There are 9 ways to get from Mykolayiv to Kiev by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car or plane

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  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Nikolaev Pass to Kiev Pass

$4 - $10

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Rideshare  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Mykolaiv to Kyiv 300.1 miles

$1 - $12

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Bus Günsel Group  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Mykolaiv to Kiev

$14 - $18

Bus Ukraine buses  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Mykolaiv to Kiev Central Bus Station

$10 - $16

Taxi  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mykolayiv to Kiev 301.1 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Mykolayiv to Kiev 301.1 miles

$35 - $60

Train to Kherson, fly to Boryspil  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Nikolaev Pass to Herson
  2. Fly from Kherson (KHE) to Boryspil (KBP) KHE - KBP

$80 - $224

Train to Odesa, fly to Kyiv Zhuliany  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Nikolaev Pass to Odessa Gl.
  2. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) ODS - IEV

$45 - $129

Train to Odesa, fly to Boryspil  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Nikolaev Pass to Odessa Gl.
  2. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Boryspil (KBP) ODS - KBP

$53 - $132

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mykolaiv and arriving at Kiev. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nikolaev Pass and arriving at Kiev Pass. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Mykolayiv and Kiev is 403 km. The road distance is 481.8 km.

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The best way to get from Mykolayiv to Kiev without a car is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs .

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The train from Nikolaev Pass to Kiev Pass takes 6 h 31 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Mykolayiv to Kiev bus services, operated by Günsel Group, depart from Mykolaiv station.

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Mykolayiv to Kiev train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), depart from Nikolaev Pass station.

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The best way to get from Mykolayiv to Kiev is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Kherson Airport to Boryspil Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Mykolayiv to Kiev bus services, operated by Günsel Group, arrive at Kiev station.

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Map of how to get from Mykolayiv to Kiev.
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  • Distance: 251.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Mykolayiv, Ukraine and Kiev, Ukraine?

Ukrainian Railways (UZ) operates a train from Mykolayiv to Kiev once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $10 and the journey takes 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, Günsel Group operates a bus from Mykolayiv to Kiev twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $18 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Motor Sich
Website
motorsich.com
Flights from Odesa to Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Kherson to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Odesa to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $140
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Nikolaev Pass to Kiev Pass
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$4 - $6
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$16 - $23
Train from Nikolaev Pass to Herson
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Nikolaev Pass to Odessa Gl.
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 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
$11 - $17
Bus operators
Günsel Group
Phone
0 800 30 30 10
Website
gunsel.ua
Bus from Mykolaiv to Kiev
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
gunsel.ua
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Mykolaiv to Kiev Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
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 Mykolaiv to Kyiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Mykolayiv to Kiev
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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Mykolayiv to Kiev train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), arrive at Kiev Pass station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mykolayiv to Kiev is 482 km. It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to drive from Mykolayiv to Kiev.

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Ukraine International Airlines offers flights from Kherson Airport to Boryspil Airport.

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There are 2511+ hotels available in Kiev. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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

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