Travelling between Kyiv and Poltava is possible by Bus and train. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you UAH 1,981 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere UAH 146.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 7 hours to travel between Kyiv and Poltava depending on the means of transport you choose.
Bus is the fastest way to travel between Kyiv and Poltava. Bus will bring you to your destination in 1h 20m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 7h to reach Poltava.
Travelling between Kyiv and Poltava can be as cheap as UAH 146 if you opt for a Ukrainian Railways train and as expensive as UAH 1,981 if you buy a Local carrier Bus ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Kyiv to Poltava.
Travelling from Kyiv to Poltava 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.
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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.
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