Getting from Kiev to Kharkov by Coach or Train
Bus connections from Kiev airport
You need this page for information on how to get a flight from Kiev to Kharkov. However, to save on costs it is possible to reach Kharkov by bus which departs from Kiev Borispol Airport six times per day. Timetables and costs for the Autolux Bus Company are detailed below:
#202 departs 08.00 arrives 14.40
PLEASE NOTE: You should check the above timetable on the official Autolux website in case they have changed the timetable!
Cost of bus tickets
Tickets currently cost 150UAH (£10.20) +booking fee and can be booked by calling the office at Kiev Borispol Airport terminal B on +38 044 230 00 71 the Kiev central office here: +38 044 536 00 55 or by online booking here. You just need to print your online ticket and take it to the booking office inside terminal B (far left corner of terminal B) and swap it for your bus boarding pass.
Kiev to Kharkov by train
Like the bus this is another cheap option, although there isn’t a train station at Kiev Borispol Airport so you first have to travel into the city and catch a train from the main station.
How to get from Kiev airport to the train station
Option 1 is the easiest, just jump into a taxi and pay approx 130-150UAH (£10.50 -12.50) best to confirm the price before you get into the taxi or it will cost alot more.
Option 2 is go by marshrutka (people carrier) it costs about 40UAH although the train station is not the first stop so don’t get out until you are sure you are at the train station 🙂
Option 3 is to get the public bus which leaves frequently from outside the main terminal, more info can be found on the Kiev Borispol Airport website.
The train station is a popular destination for arrivals at Kiev Airport so you shouldn’t have too many difficulties getting there.
After you have made your way to Kiev train station
Train times from Kiev to Kharkov during 2010 are listed below:
Depart 06.33 Arrive 12.28 Duration 5.55 Train number 164
When booking a train ticket you will be given a seat and coach number.
The timetable for Ukrainian and Russian train journeys can be found here – please note that Kharkov is spelt Harkov on the English language version of this site.
Where to buy tickets
Train tickets can be purchased from the kiosk at Kiev train station but you will need to show your passport as proof of identification.
The route from Kiev to Kharkov tends to be very popular so you may need to book your tickets in advance. It should be possible to book your tickets online and pay/collect them from the ticket office at either Kiev Borispol Airport or at the station kiosk (never done this so please don’t quote me). Online bookings can be made here e-kvytok. If collecting the tickets then make sure you have checked the opening hours of the kiosk:
Pros and cons of each
Below is an explaination of each travel method: