Kiev to Odessa

Kiev to Odessa

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Transportation from Kiev to Odessa

How to get from Kiev to Odessa

Travelling between Kiev and Odessa is possible by Flight, bus, train and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you UAH 15,487 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere UAH 195.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 14 hours to travel between Kiev and Odessa depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Kiev and Odessa. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 20m. Train does a much slower job and take about 13h 19m to reach Odessa.

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

Travelling between Kiev and Odessa can be as cheap as UAH 195 if you opt for a Ukrainian Railways train and as expensive as UAH 15,487 if you buy a Tranigo taxi 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 Kiev and Odessa ?

  • 1 from Kiev to Odessa starting from 05:40 Odessa Airport until 19:50 Odessa Airport
  • 1 from Kiev to Odessa starting from 00:01 Odessa Central until 23:55 Odessa Central
  • 1 from Kiev to Odessa starting from 06:15 Odessa Main until 21:15 Odessa Main

1 from Kiev to Odessa starting from 00:00 Odessa Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Odessa Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Kiev to Odessa.

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Kiev to Odessa, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as UAH 1,899.

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 Kiev and Odessa

Lot Polish Airlines, Motor Sich


Travelling from Kiev to Odessa 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 Kiev and Odessa

Avtotransportne pidpriemstvo 15107 Tov, Ecolines, Local Carrier, Pass Trans, Radchenko B M, Radchenko B M, Tkach Ye V, Tov Gunsel


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Kiev and Odessa



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 Kiev to Odessa?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 79% opted for a bus
  • 21% took a train