There are 6 ways to get from Kharkiv to Donetsk by train, bus, rideshare, taxi 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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Train  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Harkov Pass to Pawlograd 1 D
  2. Take the train from Pawlograd 1 to Dnepropetrovsk Glavnij
  3. Take the train from Dnepropetrovsk Glavnij to Donecsk

$8 - $23

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Rideshare  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kharkiv to Donetsk 182 miles

$6

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Kharkiv to Dnipro
  2. Take the train from Dnepropetrovsk Glavnij to Donecsk Express

$8 - $14

Bus  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Kharkiv to Mariupol'
  2. Take the bus from Novoazovsk to Donetsk

$16 - $20

Taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kharkiv to Donetsk 179.4 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Kharkiv to Donetsk 179.4 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Kharkiv to Donetsk. However, there are services departing from Harkov Pass and arriving at Donecsk via Pawlograd 1 and Dnepropetrovsk Glavnij. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 12 min.

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The distance between Kharkiv and Donetsk is 245 km. The road distance is 287.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kharkiv to Donetsk without a car is to train which takes 10 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 12 min to get from Kharkiv to Donetsk, including transfers.

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Kharkiv to Donetsk train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), depart from Harkov Pass station.

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The best way to get from Kharkiv to Donetsk is to train which takes 10 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 41 min.

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Kharkiv to Donetsk train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), arrive at Donecsk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kharkiv to Donetsk is 287 km. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Kharkiv to Donetsk.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Donetsk. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Kharkiv and Donetsk. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Kharkiv to Donetsk.
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  • Distance: 153.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 12 min

What companies run services between Kharkiv, Ukraine and Donetsk, Ukraine?

You can take a train from Kharkiv to Donetsk via Pawlograd 1 and Dnepropetrovsk Glavnij in around 10 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kharkiv to Donetsk via Mariupol' and Novoazovsk in around 13 h 41 min.

Train operators
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Harkov Pass to Pawlograd 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $5
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$13 - $18
Train from Pawlograd 1 to Dnepropetrovsk Glavnij
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$2 - $4
2nd Class
$4 - $7
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Dnepropetrovsk Glavnij to Donecsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $5
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Kharkiv to Dnipro
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Turist Trans
Phone
+38 (0482) 34-77-07
Email
turist.trans@gmail.com
Website
turistbus.com.ua
Bus from Kharkiv to Mariupol'
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turistbus.com.ua
Book at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Novoazovsk to Donetsk
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kharkiv to Donetsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Kharkiv to Donetsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Taksi Optima
Phone
+380 63 079 8888
Website
optima.fm
Taksi Lyubimoe
Phone
+38-098 293-00-00
Website
lubimoetaxi.com.ua

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