Kyiv to Kharkiv

Kyiv to Kharkiv

Kyiv to Kharkiv Schedule

Kyiv to Kharkiv Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Sleeper 02:49 - 10:48$ 24.56
Osypa Standard AC 06:00 - 14:00$ 33.27
Zelenyi Slon 7 Tov Standard AC 08:00 - 13:15$ 38.84
Z Time Kovelske ATP Standard AC 11:50 - 20:20$ 36.27
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Seat 13:20 - 18:10$ 15.76
Local Carrier Standard AC 16:00 - 23:20$ 22.50
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 21:54 - 06:25$ 46.08
Local carrier Standard AC 23:35 - 07:50$ 39.04

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. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 543.00 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 14.00.

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 14.00 if you opt for a Ukrainian Railways train and as expensive as USD 543.00 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 ?

  • 9 from Kyiv to Kharkiv starting from 06:00 Kyiv until 23:35 Kyiv

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 52.00.

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

Brintsov, Local carrier, Local Carrier, Osypa, Z Time Kovelske ATP, 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 Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 67% opted for a bus
  • 33% took a train
  • 1% Other