Kolhapur is about 450-km to the south of Mumbai and it is an eight to ten hour journey from Mumbai or Bangalore to Kolhapur by road. Maharashtra State Transport Corporation (MSTC) has regular service on this route with semi luxury and regular buses. Even private bus service is available to reach here from Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Solapur (also spelt as Sholapur) and Bangalore.
Auto-rickshaws are the most common mode of transport along with the bus service run by the municipal corporation. Taxis are also available.