Best Options for Train Travel Between Delhi and Agra

The popular way to reach Agra from Delhi is by train. If you catch the right train you can visit Taj Mahal in just one day. Every one feels mesmerized to travel if they listen to the whistle of the train and whispers of its wheels. Delhi and Agra are dream destinations for everyone,hence they are connected by numerous trains. The journey from Delhi to Agra is just a matter of 2 hours by train.

Things You Should Know:

1. Due to fog, trains will be delayed during the winter season.
2. Agra Cantonment is the main railway station in Agra.
3. New Delhi Railway station is the main railway station in Delhi, which is located near Paharganj.
4. Trains to Agra also depart in Delhi from Hazrat Nizamuddin (NZM) station, about 20 minutes south of New Delhi Railway Station. This station is the most convenient for those staying in South Delhi.

List of best trains from Delhi to Agra:

Normal Express Trains

1. 22168 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Singrauli Super-fast Express

22168 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Singrauli Super-fast Express

Hazrat Nizamuddin-Singrauli super-fast Express will run between Singrauli and Bhopal junction in India. It belongs to West Central Railway Zone and covers a total distance of 1,073 km. It starts running from 12th August 2017 and had 16 halt stations between Singrauli and Bhopal Junction.

Hazrat Nizamuddin-Singrauli super-fast Express is one of the popular trains which travels from Delhi to Agra. With decent food quality, regular amenities and clean decor you can travel from Delhi to Agra, just like the real way Indian travel. It contains AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, sleeper class and General classes. It offers both on-board catering and e-catering as well.

Departure time at Delhi: 12:05 AM

Arrival time at Agra: 2:55 AM

Departure station: Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station

Total Journey Time: 2 Hour 50 minutes

2. 11112 Sushasan Express

11112 Sushasan Express

The Sushasan Express is launched as a mark of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s (Former Prime Minister) 91st birthday. The train started working from 25th December 2014 and operated by North Central Railway Zone. It starts from Gwalior Junction and reaches Balrampur (final destination). It travels at a speed of 49 km/hr and had 10 halt stations in between the Gwalior Junction and Balrampur.

Sushasan Express is a long distance train which provides all the decent travelling facilities. It contains both onboard catering and e-catering facilities.

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Departure time at Delhi: 12:40 AM

Arrival time at Agra: 3:45 AM

Departure station: Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station

Total Journey Time: 3 Hour 5 minutes

3. 12172 Haridwar-Mumbai LTT AC SF Express

12172 Haridwar-Mumbai LTT AC SF Express

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Haridwar AC Superfast Express is a train operates with number 12172, operated by Central Railways. It starts from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and ends in Haridwar Junction with 9 halting stations. It works only on 2 days a week (Monday and Tuesday). It covers a total distance of 1,778 km with a speed of 140 km/hr.

This train comes with all the facilities like AC, on-board catering and E-catering. Besides this, the most important characteristic of these trains is safety, punctuality, railfanning and best food.

Departure time at Delhi: 11:10 PM

Arrival time at Agra: 2:55 AM

Departure station: Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station

Total Journey Time: 3 Hour 45 minutes

Super Fast Trains

4. 12002 New Delhi Bhopal Shatabdi Express

12002 New Delhi Bhopal Shatabdi Express

New Delhi Shatabdi Express is a train numbered 12002, belongs to Indian Railways of Northern Zone. It travels from New Delhi to Bhopal Habib Ganj which started its service from Nov 14th, 1988. It contains 8 halts and 100 intermediate stations from New Delhi and Bhopal HabibGanj.

New Delhi Bhopal Shatabdi Express reaches Bhopal en-route Agra early in the morning. It contains e-catering services which offer good food, clean bathrooms, comfortable seating arrangement and railfanning. It runs every day and the best thing about this is its availability of tickets and its punctuality.

Departure time at Delhi: 6:00 AM

Arrival time at Agra: 7:57 AM

Departure station: New Delhi Railway station

Total Journey Time: 1 Hour 57 minutes

Fare: 1st Class AC–Rs.1,010/-
CC–Rs.505-673/-

5. 12050 Gatimaan Express

12050 Gatimaan Express

Gatimaan Express is a train numbered as 12050, runs between New Delhi and Agra. Except for Friday, it works on every day of the week. It covers a total of 403 km from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Jhansi Junction.Gantimaan Express was launched on 5th April 2016. It travels with a speed of 113 km/hr and had 2 halting stations Gwalior junction, Agra Cantt.

