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There are 12 ways to get from London to Kiev by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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 London Heathrow to Boryspil  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Boryspil (KBP) LHR - KBP

$116 - $291

Cheapest option

Train to London Luton, fly to Kyiv Zhuliany  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) LTN - IEV

$90 - $511

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Fly London Heathrow to Kyiv Zhuliany  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) LHR - IEV

$148 - $368

Fly London Gatwick to Boryspil  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Boryspil (KBP) LGW - KBP

$105 - $289

Fly London City to Boryspil  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Boryspil (KBP) LCY - KBP

$108 - $329

Fly London Stansted to Boryspil  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Boryspil (KBP) STN - KBP

$104 - $359

Train  •  34 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Ec
  5. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Kiev Pass D

$273 - $519

Train, bus  •  41 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal Int. trein
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam Centraal to Kiev

$196 - $428

Bus AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines)  •  43 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Essen 080
  2. Take the bus from Essen to Kiev Cologne Bonn Airport / ...

$108 - $253

Bus Autokar Polska  •  44 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Chełm
  2. Take the bus from Chełm to Kyiv

$105 - $135

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  27 h 33 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Drive from Hannover Hbf to Kiev

$561 - $792

Drive, car ferry  •  25 h 7 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Kiev

$351 - $520

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The cheapest way to get from London to Kiev is to bus which costs £80 - £110 and takes 44 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Kiev is to fly which costs £85 - £230 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Kiev. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Kiev via Essen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Kiev. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Kiev Pass via Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf, Berlin Hbf and Warszawa Centralna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 33 min.

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The distance between London and Kiev is 1333 miles.

The best way to get from London to Kiev without a car is to train which takes 34 h 33 min and costs £200 - £400.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from London to Kiev, including transfers.

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London to Kiev bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London station.

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London to Kiev train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Kiev is to fly which takes 6 h 31 min and costs £85 - £230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £200 - £400 and takes 34 h 33 min, you could also bus, which costs £80 - £200 and takes 43 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Kiev.
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  • Distance: 1333.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between London, England and Kiev, Ukraine?

British Airways, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from London to Kiev hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Kiev via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), Berlin Hbf, and Warszawa Centralna in around 34 h 33 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Kyiv Zhuliany via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Kyiv Zhuliany via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Kyiv Zhuliany via Gdansk
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Kyiv Zhuliany via Katowice
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Kyiv Zhuliany via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Kyiv Zhuliany via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Kyiv Zhuliany via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Kyiv Zhuliany via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from London City to Boryspil via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from London City to Boryspil via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from London City to Boryspil via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from London City to Boryspil via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Boryspil via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Boryspil via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from London City to Boryspil via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Boryspil via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Flights from London Heathrow to Kyiv Zhuliany via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from London City to Boryspil via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Boryspil via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Boryspil via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from London Stansted to Boryspil via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Boryspil via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Boryspil via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Boryspil via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kyiv Zhuliany via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kyiv Zhuliany via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from London Gatwick to Boryspil via Minsk
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Kiev Pass
Ave. Duration
16 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Lviv Inturtrans
Website
lviv-inturtrans.com
Bus from Rotterdam Centraal to Kiev
Ave. Duration
37 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
lvivinturtrans.com
Book at
lvivinturtrans.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Essen
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Essen to Kiev, Kiev
Ave. Duration
29 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Website
flixbus.co.uk
AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines)
Phone
0541 120778
Email
karpatentour@mail.ru
Website
kurortplus.de
Bus from Essen to Kiev
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
kurortplus.de
Book at
avtobus.de
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Essen to Kiev
Ave. Duration
29 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
eclub.kiev.ua
Benz Express
Phone
+38 044 360 3405
Email
mail@busreisen.com.ua
Website
busreisen.com.ua
Bus from Essen to Kiev
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
busreisen.com.ua
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Chełm
Ave. Duration
31 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Agat
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Chełm to Kyiv
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Schedules at
agat.eu
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Boryspil Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 15 min.

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London to Kiev bus services, operated by AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines), arrive at Kiev station.

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Kiev is 2 h ahead of London. It is currently 6:26 AM in London and 8:26 AM in Kiev.

London to Kiev train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Kiev Pass station.

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British Airways, Swiss, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Boryspil Airport.

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Book your London to Kiev bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 2532+ hotels available in Kiev. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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