To get from Delhi, India’s capital city to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, there are several means of transport. One can take a bus, a private taxi or a train which takes an hour less than travelling by road. All three travel options offer different experiences and amenities.
How far is Agra from Delhi?
The distance by road from Delhi to Agra is 217 kilometres while by rail it is slightly less at 195 kilometres.
What is the fastest transport to travel between Delhi and Agra?
Taking a train, therefore takes the fastest time; from two hours to four hours. Travelling by road takes a duration of four to five hours depending on the type of vehicle one choses.
How much does it cost to get from Delhi to Agra?
Bus tickets from Delhi to Agra costing between INR 500-900. One can get train tickets for as cheap as INR 150, but these are for general, non-air conditioned seats that make for an uncomfortable journey. Train tickets in air conditioned compartments are similar to bus tickets priced from INR 500-1000. Meanwhile, private taxis are a more expensive option, priced between INR 1200-3000.
How to get from Delhi to Agra by train
Trains are arguably the most popular way to travel from Delhi to Agra. Trains depart from either the New Delhi Railway Station or the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station and arrive at the Agra Cantt. Railway Station. The station at Agra is out of the city centre, but there is transport readily available from the station to other parts of the city.
How long does a train journey from Delhi to Agra take?The train journey takes from two hours to four hours. The fastest train is the Gatimaan Express which takes one hour and forty minutes from Delhi to Agra. It has both executive and general air conditioned compartments as well as bio toilets and other amenities.
How much do train tickets from Delhi to Agra cost?The price of train tickets varies according to the class and train one chooses. A ticket for a non-conditioned compartment will cost between INR 75-200 while a ticket price for an air-conditioned compartment will start from INR 450-1000.
Is it necessary to book train tickets from Delhi to Agra in advance?Train tickets from Delhi to Agra are in demand all year round, so it’s best to book them at least two weeks in advance – especially if you travel during high season or holiday periods.
Delhi-Agra train travel tipsThere are no dining cars on most trains, but one can buy snacks from stations or vendors on the train.
While there are toilets on board, they can get dirty as the journey progresses, so be sure to carry along santisiter, toilet paper and other toiletries.
How to get from Delhi to Agra by bus
Depending on the operator chosen, buses from Delhi to Agra depart from different bus stops in Delhi. Common departure points are the Kashmiri Gate and the Mahamaya bus stops. Meanwhile, most buses stop at the Idgah bus stand, where one will find transport to hotels around the city.
When do buses from Delhi to Agra depart?Most buses’ departure time is in the late evening or night. Popular AC bus operators one can travel by include the Raj Kalpana Travels and Falcon Tours and Travels. The Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation (UPSTC) also operates several bus trips per day from Delhi to Agra. Check online for buses’ schedule.
How long does a bus ride from Delhi to Agra last?It takes approximately four hours from Delhi to Agra; the shortest route is by taking the Taj Express Highway and the Yamuna Express. A longer route is via the NH19 and NH44.
What is the bus ticket price for Delhi-Agra route?A bus ticket costs between INR 500-900.
Which type of the bus to choose?While there are non air-conditioned buses, air-conditioned buses are the best option as temperatures in the area can get extreme. There are no toilet or bathroom facilities on board but there will be a few stops along the way. At these stops, one can use the washroom and pick up snacks and drinks.
How to get from Delhi to Agra by private car or taxi
Another way to travel from Delhi to Agra is to hire a private taxi. Expect to pay at least INR 1800-3000.