Railway or Trains are the best or popular mode of travel in India, A lot of people are travelling daily in trains all over India. Most of the people prefer to travel in trains rather than bus or taxis. Because it is more convinient and comfortable mode of travel. Also the fare is very less as compared to other modes of travel. Earlier the train ticket booking was carried out only in railway stations through ticket counters. But now ticket can be booked online through IRCTC or many other travel websites. Also there are a lot of Indian Railways Apps which help the people to book there tickets online from ther mobile itself. There are also a lot of features are provided by these mobile apps like PNR status, Ticket availability, Train between stations etc.
There are a thousands of railways app available in playstore for your android apps, its very difficult to find out the best apps from them . So here I will suggest you the Best 5 Indian Railway Apps which includes both the Official and non-official apps for android.
what can you do with these Indian Railway Apps
With the help of Indian Railway App you can do a lot of features like Book Train Tickets, Get Ticket PNR Status, Get Trains Information, Get Station Info, View and Cancel tickets, Get Fare & Seats Info, Get Live Train Status via GPS and Book Tatkal Tickets etc.
Lets check which are the Best 5 Indian Railway Apps.
Top 5 Best Android Indian Railway Apps
Below you will see the best 5 android Indian Railway Apps. All these app are free to download. It can be downloaded from play store or from the download link given below.
1. IRCTC Connect (Official Indian Railway Apps)
The official mobile app for IRCTC website in India. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation or IRCTC is an Indian Railways body that handles all the tasks related to catering, tourism and online tickets of Indian Railways.
If you already have an account on IRCTC website then you can login with the same details on this IRCTC connect app. You can also create new account using this IRCTC app. Now IRCTC connect has added a new feature that there is no need to type username and password in place of that if you need you can create a 4 digit pin. By this feature you can login to this app fastly. Using the IRCTC Connect app you can book train tickets from anywhere on your smartphone. You can also see the trains information and a lot of other details on this IRCTC app from Indian Railways. IRCTC mobile app is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
Features of IRCTC Connect
IRCTC Connect app allows you to things like Book Train tickets online, Search Trains, Get Trains information, Get Stations info, View and cancel tickets, Get upcoming journey alerts etc.
2. NTES (Officiail Indian Railway Apps)
National Train Enquiry System or NTES is the official Indian railway app by Indian Government developed by Centre for Railway Information Systems or CRIS. This official India Railway app is must have app for Indian passengers and it can be used to get train schedule & other information regarging PNR status, live station reports and other information related to trains and stations in India. The main feature of this app which I think the best is, this app allows you to get the details of all the trains which is going to be arrived in next 2hr, 4 hr etc. National Train Enquiry System or NTES app is available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows Desktop PC.
Features of NTES App
• Spot Your Train with diversion information
• Live Station
• Train Schedule with save feature
• Trains between Stations
• Cancelled Trains
• Rescheduled Trains
• Diverted Trains
• Manage favourite trains, stations and train schedules
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3. UTS (Official Indian Railway Apps)
UTS on mobile app is an Indian Railways official android mobile ticketing app to book unreserved train tickets. Like IRCTC you have to register in this app first before taking a ticket. All other apps allows you to book reserved tickets but this is the only application which allows you to book unreserved ticket. Also this application allows you to book season tickets and platform ticket also. There are a lot of terms and conditions are there which you should read it before booking tickets.
Features of UTS
- Book Tickets
- Cancellation of tickets
- Booking history
- Show Booked Tickets
Paperless ticket booking(Book and Travel) is not allowed inside train or within station premises to avoid ticket booking just by seeing TTE(Travelling Ticket Examiner) or TC.
For booking of paperless ticket user should be away from Station premises/Railway track.
For Paper Ticket(Book and Print) mode of booking, It is mandatory to take printout of the ticket from ATVM/CoTVM kiosks or General Booking counters at station before boarding the Train.
4. Where is My Train(Un-Official Indian Railway Apps)
“Where is my Train” is a unique train app that displays live train status and up-to-date schedules. The app can function offline without needing Internet or GPS. It is also packed with useful features such as destination alarms and a speedometer. It is the highest rated travel app in India.
Features of Where is My Train
- Spotting train accurately
- Offline train schedules
- Coach layout and platform numbers
- Super efficiency in battery, data usage and app size
- Seat availability and PNR status
5. IXIGO(Un-official Indian Railway Apps)
Ixigo is the leading travel website for destination search and tour planning in India. Ixigo is your best travel assistant both over the web and on the mobile. You can use ixigo Mobile Apps for travel, buses, cabs, and train and hotels. I suggest this app because this app has a good user interface and allows almost all railway features of the above apps in one place. Its also allows you to book cheap air tickets in India. Ixigo helps its users to earn ixigo money and get the best offers on flight airfare from all travel apps at one place. Redeem 100% of your ixigo money balance on your next flight booking.
Features of IXIGO
- Book tickets
- Check Trains between stations
- PNR status
- Seat availability’
- Train running status
- Book Flight tickets
- Book Bus tickets
- Book cabs
- Book hotels
These are the best Railway apps as per my own experience. All these Indian Railway Apps both official and un official are completely free. Download it and use for a full travel experience in indian railway. If you have any queries or want to suggest any other good Indian railway app that is worth adding then you can reach us by leaving comment below.