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.
By car from Delhi to Agra was excellent. Traveled by Taj Express Highway/Yamuna Expressway. Visited Madhura on the way to Taj Mahal. Enroute visit Sikandra - the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. Thereafter proceed to visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort Royal residential palaces, the Halls of Public and Private Audience and beautiful gardens.
Overall average train service. The train stops in many station. And irctc catering service are not good. Some time no food are available in the train. Also so many local passenger present in the compartment so very journey.
Taj Mahal is located at Agra in Uttar Pradesh, its nearby places are Delhi, Noida, Faridabad. I visited the Taj Mahal with my friends from Delhi by train named Taj Express. It takes around 3 hours to reach Agra Cantt from Delhi's Nizamuddin Railway Station.
Taj Mahal gets closed on every Friday and it opens morning to evening. Entry fee is charged as Rs 20 per person (Indian) and you will have to show your identity to prove you are Indian. So plan your travel as per your convenience. You can hire a taxi from Agra Cantt Railway Station or can take auto rickshaw. Photography is allowed here, you can capture many photos of this amazing architecture. You can also shop during your travel to Taj Mahal in road side. Overall visiting was enjoyable for me. Hope if you visit the Taj Mahal then you will also enjoy
This train i.e Taj express is always on time in its departure so if you wanna travel by this train then you will have to reach in time at the station. Its journey cost is low and reaches the destination on time, it takes the time mentioned in Indian railway. Its seats are excellent and I will advise you to take 2nd sitting for your travel because there is no need to sleep for just 2-3 hours journey, but if take ticket in sleeper then it will be unnecessary expense. The water and tea, coffee and food are also available in the train.
The roads that lead to Agra from New Delhi are very smooth and your car doesn't drive, it flies. The food joints that come in the way are bit expensive but you can pay if you are craving for some food or light snacks. One thing you shall make sure is that you should get your tyres filled with nitrogen gas. It will be a great overall experience.