There are 3 ways to get from Rostov-on-Don to Luhansk by train, car or bus

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Train, drive  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Rostov Glavnij to Lichaja AVE / ...
  2. Drive from Lichaja to Luhansk

$17 - $30

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Lugansk

$8 - $12

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Rostov-on-Don to Luhansk 116.9 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Luhansk is to bus which costs RUB 500 - RUB 750 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Luhansk is to drive which takes 3 h 3 min and costs RUB 700 - RUB 1100.

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The distance between Rostov-on-Don and Luhansk is 152 km. The road distance is 187 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Rostov-on-Don to Luhansk, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rostov-na-Donu and arriving at Lugansk. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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What companies run services between Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Luhansk, Ukraine? operates a bus from Rostov-on-Don to Luhansk 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Train from Rostov Glavnij to Lichaja
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Estimated price
$10 - $19
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$10 - $16
2nd Class (Kupé)
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Lugansk
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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