Best Android Apps for Railway Passengers

As we all know, railways, in our country, is one of the most used and favoured modes of travel. With the rapid growth in the Indian travel industry, it seems that they too are welcoming the latest mobile trends with equal appreciation and enthusiasm. In this fast paced world, people usually tend to get disheartened at the thought of having to wait in the long queues. However, in the last few years, IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) has been trying their best to simplify the process of ticketing for their passengers. Let us discuss some of the best railway applications in the Android market.

  • The official IRCTC Connect App
  • It uses the IRCTC.co.in to operate.
  • New users can register directly from the app.
  • An easy one-step login for the existing users.
  • Search and book the train tickets.
  • View and cancel the tickets.
  • Retains the recently added passenger details.
  • Gives the upcoming journey alerts.

Download Link: Google Play Store

 

  • Ixigo Indian Rail and Trains
  • Developed by PNR Status.
  • Search for trains between the destinations.
  • Check the availability of trains 6 days prior to the desired date of travel.
  • Search for trains with the train names and numbers.
  • Easy train running status.
  • Get real-time running status and availability for over 2500 trains.
  • Check out the different routes for multiple trains so as to choose the convenient option.
  • Get the PNR status updates, fare enquiry
  • Find your seats as per your convenience.
  • Stations and stoppage time information.
  • Station alarms to wake you up before your train reaches the station.
  • For bookings, it will automatically redirect you to the IRCTC official app.

 

Download Link: Google Play Store

 

  • Rail Yatri- Indian Railways
  • Train enquiry based on GPS, share trips via Whatsapp and track your friend’s journey.
  • Predict PNR status with accuracy.
  • Check timetables even when you are offline.
  • Check platform numbers to avoid entering the wrong side of the station.
  • Check the waiting list seat availability having the best chance of confirmation.
  • Check out seat and berth layout.
  • Fare enquiry and fare calculator.
  • Get the confirmation message from IRCTC automatically.
  • Make your food ordering easy.
  • Medical emergencies: Check hospitals near your stations.
  • Low data consumption.

Download Link: Google Play Store

  • Indian Train Alarm
  • Developed by Anagog India, apart from the above mentioned features, this app has a train alarm tool which allows a passenger to set an alarm when his/her train is 5km or 25 km from a specific station.
  • Internet connection is not needed for the alarm to work.
  • It has an error margin of around ½ km.

 

Download Link: Google Play Store

 

  • Indian Rail Info
  • Get transit-related information.
  • Search trains, PNR status
  • Seat availability for the trains running from major stations as well as between two stations.
  • Arrival and departure
  • Seat upgrade status.
  • New train number finder.
  • Fare enquiry.

 

Download Link: Google Play Store

 

  • PNR Status and Train Info
  • Check PNR status of all printable tickets from the IRCTC account.
  • Train schedules by train name and numbers.
  • Train status maps.
  • Trains between stations.
  • Running status of a train.
  • Seat availability.
  • Arrivals and departures at a station.
  • Fare enquiry.
  • Save your IRCTC e-ticket reservation slip (ERS).
  • Saves the schedule of the train automatically as to check it later even without internet connection.

Download Link: Google Play Store