Indian Railways follows 24-hour clock model with the week starting on Monday and day starting from 00:00 (12 in the night).
- Different ways to find out timing of Indian Railways
- Check Indian railway's timing online
- Check Timing of Indian Railways in nearest railway station
- Find Timing of Indian Railways by sending an SMS
- Operational time of Indian Railways
Different ways to find out timing of Indian Railways
If you want to know the timing of any train, you can find it in following ways -
- You can find out the Indian Railways train time online through IRCTC.com website and through indianrail.gov.in.
- You can find out the Indian Railways train time on Indian railway booklet or train Index board.
- You can find out the timing by sending an SMS.
Check Indian railways train time online
- Log on to http://www.indianrail.gov.in/train_Schedule.html and enter the train number.
- If you enter the right train number then you will be redirected to a new page which gives the complete detail on the train schedule.
- If you are not aware of the train number then you can log on to http://www.indianrail.gov.in/between_Imp_Stations.html and enter the source and destination information.
- Now you will get all the details on the train including time, fare, availability etc.
For more information also visit: Indian Railways Timetable
Check Timing of Indian Railways in nearest railway station
- You can visit the nearest railway station and check the train timing on Train Index board which is normally placed near booking center.
- You can even check the timing of Indian Railways on Train Information booklet.
- This booklet is available in the railway station; you can collect it from the inquiry section. This would be handy for future use as well.
- But note that as train timing is likely to change many of the times, you can not stick to the booklet time every time.
Find Indian Railways train time by sending an SMS
- Indian railways have introduced an amazing feature to check the train timing.
- You can send an SMS To 57886 and get to the train timing instantly.
- SMS format is as follows: IRTT [Train No] or IRTT [Train No] [Stn] and send it to 57886.
- For example, IRTT 2052 send it to 57886.
Operational timing of Indian Railways
- You can start making online booking from 00:30 A.M to 11:30 P.M on Indian Railways official website.
- You can book train tickets in railway station from 8 a.m to 8 P.M in all days of the week.
- Tatkal ticket booking can be done only 48 hours before the journey date.
- The timing of tatkal booking remains same as above.