Agra is situated at a distance of 197 km from Delhi. Famous for the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Agra is well connected to Delhi by road and train.
However, the best way to reach Agra from Delhi is by road, a journey of about 4 hours by car. The places covered during the journey from Delhi to Agra are Delhi - 30 km -> Faridabad - 60 km -> Hodal - 55 km -> Mathura - 52 km -> Agra.
Several ATMs, hospitals, rest stops and dhabas fall on the way. Food joints such as Haldirams and McDonald's are present on the route. Petrol pumps of Indian Oil and Hindustan Petroleum (HP), among others, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Delhi to Agra
Delhi to Agra By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Agra, which takes about 4 hours. Ideal for group travel, this mode is suitable for families with senior citizens and kids as well. Cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR 8 to 14 approximately, depending upon the type of car hired.
Highly suggest for the traveller going to Agra from Delhi or vice versa. Roads are smooth as silk and 4 lanes on either side allows you to run easily at a speed of 100-120 km/hour. Though not so many refreshing points on the way but the travel journey itself is not that long and tiring enough you don't feel the need of it either. But do carry adequate water with you as said earlier not easily available on the way.
Is the train always on time. Its a good train and food also was good. I like to travel in train. Toilets are clean and food is also served in the train. I liked the travel experience and water served in the train was of good quality. Overall, had a very safe journey.
I have travelled a lot via Volvo but the UPRTC volvo between Delhi and Agra totally surprised me and in a good way. The bus starts from Sarai Kale khan to ISBT, Agra. Apart from good leg space what actually is good is the wi-fi in the bus. They have a tie up with pressplay and this app is accessible in the bus via their own wi-fi. The library has music, movies and some shows. Never a bus ride was so good.
I travelled from Delhi to Agra via Yamuna Express Way. It was in month of May, 2015. Journey was great, road condition was excellent. We left from Mother Dairy Delhi and went to see the Taj Mahal. We started journey at 7 Am and reached Taj Mahal at around 12:30 in noon.
Road to reach the Yamuna Express Way was also good, it goes via Noida, so you get a chance to have a look at skylines of Noida [Just avoid the rush hours of traffic, otherwise you would spend much time even before you reach the Express Way].
As I said, road condition was excellent, traffic was very less and toll is also OK (500+ for return journey). But it has some negative points as well : it has very less food courts, traffic is very less; so if you face some issue in your car, it would be difficult to get any help, no communication centers on the way. If I compare it with Pune-Mumbai expressway then:
Pros : No steep turns, road condition is better, traffic is less
Cons: Communication facilities are less, food courts are very distant
Overall its a good experience to go via Yamuna Express way but just keep in mind following things:
1. Keep enough water and food with you.
2. Check your vehicle thoroughly before you hit the express way.
Shatabadi Express is good train to travel from New Delhi to Agra. The train reached at correct time at the destination. The seats in the train are good. The toilets are clean. They offer breakfast, water and all other refreshments.
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