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.
I enjoyed my journey a lot to Agra on expressway. It was a good experience and I enjoyed the family trip in my best car Hyundai Verna but toll taxes are very high in this route. Govt should decrease the toll prices to attract more travellers.
There are multiple routes from Delhi to Agra, but we took the expensive but the fastest route to Agra - Yamuna Expressway. The expressway starts from Noida and ends at Agra. The toll for the entire journey is Rs. 320 for cars. The roads are more or less empty and the car can easily cruise at a speed of 150 kmph. My own car reached upto a whopping 210 kmph. But we controlled the speed to avoid risking a tyre burst. Although there is no need to take a stop, there are food plazas on the way to take a break or refreshments. The journey is very comfortable and travellers can visit the religious cities of Mathura and Vrindavan enroute to see the famous BankeBihari Temple and Dwarka Dheesh Temple.
Always good to travel by own car but be careful to drive in this road, must take care of car tires. And keep the fuel tank full, there are not much petrol pumps on way. Road is excellent, you will love the drive in this road, better carry some snacks with you. There is not much dhaba on road.
When we planned our Agra trip we thought of going in Bhopal Shatabdi but later changed to Andhra Pradesh Express. We had a 2nd AC tkt. Train was on time. Journey was good and no food was offered. Travel time is just 3 hrs. Toilet was ok, not very clean. There are many options to travel to Agra via road also takes just 4hrs from Delhi.
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