The traffic between Delhi and Jaipur is heavy in almost all seasons of the year. From tourists to local Delhiites, everyone in the capital has a reason to experience the splendour of the Pink City and revel in its Rajput lineage. A lot of folks have relatives staying in Jaipur too, and what’s more, Jaipur is one of the hottest venues for destination weddings outside of being a shopper’s haven courtesy its silks, blue pottery, handicraft and woodwork. While the winter months from November to February are the best time to visit Jaipur, you will find a great bus network covering the Delhi to Jaipur distance by bus of 284 kilometres in a matter of 5.5 to 6 hours at all times of the year.
Delhi to Jaipur Bus Service
Thinking of how to reach Jaipur? Take your pick from a network of over 30 operators with a fleet of over 75 buses plying between India’s capital city and Jaipur. There are buses in all categories from basic non-AC buses to luxurious Volvo coaches with the best of on-board amenities shuttling between the two cities. The most reliable of them all is the network of Volvo AC coaches by the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation RSRTC mostly with a pickup from Kashmiri Gate in Delhi and drop off at Sindhi Camp and Narayan Singh Circle. The timings for a Delhi to Jaipur bus ride are quite flexible starting from 04:00 pm with the last bus picking you up at 11:40 pm, and dropping you off in Jaipur in 5.5 hours approximately. There are several private players like Mahalaxmi Travels, Rishabh Travels, Goldline Super Deluxe, Vikas Travels among others with their fleets of Volvo AC Multi Axel semi sleeper, AC sleeper/seater as well as non-AC seater/sleeper offering connectivity between the two cities. The earliest bus is by Shakti Travels at around 11:15 am, bringing you into Jaipur by about 06:00 pm. While the buses ply though the day, it is advisable to still book about a week ahead to get a seat of your preference and a timing of your convenience.
Delhi to Jaipur Bus Boarding Points
The state-owned RSRTC buses typically begin from Kashmiri Gate. But the private operators provide you with a range of boarding points scattered across the city. We have listed here some of the more prominent ones.
● Tis Hazari in Khanna Market
● Karol Bagh
● IFFCO Chowk in Gurugram
● Jhandewalan Metro Station
● Dhaula Kuan Metro Station
If your pickup location is Khanna Market, then your reporting time will be 08:00 pm, just as the Gurugram folks with a pickup from IFFCO Chowk aboard the same bus need to report by 09:15 pm.
Delhi to Jaipur Bus Drop Points
This same bus will drop you off at Sindhi Camp bus stand at 02:15 am. Among other drop points are MI Road, Durga Pura, 200 Feet Bypass and Narayan Singh Circle.
Volvo Bus from Delhi to Jaipur
The 5.5 hours ride on a Volvo bus from Delhi to Jaipur is made comfortable by a fleet of coaches operated by the RSRTC and private parties offering comfortable reclining seats, and a range of on-board amenities. Your bus choices vary from Volvo AC sleeper, Volvo AC seater, Volvo AC seater/sleeper, Volvo AC multi Axle sleeper, AC seater/sleeper and non-AC seater/sleeper. The RSRTC fleet is mostly made of Volvo AC sleeper/seater buses. Aboard a Delhi to Jaipur Volvo AC bus you can expect a host of amenities such as comfortable reclining seats, wi-fi, charging point, pillow, blankets, bottled drinking water, reading light, heater, CCTV, and Track my Bus facility. Some of the private operators that have Volvo AC seater/sleeper buses are Vijay Tour and Travels, Gujarat Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency Private Ltd with its Volvo AC Multi Axle sleeper to name a few. Dashmesh Travels and Shakti Travels have non-AC seater/sleeper buses departing from Delhi in the day and arriving into Jaipur by early evening. In case you wish to take an early morning bus, there is an AC seater push back by Mahalaxmi Tours that departs at 06:00 am from Fatehpuri Old Delhi railway station and dropping you off in Jaipur a little after noon.
