Best Trains to Travel from Delhi to Agra

These two destinations are important tourist spots and form the famous tourist travel circuit known as the Golden Triangle. The trip from Delhi to Agra is only a matter of a couple of hours by the best trains from Delhi to Agra. The distance for railway travel between these two cities is just 180 – 200 kilometers. Moreover, it is the most popular means of travel for many people between these two cities. Here are the Best Trains from Delhi to Agra.

1. 12050 – Gatimaan Express

This is one of the latest trains that started in the mid year 2016 so you can expect better facilities on this train. It travels up to a top speed of 160 km/ hr. reaching the destination Agra within 1 hr. 40 min.

It is one of the fastest trains that travel in the morning time and the first departure is at 8:10 am at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station and reaches Agra at 9:50 am in the morning.

Note that this train is only seater and not for sleeping as it is a morning train. Other facilities onboard include multimedia, food and catering onboard, with Continental and Indian, it is hygienic and clean and there are also onboard hostesses. It is also very punctual as there are very few delays till now. It runs everyday and takes leave on Friday.

Gatimaan Express Fare Delhi to Agra

  • Executive Class – INR 1,040 per head
  • Chair Car – INR 540 per head

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Suggested Tours - Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour by Gatimaan Express Train from Delhi

2. 12280 - Taj Express Superfast

This express train is another great choice to travel from Delhi to Agra by train early in the mroning. However, the journey takes a minimum 3 hours although it departs at 6:45 am and reaches Agra at 9.32 am.

This is another train that is very punctual and hygienic inside. There is also great availability for tickets at most times. No onboard pantry or catering is there in this train.

Taj Express Superfast Fare Delhi to Agra

  • CC starts at Rs. 375/-
  • Second class non- AC Seater class 2S fare is Rs. 105/-

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3. Andhra Pradesh AC Superfast Express

This one also has sleeper class and departs NDRS @ 6.25 am. It travels for 2 and 1/2 hours and reaches the destination Agra at 9 am. There are no stops in between. it is reasonable for the fully air-conditioned express train that has a few delays too.

Andhra Pradesh AC Superfast Express Fare Delhi to Agra

  • 1st AC Class is Rs. 1180/-
  • 2nd AC Class Rs. 725/
  • 3rd AC is Rs. 540/-

4. 12002 New Delhi Habibganj Shatabdi Express

This is one of the earliest trains as it departs at New Delhi Railway Station early in the morning at 6 am and reaches Agra by 7:57 am. This is one of the favorites as there is no issue with availability, it operates daily, and is punctual and hygienic at the same time.

New Delhi Habibganj Shatabdi Express Fares Delhi to Agra

  • First Class AC Seated Class is Rs. 1010
  • CC or Chair Car AC Seated is Rs. 505 – 673

Other Trains from Delhi to Agra

There are several trains traveling this route and goes from Delhi to Agra, and back, at daytime. The ones listed above are some of the best trains from Delhi to Agra for reasons listed above and are reliable. Here are the other trains that start at various stations and pass through Delhi – Agra. 

Following is the Schedule of Delhi – Agra that start journey from Mumbai:

Train No. Name Departure Stn (Time) Arrival Stn (Time) Trip Time
12002 Bhopal Shatabdi New Delhi (06:00) Agra Cantt (08:06) 2h 6m
12628 Karnataka Express New Delhi (21:15) Agra Cantt (00:02) 2h 47m
12626 Kerala Express New Delhi (11:30) Agra Cantt (14:25) 2h 55m
22404 New Delhi Puducherry Express New Delhi (23:50) Agra Cantt (02:50) 3h 0m
12191 New Delhi Jabalpur Superfast Express New Delhi (14:05) Agra Cantt (17:10) 3h 5m
12616 Gondia Junction Terminus Express New Delhi (18:40) Agra Cantt (21:45) 3h 5m
12724 A P Express New Delhi (17:30) Agra Cantt (20:37) 3h 7m
4012 New Delhi Snsi Superfast Special New Delhi (23:55) Agra Cantt (03:05) 3h 10m
14212 Intercity Express New Delhi (17:40) Agra Cantt (22:05) 4h 25m

