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.
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.
Excellent ride, the driver was very Honest and happy person and did not smoke, whole trip took few hours with two stops and we had fun. The restaurant along the way did not had excellent food but it was clean and pleasant. Quite few developments going on along the way. You can tell area is growing and hopefully will bring good choice of restaurants in near future.
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.