Gatimaan Express is the super fast express train with clean bathrooms and decent ambiance. It doesn’t contain any pantry service but onboard catering and e-catering facilities are available. This is the most punctual and fastest train from Agra to Delhi.

Departure time at Delhi: 8:10 AM

Arrival time at Agra: 9:50 AM

Departure station: Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station

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Total Journey Time: 1 Hour 40 minutes

Fare: 1st class AC–Rs.1,495/-
CC–Rs.750-993/-

6. 12280 Taj Express Super-fast

12280 Taj Express Super-fastTaj Express is a super fast train which runs between New Delhi and Jhansi Jn and numbered as 12280. It covers a total distance of 410 kilometres and reaches its destination (Jhansi Jn) in just 1 day. It has a total of 12 halting stations between New Delhi and Jhansi Jn, which includes both the source and destination stations. Taj Express was started in 1965 to serve the tourists. It runs with an average speed of 58 km/hr.

Taj Express Super-fast train is well known for its food, cleanliness, safety, punctuality and railfanning. It contains e-catering service as well. It is the most popular train between New Delhi railway station and Agra. Excellent ticket availability, cleanliness and punctuality make this a unique train which offers excellent services to the tourists.

Departure time at Delhi: 7:00 AM

Arrival time at Agra: 9:40 AM

Departure station: Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station

Total Journey Time: 2 Hour 40 minutes

Fare: CC–Rs.375/-
2S–Rs.105/-

7. 22416 Andhra Pradesh AC Super Fast Express

22416 Andhra Pradesh AC Super Fast Express

Andhra Pradesh AC Super Fast Express connects the capital of India, Delhi with largest city of Andhra Pradesh, Vishakapatanam. It is operated by South Coast Railway Zone with a train number, 22416. The train was launched on 12th August 2015. It had 19 halt stations between Delhi and Vishakapatanam, and it works daily.

This is a fully Air Conditioned train with the LBH coaches. The food will be provided by both the Pantry and IRCTC. It contains AC First Class, 2 AC and 3 AC coaches.

Departure time at Delhi: 6:25 AM

Arrival time at Agra: 9:10 AM

Departure station: Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station

Total Journey Time: 2 Hour 45 minutes

Fare: 1AC–RS.1,180/-
2AC–Rs.725/-
3AC–Rs.540/-

Luxury Trains

8. Maharajas Express

Maharajas Express

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Maharajas Express is a luxury train which is operated by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation). It started its service in March 2010 and voted as the World’s leading luxury train. It contains 23 carriage which includes bar, dining, accommodation, lounge, store cars and generator.

Maharajas Express ensures the most luxurious train journey you had ever experienced. Travelling on Maharajas Express will take you to Agra on wheels. It is well decorated with ancient paintings danglings from the walls, majestic looks and wall to wall carpeting. It provides all the luxurious facilities like TV, free internet, bar cum longue and dining cars which offers delicious cuisines of both local and international.

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Departure time at Delhi: Evening

Arrival time at Agra: Next Day Early Morning

Departure station: Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi

9. Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels

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Palaces on Wheels was launched by Indian Railways with the association of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. It started its service on 26th January 1982. The total train contains 23 coaches, which can accommodate almost 82 tourists. All the coaches are named according to the Rajput states.

Palace on Wheels offers the most luxurious and traditional train journey for the travellers. All the coaches represent the palaces and castles of kings in Rajasthan. It also offers modern amenities like Wi-Fi facility, Library, platters, attached bathrooms, LED TV and many more. It provides the cuisines blend of Rajasthani and global which are mouthwatering.

Departure time at Delhi: Day 1, Evening

Arrival time at Agra: Day 7, Morning 10:30

Departure station: Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi

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10. Deccan Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey

To boost the tourism of Maharashtra, Deccan Odyssey was designed in the model of the palace on wheels train. It is operated by Indian Railways and Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation. It was running from 4th February 2004 with 40 deluxe cabins in 10 coaches. It offers 6 different itineraries of 8 days and 7 nights.

Deccan Odyssey is well known as the ‘Blue Beauty’ of the India Railways. It contains centrally air-conditioned coaches and multi-cuisine restaurants. It offers various facilities like SPA massage cabin and high-tech conference cart. It creates a soulful atmosphere of western terrains of the Indian subcontinent.

Departure time at Delhi: Day 8

Arrival time at Agra: Day 5, Morning

Departure station: Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi

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