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There are 6 ways to get from Bucharest to Kiev by plane, subway, train, night train, bus or car

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Fly to Kyiv Zhuliany  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) OTP - IEV

$132 - $303

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  26h 17m

  1. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ungheni
  2. Take the train from Ungheni to Kiev Pass

$31 - $49

4 alternative options

Fly to Boryspil, subway  •  5h 26m

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

$85 - $186

Train  •  25h 51m

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

$60 - $90

Bus  •  29h

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

$74 - $84

Drive  •  11h 57m

  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 night train and train which costs $30 - $50 and takes 26h 17m.

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

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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 29h.

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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, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 25h 51m.

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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 25h 51m and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 8h 2m 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 8h 2m and costs $130 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 25h 51m, you could also bus, which costs $70 - $85 and takes 29h.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Kiev.
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  • Distance: 467 miles
  • Duration: 8h 2m

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 25h 51m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kyiv Zhuliany via London Luton
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kyiv Zhuliany via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kyiv Zhuliany via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kyiv Zhuliany via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kyiv Zhuliany via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kyiv Zhuliany via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Wind Rose
Website
windrose.aero
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
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
26m
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
25h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Ungheni to Kiev Pass
Ave. Duration
14h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
railway.md
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
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
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
24h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
autogaravn.com

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There is no direct flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Kyiv Zhuliany Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 55m and has one stopover.

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Bucharest to Kiev bus services, operated by Avtoekspres, arrive at Kiev station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Kiev is 918 km. It takes approximately 11h 57m to drive from Bucharest to Kiev.

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Alitalia, Ryanair, LOT and three other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Kyiv Zhuliany Airport.

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There are 2694+ hotels available in Kiev. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44m and costs $1 - $2.

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