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List of Railway Coach Codes

CodeDescription
A2-tier air conditioned coach. There will be 2 berths (upper & lower) facing each other and 2 side berths (side upper & lower) in every group (hence 6 in a group). These berths are typically wider than the 3-tier berths.
ABCombination of 2-tier air conditioned and 3-tier air conditioned
B3-tier air conditioned. Berths are similar to that of a sleeper coach <a href='/code/coach/S'>type S</a>, with 8 in a group viz. lower, middle and upper facing each other and two side berths
CAir conditioned chair car. Mostly found in day trains, these are AC coaches with push-back seats laid out as 3+3 with an aisle in between.
DBookable second class seat. These are similar to the 3+3 unreserved coaches marked with seat numbers, except that these are reserveable.
DECombination of second class & executive chair class. Usually such coaches are divided in the middle, each half being a separate class.
EExecutive chair class. Wider seats and more spacious than a regular chair car.
EXTExtra coach. Unclassified extra coaches are likely to be of the lowest class in that train, though not mandatorily.
FFirst class non-air conditioned. These are rooms with a door and there are no side berths outside. Accommodates 4 or 2 in a room.
G3-tier air conditioned (Garib Rath). Garibh Rath version of class S.
HFirst class air conditioned coach. Similar in layout to the non air conditioned first class of <a href='/code/coach/F'>type F</a>.
HACombination of first class air conditioned <a href='/code/coach/H'>type H</a> & 2-tier air conditioned <a href='/code/coach/A'>type A</a>
HBCombination of first class air conditioned <a href='/code/coach/H'>type H</a> & 3-tier air conditioned <a href='/code/coach/B'>type B</a>
JChair class air-conditioned (Garib Rath). Garibh Rath version of class C.
RARAC 2-tier air conditioned. RAC in a coach type A.
RBRAC 3-tier air conditioned. RAC in a coach type B.
RGRAC 3-tier air conditioned (Garib Rath). RAC in a coach type G.
RSRAC sleeper class. RAC in a coach type S.
SSleeper class. There are usually 8 berths in a group viz. lower, middle and upper facing each other and two side berths. In some alternate layouts, side also has a middle berth thus making a group of 9 berths.
SESecond class executive chair is a non-AC version of the <a href='/code/coach/E'>E class</a>