticket is booked and will receive your ticket as SMS.

5.The service is available to all mobile subscribers and Rs. 3 is being charged per SMS and payment gateway charges are Rs. 5 for ticket amount upto Rs. 5000 and Rs. 10 for more than Rs. 5000.