There are other superfast express trains that pass through Delhi

Train No. Name Departure Stn (Time) Arrival Stn (Time) Trip Time
12486 Shri Ganganagar Nanded Express New Delhi (23:50) Agra Cantt (02:50) 3h 0m
4721 Shri Ganganagar Nanded Superfast Special New Delhi (23:50) Agra Cantt (02:50) 3h 0m
19308 Chandigarh Indore Junction Bg Express New Delhi (23:40) Agra Cantt (02:40) 3h 0m
12422 Amritsar Junction Nanded Superfast Express New Delhi (23:50) Agra Cantt (02:50) 3h 0m
2422 Jammu Tawi Nanded Special New Delhi (23:50) Agra Cantt (02:50) 3h 0m
22458 Una Himachal Nanded Superfast Express New Delhi (23:50) Agra Cantt (02:50) 3h 0m
12716 Amritsar Junction Nanded Express New Delhi (13:20) Agra Cantt (16:30) 3h 10m
22456 Kalka Snsi Superfast Express New Delhi (23:55) Agra Cantt (03:05) 3h 10m
4014 H Nizamuddin Pune Junction Premiu New Delhi (00:10) Agra Cantt (03:25) 3h 15m
12920 Malwa Express New Delhi (19:20) Agra Cantt (22:40) 3h 20m
11078 Jhelum Express New Delhi (10:20) Agra Cantt (13:50) 3h 30m
8798 Durg Premium Special New Delhi (19:05) Agra Cantt (22:35) 3h 30m
12138 Punjab Mail New Delhi (05:15) Agra Cantt (08:50) 3h 35m
18508 Hirakund Express New Delhi (08:10) Agra Cantt (11:45) 3h 35m
16032 Andaman Express New Delhi (14:30) Agra Cantt (18:30) 4h 0m
11450 Jammu Tawi Jabalpur Express New Delhi (14:30) Agra Cantt (18:30) 4h 0m
16318 Himsagar Express New Delhi (14:30) Agra Cantt (18:30) 4h 0m
16688 Navyug Express New Delhi (14:30) Agra Cantt (19:05) 4h 35m
18216 Jammu Tawi Durg Express New Delhi (19:05) Agra Cantt (00:15) 5h 10m
11058 Amritsar Junction Lokmanyatilak Terminus Express Adrsh Ngr Delhi (19:32) Agra Cantt (00:55) 5h 23m
13008 U A Toofan Express New Delhi (07:00) Agra Fort (13:02) 6h 2m

Agra Travel Guide:

Frequently Asked Questions about Agra

1. Which railway station is near to Agra Taj Mahal?

There are two railway station near Taj Mahal from where anyone can take hand-pull rides and eco-friendly rides. The nearest railway station is Agra Fort Railway, which is roughly 8 kms from Taj Mahal while the Agra Cantonment station is 9.6 kms. All other railway stations are more than 10 km from Taj Mahal and are not preferred if someone wants to make a round trip.

2. How can I go to Taj Mahal from Delhi?

Delhi is one of the closest city to Agra and a lot of people make day trips or tours in Agra frequently. The most preferred way for people in Delhi to visit Taj Mahal is to take a train preferably a fast one. Through fast train it takes less than 3 hours to reach Agra. The train stops at Agra Cantt station which is 9.6 kms and from there a deluxe bus should be taken as they stop less and reach destination on time. From nearly 2 kms, an eco-friendly rides are available which will take people to final destination that is the Taj Mahal.

3. How can I go to Taj Mahal by train?

Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful place in the world which is situated in Agra. There are only two train station that are within the 10 km range of Taj Mahal, otherwise all the stations are a little farther to prevent the monument from environmental damage. Depending upon the place train is coming from there are two train station in which either train will stop in either of them. If the train is coming from north or south it is likely to stop at Agra Cantt which is 8.6 kms whereas if the train is coming from West or East it will stop at Agra Fort Station which is just 8 kms from Taj Mahal.

4. What is the timing of Taj Express train?

Taj Express Train is connecting train that travels from New Delhi railway station to Jhansi station via Agra Cantt station. It is one of the best trains to take from Delhi to visit Taj Mahal and hence the name Taj Express. It leaves the Delhi station at 6:45 am and reaches Agra station at 9:32 am making it very comfortable to make a day trip to Taj Mahal.

