There are 3 ways to get from Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk by bus, rideshare 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Kushchyovskaya
  2. Take the bus from Kushchyovskaya to Donetsk

$17 - $25

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rostov-na-Donu to Donetsk 129 miles

$5

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk 130.7 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk. However, there are services departing from Rostov-na-Donu and arriving at Donetsk via Kushchyovskaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 26 min.

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The distance between Rostov-on-Don and Donetsk is 169 km. The road distance is 209.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 26 min to get from Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk, including transfers.

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Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, depart from Rostov-na-Donu station.

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Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, arrive at Donetsk station.

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Donetsk is 1 h behind Rostov-on-Don. It is currently 5:30 AM in Rostov-on-Don and 5:30 AM in Donetsk.

Yes, the driving distance between Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk is 209 km. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Rostov-on-Don 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 Rostov-on-Don 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 Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk.
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  • Distance: 105.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 26 min

What companies run services between Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Donetsk, Ukraine?

You can take a bus from Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk via Kushchyovskaya in around 9 h 26 min.

Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Kushchyovskaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Kushchyovskaya to Donetsk
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rostov-na-Donu to Donetsk
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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