Kyiv to Kharkiv

Kyiv to Kharkiv

  Sep 28, 2021, 111 trips (UAH 175 – UAH 0)

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

From UAH 175


6h First: 0:45 Last: 23:59

From UAH 250


11h 25m Deps: 6:40, 17:00

From UAH 4,917



From UAH 7,437

Kyiv to Kharkiv Schedule

Kyiv to Kharkiv Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Elit Bus Trans Standard AC 00:45 - 07:00UAH 463
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 02:49 - 10:48UAH 1,582
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 04:36 - 11:12UAH 1,494
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Seat 06:45 - 11:35UAH 425
Tov Gunsel Standard AC 08:00 - 15:45UAH 351
Lys Avto Trans Standard AC 10:35 - 18:30UAH 301
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 12:09 - 22:07UAH 1,066
Zelenyi Slon 7 Tov Standard AC 15:00 - 22:30UAH 460
Local Carrier Standard AC 16:00 - 22:30UAH 901
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Seat 18:03 - 22:50UAH 425
Local Carrier Standard AC 21:55 - 06:20UAH 250
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 22:50 - 05:35UAH 1,353

Transportation from Kyiv to Kharkiv

How to get from Kyiv to Kharkiv

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you UAH 14,816 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere UAH 174.

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

It can take you anywhere between 5 and 23 hours to travel between Kyiv and Kharkiv depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Kyiv and Kharkiv. Train will bring you to your destination in 4h 47m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 22h 40m to reach Kharkiv.

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

Travelling between Kyiv and Kharkiv can be as cheap as UAH 174 if you opt for a Ukrainian Railways train and as expensive as UAH 14,816 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 Kyiv and Kharkiv ?

  • 1 from Kyiv to Kharkiv starting from 06:40 Kharkiv Airport until 17:00 Kharkiv Airport
  • 1 from Kyiv to Kharkiv starting from 00:45 Kharkiv until 23:59 Kharkiv
  • 1 from Kyiv to Kharkiv starting from 02:49 Kharkiv Pass until 22:50 Kharkiv Pass

1 from Kyiv to Kharkiv starting from 00:00 Kharkiv Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Kharkiv Hotel Transfer

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 UAH 2,477.

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

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

Cazna Trans, Dontsov AV, Ecolines, Elit Bus Trans, Local carrier, Local Carrier, Lys Avto Trans, Poliakh O M, Polishchuk O M, Tov Gunsel, Yakovlev M Iu, Zelenyi Slon 7 Tov


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 Kyiv and Kharkiv



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

  • 67% took a train
  • 33% opted for a bus