There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Kharkiv by plane, bus, ferry, night train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Istanbul  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Kharkiv (HRK) IST - HRK

$42 - $152

7 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Kharkiv (HRK) SAW - HRK

$50 - $240

Bus via Odessa Central Bus  •  42 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the bus from Constanța to Odessa Central Bus
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Dnepropetrovsk
  4. Take the bus from Dnipro to Kharkiv

$80 - $100

Bus Avtoekspres  •  42 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Kiev
  3. Take the bus from Kyiv to Kharkiv

$90 - $132

Ferry, night train  •  43 h 23 min

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
  3. Take the night train from Odessa Gl. to Harkov Pass

$127 - $141

Ferry, train  •  45 h 51 min

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
  3. Take the train from Odessa Gl. to Harkov Pass

$126 - $140

Night train, train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
  3. Take the train from Kiev Pass to Harkov Pass

$102 - $143

Drive  •  24 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Kharkiv 1116.2 miles

$230 - $340

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Kharkiv, Ukraine?

Turkish Airlines, Aircompany Atlasjet Ukraine and Ukraine International Airlines fly from Istanbul to Kharkiv 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Kharkiv via Constanta, Constanța, Odessa Central Bus, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, and Dnipro in around 42 h 9 min.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kharkiv via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Aircompany Atlasjet Ukraine
Website
atlasglb.com.ua
Flights from Istanbul to Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Night train from Odessa Gl. to Harkov Pass
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$5 - $7
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$21 - $29
Train from Kiev Pass to Harkov Pass
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$4 - $6
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$17 - $24
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Website
bdz.bg
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Constanța to Odessa Central Bus
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
Odessa bus station
Website
odessabus.com
Bus from Odessa to Dnepropetrovsk
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
odessabus.com
Book at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Dnipro to Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
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
$50 - $60
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Günsel Group
Phone
0 800 30 30 10
Website
gunsel.ua
Bus from Kyiv to Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
gunsel.ua
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Phone
0212313800010
Email
info@sehirhatlari.istanbul
Website
sehirhatlari.istanbul
Ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
sehirhatlari.istanbul
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $125
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$270
Suite
$195
Standard
$120
Economy
$125

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Istanbul to Kharkiv?

The distance between Istanbul and Kharkiv is 1147 km. The road distance is 1786 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Kharkiv?

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Kharkiv is to fly which costs 160 ₺ - 650 ₺ and takes 5 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Istanbul to Kharkiv?

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Kharkiv is to fly which takes 5 h 9 min and costs 160 ₺ - 650 ₺.

Is there a direct bus between Istanbul and Kharkiv?

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Kharkiv. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Kharkiv via Constanța, Odessa and Dnipro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 9 min.

How long does it take to get from Istanbul to Kharkiv?

It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Istanbul to Kharkiv, including transfers.