Kyiv to Kharkiv

Kyiv to Kharkiv

  Oct 4, 2021, 113 trips (UAH 169 – UAH 0)

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4h 47m First: 2:49 Last: 22:50

From UAH 169


5h 50m First: 0:45 Last: 23:59

From UAH 252



From UAH 7,405


22h 10m Deps: 20:15

From UAH 11,238

Kyiv to Kharkiv Schedule

Kyiv to Kharkiv Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Elit Bus Trans Standard AC 00:45 - 07:00UAH 465
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 02:49 - 10:48UAH 1,587
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 04:36 - 11:12UAH 1,499
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Seat 06:45 - 11:35UAH 390
Tov Gunsel Standard AC 08:00 - 15:45UAH 352
Local Carrier Standard AC 10:05 - 18:00UAH 474
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 12:09 - 22:07UAH 1,050
Local Carrier Standard AC 15:30 - 21:50UAH 402
Local Carrier Standard AC 16:00 - 21:50UAH 402
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Seat 18:03 - 22:50UAH 397
Local Carrier Standard AC 21:55 - 06:20UAH 252
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 22:50 - 05:35UAH 1,371

Transportation from Kyiv to Kharkiv

How to get from Kyiv to Kharkiv

When you want to get from Kyiv to Kharkiv, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about UAH 14,737. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as UAH 168.

How far is Kyiv from Kharkiv?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kyiv to Kharkiv. Your trip will be a total of 340 miles (546 km). The flying distance is 262 miles (420 km).

How long does it take to get from Kyiv to Kharkiv?

The travel time from Kyiv to Kharkiv can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 23 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Kyiv to Kharkiv?

The cost of the trip from Kyiv to Kharkiv varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Ukrainian Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as UAH 168 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as UAH 14,737.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Kyiv to Kharkiv:

  • Train tickets - UAH 160 to UAH 1,596;
  • Bus tickets - UAH 239 to UAH 984;
  • Plane tickets - UAH 5,585 to UAH 5,585;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from UAH 7,394 to UAH 14,734.

How many trips per day are there between Kyiv and Kharkiv?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Kyiv to Kharkiv depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Kyiv to Kharkiv any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Kyiv to Kharkiv. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is UAH 5,585.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Kyiv to Kharkiv
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Taking a bus from Kyiv to Kharkiv is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Kyiv to Kharkiv. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as UAH 7,394.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Kyiv to Kharkiv

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kyiv to Kharkiv? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 87% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 13% decided to go for a bus.