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Transport Facilities in Solapur

Solapur, which is the headquarters of Solapur district in Maharashtra, is a famous pilgrim city. It is also known for various cotton and other textile industries. Solapur serves as a base to reach pilgrimage spots like Tuljharpur, Pandharpur and Ghanghapur. Solapur shares its boarders with famous cities like Ahmednagar, Gulbarga, Osmanabad, Satara, Sangli and Pune. All these reasons make Solapur the main transportation hub connecting Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Solapur is well connected by neighboring cities and districts and states with all possible ways like rail, road and air.

Airways in Solapur

Transportation in Solapur

Pune International Airport in Maharashtra is the nearest international airport from Solapur. We can reach to Pune airport with roughly four hours drive from Solapur. This airport is well connected to all major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Nagpur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad by flights. Various airline services like Air India Express, Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo and Spice Jet etc. provide flight services from and to Solapur. Chattrapati Shivaji Airport is another option for tourists, as they get connecting flights to Solapur from here. Even though there is an airport on the Southeast side of Solapur city, currently no commercial flights provides services here.

Railway Services in Solapur

Solapur, which is one of the largest train junctions on the MumbaiHyderabad and Mumbai- Chennai lines, is also one of the five divisions of the Central Railway Zone. Solapur is also a terminal point of the Solapur – Bijapur line. The Solapur Railway Division is an important division that connects South India to North Western India and Western India.

There are direct trains to most of the important cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram etc. from here. Solapur city, which is 456 km away from Mumbai and 264 km away from Pune by rail, is located on major rail routes between Hyderabad and Mumbai. The local and out-station trains from Solapur railway station connect the city with all important towns within and outside Maharasthra. Regular trains are available to Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad and other parts of the state and the country from Solapur railway station. Solapur Nagpur, Solapur Jaipur Superfast Express, Solapur Mumbai, Solapur Goa Express, Solapur Banglore Express and Solapur Pune Hutatma Express, are the daily train services through Solapur.

Roadways in Solapur

Transportation in Solapur

As Solapur is located on Pune – Hyderabad NH9, at the border of Karnataka, Maharasthra, it is well connected by roads. The city is 45 kms from Tuljapur, 95 kms from Paranda, 73 kms from Pandharpur, 274 kms from Pune and 300 kms from Hyderabad. There are well built and maintained roads to all main cities in Maharashtra from Solapur. Many state owned and private tour buses provides regular shuttle services between Solapur and Mumbai, which is around 400 km away from Solapur. You can also get regular bus services to other main cities like Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad etc. Similarly, Solapur is well connected to other metro cities like Delhi and Bangalore by road.

Local Transportation in Solapur

Before 1946, the transportation facilities in Solapur were provided by private companies. But, the Solapur Corporation had implemented local bus services in Solapur in 1949 and it was extended to Hotgi Road, sugar factories, industrial places, airport, Vijapur and adjacent villages. Many private bus services are also functioning in Solapur with regular services to major cities. You can also depend on hired taxi or auto rickshaw for local transportation.

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