Getting there & away
Buses include services to Jaipur (Rs 70, six hours, three daily) and Kota (Rs 50, four hours, four daily). Buses to these destinations via Tonk leave from the small bus stand near the petrol station close to the overpass. To go via Dausa (on the Jaipur–Bharatpur road), buses leave from the roundabout near the main post office. The enquiries number is 2451020. The train is preferable for most routes.
At the station there’s a computerised reservation office (8am-8pm Mon-Sat, 8am-2pm Sun).
For Delhi, the Golden Temple Mail (No 2903) leaves Sawai Madhopur at 12.40pm, arriving in the capital at 7pm (2nd class Rs 115, 361km). It goes via Bharatpur (Rs 78, 182km), arriving at 3.20pm. From Delhi it leaves at 7.55am, stopping at Bharatpur at 10.51am and arriving at 1.08pm. To Kota there are about seven trains daily, the most convenient of which is the Avadh Express (No 9038), leaving Sawai Madhopur at 9.30am and arriving at 11am (Rs 43, 109km). The other way, it leaves Sawai Madhopur at 4.50pm, arriving in Agra at 9.40pm.