Delhi to Jaipur Volvo Package
Volvo packages for a Delhi to Jaipur by road journey are quite common around festivals and long weekends. Such a package involves an end-to-end holiday package that includes pick up from a common point in a Volvo coach and drop off at Jaipur, then stay at a pre-booked hotel which often serves you complimentary daily breakfast. This would be followed by a half-day sightseeing tour of the city to explore, for instance, the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and local markets among others. On the second day, you explore Jaipur in greater detail and cover all its sightseeing landmarks such as Amber Fort, City Palace, the Laxmi Narayan Temple and the local bazaars, before returning to your hotel and tucking into a hearty dinner. On the last day of your stay, post breakfast you will be dropped off to the Jaipur bus stand to board your Volvo back to Delhi. Often such a package includes two-night accommodation at a deluxe property, daily breakfast, return Volvo fare, sightseeing in a small car and pick up and drop off from the Jaipur bus stand.
Delhi to Jaipur Bus Fare
The bus fares on a regular AC seater bus start from INR 375 and can go up to INR 900 for a Volvo AC Multi Axle sleeper. The non-AC buses are further cheaper and cost anything to the tune of INR 250. RSRTC Volvo AC sleeper/seater coaches are typically in the region of INR 852 per way for one person. The Delhi to Jaipur bus ticket price changes with the type of bus and the amenities available on-board. The fares can fluctuate closer to the date of travel, so it is always advisable to book your journey about a week or two in advance in order to carry out a better fare compare and book a bus with timings and seats convenient to you.
Delhi to Jaipur Bus Time Table
RSRTC has buses departing at 03:00 pm with a drop off in Jaipur at 09:30 pm. Most of its fleets complete the journey between Delhi and Jaipur in about 6 hours. It has buses at 04:00 pm, then at 05:00 pm, 07:00 pm, 08:30 pm, 11:40 pm, with pickups mostly from Kashmiri Gate and drop off at Narayan Singh Circle and Sindhi Camp. Reliable private operators like Goldline Super Deluxe has its pick up from Dhaula Kuan Metro Station at 09:55 pm and drop at Narayan Singh Circle at around 04:00 am. The likes of Vikas Travels have pickups at 11:00 pm and 11:40 pm bringing you into Jaipur at around 05:30 am. The Delhi to Jaipur bus timings for an AC seater/sleeper bus by Shakti Travels is 02:00 pm from Delhi and drop off in Jaipur in a matter of 5 hours and 15 minutes.
Delhi to Jaipur Bus Route
Starting from Kashmiri Gate Inter State Bus Terminal, you head north towards NH44. Further on, you will be taking NH48 and NH248 to Transport Nagar Flyover in Jaipur. The bus continues on Govind Marg to Sawai Mansingh Road before arriving finally at the Narayan Singh Circle bus stop in about 5 hours and 15 minutes if the roads are clear. On the event of heavy traffic, the same journey can take about 6 to 6.5 hours. Overnight buses are at any rate the best way to take this journey since they drop you off to your destination early in the morning, letting you to arrive rested and energised to take up the remainder of your holiday. Also, nighttime traffic is leaner compared to the one in the peak day hours. Typically all these buses have about 1 rest stop on the way for you to grab a quick bite at a restaurant or get some fresh air.
Delhi to Jaipur Bus Travel Time
The average time taken to cover the 284 kilometres of Delhi to Jaipur distance by bus is 5.5 to 6.5 hours. Within that, 6 hours is the standard time factoring in the one or two brief halts the bus takes in the course of the journey. There are several day and early evening buses between the two cities, but mostly there are overnight buses that bring you to Jaipur’s Narayan Singh Circle around 04:30 am or 05:00 am, depending on your time of pickup.
Delhi to Jaipur Bus Booking
In order to make your bus booking online, log on to the Yatra website and open the Bus section. Here you can enter your starting and onward destination along with the date of journey. This search will bring you to a page with all the possible buses for the day along the names of the operators, the arrival and departure timings, duration of the journey, the amenities available on each bus followed by the tariff. Pick the bus of your choice and view the seating plan. You are free to take a pick from the available seats and choose your boarding point. You will immediately be prompted the reporting time to your pickup point and the cost of your trip. Proceed to pay by first entering the passenger details and then of your card. The confirmed ticket will be emailed to your registered id.
