There are 5 ways to get from Bucharest to Kiev by plane, subway, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Kiev, subway  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Kiev (KBP) OTP - KBP
  2. Take the subway from Kharkivska to Zoloti Vorota

$85 - $186

Cheapest option

Train  •  25 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station Bucharest

$60 - $90

3 alternative options

Fly to Kiev Zhulhany  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Kiev Zhulhany (IEV) OTP - IEV

$132 - $303

Bus  •  29 h

  1. Take the bus from București to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Kiev

$74 - $84

Drive  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Kiev 573.8 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Kiev is to train which costs $60 - $90 and takes 25 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Kiev is to fly and subway which costs $85 - $190 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Kiev. However, there are services departing from București and arriving at Kiev via Varna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bucharest - Gara de Nord and arriving at Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station station. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 25 h 51 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Kiev is 747 km. The road distance is 918.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Kiev without a car is to train which takes 25 h 51 min and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Bucharest to Kiev, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Kiev bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., depart from București station.

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Bucharest to Kiev train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, depart from Bucharest - Gara de Nord station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Kiev is to fly which takes 8 h 2 min and costs $130 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 25 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs $70 - $85 and takes 29 h.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Kiev.
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  • Distance: 467 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Kiev, Ukraine?

LOT, Wizz Air and six other airlines fly from Bucharest to Kiev every 4 hours. Alternatively, Ukrainian Railways operates a train from Bucharest to Kiev once a week. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 25 h 51 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kiev Zhulhany via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kiev Zhulhany via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kiev Zhulhany via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kiev Zhulhany via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Wind Rose
Website
windrose.aero
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kiev
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kiev via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $360
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kiev Zhulhany via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kiev Zhulhany via Sabiha Gokcen, Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kiev Zhulhany via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Train operators
Kiev Metro
Phone
(044) 238-58-98
Email
d@metro.kiev.ua
Website
metro.kiev.ua
Subway from Kharkivska to Zoloti Vorota
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metro.kiev.ua
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Kiev
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
autogaravn.com

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