Top Tips on Navigating Agra Cantt/Cantonment Railway Station

Agra Cantt or Agra Cantonment Railway Station is the main railway station in Agra. It is located near Sadar Bazaar. Agra is a modern-day hustling, narrow-laned city and the amusing places allures and charms the visitors coming to explore Agra. Increased number of trains and the smooth connectivity among various cities have made Agra Cantonment Railway Station a well-connected station.

Things to Know about Agra Cantt Railway Station

The Agra Cantonment Railway Station is a regular station with six platforms. Around 179 trains halt on this station with 16 originating trains and 16 terminating trains. Some of the major routes include places of Pune Junction, H Nizamuddin, and New Delhi. 24 weekly trains connect Pune Junction to Agra, 65 weekly trains connect H Nizamuddin to Agra and 7 weekly trains connect New Delhi to Agra.

Agra Railway Station
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Agra Train Platform
Train Platform of Agra Cantt Train Station

The station code of Agra Cantonment Railway Station is AGC. The railway station provides facilities such as WI-Fi, parking, 24-hour public transport service, tourist information counter, computerized reservation counters, waiting room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food stalls, water vending machines, bookstalls, and water coolers.

Best Trains to Agra Cantt Railway Station

There are some popular trains to Agra such as the Ljn intercity (12180) to Lucknow that operates 7 times a week, the Intercity Exp (14211) to New Delhi also operating 7 times a week and the Gatimaan Exp (12049), with a CC fare of ₹755, to New Delhi that operates only 6 days a week. With all the modern facilities and the good-quality of food now available on the trains, it has become quite comfortable for the passengers to have a good quality experience.

Train Schedule, Agra Railway Station
Train Schedule
Ticket Booking

You can book your trains online via various booking sites or go to the Indian Railways’ IRCTC website. On the spot booking can also be done from the booking counters but for popular route trains, it is advisable to pre-book the seats as there are very few or almost no-seats remain vacant in trains due to a large number of people travelling from these locations.

Among all the booking stations of Indian Railway, Agra Cantonment Railway Station stands among the top hundred. It is estimated that on an average approximately 13,426,890 passengers arrive at Agra Cantt Railway Station. The Gatiman Express, the fastest train in India, originates and terminates in this railway station.

Things in and Around Agra Cantonment Railway Station

The Transportation

The nearest bus stand from Agra Cantt Railway Station is the Idgah Bus Stand. It is about 1.2km (0.7mi) away from the station and is the primary bus stand for travelling towards Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh. The Rajasthan Government’s RSRTC bus to Jaipur departs from the Hotel Sakura near the Idgah bus stand. Pre-paid taxis and auto-rickshaws are available for the passengers to anywhere from both sides of Agra Cantt Railway Station.

For local movement, taxis, auto-rickshaws, cabs and cycle-rickshaws are available to and from Agra Cantt Railway Station. The railway station is 5.7km (3.5mi) from the iconic Taj Mahal, 5.2km (3.2mi) from the Agra Fort, 9.7km (6mi) from Sikandra, 38km (23.6mi) from Fatehpur Sikri and 3.6km (2.2mi) from the Agra Airport.

Taj Mahal in Agra
Taj Mahal, Agra

Finding Accommodation

If you are travelling to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal and if your train reaches at night at Agra Cantt Railway Station, don’t hesitate to book the dormitory or room at the train station. The AC dormitory is quite well maintained, clean and hygienic. The beds are also comfortable. Besides, you will get this affordable room for only ₹150 which is worth the money.

But if you are looking for a more luxurious place to crash near the railway station, you can find many good quality hotels such as Taj Castle Homestay, the Grand Imperial, Hotel Clark Shiraz, the Hideout Agra, the Coral Court Homestay, etc. and many more luxurious and affordable hotels that can be reserved online or on-spot by the travelers planning itinerary to Agra.

Nearby Restaurant

There are many good restaurants near the railway station to satiate your hunger risen from a long tiring journey or if your train was delayed. Places such as Namaste India, Park restaurant, Rasam the Traditional Food, Vedic Restaurant, Social Attitude, and Brijwasi are among some of the good-quality and fine restaurants to dine in around the Agra Cantt Railway Station.

See Other Railways in Agra:

Agra City Railway Station

Agra Fort Railway Station