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How to Reach Agra

Being the abode of one of the 7 wonders of the world, there is no dearth of communication and transportation. The city is located right in the heart of India as well as close to the capital city of India, New Delhi that is approximately 240kms away. Nonetheless Agra also encircles the tourist cities. From Jaipur to Agra the distance by road is approximately 230kms whereas from Gwalior to Agra is 120kms. Agra also encircles the cities like Mathura and Brindavan. The distance from Mathura to Agra is approximately 60kms whereas from Brindavan it is 80kms. Agra by road from the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is approximately 330kms whereas from Kanpur to Agra is 280kms. One planning a drive from Khajuraho to Agra, has to cover an approximate distance of 450kms and from Jhansi it is 225kms. Thus the road network to Agra is very well developed and connects all the major cities and other tourist destinations of North India and Central India.
One planning to reach Agra by train has an option of three major railway stations. The Agra Cantonment, Agra Fort and Raja ki Mandi are the three main railway stations in Agra that connects the wonder city with other historical and heritage cities in India. The luxury trains – the Palace on Wheels, and the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels also stop at Agra on their eight-day round trip of tourist destinations in Rajasthan and Agra. The Buddhist Special Train also visits Agra.
Well one can connect Agra by road or by train from Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi, Jaipur International Airport and Kanpur Airport. Thus to reach Agra by air from international cities can only be possible either from the above airports. There are regular flights from New York to New delhi and other international cities that connects to Indira Gandhi International Airport. Nonetheless there are scheduled flights from Banaglore to Agra and other cities like Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

How to reach Agra by Air

Agra Airport is situated at a distance of about 12.5 km from the city center (Indian Air Force Airport - no scheduled commercial flights).

Nearest Airport : Agra Airport, Agra

How to reach Agra by Rail

Agra Cantt is the main railway station that lies in the southwest of the Taj and Agra Fort, both of which are located at a short ride from the station by car, auto-rickshaw, or cycle rickshaw. Agra Fort Railway Station is one of the oldest railway stations in the country from where you can find trains for several routes. The station has trains to eastern cities like Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Kolkata, Patna and central India like Ratlam, Nagda, Raja Ki Mandi, Idgah and Billochpura. Agra City and Yamuna Bridge are some of the other small stations where one can find trains for other routes. Trains like Palace on Wheels, and the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels also have stoppage in Agra.

How to reach Agra by Road

Idgah Bus Stand, Taj Depot, Ford depot and Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) are some of the major Bus Stands in Agra which connect several other major cities of the country. NH 2 connects Delhi to Agra through Tughlakabad whereas NH 11 connects Agra to Jaipur via Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. NH 3 connects Agra to Jaipur via Agra –Mumbai Highway. Mathura (55 KM) and Delhi (184 KM) are few other major cities located near Agra.

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Taj Mahal
  • Altitude

    171 m
  • STD Code

  • Best Season

    October to March
  • State/Code


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