5. How much is the train from Delhi to Agra?

There are variable fare rates for train from New Delhi to Agra, which provide with various services like faster travel speed a discount on round trip and so on. The cheapest train is Taj express which is just above 100 rupees and takes less than three hours to travel. There are trains like Shatabdi which take less than 2 hours but costs more than 500 rupees, however, they provide comfortable seats and some snacks as well along with the fact that they don’t make a lot of stops.

6. How much distance from Delhi to Agra?

Delhi is one of the closest city to Agra and a lot of people are easily able to make a round trip there with some planning. The fastest train there takes just less than 2 hours for travelling and the cheapest train takes just 100 rupees. By road, for someone travelling from train the distance is just over 200 km that is 217 kms whereas via train the distance is cut short by nearly 20 kms and is reduced to 195 kms from New Delhi railway station.

7. Does Taj Express have general coach?

Taj Express is one of the best trains that takes people from New Delhi Station to Agra Cantt station in a proper scheduled manner. It has been very beneficial for tourists and it has two types of coaches available. There is a general coach which is available for just over 100 rupees and a more comfortable chairs and air conditioning with fare around 500 rupees.

Taj Express can easily be the first choice of train to go Agra as it runs on the fast lanes railway track and only take two and a half hour to reach Agra.

8. How much does it cost to visit the Taj Mahal?

The cost to visit Taj Mahal is variable and can surely be saved a little more if planned properly. The cost for travelling is variable with the cheapest train fare starting from 100 rupees, with some more fares to take a bus and other rides. The estimated cost to see Taj Mahal is nearly 1500 rupees from Delhi, however it can change with factors like the time to visit, route taken and opting for resting place and so on.

The cost of travelling has become cheaper over past few years to visit Taj Mahal, it can be a little expensive foreign tourists.

9. When the Taj Mahal is closed?

The Taj Mahal has visiting hours where people can visit and even go to the museum or listen to the prayers in Taj mosque. The Taj is opened all days except Friday, from sunrise to sunset. It is also opened for two nights before, the full moon and two after full moon from 20:30 to 00:30 hours a total of 5 nights in a month. The day timings are a little variable depending upon the season.

10. Is Taj Mahal visible from train?

When coming from Delhi the Taj mahal is not visible from trains as the Agra Cantt station is nearly 10 kms away, however from the Agra fort a best view of the Taj Mahal is there visible which can be achieved by travelling through Yamuna express. It is still advised to travel to Taj Mahal by auto from the station and experience the beauty of Taj Mahal from up close.

11. How far is Agra railway station to Taj Mahal?

There are two railway stations that are within the range of 10 Kms from Taj mahal and a direct ride is available from there to take tourists to Taj Mahal. The nearest station is Agra Fort station where trains from mostly coming from East side or West side stops. It is just 8.2 kms from Taj Mahal and an auto-rickshaw can be taken from it.

The second most famous station is the Agra Cantt station from where most of the tourists and people from Delhi arrive to visit Agra. The station is just over 9.6 kms from Taj Mahal and a bus or auto ride is available.

12. How do I book train tickets?

There are several ways to book train tickets for Agra Cantt or Agra Fort station. However, most of the trains good and cheap trains are usually booked before time and hence it is advised to book tickets at least week before. The tickets can be booked from the ticket counter in the railway station or online via IRCTC or any other websites that provide with e-Tickets.

13. Which is the main railway station in Agra?

There are several railway station in Agra, however the most popular and used railway station is the Agra Cantt station which comes in the way from Delhi to Jhansi. It is the most used station by tourists and people coming from North or South India. There is the option to take either a bus or small private eco-friendly ride to Taj Mahal. Tourist can also travel to other monuments as they are close to Cantt station.

14. Which are the best train to travel from Delhi to Agra?

There are many trains that helps people to travel from Delhi to Agra in short period of time. The distance between both the cities is not very big and it only takes less than a day to travel. Some of the notable trains to travel are Taj Express, Bhopal Shatabdi Express, Tamil Nadu Express and many more which takes just around 2-3 hours for tourists and Delhi citizens to reach Agra.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: There are two railway station near Taj Mahal from where anyone can take hand-pull rides and eco-friendly rides. The nearest railway station is Agra Fort Railway, which is roughly 8 kms from Taj Mahal while the Agra Cantonment station is 9.6 kms. All other railway stations are more than 10 km from Taj Mahal and are not preferred if someone wants to make a round trip.

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