The most efficient way of getting to Mysore is to drive from Bangalore. Buses ply regularly between Mysore and Bangalore, Madras, Trivandrum and other towns and cities in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. There are ordinary non air- conditioned buses as well as air conditioned coaches that make your journey not only comfortable but enjoyable as well. A journey by the non air-conditioned bus costs around $3 while the journey by the air-conditioned bus costs around $5. The Government of Karnataka runs special buses during the holiday season and the Dassehra festival.
Car rental agencies lease out limousines, sedans and SUVs for anything from about $130 upwards for a Bangalore-Mysore-Bangalore trip. This does not include the driver’s allowance which is charged on a per diem basis.
The road between Bangalore and Mysore is good and busy at any time of the day or night. The journey takes around three hours. There are many restaurants on the highway including McDonald's, KFC, Cafe Coffee Day, Barista Coffee and Adiga’s Delicacy (one of the best fast food joints in Bangalore) where you can get a decent wholesome meal, a cup of hot tea and coffee and a clean washroom.
The Government of Karnataka runs special buses during the holiday season and the Dassehra festival.