Restaurants on the Delhi to Jaipur Bus Route
There are several restaurants and food courts on the Delhi to Jaipur route. The buses typically make a pit-stop at the Shiv Shakti Food Court at around 01:15 am for about 20 minutes. In case you have missed your dinner, this is a good enough place to catch it. Lying on NH48 you can take your pick from Indian to quick Chinese dishes. The buses that start around 05:00 pm make a stop at the Maharaj Hotel for 20 minutes around 09:30 pm. Johny Hotel being another stopover for a few buses around midnight for a snack or simply refilling their water bottles. Every bus has its designate stoppages and may vary with the fleet you take, but you are sure to find decent food courts and dhabas to stop for an early breakfast or late dinner, whichever is the case.
Hotels in Jaipur
The accommodation options in Jaipur are many and has something for every budget from boutique hotels, five-stars, to budget and 3-star deluxe hotels, guesthouses, service apartments and some lovely hostels and homestays. Among mid-range properties are the Golden Tulip Jaipur, Ramada Jaipur, Sarovar Portico Jaipur, Hari Mahal Palace, The Lalit Jaipur, Hotel Royal Orchid, Park Inn by Raddison. A good 5-star hotel in Jaipur would be the likes of the Hilton Jaipur, Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Clarks Amer, ITC Rajputana, The Oberoi Rajvilas, Rambagh Palace, Jai Mahal Palace to name a few.
Monuments in Jaipur
On a visit to Jaipur these places will give you a sense of its history and culture.
About 11 kilometre off Jaipur, nestled on a hilltop is the magnificent Amber Fort that has come to be symbolic of Jaipur and also its most photographed landmark. Built originally by the Meenas of Rajasthan, the fort was later taken over by Raja Man Singh I. Not only its sheer size, Amber Fort fascinates visitors for its vast ramparts giving you a bird’s eye view of the whole city, its cobbled pathways, and the views across the Maota Lake. Explore the temple, palace and museum in its campus.
This red and pink sandstone structure at the edge of the City Palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Also dubbed the Palace of the Winds, the Hawa Mahal is an extraordinary five-storey structure resembling a honeycomb with its tiny 953 jharokhas with superior latticework. This was so that the royal women could observe the goings-on on the street without the fear of getting seen or identified by any outsider.
An iconic structure in Jaipur known for its palace complex such as the Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal. A former seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, today you can take a walk around the palace, explore the memorabilia at the Chandra Mahal which is now a museum, its sprawling gardens, courtyards, and buildings that are a tribute to the Rajput style of architecture. What’s fascinating about City Palace is it continues to serve as a royal residence to this day.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century. Jantar Mantar is essentially a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments that help you observe the astronomical positions with your naked eyes. The structure is considered the coming together of the social and religious beliefs of India in that period.
Albert Hall Museum
A marvel in Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Albert Hall Museum is the oldest in Rajasthan. It was Madho Singh II who turned this gorgeous building into a museum to house the art and craft of Jaipur and made it a part of the Ram Nivas Garden. The museum is named so after King (Albert) Edward II who laid its foundation stone.
Delhi to Jaipur Bus FAQ's
Q. Which is the best month to visit Jaipur?
A: The winter months between November and March and the monsoon season between July and September are the best to visit Jaipur for the climate making it a delight to explore. The monsoon showers bring out a different side to Jaipur with the dark clouds hanging over its palaces and hills and opening up your options of eating out and exploring.
Q. Is Jaipur safe for women travellers?
A: Jaipur is otherwise a safe city for solo women travellers. But make sure you use the public transport or are in the company of others when travelling at night. Also it is advisable to not carry too much cash with you when you are travelling within.
Q. Can Jaipur be explored in a single day?
A: You can tick off all the touristy places to visit here in one day such as the Hawa Mahal, Birla Mandir, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace and the local bazaars.