Weekend getaway to Agra from Jaipur :

Agra, popularly known as the “City of Love” is a well-known tourist spot in India that gathers tourists from all across the globe. The city is adorned with one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is considered as a UNESCO world heritage spot, TajMahal. The capital of Rajasthan lies at a distance of 238 km from Agra and there are several ways to reach this city of Mughal architecture. Few of them are listed here in this article.

Jaipur to Agra by air

Considering the flexibility and high frequency of flights with reasonable fares from Jaipur to Agra, people prefer to opt for flights as their conveyance. Also being one of the busiest flight routes, the convenience in timing suites both business and economy class travelers.

The aerial distance between Jaipur and Agra is 214 km. The average flight fare from Jaipur to Agra ranges from INR 6800 to INR 7800 per person. One of the frequent airlines that have regular operations for Jaipur to Agra flights is Indigo. You can book your flights through online portals like MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Goibibo, etc.

Jaipur to Agra by train

The nearest railway station at Agra is Agra cantonment. This is also one of the cheapest ways to reach Agra as the fares are quite reasonable and the journey takes a time frame of around 4 hours 25 minutes. One train that commutes daily from Jaipur to Agra is UDZ KURJ Express. But on a weekly basis, a couple of trains namely ADI GW SF Express and ADI AGC SF Express runs from Jaipur to Agra. The first train in the day leaves at 4:15 in the morning and the last one at 5:45 in the evening. One can board a train from respective railway stations at Gandhinagar-JPR, Getor-Jagatpura and the main Jaipur junction. Currently, around 7 Covid special trains are running from Jaipur to Agra. The prices for the same are approx. INR 773 and INR 1155 for AC chair and Executive chair respectively.

Jaipur to Agra by cab

The driving distance between Jaipur and Agra is around 238 km and takes around 3 hrs 56 mins to reach Agra by cab. It is safer to book cabs from genuine and reliable online sites rather than going for local cab dealers as the latter might quote random high prices proving to be heavy on your pockets. You can go ahead and search for Jaipur to Agra cab on websites like GozoCabs, MakeMyTrip, Savaari, etc. GozoCabs offers cheap prices for Jaipur to Agra cabs maintaining top-level hygiene and safety with genuine services.

Places to visit in Agra


Located on the banks of the river Yamuna, the TajMahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his third wife, Mumtaz. It consists of the tomb of himself as well. This white marble monument is spectacular in itself and the water fountains at the entrance along with the alcoves by the side make it even more mesmerizing to the eyes. The title of the UNESCO World heritage was conferred on this massive monument considering its unmatchable beauty and elegance.

Timing: 6 am to 6 pm every day except Friday

Entry Fee: INR 50 for Indians
INR 1300 for foreigners

Additional INR 200 extra for the entrance in the mausoleum

Free for children below 15 years


Structured out of red sandstone, FatehpurSikri is located at a distance of around 40kms from the city of Agra. Again entitled as the World Heritage by UNESCO, this fortified area houses Jama mosque, BulandDarwaza, Palace of JodhaBai, and Tomb of SalimChisti among a few of the famous monuments. Don’t miss out on the view especially during sunset, the time when the fort looks at its best.

Timing: 6 am to 6 pm every day except Friday

Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians
INR 250 for foreigners

Agra Fort

Located on the banks of river Yamuna, this architectural brilliance is structured totally out of red sandstone and is usually known as the walled city of Agra and most popularly as LalQila. It is situated at a distance of 2.5kms from the TajMahal. Stunning structures such as Moti Masjid, JahangiriMahal, Diwan-e-Khaas, etc lies within Agra Fort’s premises. Also, a part of Agra Fort is being utilized by the Indian Army and is not open to public access.

Timing: Sunrise to sunset

Entry Fee: INR 40 for Indians
INR 550 for foreigners
Free for children below 15 years


Situated to the north of TajMahal, MehtabBagh serves as a perfect spot to view the former in all its elegance from the fountain side right at the gate entrance. MahtabBagh is adorned by four tower-like structures made out of sandstone with a massive tank in the center. The stunning site of the TajMahal’s clear reflection on the waters is unmatchable on moonlit nights. Mehtabbagh currently homes to delightful scenery of flora and fauna which just adds up to the park’s beauty.

Timing: 6 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee: INR 30 for Indians
INR 200 for foreigners

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