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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Kiev by plane, subway, bus, train 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 Kyiv Zhuliany  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) BUD - IEV

$47 - $162

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Train Ukrainian Railways (UZ)  •  22 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Zahony D / ...
  2. Take the train from Chop to Kiev Pass D

$22 - $40

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Fly to Boryspil, subway  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Boryspil (KBP) BUD - KBP
  2. Take the subway from Kharkivska to Zoloti Vorota

$70 - $195

Bus  •  19 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Kiev, Kiev OB Dachnaja N3300

$62 - $112

Train Ukrainian Railways  •  20 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station Wien

$60 - $90

Drive  •  14 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Kiev 697.9 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Kiev is to train which costs 6 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft and takes 22 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Kiev is to fly which costs 13 000 Ft - 46 000 Ft and takes 4 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 31 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Kiev is 899 km. The road distance is 1116.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kiev without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 26 min and costs 17 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Budapest to Kiev, including transfers.

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Budapest to Kiev train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kiev is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs 13 000 Ft - 46 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft and takes 19 h 26 min, you could also train, which costs 17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and takes 20 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Kyiv Zhuliany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Kiev is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 11:36 PM in Budapest and 12:36 AM in Kiev.

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  • Distance: 562 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Kiev, Ukraine?

Wizz Air and LOT fly from Budapest to Kiev twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Kiev 4 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 17 h 30 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Kyiv Zhuliany via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Boryspil via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Budapest to Boryspil via Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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 Budapest-Keleti to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
20 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Kiev, Kiev OB Dachnaja
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Budapest to Kiev train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Kiev is 1117 km. It takes approximately 14 h 4 min to drive from Budapest to Kiev.

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Wizz Air and LOT offer flights from Budapest Airport to Kyiv Zhuliany Airport.

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There are 2575+ hotels available in Kiev. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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