Kyiv to Odessa

Kyiv to Odessa

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Transportation from Kyiv to Odessa

How to get from Kyiv to Odessa

When you want to get from Kyiv to Odessa, 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 Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train 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 ZAR 8,701. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as ZAR 116.

How far is Kyiv from Odessa?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kyiv to Odessa. Your trip will be a total of 353 miles (567 km). The flying distance is 272 miles (437 km).

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

The travel time from Kyiv to Odessa can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 14 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Kyiv to Odessa 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 ZAR 116 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 ZAR 8,701.

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

  • Train tickets - ZAR 114 to ZAR 1,054;
  • Bus tickets - ZAR 178 to ZAR 357;
  • Plane tickets - ZAR 876 to ZAR 1,540;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from ZAR 4,362 to ZAR 8,707.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:55. There are 91 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 10 trains per day.
  • Flights from Kyiv to Odessa depart during the day - there are approximately 3 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Kyiv to Odessa 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 Odessa. 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 ZAR 876.

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 Odessa
Motor Sich, Ukraine International Airlines, Windrose Airlines


Taking a bus from Kyiv to Odessa 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 Odessa. 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 ZAR 4,362.

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 Odessa

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kyiv to Odessa? 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:

  • 74% decided to go for a bus.
  • 18% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 8% users took a plane.