There are 10 ways to get from Odessa to Poltava by train, bus, night train, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Odessa Gl. to Darnicsa
  2. Take the train from Darnicsa to Poltawa Kiewskaja

$7 - $20

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Night train  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from Odessa Gl. to Poltawa-Jushnaja Express

$4 - $11

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Bus Günsel Group  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Odessa Kolontaivska to Boryspil International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Boryspil International Airport to Poltava

$20 - $32

Bus Odessa bus station  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Odessa to Dnepropetrovsk
  2. Take the bus from Dnipro to Poltava

$18 - $21

Taxi  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Odessa to Poltava 359.6 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Odessa to Poltava 359.6 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Kharkiv, train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Kharkiv (HRK) ODS - HRK
  2. Take the train from Harkov Pass to Poltawa Kiewskaja

$60 - $104

Fly to Dnipropetrovsk, bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Dnipropetrovsk (DNK) ODS - DNK
  2. Take the bus from Dnipro to Poltava

$115 - $347

Fly to Kyiv Zhuliany, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) ODS - IEV
  2. Take the train from Kiev Pass to Poltawa Kiewskaja

$44 - $130

Fly to Boryspil, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Boryspil (KBP) ODS - KBP
  2. Take the train from Darnicsa to Poltawa Kiewskaja

$53 - $134

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Odessa to Poltava. However, there are services departing from Odessa Kolontaivska and arriving at Poltava via Boryspil International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Odessa Gl. and arriving at Poltawa-Jushnaja. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 53 min.

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The distance between Odessa and Poltava is 447 km. The road distance is 575.4 km.

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The best way to get from Odessa to Poltava without a car is to train which takes 11 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 4 min to get from Odessa to Poltava, including transfers.

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Odessa to Poltava bus services, operated by Günsel Group, depart from Odessa Kolontaivska station.

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Odessa to Poltava train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), depart from Odessa Gl. station.

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The best way to get from Odessa to Poltava is to train which takes 11 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Odesa Airport to Kharkiv Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Odessa to Poltava bus services, operated by Günsel Group, arrive at Poltava station.

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Map of how to get from Odessa to Poltava.
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  • Distance: 279.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 4 min

What companies run services between Odessa, Ukraine and Poltava, Ukraine?

You can take a train from Odessa to Poltava via Darnicsa in around 11 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Odessa to Poltava via Boryspil International Airport in around 11 h 55 min.

Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Odesa to Kharkiv via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Odesa to Kharkiv via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Odesa to Dnipropetrovsk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Odesa to Dnipropetrovsk via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Odesa to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $140
Motor Sich
Website
motorsich.com
Flights from Odesa to Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Odesa to Kharkiv via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Odesa to Kharkiv via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Odessa Gl. to Darnicsa
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$4 - $7
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$18 - $26
Train from Darnicsa to Poltawa Kiewskaja
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $5
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$13 - $19
Night train from Odessa Gl. to Poltawa-Jushnaja
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$4 - $6
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$17 - $24
Train from Harkov Pass to Poltawa Kiewskaja
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $5
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$11 - $16
Train from Kiev Pass to Poltawa Kiewskaja
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $5
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$13 - $20
Bus operators
Günsel Group
Phone
0 800 30 30 10
Website
gunsel.ua
Bus from Odessa Kolontaivska to Boryspil International Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
gunsel.ua
Bus from Boryspil International Airport to Poltava
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
gunsel.ua
Odessa bus station
Website
odessabus.com
Bus from Odessa to Dnepropetrovsk
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
odessabus.com
Book at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Turist Trans
Phone
+38 (0482) 34-77-07
Email
turist.trans@gmail.com
Website
turistbus.com.ua
Bus from Odessa to Dnepropetrovsk
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
turistbus.com.ua
Book at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Dnipro to Poltava
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Other operators
Taxi from Odessa to Poltava
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Pantera
Phone
+38048234-2000
Website
pantera.od.ua
Optima Odessa
Phone
+38048734-47-34
Website
od.optima.fm
Bond
Phone
+380487007007
Website
bond.od.ua

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Odessa to Poltava train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), arrive at Poltawa Kiewskaja station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Odessa to Poltava is 575 km. It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to drive from Odessa to Poltava.

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Austrian Airlines, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines offer flights from Odesa Airport to Kharkiv Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Poltava. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Odessa to Odesa Airport is to line 14 Trolleybus which takes 21 min and costs .

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