Kyiv to Kharkiv

Kyiv to Kharkiv

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Kyiv to Kharkiv Schedule

Kyiv to Kharkiv Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Local carrier Standard AC 00:40 - 08:50UAH 757
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 03:07 - 12:40UAH 955
Nikolas Transavto Standard AC 05:00 - 12:30UAH 820
Local carrier Standard AC 07:10 - 17:15UAH 1,734
Local carrier Standard AC 08:00 - 15:30UAH 1,160
Local carrier Standard AC 11:50 - 19:50UAH 774
Local carrier Standard AC 12:20 - 19:30UAH 1,149
Local carrier Standard AC 14:00 - 20:50UAH 1,160
Local carrier Standard AC 16:00 - 23:00UAH 872
Local carrier Standard AC 18:40 - 05:00UAH 562
Denysivka Standard AC 21:00 - 06:30UAH 558
Local carrier Standard AC 22:30 - 06:15UAH 693

Transportation from Kyiv to Kharkiv

Facts about the transport from Kyiv to Kharkiv

Cheapest Transport$12
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure5:52 AM
Latest Departure11:05 PM
Departures per day33
Distance851 kilometers
Transport CompaniesLocal carrier, Lot Polish Airlines, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Ukrainian Railways, Windrose Airlines, Wizz Air

How to get from Kyiv to Kharkiv

Travelling between Kyiv and Kharkiv is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 37.45 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 11.92.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 24 hours to travel between Kyiv and Kharkiv depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Kyiv and Kharkiv. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Flight does a much slower job and take about 23h 45m to reach Kharkiv.

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

Travelling between Kyiv and Kharkiv can be as cheap as USD 11.92 if you opt for a Ukrainian Railways train and as expensive as USD 37.45 if you buy a Ukrainian Railways Train ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 29 from Kyiv to Kharkiv starting from 06:30 Kyiv until 22:50 Kyiv
  • 4 from Kyiv to Kharkiv starting from 05:52 Kyiv Pass until 15:43 Kyiv Pass

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Kyiv to Kharkiv.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Kyiv to Kharkiv, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 53.40.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Kyiv and Kharkiv

Lot Polish Airlines, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Windrose Airlines, Wizz Air


Travelling from Kyiv to Kharkiv overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Kyiv and Kharkiv

Local carrier


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Kyiv to Kharkiv?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 72% took a train
  • 14% decided to fly
  • 14% opted for a bus