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There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Ukraine by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Lviv

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lviv (LWO)

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Boryspil

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Boryspil (KBP)

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Boryspil

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Boryspil (KBP)

Train to Dortmund, fly to Lviv

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Holzwickede
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Lviv (LWO)

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Boryspil

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Boryspil (KBP)

Fly Cologne Bonn to Kyiv Zhuliany

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV)

Train to Dortmund, fly to Kyiv Zhuliany

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Holzwickede
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV)

Train

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
  2. Take the train from Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin Hbf
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Zachodnia
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Kyiv Pass

Bus via Düsseldorf

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf ZOB to Kiev

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Kiev Bus Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bonn Hbf to Kyiv Bus station

Drive

  1. Drive from Cologne to Kyiv

Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Boryspil (KBP) flights

The flight time between Cologne Bonn (CGN) and Boryspil (KBP) is around 4h 46m and covers a distance of around 1671 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 33m. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 45m. Services are operated by Ryanair, Lufthansa, Eurowings and others. Typically 17 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 13m
Layover time:
1h 33m
Total time:
4h 46m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
2h 45m
Flight distance:
1671 km
Flights per week:
17
Cheapest price:
1 540 ₴
Carbon emissions:
338 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:10
Last flight departs at:
17:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Boryspil (KBP) flight schedules

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Ukraine

Domestic travel is restricted within Ukraine due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Ukraine

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Last updated: September 22 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Ukraine is to bus which costs €97 and takes 36h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Ukraine is to fly which costs €90 - €230 and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Ukraine. However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Khreshchatyk via Wuppertal Hbf, Berlin Hbf, Warszawa Zachodnia and Vokzalna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 18m.

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The distance between Cologne and Ukraine is 1730 km. The road distance is 1968 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Ukraine without a car is to train which takes 29h 18m and costs €180 - €310.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Cologne to Ukraine, including transfers.

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Cologne to Ukraine train services, operated by National Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Ukraine is to fly which takes 6h 31m and costs €50 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €180 - €310 and takes 29h 18m, you could also bus via Düsseldorf, which costs €95 - €110 and takes 32h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Lviv Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Cologne to Ukraine train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Kyiv Pass station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Ukraine.
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  • Distance: 1730.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 46m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Ukraine?

Ryanair, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Kyiv twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Kyiv via Wuppertal Hbf, Berlin Hbf, Warszawa Zachodnia, Kyiv Pass, and Vokzalna in around 29h 18m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lviv
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
4 200 ₴ - 15 000 ₴
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Boryspil via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
7 000 ₴ - 17 000 ₴
Flights from Dusseldorf to Boryspil via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
5 500 ₴ - 20 000 ₴
Flights from Dusseldorf to Boryspil via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
5 500 ₴ - 20 000 ₴
Flights from Frankfurt to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 400 ₴ - 16 000 ₴
Flights from Frankfurt to Boryspil via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2 400 ₴ - 16 000 ₴
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lviv via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 100 ₴ - 13 000 ₴
Flights from Dusseldorf to Boryspil via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
3 700 ₴ - 13 000 ₴
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lviv via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
7 500 ₴ - 19 000 ₴
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Boryspil via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4 700 ₴ - 16 000 ₴
Flights from Frankfurt to Boryspil via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
6 000 ₴ - 21 000 ₴
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Boryspil via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3 800 ₴ - 19 000 ₴
Flights from Frankfurt to Boryspil via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3 800 ₴ - 16 000 ₴
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Lviv
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
850 ₴ - 7 500 ₴
Flights from Dortmund to Lviv via Gdansk
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1 000 ₴ - 8 000 ₴
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
2 300 ₴ - 12 000 ₴
Flights from Dortmund to Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1 300 ₴ - 13 000 ₴
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1 500 ₴ - 9 500 ₴
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Boryspil via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 500 ₴ - 9 500 ₴
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Boryspil via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2 600 ₴ - 15 000 ₴
Flights from Frankfurt to Boryspil via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
3 300 ₴ - 13 000 ₴
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Boryspil via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
8 000 ₴ - 28 000 ₴
Flights from Frankfurt to Boryspil via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4 000 ₴ - 20 000 ₴
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1 800 ₴ - 2 500 ₴
SkyUp
Website
skyup.aero
Flights from Dusseldorf to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
5 500 ₴ - 12 000 ₴
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Boryspil via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
8 500 ₴ - 19 000 ₴
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 100 ₴ - 1 600 ₴
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
550 ₴ - 750 ₴
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 ₴ - 750 ₴
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2 700 ₴ - 3 800 ₴
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
550 ₴ - 1 300 ₴
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
550 ₴ - 800 ₴
1st Class
950 ₴ - 1 300 ₴
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
1 500 ₴ - 2 200 ₴
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
1 100 ₴ - 1 600 ₴
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
1 100 ₴ - 1 600 ₴
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2 800 ₴ - 3 900 ₴
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
350 ₴ - 440 ₴
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
650 ₴ - 850 ₴
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
330 ₴ - 420 ₴
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
1 200 ₴ - 2 300 ₴
Website
Thalys
Standard
1 200 ₴ - 1 700 ₴
Comfort
1 600 ₴ - 2 100 ₴
Premium
1 600 ₴ - 2 300 ₴
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 ₴ - 1 100 ₴
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
350 ₴ - 490 ₴
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
1 600 ₴ - 2 200 ₴
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Kyiv Pass
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 000 ₴ - 2 000 ₴
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
1 000 ₴ - 1 500 ₴
2nd class
1 400 ₴ - 2 000 ₴
1st class
2 300 ₴ - 3 200 ₴
Bus operators
Benz Express
Phone
+38 044 360 3405
Email
mail@busreisen.com.ua
Website
busreisen.com.ua
Bus from Düsseldorf ZOB to Kiev
Ave. Duration
31h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2 000 ₴
Schedules at
busreisen.com.ua
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Kiev Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 700 ₴ - 2 500 ₴
Website
EuroClub
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Bonn Hbf to Kyiv Bus station
Ave. Duration
34h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2 946 ₴
Schedules at
odri-ua.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Ukraine is 1968 km. It takes approximately 19h 26m to drive from Cologne to Ukraine.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and LOT offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Lviv Airport.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs €3 - €17.

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