Travel from Agra to Bharatpur by Bus

Agra, one of the finest architectural cities of Uttar Pradesh, India is surely the ideal destination for holidays. After visiting Agra, it would be an absolute ritual to visit Fatehpur Sikri and Bharatpur. Based in the Braj sector of Rajasthan, Bharatpur is only at a distance of 56 km (35mi) from the center of Agra. Bharatpur is easily accessible by trains. However, travelling Agra to Bharatpur by bus is the most convenient.

There are different bus operators, which travel conveniently from some points in Agra to Bharatpur. Also, the state government of Rajasthan has a lot of buses at different intervals with economic fare tickets as compared to private buses. There are about 8 private tour operators leading in travelling Agra to Bharatpur by bus. In comparison, a definite number of buses belonging to Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation cover this journey of about 60 km (37mi).

1. Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC)

The Government of Rajasthan has a whole network for buses connecting all the regions of Rajasthan to places among the state as well as regions around Rajasthan. A total number of 16 buses of different formats like A/C Seater or A/C Sleeper (2+1), Seater (2+2), Express and Non-A/C Seater/Sleeper (2+1) ply between Agra and Bharatpur.

The first bus starts at 04:15 AM and the last bus starts at 11:59 PM. With the quite high frequency of buses managing the different timings of the day, RSRTC does an efficient job to ease the travelling. There is a good frequency of buses in the wee hours of the morning till 09:30 AM, in the afternoon period from 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM and in the night from 10:00 PM to 11:59 PM. The remaining lapses have barely any movement of buses for commuting.

• Ticket Booking

The booking of the bus tickets can be done by the conventional pattern of on-window booking. Progressively, RSRTC has its own website and application for online booking. Recently, various applications have been widely used for fundamental bookings of state transport. The general boarding point is - RSRTC Sheetal Hotel Bus Station, Idgah Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh and the common dropping point is - Central Roadways Bus Stand in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.

• Agra To Bharatpur Bus Ticket Fare

Being a form of state transport, it is self-evident that, it is an economical manner of transit. The price of the ticket ranges from ₹72 - ₹200 depending on the type of bus and the format of seating arrangement chosen. The seater (2+2) will be in the range from ₹72 - ₹110. And, the A/C Sleeper or A/C Seater will range from ₹106 - ₹200, depending on the upper or lower deck.

• Time of the Travelling Agra to Bharatpur by Bus

Covering a distance of approximately 60 km (37mi) is probably not a hefty process. However, the gradual pace and moderate movement of the state transport buses might take more time as compared to private transport. On average, anything from 45 minutes to 2 hours is the rough estimation of time taken for transportation.

2. Private Tour Operators

The journey from Agra to Bharatpur by bus can also be covered by around 10 buses functioning smoothly by 8 operators which run from 01:00 AM to 11:30 PM. Panwar Travels, Shree Mahaveer Travels, Sethi Yatra Company, Shrijee Travels, BG Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency Pvt. Ltd. are the major operators.

Much like RSRTC, private buses also have concentrated frequency at particular time zones. From 1:00 AM to 04:30 AM, from 04:30 PM to 07:30 PM and from 10: 30 to 11:30 PM in the night.

The ticket bookings can be managed by mobile applications or by the applications or websites or on-window bookings of the tour operators.

The common boarding points, depending on the tour operators are:

•  Namner Circle

•  Opposite Imperial Hotel M.G. Road, Agra

•  Near Hanuman Mandir, Cantt Road, Toap wala chouraha, Namner, Agra

•  Parmar Building, Namner Agra

Bharatpur has basically two general dropping Points:

•  Saras Hotel Bharatpur

•  Bharatpur Bypass, Saras Chouraha

• Agra To Bharatpur Ticket fare

Private tour operators, by the virtue of being ‘private’, will have charges according to the brand name of the tour company, company policy, the format of seats from regular seater to the sleeper with A/C and non-A/C. The price range varies from ₹150 for Seater to ₹1520 for A/C Sleeper seats. For the price, they provide services such as water bottles, blankets, pillow, reading light, charging points and CCTV monitoring.

• Time of the Journey

From a short span of 45 minutes to about two hours, the private tour operators have a faster pace. Some tour operators, which are travelling for a longer distance, have a 20 - 25 minutes break or halt in between the journey, which increases the time frame but it will still be under 2 hours.

A count of relatively 25 buses, which includes the state transport and private tour operators, run daily from Agra to Bharatpur. The buses having a definite interval, are still relatively better in terms of recurrence than trains which are even less than 10. With a timely reservation, the road journey from Agra to Bharatpur can be even more convenient and pleasurable with the sight-seeing of the journey between the two cities.

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