Travelling between Odessa and Kharkiv is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you UAH 2,920 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere UAH 302.
It can take you anywhere between 4 and 26 hours to travel between Odessa and Kharkiv depending on the means of transport you choose.
Flight is the fastest way to travel between Odessa and Kharkiv. Flight will bring you to your destination in 3h 40m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 1d 1h 40m to reach Kharkiv.
Travelling between Odessa and Kharkiv can be as cheap as UAH 302 if you opt for a Openline bus and as expensive as UAH 2,920 if you buy a Windrose Airlines flight 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 Odessa to Kharkiv.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Odessa to Kharkiv, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as UAH 2,852.
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.
Ukraine International Airlines, Windrose Airlines
Travelling from Odessa 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.
AsBus (АсБас), Ecolines, Local Carrier, Openline, Pass Trans
Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Odessa and Kharkiv, too.
Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.
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