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

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Fly from Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 9 min

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

$42 - $152

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Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 33 min

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

$49 - $238

Bus Avtoekspres  •  42 h 39 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

$83 - $123

Bus via Odessa Privoz  •  42 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the bus from Constanța to Odessa, Pryvoz
  3. Take the bus from Odessa Privoz to Kharkiv

$72 - $103

Ferry, night train  •  46 h 35 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 D

$91 - $165

Ferry, train  •  2 days 1 h

  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

$91 - $165

Night train, train  •  2 days 5 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

$91 - $132

Drive  •  24 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Kharkiv 1116.2 miles

$230 - $340

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Kharkiv. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Kharkiv via Constanța and Odessa Privoz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 55 min.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Kharkiv without a car is to bus which takes 42 h 39 min and costs .

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

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Istanbul to Kharkiv bus services, operated by TransEvren, depart from Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Kharkiv is to fly which takes 5 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 42 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Kharkiv Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Istanbul to Kharkiv bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, arrive at Kharkiv station.

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Kharkiv is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:39 AM in Istanbul and 6:39 AM in Kharkiv.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Kharkiv is 1786 km. It takes approximately 24 h 30 min to drive from Istanbul to Kharkiv.

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  • Distance: 716.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

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

Turkish Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines fly from Istanbul to Kharkiv 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Kharkiv via Varna, Kiev, Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Pivdennyi Vokzal in around 42 h 39 min.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kharkiv via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
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
13 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$4 - $7
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$19 - $27
Train from Kiev Pass to Harkov Pass
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $6
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$15 - $22
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
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
$45 - $55
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
$8 - $19
Schedules at
gunsel.ua
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, Pryvoz
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Odessa Privoz to Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
Ave. Duration
29 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$200
Suite
$170
Standard
$145
Economy
$85

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Turkish Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Kharkiv Airport.

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There are 404+ hotels available in Kharkiv. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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