Check live train status online for FREE

Millions of passengers depend on Indian Railways for long distance journeys. Whatever your impression of train travel, it’s the easiest way to get around a vast country like India on a budget. But the trains arrive late and it takes longer than expected to reach the destination. If you want to know how far the train is from the final destination, you don’t need to call the hotline number unnecessarily and start panicking. Your smartphone can tell you the train, its destination, its current status, even if it is late. There are apps and websites that allow you to track your train schedule and see where you are in real time, staying up to date on your train schedule.

RailYatri app (Android, iOS, website)

RailYatri is the Swiss army knife of online live train status monitoring. Although the website isn’t the best to navigate, the app has an easy-to-digest design. The app is exactly what it says: a live train tracking app that provides details of arrival and departure times, station information, delay and cancellation alerts, the estimated arrival time of the train at the next stops. For passengers, it also gives you the option to check which station offers the possibility to order food. The real benefit here? Everything works offline, so you can follow your route on the train, even if the phone’s data connection is not available.

Where’s My Train: Live Train (Android, iOS)

Using the “Where’s My Train” app, users can search for a specific train by its number, revealing the day and time of departure/arrival, delays and a live progress bar. (Screenshot: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express)

Where is my train: live train is one of the reliable live train tracker apps. You can find a specific train by its number, or you can do a general search using the origin and destination station, if you don’t know the train number. Results show train departure day and time, arrival day and time, train delays, progress bar showing arrival time and distance between two stations, time stopping the train at stops, etc. More importantly, you also check your PNR status, live station information, seat map, set an alarm before the train reaches a particular station, search for nearby stations, and much more. The app relies on the internet or the phone’s GPS to track the train. The good thing about this app is that it also works offline. Although not without add-ons, the app has a clean interface and can be downloaded for free.

ixigo trains (Android, iOS)

Live Train Tracking, Ixigo Trains, The Ixigo Trains app offers a cool map, showing the movement of the train, and it even has a refund calculator. (Screenshot: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express)

Although there is a website version, you will navigate faster using your phone. On ixigo trains, simply enter the train number or name and the app will display the current status of the train. The app has a real cool train tracker. Scroll the map to see where the train is moving right now. The app also details train cancellations and delays. The information provided by this application is simple and straightforward. See departure and destination station, time estimates, coach information, reimbursement calculator, platform locator and much more. You can also share the current train status via WhatsApp, allowing a friend or family member to follow the live train status at any time.

Google Maps app (Android, iOS)

Another option for tracking live workout status is Google Maps. What we experience about Google Maps is that it makes it even easier to get all the information you need. You can see where the train is coming from and how far it is from the destination station. While it has all the key features of any standard train tracker, it also gives you information about the destination station, dining options available within or near the compound, transport options available, the availability of toilets on site or around the station, the nearest ATMs, and much more. There’s not much more you could ask for.

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